Get details about the new restaurant opening in Hotel Clermont next year

Tiny Lou executive chef Jeb Aldrich; director of restaurants Nick Hassiotis and Hotel Clermont general manager Alan Rae.

The storied Clermont Lounge recently reopened its doors, and the boutique hotel bearing its name is set to do the same next year,  complete with a brand new restaurant.

Hotel Clermont — previously the Clermont Motor Hotel — will open in spring 2018 at 789 Ponce de Leon Ave NE along with American-French brasserie Tiny Lou’s. Helmed by executive chef Jeb Aldrich and Hotel Clermont director of restaurants Nick Hassiotis, the spot will be managed by the Charleston-based Indigo Road Hospitality Group, which will oversee all food and beverage for the hotel (and also owns Atlanta restaurants O-Ku and Donetto and Avalon spots Oak Steakhouse and Colletta).

Named for Tiny Lou, a popular dancer at Clermont Motor Hotel’s Gypsy Room in the 1950s, the restaurant will offer a menu with French dishes with Southern accents including Blue Ridge trout almondine with haricot vert, capers, cipollini and almond milk; braised short rib with red wine salsify, bone marrow macaire, baby carrots, lacinato kale and banyuls bordelaise; steak frites utilizing Snake River Farms wagyu flank with house frites topped with sauce de L’clermont; and escargot.

The 100-seat Tiny Lou’s will also offer a “Francophile approved” wine list.

In addition to Tiny Lou’s, Hotel Clermont will also feature a lobby cafe by day, cocktail lounge by night and a rooftop bar with a small food menu.

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