New Mega-Brasserie Opening Downtown


Brasserie Lille bar rendering.

After lots of local speculation and rumors about who was moving into 101 California Street, the former Atrium, details have been revealed. It’s another project by Mark Weiss of the Whisk Group, called ~BRASSERIE LILLE~. And get ready for this: it’s going to be a 7,638-square-foot brasserie. Nope, it’s not petite. The brasserie will include a pâtisserie, full bar, and outdoor seating, and is planned to open the first quarter of 2011. The Johnson Studio in Atlanta will be designing it, with construction set to begin in the fall (Traci Des Jardins’s Manzanita was another Johnson Studio client). Further details, such as the executive chef, general manager, and menus, will be announced later this year.