King + Duke

Modern American

  • 90
  • 2015 Best Steakhouse
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Overview

Named after characters in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this Buckhead homage to early American traditions offers wood-grilled, roasted cuisine showcasing Chef EJ Hodgkinson’s mastery of the restaurant’s 24-foot open hearth. The setting, with its Colonial-themed decor, is relaxed and sophisticated.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“King + Duke didn't appear fundamentally different from other places that cook over wood. It was. In the middle of the meal, I sat up straight and thought, This is the one. This is informal American dining, perfected…Slow-roasted lamb belly rose to prominence this year, but this tender, luscious candied preparation dazzled above all others. Duck breast boasts the beefiness of steak. Swordfish from Block Island—I often think of grilled swordfish as the signature American fish—is cut so thick it develops a crust during grilling. Mine came with corn, field peas, and black-eyed peas. The desserts tend to be rich beyond comprehension. Go for the pulverizingly perfect sticky toffee pudding, another English beauty.” – GQ

“Starting with a bowl of the coal-roasted onion soup is a no-brainer—this staple starter is smoky and kicked with pale ale: so good. Next, an order of Brunswick shrimp will have to be hidden from friends if you don’t want errant forks jabbing at your plate. And as varied and exciting as this “back to basics” menu is, we can’t go any further without singing the praises of The Duke: a house-ground burger crafted from carefully aged cuts, with coal-roasted onion and fries. Don’t let the simplicity fool you—this is perfection on a crusty bun. And for dessert? The sinful Valrhona chocolate cremeaux is to die for.” – Jezebel

“King + Duke, restaurateur Ford Fry's Buckhead meat-centric eatery, is built around the use of its massive wood-fired grill manned by executive chef E.J. Hodgkinson (ex-JCT. Kitchen). Take a gander into the open kitchen on your way to a table for a good view of the flames. That primal style of cooking's essential when crafting something like The Duke, the restaurant's dinnertime burger. A patty that's a blend of dry-aged cuts gets great smoky, charred flavors thanks to the grill. Caramelized onions bring out the sweet, funky notes of the burger and a mild slather of mayo keeps the toasted sesame bun from getting too dry, while a pickle spear performs a balancing act up top — and The Duke's the rare ATL burger that sports no cheese, keeping the attention squarely on the thick, juicy meat.” – Zagat

Ambience

Relaxed and sophisticated, the space has a genteel ambience, heightened by the early-American-themed décor. Spacious and airy, the bar, open kitchen, and patio are all impressively-sized. Inside, neutral colors, leather accents, and a bookshelf (a nod to the literary-themed name) lend a library-like quality, while the main event is the pulley-operated 24-foot open hearth. Outside? Beachy, low-profile seating and a blue-tiled bar under yellow and gray-striped canopies.

Accolades

  • Best New Restaurants 2014 - GQ
  • 50 Best Restaurants 2014 - Atlanta Magazine
  • 25 Best New Restaurants in America 2014 – GQ Magazine
  • Three stars from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Two stars from Atlanta Magazine
  • Top 100 Best Restaurants 2014 – Jezebel Magazine
  • Best Restaurants of the Year 2013 – Esquire
  • Zagat rating of 24 out of 30

Menu for King + Duke

Lunch Menu

Starters

  • Deviled Eggs pickled vegetables, herbs
    $5.00
  • Pimento Cheese Hushpuppies country ham, sweet pepper jelly
    $7.00
  • Roasted Chili & Artichoke Dip crispy pita chips
    $8.00
  • Coal Roasted Onion Soup lager, gruyere, croutons
    $9.00
  • Charred Tomato Soup grilled cheese croutons
    $7.00
  • Simple Salad shaved vegetables, vinaigrette
    $7.00

Salads & Sandwiches

  • Citrus Kale Cobb Salad avocado, citrus, onion, bacon, egg, creamy peppercorn
    $13.00
  • "Wooden Bowl" Salad chopped lettuces, vegetables, soft egg, pan fried croutons
    $10.00
  • The Burger double stack, american cheese, fixins, fries
    $16.00
  • Prime Rib Dip melted gruyere, horseradish, mushroom jus
    $17.00
  • Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup fontina, gruyere, mushroom preserve, semolina loaf
    $13.00
  • Smoked Turkey Melt bacon, avocado, chili aioli, jack cheese, "dilly" chips
    $15.00
  • Smoked Brisket Reubenot griddled onion, pickle, gruyere, 1000 island, "dilly" chips
    $15.00
  • Crab Sandwich picked crab, avocado aioli, bibb, "dilly" chips
    $17.00
  • Filet of Fish Sandwich crispy smoked cod, tartar sauce, american, "dilly" chips
    $12.00
  • Connecticut Lobster Roll warm butter poached lobster, brioche, old bay fries

Plates

  • Smoke Box Springer Mountain Chicken corn muffins, honey sea salt butter, white BBQ, simple salad
    $16.00
  • Brisket+Apples ancho bourbon sauce, pickled onion, bleu cheese, cheddar biscuit
    $16.00
  • Avocado Toast+Lobster grilled sourdough, shaved vegetables, lemon, grana padano
    $19.00
  • Hearth Baked "Mac+Cheeses" orecchiette, mornay, simple salad
    $14.00
  • Bay of Fundy Salmon vegetable crudo, lime vinaigrette, green chile, almond
    $19.00
  • Local Vegetable Plate hearth roasted daily selection of seasonal vegetables
    $14.00
  • Bar Steak coal grilled sirloin, bordelaise, fries
    $18.00
  • The Ploughman's beef tartare, cheese of the moment, egg, grilled bread, salad
    $15.00

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  • Yellow Squash basil pesto, "gremolata"
    $6.00
  • Corn Muffins honey sea salt butter
    $5.00
  • Roasted Cauliflower cacio e pepe
    $8.00
  • Roasted Vegetables daily selection
    $8.00
  • Smokey Greens tomato-chile broth
    $6.00
  • Fries
    $5.00

Dinner Menu

Starters

  • Deviled Egg pickled vegetables, herbs
    $5.00
  • Pimento Cheese Hushpuppies ham
    $7.00
  • Simple Salad organic lettuce, shaved vegetable, vinaigrette, herbs
    $6.00
  • Crispy Sticky Wings sung sauce #3, lime
    $6.00
  • Avocado Toast radish, ricotta salata
    $8.00
  • Coal Roasted Onion Soup lager, gruyere, croutons
    $9.00
  • Apples+Endives candied walnuts, grana, honey vinaigrette, citrus
    $12.00
  • Young Kale Salad "caesar" garlicky croutons, candied pumpkin seeds, parmesan
    $9.00
  • Spicy Fried "Black Rice" point judith squid, pine nuts, romesco
    $11.00
  • Beef Tartare* shallots, capers, garlic aioli, crostini
    $12.00
  • Georgia Shrimp "A La Plancha" ham, chilies, lemon, butter, toast
    $13.00
  • Charcuterie cured+smoked, smokey mustard, crudité, house pickles, toast
    $16.00
  • Artisan Cheeses preserves, roasted nuts, butter crackers
    $15.00

Garden

  • Brussels Sprouts bacon agrodolce
    $8.00
  • Baby Sweet Potatoes "mojo"+mustard crème fraiche
    $8.00
  • Yellow Squash basil pesto, "gremolata"
    $10.00
  • Roasted Mushrooms bone marrow, thyme, toast
    $14.00
  • Shishito Peppers sherry, garlic, herbs
    $7.00
  • Smokey Greens tomato-chile broth
    $6.00
  • Roasted Cauliflower cacio e pepe
    $8.00
  • The King* 1 kilo bone in prime ribeye, marrow bones, jus
    $87.00

Hearth

  • Springer Mountain Chicken brussels sprouts, hazelnuts, lemon, chile, honey glaze
    $19.00
    $36.00
  • Fish of the Moment cauliflower, pomegranate, brown butter
    $29.00
  • North Georgia Trout "boyscout style" caul fat, artichoke, olive, tomato, spinach, giardiniera
    $28.00
  • Hudson Valley Duck spicy miso broth, greens, shitake mushrooms, pear, pistachio
    $27.00
  • Bay of Fundy Salmon blood orange+beets, parsnips, horseradish aioli
    $28.00
  • Heritage Pork Chop grilled apples, maple+mustard jus
    $27.00
  • The Duke* house burger, caramelized onion, pickle mayo, fries
    $18.00
  • Sirloin* chimichurri, fries
    8oz $26.00
  • Prime KC Strip* mushrooms, jus
    16oz $54.00

Brunch Menu

Table

  • Seasonal Muffins Salted butter
    $5.00
  • Cinnamon Roll Cream cheese frosting
    $5.00
  • Warm Doughnut "Of the Moment" vanilla glaze
    $5.00
  • Buttermilk Biscuits Shaved va. Ham, butter, sourwood honey
    $7.00

Pantry

  • House Granola Thick yogurt, fresh fruit, maple
    $8.00
  • Deviled Eggs pickled vegetables, herbs, evoo
    $5.00
  • Pimento Cheese crispy ham, pepper jelly, toast
    $7.00
  • Simple Salad Shaved vegetables, vinaigrette
    $6.00
  • Young Kale "Caesar" garlicky croutons, candied pumpkin seeds, grana
    $9.00
  • Buttermilk Salad bacon, pickles, blue cheese, cornbread, egg
    $14.00

Hearth

  • French Toast apples, salted butter, virginia maple
    $11.00
  • Quiche roasted mushrooms+spinach, crème fraiche, baby kale salad
    $12.00
  • Salmon cakes poached eggs, hollandaise, simple salad
    $15.00
  • Chicken Fried Chicken scrambled eggs, buttermilk biscuit, country gravy
    $14.00
  • Smokebox "Cocotte" potatoes, eggs, bacon, cheddar, avocado, crème fraiche
    $15.00
  • The Brunch Burger house burger, bacon, egg, American cheese, pickles, mustard, "home fries"
    $15.00
  • Smoked Turkey Melt bacon, avocado, aioli, jack cheese
    $15.00
  • Steak & Eggs Fries, béarnaise
    $19.00

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  • House Bacon
    $5.00
  • Maple Country Sausage
    $5.00
  • Farm Eggs (2) any way
    $4.00
  • Buttermilk Biscuits (2)
    $4.00
  • Crispy Potatoes Caramelized peppers & onions, crème fraiche
    $6.00
  • Sausage Gravy
    $3.00

Beverages Menu

Signature Cocktails

  • Ignatius Reilly Belle de Brillet Pear Brandy, velvet falernum, lemon, sparkling
    $12.00
  • Wordless Novel Tito's Vodka, amaro, vanilla syrup, ginger beer
    $10.00
  • Woodchuck's Guide to Gardening Rittenhouse Rye, amaretto, lemon, cranberry, Woodchuck Amber Cider
    $12.00
  • New Heathman Hotel Plantation Rum, Camus Cognac, orange curacao, Ancho Reyes, lemon
    $11.00
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Terrapin Pumpkin Fest, spiced rum, orange, pie spice
    $9.00
  • Winnie Davis Bar Hill Gin, jasmine vermouth, raspberry, lime
    $11.00
  • A Rose for Emily Four Roses Bourbon, Cynar, All -Spice dram, pomegranate, lemon, salt h2o
    $12.00
  • Chapter Seven Purity Vodka, Bluecoat Gin, Tempus Fugit Kina, orange bitters
    $12.00

Classics

  • Air Mail rum, lime, clover honey, sparkling
    $10.00
  • Harvey Wallbanger vodka, Galliano, orange juice
    $10.00
  • Maple Leaf rye whiskey, maple, lemon
    $11.00
  • Horses Neck bourbon, ginger beer, bitters
    $10.00
  • Queen's Old Fashioned Widow Jane bourbon, bitters
    $23.00

N / A Cocktails

  • Truer Than True Bonny Doon verjus, raspberry, lemon, soda
    $5.00
  • Lost Orchards apricot preserves, lime, ginger beer
    $5.00
  • Cider with Rosie fresh cider, pie spice, cider vinegar
    $5.00

Wine

Sparkling

  • Prosecco, Nino Franco Rustico, Veneto, Italy NV
    $11.00
    $55.00
  • Brut, Nicolas Feuillatte, Epernay, France NV
    $15.00
    $75.00
  • Rose, Serafini & Vidotto, Bollicine, Italy NV
    $10.00
    $50.00

White

  • Jacquere, Charles Gonnet, Chignin 2014
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Cortese, Gavi, La Scolca, Piedmont 2014
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Pinot Grigio, Montefresco, Terre degli Osci 2014
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Riesling, Dr. Loosen, Dr. L, Germany 2014
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Riesling, Anthony Road, Finger Lakes 2013
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Pinot Blanc, Hugel, "Cuvee des Amour", Alsace 2012
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Verdejo, Menade, Rueda, Spain 2013
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc, Villa Maria, Marlborough 2014
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Chardonnay, JJ Vincent, Burgundy 2013
    $13.00
    $52.00
  • Chardonnay, Stags' Leap, Napa Valley 2014
    $15.00
    $60.00

Orange & Rosé

  • Friulano, Toh-Kai, Quattro Mani, Slovenia 2010
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Pinot Noir, Robert Sinskey Vin Gris, Carneros 2014
    $13.00
    $52.00
  • Syrah/Grenache, La Remise de la Mordoree, Rhone Valley 2014
    $9.00
    $36.00

Red

  • Pinot Noir, Ziereisen, Baden 2012
    $14.00
    $56.00
  • Pinot Noir, Goldeneye by Duckhorn, Anderson Valley 2012
    $20.00
    $80.00
  • Grenache Blend, Château du Trignon, Cotes du Rhone 2013
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Merlot, Oberon, Napa Valley 2013
    $10.00
    $40.00
  • Bordeaux, Chateau Roc Meynard, France 2012
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Super Tuscan Blend, Brancaia, "TRE", Tuscany 2012
    $12.00
    $48.00
  • Malbec, Vista Flores, Catena, Mendoza 2014
    $9.00
    $36.00
  • Rioja, Artadi, Vinas de Gain, Spain 2011
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Zinfandel, Federalist, Lodi 2013
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Carmenere, Lapostolle, Cuvee Alexander, Colchagua Vallfaey 2011
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Syrah, Qupe, Central Coast 2012
    $13.00
    $52.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Martin Ray, Sonoma County 2011
    $11.00
    $44.00
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Ventisquero, "GREY", Maipo Valley 2011
    $14.00
    $56.00

Beer

Draught

  • Creature Comforts, Athena, GA
    $5.00
  • Three Taverns, Prince of Pilsen, GA
    $5.00
  • Samuel Adams, Boston Lager, MA
    $5.00
  • Terrapin, Pumpkin Fest, GA
    $5.00
  • Creature Comforts, Tropicalia, GA
    $5.00
  • Jekyll, Hop Dang Diggity IPA, GA
    $5.00
  • Cigar City, Maduro Brown Ale, FL
    $5.00
  • Breckenridge, Vanilla Porter, CO
    $5.00

Cans

  • Miller Lite, WI
    $4.00
  • Genesee, Cream Ale, NY
    $4.00
  • Pabst Brewing, Blue Ribbon Lager, WI
    $3.00
  • Red Hare, Brown Ale, GA
    $6.00
  • Woodchuck, Amber Cider, VT
    $5.00
  • Sierra Nevada, Pale Ale, NC
    $5.00
  • Terrapin, Hi-5 IPA, GA
    $5.50

Bottles

  • Allagash Brewing, Saison, ME
    $8.00
  • Harpoon, UFO White, MA
    $6.00
  • Beck's, Non-Alcoholic, Germany
    $4.00
  • Starr Hill, Grateful Pale Ale, VA
    $5.00
  • Anchor, Liberty Ale, CA
    $6.00
  • Sierra Nevada, Oktoberfest, CA
    $6.00
  • Starr Hill, Northern Lights IPA, VA
    $5.00
  • New Belgium, Rampant Double IPA, CO
    $6.50
  • Monday Night, Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale, GA
    $6.00
  • New Holland Brewing, Poet Porter, MI
    $6.00
  • North Coast, Old Rasputin, Imperial Stout, CA
    $7.00

3060 Peachtree Road NW at W. Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Modern, Refined, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (404) 477-3500
  • Private Dining Room: No