king + duke

Named One of the Best Restaurants of the Year

by GQ Magazine

"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."

GQ Magazine

Named One of the Best Restaurants of the Year


"King + Duke's pumpkin pie with toasted marshmallow, pecans, and maple gastrique is a sinful vision of pie perfection."

—USA Today, 10 Best Southern Pies

"Atlanta's highlights: the Black and Brown at King + Duke (rum, brown ale, lime, Velvet Falernum)"

—Garden & Gun, Talk of the South: Drinks

"The roasted carrots and beets with sheep’s-milk feta transport you to a field (in a good way). The fire torches a candy crust on succulent lamb belly served with sheep’s-milk feta, and sweet fire-roasted lobster is heightened simply by baby bok choy, garlic, and chiles."


"Take your menu cues accordingly: smoky campfire aromas heighten wood-roasted carrots and beets mingled with feta and gently spicy harissa; gutsy sears brand the lamb chops and steaks."

Atlanta Magazine

"Hidden on one of Buckhead’s busiest corners, King + Duke is all about the hearth—a twenty-four-foot hearth to be exact, and the only one of its kind in the city. Pair that with an open kitchen and a beverage program inspired by American history and literature, and it feels as if you’ve stepped into a decidedly modern storybook tavern."

The Local Palate

"Slivers of shredded Jonah crabmeat are piled high and served with a stack of semolina toast and garlic aioli to create one of King + Duke’s most popular starters [Maine crab toast]. Each tastes positively regal with flavors of lemon, olive oil, Thai basil, mint and serrano chiles."


Named One of the Best New Restaurants around the Globe

by Architectural Digest

Named One of the 10 Hottest Restaurants in Atlanta

by Zagat

"What’s to like about [Ford] Fry is not just his love of food, but his devotion to detail and to creating an experience... King + Duke already reads like an instant classic."

The Atlantan

"There’s a little something for everyone, the price points are relatively reasonable, and it’s a scene. Is this the equation for longevity in Buckhead? If the crowds are any indication, Fry and Co. might have one successful long ‘con’ on their hands."

Creative Loafing