Restaurateurs Billy and Jenn Streck opened their first solo concept, Hampton & Hudson (H+H) - a community driven bar and restaurant located in Inman Park. Billy, best-known as co-owner of the bustling, Midtown hotspots Cypress Street Pint and Plate, GRAIN drink shop and eatery and Atwoods Pizza Cafe, has created another approachable and affordable haunt with his wife in one of Atlanta’s fastest growing neighborhoods. Jenn, an Atlanta native, has years of experience in both the music and bar industries and brings a wealth of talent and vision to their first concept.
"After almost 20 years in the bar and restaurant industry, we are so excited to be opening Hampton + Hudson in Inman Park. We have always wanted to be a part of this incredible neighborhood and we’re simply thrilled that we finally have the chance!” says Jenn Streck.
A true family business, Billy and Jenn have put their hearts and souls into H+H, creating an old-world style bar and restaurant that embodies the warmth and hospitality of being welcomed into someone’s home. The 3,500-square foot space boasts a mezzanine, large, central bar, private dining areas and an intimate outdoor patio with a fire pit. The interior has distinctive touches inspired by many of their favorite go-to spots from their travels and when they lived in the East Village in New York, but also plays to both the spirit of the neighborhood and Atlanta’s ever-growing dining scene. Custom overhead bar lighting from local Atlanta designer Tobin Hagler illuminates the main room that features an open kitchen and is outfitted with reclaimed 1800's barn wood, tufted leather booths, Colonial bar stools, handcrafted tables adorned with fresh flowers in Mason jars, an antique cash register on display, and a large garage door leading to the outdoor, covered patio.
"We painted a quote on our window before we opened by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, a man that gained fame in the 1800’s as an epicure and a gastronome that is the core of our mission. It says, 'To invite people to dine with us is to make ourselves responsible for their well-being for as long as they are under our roofs," and we stand by that,” adds Billy.
With an expansive bar as the centerpiece of the restaurant, H+H will offer 20+ craft beers on draft, wine, cocktails and ice coffee on draft. Tweaked classics and seasonal cocktails are playful, delicious and delightfully uncomplicated. Jefferson’s Jetpack - Cathead Vodka, lime juice, Orgeat, Framboise, Violette’s, egg white; Snow On Tha Bluff - Cathead Honeysuckle Vodka, lemon juice, blood orange shrub, Strega, ginger beer; Upper East Side - gin, elderflower liquor, lemon juice, ginger, fresh raspberries, and mint; and Hard Times - tequila, blood orange, lime, Cassis served as a shot with a High Life Pony are among the spring offerings. Two pocket-friendly, brews will also be constants on the rotating beer list. H+H South House, SweetWater 420, will be just $3 while the H+H North House, Brooklyn Lager will be a whopping $4.
At the helm of the kitchen with a wood-fired grill and rotisserie oven stands Executive Chef Jason Hall (Saltyard, Livingston Restaurant & Bar) who presents a thoughtful menu that is packed full of locally sourced ingredients and covers all the bases, from snacks, salads and sharable dishes to impressive entrees, desserts, and late night offerings. Redefining the meaning of accessible pub food, standouts ideal for sharing include: Hampton Hot Chicken Biscuit Sliders - herb and cheddar biscuits, hot sauce, spicy B+B pickles; house-made jerky; Steak Tartare Tacos with a potato chip shell; and the Duck Ham with little moo, fig aigre-deux, baby mustard greens served open-faced on sourdough from the “toast” menu. Mouthwatering “handheld" and “fork and knife options” include: H+H’s signature Spies Like Us house blend burger topped with American cheese, Soviet Sauce, spicy house-made B&B pickles, and shredded lettuce; The Best Veggie Sandwich - Baba ganoush, smoked pepper, herbs, house-made focaccia; a half rotisserie chicken cooked for 24-hours; N.C. flounder fish + chips; and the cauliflower steak. Open for brunch, lunch, dinner and late night and with a kid’s menu, H+H also has numerous gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free options for all ages.
Hampton + Hudson is located in Inman Park at 299 N. Highland Ave., Unit L, Atlanta, GA 30307. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to midnight. For more on Hampton + Hudson, visit www.hamptonandhudson.com.