Earlier this year, Chef Chris Shepherd announced that he would be transforming his much-lauded Montrose restaurant Underbelly into a steakhouse called Georgia James. Now, we’ve got more details on when that restaurant is set to arrive.
An update posted to Georgia James’ website indicates that it will kick open the doors this summer, just a few months after Underbelly closes its doors in March. The new eatery is an expansion of sorts of Shepherd’s wildly successful first iteration of his “five restaurants in five years” concept, One Fifth. Like at One Fifth Steak, the beef at Georgia James will be seared in cast-iron skillets and served alongside cold seafood dishes. The Airman salad will also make a comeback, along with Shepherd’s massively meaty “baller boards.”
As Eater reported back in December, Shepherd is also planning to bring a second new restaurant to the neighborhood in UB Preserv, which he previewed last week at the inaugural Thursday Night Takeover pop-up dinner, hosted by Fluff Bake Bar’s Rebecca Masson. There, Shepherd showed off dishes like char siu octopus, boiled pork dumplings, and shrimp and duck egg curry, all of which could eventually end up on the UB Preserv menu.
Georgia James is expected to make its debut in July. Underbelly will shutter to make way for the restaurant at the end of March.