The Bishop, at 124 N. Avondale Road in the city’s historic downtown area, opened its doors in May and owner and operator Luellen Marshall said the community has been “extremely supportive” of the restaurant so far.
“It warms my heart that the community at large has been such a huge supporter,” she said. “A lot of people have thanked us for being that neighborhood bistro they’ve wanted for so long.”
Marshall, who has been a resident of the city for about five years, said the new growth and a recent “energized momentum” in the city with other businesses coming to the downtown area made the decision to invest in and remodel the inside of the building — originally built in the 1920s — an easy decision.
The menu includes a mix of small plates, salads, sandwiches and entrees and incorporates local products into the dishes, including meats from Pine Street Market and SweetWater Brewing Company.
The restaurant also has a fully stocked bar with a unique feature — wine on tap.
Marshall said she and her husband and business partner, Marcus, wanted to include wine on tap to provide fresh wine that may be hard to find elsewhere.
“We’d seen wine bars like this one out in California and we want to bring fresh and unique types of wine to the city and do it in a way that is green,” she said.
The restaurant is working on incorporating a growler program so patrons who enjoy wine on tap can take home a bottle.
Hours are 4 to 10 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday and 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Marshall said she is hoping to offer brunch and lunch hours on the weekends in the near future.
“The timing just felt right for a restaurant like this in Avondale Estates and we’re excited to be a part of the sense of community and pride in the city,” Marshall said.
For a full menu, updates and more information, visit www.thebishopae.com or www.facebook.com/thebishoprestaurant.