Chef Marcus Samuelsson brings renowned flare to Southern Fare at new Atlanta restaurant

Marcus at his restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem, in New York. (Courtesy of Marcus Samuelsson Group)

Renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson really has done it all. From his acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Red Rooster, which served a steak dinner to President Obama, his James Beard Foundation awards, his popular PBS series “No Passport Required,” and several more hit restaurants globally… what to do next but feast on delicious Southern fare!

The new eatery Marcus Bar and Grille, founded and led by Mr. Samuelsson, is open now in the Old Fourth Ward and boasts a mouth-watering menu of classic Southern dishes with an International twist. In this interview, “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes speaks with Chef Samuelsson about his newest restaurant and storied career.   

“The celebration of African-American cooking is something that I’ve never seen before, and I just think it’s an amazing moment for Black chefs in this country,” Samuelsson said. 

Marcus Bar & Grille is open now in Old Fourth Ward, and more information about the new Southern eatery is available here.