KR SteakBar is an Italian steakhouse tucked into Atlanta’s Peachtree Hills design district in ADAC West. The restaurant features a convivial bar, curated wine cellar, covered outdoor garden dining area, and a sleek, spacious dining room. The idea for the KR SteakBar was pure serendipity. Celebrity chef Kevin Rathbun and his wife Melissa were working on their new residence, and the couple’s interior designer scheduled appointments for them to explore the Miami Design District. They discovered a delightful eatery, Michael’s Genuine Cuisine , tucked among the design showrooms, filled with designers, their clients, and the stylish set. Inspired by the idea of bringing his signature brand of intensely crave-worthy fare and warm hospitality to the Atlanta design community, Chef Kevin created the winning concept guests may now experience at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center.
Opened in 2013, KR SteakBar quickly became a favorite, not only for designers and Peachtree Hills and neighboring Buckhead locals but also for food aficionados from around the city. The open kitchen gives guests a view of chefs preparing handmade pasta, prime aged steaks in sizes to suit a variety of appetites, seasonal salads, and fresh, vibrant seafood. The heart of the kitchen is an expansive wood-burning, open-hearth grill, fueled with hickory and oak, to infuse the kind of authenticity and rich flavors that come from cooking the time-honored way.