Southern National

“Smith Hanes Studio in Atlanta designed the 3,600-square-foot space on the ground level of the restored historic Wilkins-Higgins buildingacross from the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. The restaurant will seat approximately 150 guests, including a New Orleans-style courtyard that seats 68. Inside, Southern National features Alabama pine and exposed brick walls and a U-shaped bar made of zinc and walnut. The open-front dining room faces Dauphin Street and is decorated with antiques selected by Washington's mother, Addie.”

photos by Andrew Thomas Lee