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New Southern Restaurant 'With Flair' to Open in Historic Roswell

The Mill Kitchen & Bar is set to open in late February or early March.

A quiet buzz has been building on social media around the new restaurant taking over the space that Relish and then Pico once occupied at the Roswell Square. It's pretty safe to assume that as its opening nears, The Mill Kitchen & Bar's buzz will likely become a roar.

The new restaurant has Randy and Scott McCray of McCray's Tavern in Lawrenceville and Symrna and Carolyn's Gourmet Cafe in Midtown teaming up with Chef Marc Taft of Chicken and The Egg

The menu will feature Southern American comfort food with a contemporary twist, seasonally inspired and locally sourced. On the website, the restaurant is described with the following statement:

In the South, we are kept up at night remembering our grandmother’s fried chicken, our mother’s biscuits and gravy, the taste of a peach fresh off the tree in July and the smell of boiled peanuts as we pass by a roadside stand after a day of fishing with our grandfather. We crave and dream about our food, attaching it to memories of childhood, friends and family. We are taught a great meal is not about the food and drink we consume, it is an emotional experience bonding us to it forever.

The Mill Southern Kitchen and Bar, the quintessential Southern neighborhood restaurant, is a down-to-earth spot, where the casual vibe is heightened by the mouth-watering cuisine, the  culinary inspired cocktails, the large selection of craft beers and the thoughtfully selected wine list. Whether a guest prefers the well-appointed dining room, the comfortable bar or the sizeable patio complete with a fireplace, it will be a gathering spot for those who want to conjure up their favorite memories and provide a place to make new ones.

The restaurant conducted interviews with potential staffers this past week and will begin training on Monday, according to their craigslist.com ad. They are set to officially open in late February or early March, according to the Roswell Business Alliance.

Roswell Patch will have updates as we hear back from The Mill owners. Check back for more soon.

David Joe Miller January 26, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Finally! When we moved here in 2009, Relish was the first restaurant that we enjoyed only to see it "change" then close a few months later. We really like the concept of "southern food with a flair" and we miss the Sunday Brunch! So glad that someone saw the need and is filling it!!! Congrats, welcome and good luck!
janet h russell January 26, 2013 at 02:11 PM
I wish them well. We need some life on the Historic Roswell Square. It has been a long time since the lights were left on at night at the Square. Hope the food is good but as a reminder the majority of the people who live in North Fulton have no memories of Grandma's friend chicken or gravy and biscuits because we are not from the South. We moved here from everywhere on the planet so we would have no idea what really good Southern food is all about.
Linda Southard January 26, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Welcome to Roswell, new eatery! I think everyone looks forward to new taste treats and, being Southern born & bred, I eagerly anticipate testing your menu. Hopefully your prices will be low enough to attract the huge lunch crowds that can occur when great flavor and fair pricing come together! See you soon!
Steve Corder January 26, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Yea!
Ginger Taylor January 26, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Yeah! Enjoyed Relish & Pico, welcome The Mill kitchen & bar! Fantastic location, looking forward to some peach salsa? A la mode? Margarita? & Pie?
eric drake February 28, 2013 at 09:29 AM
The food is greasy and poorly composed , in short terms it was nasty and over salty. Thats not the worst part.......the service is horrible....it took 47 mins for our entrees to hit the table....it get better on my mothers grave it took 19mins for my DRAFT beer to be delivered and 21 mins for the rest of the cocktails to come, mind you this was a thursday night and the restaurant was less than 25% full. AWFUL FOOD POOR SERVICE, don't waste your time at this wanna be canton st restaurant
Chemdude March 12, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Wow Eric, you ripped them a new one. Why don't you tell us how you really feel?! I have not been there yet, but let's hope that your candid comments reached the ears of the owner and head chef and that they take them to heart and improve things for the better. If you are right. and the service remains subpar, they will meet the same fate as there predecessors, but I truly hope they make it. I would hate to see that space empty once again. Cheers!
Susan Peterson May 21, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Not sure I will ever try this restaurant. Attended "Alive After 5" last week and when trying to turn around in their parking lot, I was accused of trespassing by a verbally abusive valet. Since I am over 60, I was surprised at how he spoke to me. That, along with the fact that this location used to be a funeral home, make it a hard choice for me, especially since Roswell has so many great eateries.

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