Just in time for the holidays and New Year, American Tobacco is unveiling one more reason to celebrate and look forward to 2022. Opening in mid-2022, Seraphine, a Louisiana-inspired restaurant and bar from Brad and Graham Weddington, will complete the historic campus’ makeover of its dining options over the past year.
The brother’s duo behind beloved Nanasteak–also on the American Tobacco Campus–are bringing their familial roots in the famed Louisiana culinary scene to this new concept which will take over the remaining portion of the former Tyler’s Taproom space shared with Parker & Otis. Seraphine will be a completely separate restaurant encompassing what was formerly the back bar and side patio of the Taproom.
As described by the Weddingtons, Seraphine will have an ambiance:
“Find yourself transported into a time and place when things move a bit slower, friends linger a bit longer and share a bite and a dram among them. Seraphine will be an exploration of family heritage born in Louisiana, as seen through staple dishes made modern, and barrel-aged whisky transformed into classic and eclectic cocktails. Ensconced in an intimate atmosphere curated to encourage groups large and small to join together and relax.
Join us for roasted oysters in the garden before you make your way down the grand hall to have a late dinner. Check into the bar for happy hour after work, or join friends for a nightcap after the ball game.”
As has become a tradition at American Tobacco, Seraphine will take full advantage of the one-of-a-kind setting on campus and create an outdoor dining and gathering experience for their guests with a patio for casual drinks and appetizers or dining. Unique to Seraphine, their patio will serve as a gateway to the soon-to-be-developed American Tobacco expansion on the former University Ford site.
Seraphine joins recent 2020/2021 openings at the historic campus of a relocated Parker & Otis, the second location of creperie and cocktail pioneer Press, and Puerto Rican food truck turned fast-casual staple Boricua Soul, as well as the recent announcements of celebrated expansions from Queenburger, Zweli’s Ekhaya, and Five Star.
“These past two years have been a true inspiration for us here at the campus,” says Adam Klein, director, American Tobacco Campus. “While we’ve worked tirelessly to maintain our community, we’ve also sought out and worked with some of the greatest entrepreneurs in our region to think big and develop plans for creating a culinary renaissance focused on celebrating our region’s culinary excellence.”
Seraphine plans to open in late Q2 or Q3 2022.