Meet Rooftop L.O.A.’s Restaurant

Staff Report

Thursday, April 14th, 2022

The Scene: The heart of Rooftop L.O.A. is the signature 8,000-square-foot coastal European full-service Restaurant, with a wraparound terrace for outdoor seating and 360° views. Open for dinner, brunch, and late-night, the Restaurant provides food and beverage throughout the 38,000-square-foot rooftop space.

The Menu: Culinary Director Joseph Trevino (formerly of The St. Regis Atlanta) is at the helm of Rooftop L.O.A.’s Restaurant. Changing seasonally, the menu features coastal European cuisine including unique, premium protein dishes to share like carved Wagyu tomahawk or lamb saddle served with yogurt and manouri cheese. The menu also features a progressive seafood program with innovative takes on dishes from northern Spain and the south of France, a caviar program and fresh pastas like shrimp ripieni and green tomato and stracciatella lasagne. Cheese with Purpose provides guests an opportunity to start or finish their savory experience with a structured, artisan cheese dish with focused attention. Brunch items blend the traditional with the surprising like the lobster galette and options such as crepe mille feuille brulee that straddle the line between sweet and savory.

The Sweets: Led by Pastry Chef Gus Castro (formerly Sonnenalp Hotel of Vail and Omni Hotels & Resorts), the charismatic dessert menu focuses on seasonal flavor profiles with a European flair. Fun, playful, light, and delicious, offerings include S’mores blanc with graham, caramel, and meringue, Passion sphere with coconut and almond, and Zen stones with yuzu, matcha and dark chocolate.

Beverage Program: Led by Beverage Director Randy Hayden in partnership with Beverage Manager Colten Murray, the beverage program is all about classic techniques complemented by next level offerings through a creative and fun lens. Inspired by coastal European wines and flavors, the extensive wine program features more than 300 bottles including private reserves from the collection of Slater Hospitality Owner and CEO, Kelvin Slater who has been collecting wine for 15 years. With champagne such as Dom Perignon poured by the glass and a unique sake program, lovers and connoisseurs of wine alike will delight in the Restaurant’s exciting wine program. The cocktail menu features many culinary-driven cocktails with a mix of classics and playful riffs on the traditional. Signature cocktails include a celery French 75 and Beet Agricole Mule. The focused beer program showcases outstanding selections from across the globe plus custom beer just for Rooftop L.O.A.

Unique Experiences: For the height of luxury, the Restaurant’s Chef’s Table is an exclusive private dining experience for up to six guests. At the table, located in the kitchen, guests can delight in a customized tasting menu while in the action. For guests looking for a similar experience, but at the bar, the restaurant’s reservable Cocktail Table offers a customized beverage experience.