The long-awaited project Bazati, featuring a restaurant and bar, is making its debut on the Eastside Beltline today.
The 7,000-square-foot space includes restaurant The Brasserie, which aims to evoke 1920 Paris with 23-foot ceilings and furniture including Parisian-style cafe tables imported from Europe and Latin America. Bazati also features a 3,000 square-foot patio and garden for dining.
The Brasserie’s menu includes coffee and pastries for breakfast and French-inspired dishes for lunch and dinner including steak frites, quiche Lorraine, duck confit and tarte Tatin.
The drink list includes mostly French wines and a cocktail program rooted in Paris’ années folles era (think French 75s and Boulevardiers). Chef Remi Granger, formerly of Bread & Butterfly, will helm the kitchen.
On Bazati’s rooftop, look for Yucatecan-inspired cocktail club and restaurant Estrella. The space features an open-air bar, umbrella seating and “a lush list of bubbly and classic Latin cocktails,” according to a press release, such as Hemingway daiquiris and pisco sours.
Cam Floyd, who spent time learning Yucatecan cooking techniques at Roberto Solis’ eatery Nectar in Merida, will oversee the kitchen. The menu, developed by Solis, features small plates and entrees including ceviche and adobo chicken, cochinita spring rolls and chayitas. The beverage program will offer wines and spirits and a variety of Latin-inspired cocktails, along with a gin and tonic tableside cart.
Estrella will be open 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 4 p.m.-2 p.m. Friday, noon-1 a.m. Saturday and noon-10 p.m. Sunday, with Latin brunch on Saturdays and Sundays starting soon.
In addition to The Brasserie and Estrella, Bazati will be home to eight specialty shops including flower shop The Fleur Shop, bookstore TASCHEN and Yucatecan textile shop Taller Maya.
Operated and owned by hospitality group The Diligence Company, Bazati is part of the Common Ground development, a redevelopment by Third & Urban of the former Western Electric Building, which is already home to New Realm Brewing Company.
Common Ground will also offer 34,000 square feet of office lofts and retail space. The development is situated on the Eastside Beltline between Ralph McGill Boulevard and North Avenue.
Scroll down to see the menus for The Brasserie and Estrella