The Select to Open at City Springs

March 22, 2019 News

A 1920-inspired restaurant from the team behind Vinings’ Paces & Vine is set to open next month in Sandy Springs.

The Select restaurant and bar will feature a mix of eclectic entrees and small plates inspired by American and European cuisine, alongside seasonal craft cocktails, local beer on draft and wine, located in the multi-use City Springs development. The city of Sandy Springs, Selig Enterprises and Carter announced the tenants for the City Springs mixed-use project last year.

The restaurant pays homage to Paris’ famed Le Select brasserie – a notable all-day gathering spot for artists and literary giants including Picasso, Hemingway and Fitzgerald – according to a press release.

Executive chef Matt Rainey will oversee the kitchen. Rainey, a Georgia native, most recently served as executive chef at both Rococo Steak and Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant in Tampa, Florida, and worked at restaurants in D.C., Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa, before returning to Georgia. He was mentored early on by well-known restaurateur Pano Karatassos, according to a press release.

Upon opening, the restaurant will host live music nights called “The Select Nights,” beginning at the end of dinner into the late evening. Weekend brunch and lunch are to come, according to a press release.

The forthcoming restaurant will feature an open, airy space designed by Smith Hanes Studio. The Select will also include an expansive indoor/outdoor patio enclosed by glass with a terrace overlooking a view of City Springs’ park and fountains. The dining room will seat 75 guests and will be available for private and semi-private events.