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Revival is a nod to Kevin’s formative years, offering a proper version of the traditional Sunday dinner served family-style and executed with his precise techniques. Following Kevin’s allegiance to Southern cuisine, Revival focuses on farm-fresh ingredients and a dining experience that reflects the traditions his own family follows.  

Watch the video below to learn more from Chef Kevin Gillespie and  Chef Andreas Müller. 

WELCOME!

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ANDREAS MÜLLER

EXECUTIVE CHEF


Some of Andreas Müller’s fondest memories of growing up in Sweden revolve around food, from foraging for mushrooms to picking potatoes for his aunt’s potato salad to watching his grandmother cook applesauce and his mom bake bread. He was exposed to fresh, homegrown fruits and vegetables...


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at a young age, which ignited his passion for cooking.“We ate potatoes six days a week, and they are still the best potatoes I have ever tasted,” recalls Müller. “Our meals weren’t fancy, but they were delicious and down-to-earth. When we went to my grandmother’s house, however, she would put out a huge spread – shrimp sandwiches, five different cheeses, and always a cured leg of lamb. And she had a beautiful garden with apples and plums.”

This blending of rural and refined culinary influences from both sides of his family makes Müller the perfect candidate to helm the kitchen at Revival, where he uses precise techniques and farm-fresh ingredients to elevate the traditional Southern family-style suppers that chef/owner Kevin Gillespie experienced as a child.

Despite originating from very different parts of the world, both chefs have a lot in common when it comes to their family traditions and early culinary influences. Gillespie has relied upon Müller to help him carry out his culinary visions at previous restaurants, and Müller’s flawless communication skills and established relationships with many small urban farmers will help him succeed once again in his latest post.

A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta, Müller first worked under Gillespie as chef de partie at Woodfire Grill. He spent over two years at the restaurant, learning the ropes of fine dining. After departing Woodfire Grill, Müller took on sous chef roles at Atlanta restaurants 4th & Swift and H. Harper Station before re-joining Gillespie at Gunshow as a “kitchen dude.” At Gunshow, Müller mastered the art of timing and enjoyed creating menus with ever-changing ingredients while building long-lasting relationships with local farmers.

Gillespie and Müller already feel like family, and Müller likens his post at Revival to that of a house manager who upholds the property. “We have a big garden in the front of the restaurant that the whole team is involved in, and I'm relying on a lot of those herbs and produce in the kitchen. It all fits together beautifully.”

Müller's goals for the future of Revival are focused on building a strong foundation for the restaurant so that it can flourish within the Decatur community. “I really want to grow some roots; I want Revival to be part of Decatur for many years to come.”

Müller resides in the Inman Park neighborhood of Atlanta with his girlfriend, Chrysta, and their two dogs. When he isn’t manning the Revival kitchen, he enjoys being outside – biking, hiking, swimming and exploring farmers markets.

NICOLE FREY EDWARDS

SOUS CHEF

Nicole received her Culinary Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science in culinary nutrition from Johnson and Wales University. She earned her chops as a line cook at Café Boulud in West Palm Beach, Florida, followed by a two year stint working for Michelle Bernstein at Sra. Martinez and Michy’s.


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Nicole’s next big step came when she has worked for chef Stephanie Izard at Girl and the Goat in Chicago as a line cook and then sous chef. There she developed the skills to feed 350-600 guests every evening in an extremely fast-paced environment.

Nicole’s love affair with Southern cuisine first began when she moved to Atlanta in 2014 and served as executive sous chef at Watershed on Peachtree. There, she was exposed to both Creole-style Southern food as well as more modern takes on traditional Southern flavor profiles. Southern cuisine was never on Nicole radar until she arrived in Atlanta. “I wasn’t expecting to enjoy cooking Southern food so much. Now I love reading classic cookbooks with recipes that sound like they’re straight from a great-grandmother’s table. Those are the same types of recipes from Kevin’s childhood that inspire the food at Revival.”

Prior to arriving at Revival in March 2017, Nicole worked at Gunshow and credits the restaurant for pushing her past her creative comfort zone. “When I first started at Gunshow, my ideas grew out of things I had seen at other restaurants but didn’t have a hand in, and now it’s morphed into exploring ways to use interesting ingredients that are available to me right now. Understanding seasonality has had a huge influence on me.”

Nicole lives in Marietta with her chef husband Chris, their dog and two cats.

ADAM LAWSKY

SERVICE MANAGER

Adam began his schooling as a History major, with the intentions of going to law school. He quickly realized the error of his ways and found himself as a food runner/server at Cakes & Ale in Decatur, GA. Eventually he became the General Manager of that restaurant and realized his passion for service.


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Adam’s passion for food began when he was very young. His mother was a caterer, his father knew his way around a kitchen, too. They are both fantastic cooks of international and domestic cuisine. Adam’s desire to impress with service, plating, and the overall experience is what drives him to excel in the food service industry. Adam’s goal is for every guest to leave happy, to build a team with that same goal in mind, who have the same passion for food and service, and who work together. Have fun, work hard, and love food!

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Revival is a nod to Kevin Gillespie’s formative years in the South, when gathering together for family suppers played a significant role in his life. The restaurant’s menu is a reinterpretation of what one would find at Gillespie’s grandmother’s house: a classic, Southern spread that features farm-fresh ingredients and also showcases refined culinary techniques.

 

The building where Revival is located was originally a home owned by the Campbell family of Decatur in the early 1900s – a home where couples courted one another in the parlor, where children were born and where generations of memories were made. It has since housed everything from law offices to restaurants, but the Revival team has restored the space as closely as possible to its original condition to reinstate that homey atmosphere.

 

When guests dine at Revival, they will experience a rebirth of the family-style way of dining and feel the importance of sitting down and sharing a meal with loved ones – the same traditions that Gillespie’s own family held dear.

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Executive chef Andreas Muller focuses on using precise cooking techniques and seasonal farm-fresh ingredients while offering a dining experience that reflects the traditions Gillespie's own family follows. 

 

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Revival has several private dining options to choose from ranging in size from an intimate family dinner for up to 12 guests, to day and evening meeting spaces for 20-25, all the way up to large corporate style events and wedding receptions of up to 100 guests. 

Outdoor space is available but is limited to the warmer months and as weather permits.  Please fill out the form below, and we will get back to you promptly.

 

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Do I need to make a reservation?

Reservations are recommended, but not required, and you can make them by using the seatme widget on this website, or by calling 470-225-6770.

What are the hours of operation?

Wednesday through Thursday

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Happy Hour at the bar with drink and snack specials

5pm - 7pm

Friday and Saturday

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Happy Hour at the bar with drink and snack specials

5pm - 7pm

Sunday

10:30 am - 9:00 pm

Brunch 10:30 am - 3:00pm

Kitchen closed - 3:00 pm - 5:00pm

Happy Hour at the bar with drink and snack specials

5:00 - 7:00pm

Dinner 5:00 - 9:00pm

Monday and Tuesday

CLOSED

Do you have outside seating?

We have a covered patio and, when the weather is nice, we open up the front porch for seating.

What is family style?

Our favorite way to eat! You order an entree and dessert, and we take care of the rest–filling your table with hors d'oeuvres, relishes, trimmings, and Gillespie family iron skillet cornbread.

Do you take large parties

You can make a reservation for up to nine online. For anything larger than that, please call the restaurant.

Where can I park?

You are welcome and intended to park out behind our home. We have a lot and complimentary valet service.

What can I expect to eat?

Take a look at our menus, which change regularly based on what's in season or available from our farmers.

Is there a dress code?

Come as you are. Unless you are in a seersucker suit, in which case come to Sunday dinner.

Can you bring your own wine and/or cake?

Yes, but we have a corkage fee and a cake cutting fee.

 
 

 

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Revival Decatur Hours of Operation

Wednesday through Thursday

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Happy Hour at the bar with drink and snack specials
5pm - 7pm

Friday and Saturday

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Happy Hour at the bar with drink and snack specials
5pm - 7pm

Sunday

10:30 am - 9:00 pm

Brunch 10:30 am - 3:00pm

Kitchen closed - 3:00 pm - 5:00pm

Happy Hour at the bar with drink and snack specials

5:00 - 7:00pm

Dinner 5:00 - 9:00pm

Monday and Tuesday

CLOSED

 
 
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Hours Of Operation:

Thursday 5-10pm (TRIVIA @ 8pm on Thursdays)

Friday 5-10pm

Saturday 1-10pm

Sunday 1-9pm

 

Telephone

(470) 225-6770

 

General Inquiries: 

peopleincharge@revivaldecatur.com

 

Event Inquiries: 

events@redbeardrestaurants.com

 

Media Inquiries:

melissa@melissalibbypr.com

 

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129 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030