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.