This tucked-away lounge is dusting off the traditional cigar bar, classing it up, and giving it a stiff drink.This tucked-away lounge is dusting off the traditional cigar bar, classing it up, and giving it a stiff drink. The cocktails, the dim lighting, and the impossibly comfortable swank leather chairs have made the Leaf a mighty fine spot to lounge, especially for those who enjoy puffing on a good stogie from time to time. But even if you aren't planning to treat yourself to a Cohiba, the Leaf's craft cocktails and classic menu alone make it a destination to sidle up to the bar and stay a while.
Behind the cocktail menu is Reggie Weekes, a dashing gent with experience all over the ATL fine dining scene who's crafted a drink menu that includes one concoction of gin, Campari, ginger liqueur, vermouth, and orange juice (the Leaf Opus X). Reggie's kitchen counterpart is Chef Hopeton, who wanted to create a menu of simple, classy bar bites (a.k.a., no wing baskets to be found). Perhaps the most popular of his creations? The chicken lollipops, grilled, skewered, and served with a house grape jam. Regulars have also taken a liking to the Leaf's sandwiches, particularly the Cuban panini with house-roasted pork. And then, there's the humidor — you know, that whole cigar part of this equation. The Leaf's walk-in humidor ranks quality over quantity, with a tightly curated selection of over two hundred varieties and a staff of cigar enthusiasts who can point you toward your perfect stick (or, for the newbies, hold your hand and guide you through the wonderful world of Padron). And whether you end up puffing on a cigar or not, you can rely on a good, strong drink and a plate of somethin' tasty at the Leaf's bar. Kicking it with a plate of steak frites and a martini? Well, if you insist...
Steak Frites, $5
Chicken Lollipops, $7
Seafood Pasta Salad, $8
Cuban Panini, $10
Monday - Thursday, 12 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday & Saturday, 1 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. - 12 a.m.