According to an article from the Atlanta Business Journal, the year-and-a-half-old restaurant taking ATL by storm is expanding outside of the Peach State for the first time. Fishmonger, co-owned by Skip Engelbrecht, Bradford Forsblom, and Nhan Le, is slated for two new locations in Music City, the first to open in Spring 2024 at Neuhoff, an adaptive-reuse building in Germantown, and a second undisclosed location to follow.
The news of expanding comes just after Fishmonger was recently appraised by none other than the Michelin guide. The restaurant was awarded a Bib Gourmand selection in Michelin’s Atlanta guide earlier this week on October 24.
“This is not your typical fried fish shack, though, and many of the dishes have a Southern slant to them. Peel-and-eat shrimp is a good standby, while tuna melts level up. Specials are always a good bet, but the house staple—the blackened grouper sandwich—is a winner,” the review states.
Offering an address of 1300 Adams St., the new Neuhoff building will transform the former meatpacking district into a LEED-certified mixed-use development, boasting versatile and modern amenities right on the Cumberland River. Fishmonger will provide a new concept to the Germantown neighborhood, and greater Nashville as a whole, by filling a niche that the city left open amidst its rapid growth in the industry.
What Now Nashville spoke with Skip Engelbrecht about the plans for the new location, and what Nashvillians can expect at Fishmonger next spring.
“We’re a clean, Florida seafood, casual dining program. Our fast growth over the last year and a half has meant we can start looking into expanding in other areas. It’s really been a fortunate and cool experience for us. I have a couple of friends in the Nashville area, and I’ve visited many of the restaurants. We’re super excited to be in the city,” Engelbrecht said in a phone interview.
Unlike its Highlands location in Atlanta, the Neuhoff location of Fishmonger will not include a marketplace due to the small size of the 1,000-square-foot space, instead focusing on its dining and bar program.
“With the idea of expanding, it’s very rewarding to know that we can do it. Being able to transfer all the good experiences we’ve had here in Atlanta to another state is amazing. This is a hole in the Nashville market that we’ll be filling, and Nashville is a killer city right now. It’s more of a foodie city than I think Atlanta currently is,” Engelbrecht shared.