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Our Story


Lead Staff


Mei Lin
Executive Chef  and  Owner

Douglas Hines
Interior Designer and Owner

Jackson Carter
Beverage Director

Events Manager
Christopher Smith





let's do
Something different...

We wanted a place to house dishes from the world over...
under ONE roof.
We wanted a place to show off to visitors of our city...
without the stuffy attitudes.
We wanted a place that offered global wine & spirits that everyone else overlooked.
We wanted a place that paid attention to the details in food, drink and ambiance.
We wanted a place filled with amazing art and well designed iconic furniture.
We wanted a place that crafted cocktails with quality rather than speed.
We wanted a place that was hidden away, yet convenient to get to.

The Consulate is the product of an daring, adventerous chef and a detail obsessed interior designer. Both native New Yorkers Douglas and Mei have made Atlanta their city of choice to call home. Their story is a romantic boy meets girl storyline with a twist... Instead of a grand wedding they created a hip tea shop in the Poncey-Highlands district called Honey Bubble Tea in 2012. However, providing Atlantas best Bubble Tea was not enough. They wanted to create even more. The Consulate is the first of 8 full service restaurants the couple has in store for the city! Each very distinct and different from each other, and more importantly, everyone else.


   We wanted a space unlike
any in Atlanta.
We are pleased with the result. 

"I could not possibly bear another restaurant filled with Edison bulbs, reclaimed lumber,
industrial chairs and white subway tiled walls.
The Consulate was always meant to be a space that was a feast for the eyes with iconic furniture and fine art.
Atlanta deserves more than the current trend of cookie cutter "industrial chic" restaurant design.
The space had to feel sexy, yet timeless... and cool enough to impress 10 years from now." - Doug Hines
The Consulates details include Pendant lights from Denmarks VERNERPANTON ,
bar lamps from Louis Poulsen, and many vinatge fixtures
from the mid century modern heyday. Our bar was crafted by repurposing an early 1900's hand carved,
solid wood, queen sized bed!
Our lounge features a fireplace, famed brass "Z Tables" by Karl Springer,
a black leather, low slung Le Corbusier LC4 recliner,
vintage cognac leather sofas and a book collection to rival any library.

The Consulates permanent art collection houses a vast array of eras, styles, and genres.
Works by Andy Warhol, Radcliffe Bailey , Cleon Peterson , Ilya Bolotowsky, and Henri Matisse pepper the dining room.
Ceramic plates from around the world, sculptures and classic antiques all live in unison to make the room truly memorable.

We greatly encourage browsing our space when you join us for dinner!