ROSWELL, Ga. – Hugo’s Oyster Bar, which opened in historic Roswell in June, has been captivating eaters with its coastal balance of otherworldly and familiar.
The area’s newest Southern seafood concept, 10360 Alpharetta Highway in Roswell, is co-owned by Rich Clark, general manager, and Jon Schwenk, executive chef. Clark and Schwenk are the creators of Vinings’ upscale C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar.
“As much as C&S is an expression of what we like, Hugo’s is a much bigger risk for us,” Clark said. “Hugo’s is who we really are, and it is going to be something truly different for the Atlanta restaurant scene.”
The menu at Hugo’s features seafood only native to the waters from the Outer Banks to the Mississippi Delta (with exception of oysters from the Northeast). The menu will remain seasonal and ever-changing, a formula that has kept things exciting and served Clark and Schwenk well.
“We love the water, we love the South, we love our culture and not just the culture of the little corner of the South I come from, but the whole big long stretch of the coast and all of the places we have fished, eaten, partied and loved,” Clark said.