The Summer Dine Around 2018. What you need to know.

First of all, it’s going to be a really, really great summer. 

Program Overview:

The Summer Dine Around is an exclusive Buckhead Life Restaurant Group loyalty program designed to reward Atlanta guests who loyally dine with us throughout the year.  Prior to the start of the program, Buckhead Life, uses several criteria to identify those guests who will receive a Summer Dine Around Gold Card.  The criteria includes:

  • Has purchased an Ultimate Dining Card in the last 12 months
  • Receives and opens our emails
  • Dines at our restaurants during non-Dine Around months
  • Maintains an updated online profile
  • Successfully participated in previous Summer Dine Arounds
Click to Read our Summer Dine Around FAQs Due to the cost of the program, we send out a limited number of cards each year and are not able to offer to cards to everyone.  Once the list is set, we are unable to add guests to the program.  Unfortunately, no one is guaranteed a card, even if they meet all the criteria. Due to the limited number of cards, Buckhead Life only sends one Gold Card per person, per household.

The first Gold Cards are mailed just prior to June 1st, allowing guests to start the program in June.  Guests who use all the cards in the series realize $155 in value.

By presenting any Summer Dine Around card, a user agrees to all program terms and conditions set forth in this document. As specified on all program materials, Buckhead Life reserves the right to modify or withdraw this offer.

Please Note: This year, we are unable to accommodate request card swaps. 

Gold Card

Each Gold Card may be redeemed for $25 off your dinner (food only) in the month, year and at the restaurant specified on card front. It is valid for a minimum of two guests per dining card, Sunday through Friday.  Each Gold Card may only be used once and any unused value does not roll over to subsequent visits.

Gold Cards may not be used at our retail outlets (Pano’s Fish Market or Buckhead Bread Company.)  Gold Cards may not be used for take-out orders or Happy Hour menus. Gold Cards are not redeemable for cash or gratuity and may not be used in conjunction with the Ultimate Dining Card, Epitome Card, Club Card or any other promotion. Cards are non-transferable.

When you dine at the restaurant listed on the front of the Gold Card, you will receive $25 off your dinner for two and the Gold Card for the next month at a different.  This repeats each month during June, July, August and September with the goal of giving you a chance to experience several of our restaurants. The cards are distributed in a pre-set rotation.

$25 Extra Visit Card

When you dine using your August Gold Card, you will receive a blue $25 Extra Visit Card, in addition to your September Gold Card.  The Extra Visit Card is good for one extra visit to any Summer Dine Around restaurant.  It is only valid in August or September 2018.  This card allows you to visit your favorite of the Dine Around restaurants or a restaurant you haven’t been to during the Summer.

$30 Bonus Card

When you complete the Summer Dine Around by using your September Gold Card, you will receive a $30 Ultimate Dining Card. This card must be registered online and can be used anytime at any of our restaurants or retail outlets.

Things to Keep in Mind…

The Rotation is Printed on the Mailing Piece Your Card Came in

It’s around the edge of the plate of Scallops St. Jacques on the inside page.

We Really Prefer Email 

If you have a question about the program that hasn’t been answered above, we’re here to help! The most efficient way for us to help you quickly is for you to email us with your question and include your first and last name and mailing address. We respond to every email every day. Email us at

Office Hours

Our office hours for the Summer Dine Around are Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM or slightly later by appointment.

Grace Period
All Gold Cards and the $25 Extra Visit Card includes a seven day grace period. The Ultimate Dining Card does not ever expire.

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Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach is Now Open for Dinner


Buckhead Life Restaurant Group Opens in Miami Beach’s South of Fifth Neighborhood  

MIAMI BEACH, FL. – MARCH 31, 2017   Lobster Bar Sea Grille, located at 404 Washington Avenue in the heart of Miami Beach, is pleased to announce it is now open and taking reservations for dinner.  The famed seafood restaurant is the newest concept from the national award-winning Buckhead Life Restaurant Group of Atlanta, Georgia, and owners of the popular Chops Lobster Bar and City Fish Market in Boca Raton and sister restaurant Lobster Bar Sea Grille in Fort Lauderdale. Guests can look forward to a restaurant with a sophisticated atmosphere complete with modern-contemporary nautical touches.

“I am very excited to bring this restaurant to South Beach,” said Buckhead Life’s Founder and CEO, I. Pano Karatassos.  “From the atmosphere, to the menu and service, this restaurant will be extraordinary, with the energy and culture of Miami Beach.”  Karatassos acknowledged, “A superb restaurant is never complete without a first class staff that is dedicated, passionate and professional. We have chosen an opening team of proven Buckhead Life veterans to ensure that when we open the doors, we live up to the standards of first class service we have set throughout the company.”

  The culinary team is headed up by Executive Chef Arturo Paz, who joins to the company having worked in some of the most prestigious restaurants in Los Angeles and Miami.  Most recently, Chef Arturo served as executive chef for Cleo, a Mediterranean restaurant voted “Top Ten Restaurants in South Beach” by Trip Advisor.  In the Buckhead Life tradition, he will work directly with Corporate Executive Chef Pano I. Karatassos and be surrounded in the kitchen by “Buckhead Lifers” who will join the team from the company’s other locations.

The menu offers four signature categories:

  1. Live Lobster Experience- featuring superior Canadian hard shell lobsters from the deep, icy waters of Nova Scotia – considered to be the Rolls Royce of Lobsters. These succulent lobsters are offered with selections of basted butter flavors.  For the purest, live lobsters up to 4 pounds, are offered steamed to 145 degrees, fully cracked and served with traditional drawn butter and lemon

  1. Whole Fish Experience- featuring whole European and local fish. Expertly prepared in the Mediterranean technique of grilling and basting with lemon, oregano and E.V. olive oil, the fish is served filleted by our staff for the guest’s enjoyment

  2. USDA Prime Signature Steaks- A full line of USDA Prime signature steaks from Chops Lobster Bar hand selected and custom aged by Allen Brothers of Chicago and Halpern’s Black USDA Diamond Prime.  Legendary at both the Chops Lobster Bar in Atlanta and Boca Raton, these steaks are the hallmark of our company

  3. Unique Seafood Specialties & Appetizers- An array of sharable appetizers kick-off the dining experience and includes a variety shellfish on ice, crudo of pristine fish, sashimi, ceviche, tartares, as well as buttery house-cured salmon, French tarts and other appetizer specialties. Smaller composed seafood entrees round out the menu

At the entrance to the dining room, a white Thassos marble ice display showcases each day’s catch. Buckhead Life’s dedicated staff is committed, through extensive travel and research, to procure through direct relationships with some of the most reliable and reputable fishing contacts in the United States and Europe.  As a result of these direct relationships, Buckhead Life has eliminated the need for middle-man suppliers providing Lobster Bar Sea Grille with the unique ability to air freight, transport and serve the most pristine fish available.

  The dining room features soft white herringbone subway tiled walls and arched ceilings – a signature for Buckhead Life and reminiscent of the famous Oyster Bar in New York City’s Grand Central Station.  Warm custom lighting creates an intimate and inviting ambience.  Just off the main dining room is a Honduran mahogany paneled private board room that can accommodate up to 20 guests and a large private dining room for 100 guests.  Principle designer and award winning architect, Bill Johnson, noted, “The design is timeless and packed full of energy.”

  The vibrant spacious lounge has a white Carrara communal marble bar top and three exquisite one-of-a-kind led crystal chandeliers, custom-made to resemble light house lenses.  The lounge offers guest more relaxed dining, with comfortable banquettes and booths.  Channel-backed seating surrounds the bar with the plush comfort of a luxury yacht.  Clusters of comfortable club and settee sofas are located near the entrance and bar for cocktails before or after dinner, making it the perfect place to see and be seen or meet friends, or business associates.  Adjacent to the lounge is a fully covered outdoor patio with cushioned furniture, ideal for cocktails and light dining.

Buckhead Life, known for creating opportunities for its dedicated staff, announced that Bobby Asare, a veteran of the company since 2006, has been chosen as the General Manager for the new restaurant.  Asare served as Assistant General Manager of Lobster Bar Sea Grille in Fort Lauderdale and other Atlanta Buckhead Life restaurants.  “Bobby is a rising star in our company and perfect for Miami Beach,” said Karatassos. “Between his commitment to customer service and his ability to create unique dining experiences for our guest, he has the ability to build a very loyal following.”

Lobster Bar Sea Grille will be open for dinner seven days a week.  For more information, please visit or call 305.377.2675.  For up-to-date news and happenings, follow on Facebook at and on Instagram & Twitter @LobsterBarMiami.


    About Buckhead Life Restaurant Group Buckhead Life owns and operates 12 highly successful restaurants: three in South Florida: Chops Lobster Bar and the City Fish Market in Boca Raton, Lobster Bar Sea Grille in Fort Lauderdale and 10 nationally acclaimed restaurants in Atlanta. Lobster Bar Sea Grille Miami Beach will be Buckhead Life’s fourth major restaurant in South Florida, but their first Miami location.  The design of the restaurant was created by award-winning Johnson Studios and Oliver Carter & Associates, both based in Atlanta.

Caroline Clements
PH: 404.601.1310

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Lobster Bar Sea Grille Reviewed in Miami New Times

“The spacious dining room is truly gorgeous and designed to look like the famous oyster bar in New York’s Grand Central Station. The walls and arched ceilings are covered in white herringbone subway tiles, while massive crystal chandeliers were custom-made to resemble lighthouse lenses. There’s an expansive bar by the front and a designated area for private events. The design of the restaurant was created by award-winning Johnson Studios and Oliver Carter & Associates, both based in Atlanta.” Click to read the full review. 

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Buckhead Life’s Charitable Giving Program

In addition to our ongoing philanthropic efforts, Buckhead Life Restaurant Group donates to various charities and community groups each month. If your group would like to be considered for a donation, here’s what we need from you:

Please send the following information to . Requests that are incomplete may not be considered. 

The name of your organization

The name of your event

The date & location of your event

A few details about the mission of the organization

A complete mailing address to which any donation should be mailed

Your contact information 

Because we receive more than 300 requests each month, you must submit your request at least six weeks in advance of your event. We respond to every request we receive. Look for our reply by email around the 15th of the month previous to your event. Please note that donation funds are limited and we cannot guarantee that your group will receive a donation.

Thanks again for thinking of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, and best of luck with your work in the community. We salute your efforts!

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