Miller Union is named after the former Miller Union Stockyards that occupied one full city block in Atlanta’s old meatpacking district in the 1880s. The stockyard building suffered a fire after the turn of the century and was later replaced with an industrial warehouse, typical of the time period. Miller Union, the restaurant, was founded in 2009 by Steven Satterfield and Neal McCarthy in the refurbished warehouse that sits on the former site and has since contributed to the evolution of the neighborhood. They created a rustic, yet modern atmosphere with a respect for the history of the neighborhood, and an anchor for the emerging one. Miller Union has since become an Atlanta mainstay.
Satterfield cooks in an organic way by reacting to the ever-changing harvest of the seasons. The restaurant embodies an authentic approach to farmstead-inspired cooking, in which ingredients drive the menu. Satterfield’s style is simple, but creative and refined, with a lean on Southern history. McCarthy’s acclaimed wine program complements the style of Satterfield’s cooking with a dynamic wine list that focuses on small producers with sustainable farming practices.
General manager and co-owner Neal McCarthy leads the dining room at Miller Union with a commitment to excellent service. His welcoming personality and attention to detail combine to create a pleasing atmosphere where sophistication and comfort are skillfully balanced. A certified sommelier, Neal carefully selects wines from small producers who focus on biodynamic and organic practices. These selections balance the menu’s simple, Southern-inspired fare while reinforcing the restaurant’s green mission. Wine Enthusiast magazine has recognized Miller Union as one of the top 100 lists in the country, specifically praising its commitment to sustainability. The same standards are evident in the bar program, which features an artisanal spirit collection and handcrafted seasonal cocktails. Miller Union was named a semifinalist in 2015 and 2016, and finalist in 2017 for “Outstanding Wine Program” by the James Beard Foundation.
James Beard award-winning chef Steven Satterfield is the executive chef and co-owner of Miller Union, a celebrated, seasonally-driven restaurant located in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood. Since opening in 2009, the restaurant has received various honors on many national lists including Eater, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Esquire and James Beard Foundation. In 2015, Satterfield released his first cookbook, Root to Leaf, to broad critical acclaim.
Satterfield remains deeply committed to Atlanta’s progressive culinary community and holds leadership positions with Chef’s Collaborative and Slow Food Atlanta. He is also a proud and active member of the Southern Foodways Alliance and Georgia Organics. Satterfield’s dedication to seasonal cooking and his unwavering support for local farmers is the driving philosophy behind his restaurant and everything he does. In 2017, Satterfield won the James Beard Foundation’s “Best Chef: Southeast” award and Miller Union was recognized as one of the country’s best restaurants by Eater National.