Six18 Restaurant opens across the street from the Hamilton County Courthouse in downtown Chattanooga

Staff photo by Mike Pare / Six18 Restaurant & Lounge is to open early this fall at 618 Georgia Ave. across from the Hamilton County Courthouse. The site formerly held Jefferson's for many years.

Six18 Restaurant & Lounge has opened for dinner and carryout across from the Hamilton County Courthouse on Georgia Avenue in downtown Chattanooga.

The restaurant at 618 Georgia Ave. is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Lunch, brunch and late-night service will begin soon, according to the eatery.

Six18 offers Southern cuisine plus wines, cocktails and 12 on-tap brews to the former Jefferson's restaurant. The space was renovated and includes a plush dining room, after-hours lounge, private dining space and patio.

Executive Chef Andi Allgood led the creation of Six18's Southern-inspired brunch, lunch, dinner and late-night fare including sandwiches, salads, high-quality meats, seafood and fresh vegetables. The menu includes items like catfish and grits, crawfish pimento cheese and fried chicken.

"At Six18, we're combining lavish décor, Southern cuisine with a modern twist and friendly service in the heart of downtown," she said.

Self-parking is available in several nearby lots, plus on-street parking is free after 6 p.m.

- Compiled by Dave Flessner