DORIAN GRAY

FOUNDERS

Nem Filipovic & Bo Kvrgic

Nem Filipovic and Bo Kvrgic have been friends for almost twenty years. After achieving financial success in Atlanta as business owners, their dream was to open a restaurant that would be the intersection of great food, wine, cocktails, and music to create a unique social experience. Both were born and educated in Serbia and have traveled extensively through Europe. Their goal with Dorian Gray was to create an environment that reflected their favorite spots in coastal Europe.

CULINARY

Christian Evans

Executive Chef

Executive Chef Christian Evans’s culinary career began with Porsche’s worldwide headquarters opening. There he was chef de partie at Restaurant 356. He joined The Ritz Carlton Buckhead a couple of years after that and, eventually, The Intercontinental Buckhead. He was named Sous Chef at the St Regis Bal Harbor before becoming Sous Chef at Nine Mile Station in Atlanta.

Phillipe Haddad

Consulting Chef

Chef Philippe’s most recent restaurants include Yebo Beach Haus and Cape Dutch alongside famed Buckhead restaurateur Justin Anthony. He is currently the Curator, Culinary Consultant, and Corporate Chef for Galerie Living with their breakthrough luxury brand Corso Atlanta in Buckhead. He is the founder of the PGH Hospitality Group. He has worked in prestigious restaurants, luxury hotels and resorts, and most recently, private dining experiences around the globe in his more than 30 years of culinary experience. 

MANAGEMENT

Andrej Pop

General Manager

Award-winning cocktail mixologist Andrej Pop has been a part of Atlanta’s fine dining scene since 2009, when he was a part of the opening team for Bistro Niko. Before that, Andrej held positions at both Memphis and Dallas dining establishments. In 202, he was named general manager of Kyma, one of Buckhead Life’s most successful restaurants, after spending a couple of years at Hal’s Restaurant in Buckhead. He is widely recognized for his contribution to Atlanta’s craft cocktail explosion movement.

Ilona Knopfler

Consulting Manager

With over twenty-five years of experience, Ilona began working in the hospitality industry in 1989 in Hong Kong. She moved to New York, then Atlanta, working her way up through various jobs; her experience includes working in almost every role within a restaurant, including catering and service. Most recently, Ilona was the general manager and partner of Le Bilboquet Atlanta before joining Dorian Gray. 

HOURS
Sunday to Thursday: 5 pm to 10 pm
Friday and Saturday: 5 pm to 11 pm

111 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-963-5820