In 1994, our original location was opened in 1994 on the corner of Piedmont and Roswell Road. Tom & Carolyn Lambrou set out to introduce Atlanta to the” New York Diner experience” and it was a hit from the beginning. Today the Landmark Diner name is well known and respected in Atlanta.
Tom Lambrou, the founder of Landmark Diner, came to America in the late 1960s. Tom Lambrou's journey began on Greek ships. He started out as a cook on the ships, traveling all around Europe, Africa, and even Asia. But when he arrived in America, he made the decision that this was the place he wanted to work – New York. In the beginning, he had to work low-level positions such as dishwasher, cook, and busboy, but the hard work paid off. Tom Lambrou had saved up enough money and experience by the age of 23 to buy his first diner. The name of the Diner was the Blauvelt Diner in New City, New York.
Tom Lambrou set out to introduce Atlanta to the New York Diner and it was a hit from the beginning. Today the Landmark Diner name is well known and respected in Atlanta.
Over the next ten to fifteen years, Tom Lambrou opened several other diners in New York. His flagship diner in Peekskill, New York was the Bypass Diner on Albany Post Road. Another diner he opened was the Briarcliff Diner in Ossining, New York - which is currently a Landmark Diner now owned by another family member.
Tom Lambrou made the big move to Atlanta to open his Landmark Diner in Buckhead in 1994 before the Olympics. Along with his son, Niko J. Lambrou - Chef Niko, and two nephews Niko G. Lambrou, Ari Thanos and son-in-law Michael Abdalla run the successful chain of diners.
There are currently 4 locations that Landmark Diner operates in Georgia. Landmark Diner Buckhead, Landmark Downtown, Del Ray Diner, Marietta, and the new Midtown Diner. We are centrally located on Peachtree Street and North Ave with full bar and 175 seat event venue. Like our other locations we are open 24/7.