Here’s the menu at Ford Fry’s Westside steakhouse, Marcel, opening Monday

Beef wellington, sole meuniere, and seafood platters

marcel_logo_boxerYou’d think the man would want a day off, but Ford Fry is about to open his eighth (yes, eighth with two more in the pipeline) restaurant in Atlanta. Marcel, an old-school American steakhouse with French sensibilities, will open Monday on the Westside in the old Abattoir space, which Anne Quatrano closed in March. The restaurant is named after French boxing champion Marcel Cerdan, who won the world title in 1948 (when beefsteak dinners were popular, according to Fry in a previous interview). Brian Horn (previously at JCT. Kitchen) will serve as executive chef, although Fry tends to shuffle his chefs around once the restaurant has been open for a few months. Lara Creasy, who designs all of Fry’s beverage programs, picked the initial cocktails and wines. See the menu below, which Fry promises will be “truly classic” and have “no modern-day innovation,” according to a press release.