Mosaic Now Open!

Mosaic-8The lake area’s newest casual restaurant, Mosaic, is now open! “Mosaic features regional American cuisine with traveled influences,” said owner David Benefiel who is also the restaurant’s executive chef.  Benefiel has had a successful forty year career in the food and beverage industry. He was Executive Chef for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts for years and was recently the corporate Director of Food and Beverage for Starwood Hotels, where he was involved in all facets of menu development and staff training for the hotel chain company in North America that included Westin, St. Regis, Sheraton and W Hotels. 

This extensive restaurant experience, coupled with his passion for travel, inspired Benefiel to open Mosaic.  “The lake area needed a casual restaurant with a variety of options, consistently good food and impeccable service.  Our menu includes offerings with influences from my travels, that will please a variety of palates,” commented Benefiel.  “We offer multiple preparation for fresh fish and seafood. One can have it miso- crusted, or Panzanella style. My travels to London influenced me to perfect my version of Chicken Tikka Masala, which is one of our unique items on the menu. We also have certified Angus steaks, Short Ribs, and Braised Lamb,” he added.

The lunch menu features “LOL” or “Lake Oconee Light” which includes your selection of a half sandwich with a cup of the daily soup.  There’s also a great selection of entrée salads and sandwiches. “Creating Happier Hours” is a promotion available daily from 3:00-6:00pm with special priced beverages and small plates from $3-$6.  

To learn more about Mosaic, visit them online at or join them Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am until 10:00pm for lunch or dinner. Mosaic is located at the corner of Linger Longer Rd and Market Street at Lake Oconee Village adjacent to the Publix Super Market.