Amara Inman Park To Close, Will Be Replaced By The Daily Tavern Under Same Ownership

David Abes, a former Here to Serve exec, is in as a partner through parent company DASH Hospitality Group.
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Amara, an Indian eatery in Inman Park from Sandeep Kothary, the owner of Midtown’s Tabla, is closing.

While the restaurant, at 870 Inman Village Parkway is leaving, Kothary is not.

The restauranteur will instead open The Daily Tavern in Amara’s place in collaboration with DASH Hospitality Group’s David Abes, a former Here To Serve executive.

Amara will shutter October 5 to make way for The Daily Tavern’s debut on October 24, serving dinner seven days a week and lunch and brunch on the weekends.

“Inman Park is such an amazing neighborhood with a strong community, so we’re excited to be opening a comfortable, casual neighborhood spot,” Kothary said in a press release Tuesday.

“The Daily is a place you could eat every day.”

Executive Chef Chris Lantz, formerly of Ray’s on the River and PURE Taqueria, will be serving a menu focused on “creative, approachable” selections such as the Crab Pretzel, a large soft pretzel topped with crab dip and cheddar jack cheese, and sandwiches like The Hot Suppa, a pressed sandwich with brie, turkey, and apples.

The dinner menu is mostly salads and grain bowls, in addition to a meat-and-two section with options like Roasted Salmon with Honey Glaze, Pork Chops, and Ribs, all accompanied with sides lie Bubbie’s cream corn, sweet potato waffle fries with marshmallow fluff, and broccoli casserole.

Lantz will also be serving different Chef Specials each night of the week.

The beverage menu will focus on local beers and unfussy cocktails.

“It’s going to be a comfortable place for people to hang out,” Abes said.

“We have true bartenders who know how to pour a good drink and make you feel at home.”

The Daily’s interior will be “laid-back” with couches in the bar and lounge (outfitted with board and table games), and TVs throughout.

An outdoor patio will offer a bocce ball court and dining al fresco.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.

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