News of The Daily Tavern closing after only a few months in business (Amara before that) didn’t percolate long.
A replacement concept is already in the queue for the Inman Park space, as The Daily Tavern’s former co-owner, Sandeep Kothary, moves on to ready his second Tabla Indian Restaurant.
Fares Kargar, a former manager of Rumi’s Kitchen, is bringing Delbar to the space later this year, What Now Atlanta (WNA) exclusively learned Monday.
Delbar will specialize in Middle Eastern cuisine to include Persian, Turkish, and Israeli fare with a “mid-tier” price point of $16 to $25 per entrée, and a sophisticated wine/beverage program.
“The Farsi phrase ‘delbar’ literally translates as ‘heart gone,’ meaning, ‘it takes your heart away,’ or ‘something has your heart,’ explained Kargar during a phone conversation with WNA.
“We’ll be changing the decor, restaurant storefront, patio, and interior so that our diners will feel like they are in the countryside, basically it will be like going to my Grandma’s village.”
Renderings and menu highlights are forthcoming.
“Nothing like it exists yet in Inman Park and we are looking forward to being a part of that neighborhood.”
Delbar is set to open by May 2020.
[Correction: an earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Mr. Kargar was an owner in Rumi’s Kitchen.]