Marlow’s Tavern Owner to Debut The Woodall Feb. 8

Latest culinary concept from John C. Metz is situated in Westside Village
Woodall mural by Thomas Turner
Photo: Official | Mural by Thomas Turner

The Woodall, a new “approachable luxury experience” from John C. Metz, executive chef, CEO and co-founder of Sterling Hospitality, the firm behind Marlow’s Tavern, is set to open its doors Monday, Feb. 8, according to a press release Monday.

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The new eatery, located in the Westside Village at Moores Mill mixed-use development, will initially be open for dinner only, but Metz plans to expand The Woodall’s hours in the coming weeks.

“I love this community, and I want to contribute something fresh, exciting, and modern,” Metz said. “The Woodall is an upscale gathering place that reflects the unique and energetic character of this neighborhood with a globally inspired take on contemporary favorites.”

Metz, who will oversee The Woodall alongside chef de cuisine Scott Weaver and general manager Rick Blumberg — both Sterling Hospitality veterans — says that they are taking every precaution to keep guests and employees as safe as possible during the pandemic. In addition to requiring masks and social distancing, The Woodall has installed plexiglass dividers between booths and a Reme Halo air filtration system “that kills 99 percent of all germs,” according to the release.

Named for the creek that, along with Peachtree Creek, defines the borders of Moores Mill, The Woodall occupies a converted brick warehouse “updated with contemporary design touches” including whitewashed brick and a mural by Thomas Turner (pictured above). The outdoor patio is heated.

Menu items include Pigs in a Blanket (mini wagyu beef hot dogs served on a puff pastry with spicy brown mustard), the Far East Salad (hearts of butter lettuce, Tuscan kale, egg, sesame “Caesar” dressing, wonton), and the Open-Faced Tenderloin (marinated, grilled beef tenderloin with garlic kale pesto, crumbling Gorgonzola, caramelized onion confit, a roma tomato and grilled ciabatta in a balsamic glaze).

On the beverage side of the things, The Woodall will serve options including a Green Tea Cucumber “Gimlet” (Highclere Castle Gin, lime, matcha tea syrup, matcha tea) and its namesake The Woodall (Seersucker Gin, Nonino Amaro, grapefruit, simple, lime, St George Absinthe rinse).

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak