Sandeep Kothary, owner of Midtown Indian restaurant Tabla, is planning to open a new venture this summer in Inman Park. The forthcoming eatery now has a name: Amara, which means "eternal" in Hindi. The 3,700-square-foot space, with design and decor similar to Tabla, will seat roughly 150 people, and the kitchen will turn out "Indian-inspired American fare." Amara will offer patio seating, a sunken dining area, and a full service bar.
Kothary recently told Atlanta Magazine the menu will be toned down in an attempt to connect with diners who might be turned off by Indian cuisine's strong flavors: "It's not soupy, curry, or scary. It's not too hot or spicy. It'll be much more approachable to the general public." He hopes to open the restaurant in summer 2016. It will set up shop at 870 Inman Village Parkway NE, across the street from The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish. Take a peek at a rendering for Amara's bar area below.