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A Neighborhood Tavern Replaces Indian Restaurant Amara in Inman Park Next Month

The owner of Amara replaces his Indian restaurant with the Daily Tavern at the end of October

Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

The Daily, a neighborhood tavern from Tabla owner Sandeep Kothary, opens in the current Amara Indian restaurant on Inman Village Parkway, across the street from The Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish. Amara, which Kothary also owns, closes Saturday, October 5, and reopens as the Daily Tavern on Thursday, October 24.

Kothary is working with David Abes and Brett Crowder of Dash Hospitality Group to open the Daily in Inman Park.

Once open, the Daily plans to serve dinner seven days a week as well as lunch and brunch on the weekends. Kothary says in the press release he wants the neighborhood restaurant to be a “place you could eat every day.”

The menu from chef Chris Lantz (Ray’s on the River, Pure Taqueria) includes dishes like a crab pretzel topped with crab dip and cheddar jack cheese, a pressed grilled sandwich consisting of brie, turkey, and apples, a selection of salads and grain bowls, and a meat-and-two section offering options like roasted salmon or a pork chop with sides such as cream corn, sweet potato waffle fries, and broccoli casserole.

A selection of local beers and “unfussy” cocktails are also planned for the menu.

Chef Chris Lantz, Sandeep Kothary, and David Abes

As for the design, the partners want to keep the layout relaxed with couches and games in the bar area, televisions throughout the restaurant, and a bocce ball court near the patio.

“It’s going to be a comfortable place for people to hang out. We have true bartenders who know how to pour a good drink and make you feel at home.” Abes states in the press release.

Kothary opened Amara in 2016 and tells Eater Atlanta he is closing the Inman Park restaurant serving “Indian-inspired American fare” because he feels it’s “time for a concept that’s more casual and approachable.”

870 Inman Village Parkway, Atlanta.


870 Inman Village Pkwy. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307