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Dunwoody’s First Food Hall Opens May 26 at Ashford Lane

The Hall at Ashford Lane features nine restaurant stalls serving everything from Japanese street food to Caribbean fare

The Hall at Ashford Lane
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 latest metro Atlanta food hall opens in Dunwoody Friday, May 26, featuring nine restaurant stalls serving everything from Japanese street food to Caribbean fare.

Located inside the former Henredon Furniture store building, the Hall at Ashford Lane also includes a large bar serving cocktails, beer, and wine, a TopGolf simulator, and offers full table service and multiple seating areas and arrangements. In addition to lunch and dinner, most of the restaurant stalls serve weekend brunch, offer a happy hour, and are open for late-night food. Look for live music throughout the week, along with other community events.

Here’s the lineup for the Hall at Ashford Lane:

  • Jai-nai: Japanese street food
  • Amato Italia: Italian cuisine
  • Madrid: Tapas
  • True Island Kitchen: Caribbean fare
  • American Culture: American food
  • El Greco: Mediterranean dishes
  • Send Noodz: Asian noodle house
  • Itzayana: Mexican food
  • South and Common: Southern dishes

Owner Jamal Wilson, a professional athlete-turned-entrepreneur, considers each stall at the Hall at Ashford Lane a standalone, full-service restaurant. Wilson open his first food hall, the Hall on Franklin, six years ago in Tampa. It was meant to “revolutionize” the food hall concept by offering people seven full-service restaurants and a cocktail bar all under one roof. Diners have the option to order from the restaurants themselves or opt for a more full-service dining experience, where people are seated, served, and guided through the menus by “Taste Architects.”

The Hall on Franklin closed in 2020. Wilson went on to open the Hall on the Yard in Orlando a year later, which also includes nine restaurant stalls, and plans to open the Hall at the Grove in Snellville this fall.

The Dunwoody food hall joins Hawkers Asian Street Food, Paris Baguette, Hobnob, Sweetgreen, Brown Bag Seafood, Superica, Nawabi Hyderabad House, and Jeni’s Ice Creams already open at Ashford Lane. Omakase by Yun, Culinary Dropout, and a second location of chef Pat Pascarella’s Neapolitan pizzeria and Italian restaurant Grana all open in the coming months.

In other food hall news, a new 13-stall food hall is opening in the former Sears building at the Stonecrest Mall complex in 2024 with stalls from the Atlanta Breakfast Club, the Original Hot Dog Factory, and Black-owned roastery Dope Coffee. Dope Coffee roastery and coffee shop, owned by Michael and Michelle Loyd, opened earlier this year on Snapfinger Woods Drive in Stonecrest.

The Hall at Ashford Lane
The Hall at Ashford Lane
The Hall at Ashford Lane

Open Tuesday - Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

4550 Olde Perimeter Way. Atlanta. explorethehall.com.

Grana

1835 Piedmont Avenue Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 231-9000 Visit Website

Superica

605 Overton Street, , TN 37203 (615) 709-3148 Visit Website

Atlanta Breakfast Club

249 Ivan Allen Junior Boulevard Northwest, , GA 30313 (470) 428-3825 Visit Website

The Original Hot Dog Factory

1529 Spring Road Southeast, , GA 30080 (678) 293-6099 Visit Website