Marlow's Tavern owner opening The Woodall in Westside early next year


NOVEMBER 19, 2020

The owner of Marlow's Tavern is cooking up something new in Westside.

Atlanta-based hospitality company Sterling Culinary Management will open The Woodall in January 2021, according to a news release. The restaurant is destined for the Westside Village at Moore's Mill mixed-use development that sits at the intersection of Marietta Boulevard and Moore's Mill Road. The restaurant takes its name from Woodall Creek, which runs alongside the development.

Chef John C. Metz, the co-founder and CEO of Sterling Culinary Management, is still in menu development for The Woodall. Diners can expect steaks and seafood complemented by wine and cocktails at the bar. Metz describes his planned menu as "very local but inspired by cuisines around the world with local ingredients and seasonally influenced."

The Woodall takes residence in a converted brick warehouse. Design includes whitewashed brick, "unique lighting elements," and a "brassy-looking back bar." A patio will offer al fresco dining with banquettes, community tables and an open-air fire pit.

The Woodall can accommodate a total of 200 guests inside its dining room and on its patio. Upon opening, the restaurant will limit capacity with the novel coronavirus pandemic in mind. The restaurant will have an air filtration system and will abide by all safety guidelines put in place by government health officials.

Chef de cuisine Scott Weaver is on board as The Woodall's chef de cuisine. Rick Blumberg will serve as general manager.

In addition to The Woodall, Sterling Culinary Management operates locally based chain Marlow's Tavern, Buckhead's Market Street Cafe and The Spinning Room in Dalton. Metz founded Marlow's Tavern in 2004.


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