Politan Row at Ashford Lane Unveils Final Restaurant Vendors  to Complete Lineup at New Food Hall 

Newly Added Vendors Include Bucatini Ristorante, Delilah’s Everyday Soul, Mamacita Cuban Cantina and Chef Viet
10 Total Food Vendors to be Featured, Plus Bar Politan and a Cocktail Lounge


ATLANTA (Oct. 18, 2023) — Politan Row at Ashford Lane, the epicenter of food hall excellence in northern Metro Atlanta, is proud to unveil its highly-anticipated full vendor lineup, offering an array of dining experiences for the Dunwoody community and area visitors. With a blend of renowned names and exciting newcomers, Politan Row at Ashford Lane promises to be the ultimate destination for food enthusiasts seeking diverse and delicious offerings. The 17,000 square foot food hall – set to open in December – will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with weekly activations and events. 

Seven of the eateries are women-owned, and 100% of the food businesses are owned by women, people of color, or both. With just over 220 seats, Politan Row at Ashford Lane will be the second-largest food hall in Metro Atlanta, second only to Politan Rolitan Row at Colony Square – it will also be the only Atlanta food hall with free, unlimited parking. In addition, an estimated 100 jobs will be created between the food vendors, bars and food hall operations.

Guests can prepare their taste buds for a journey around the world. The carefully curated selection of food vendors will offer an eclectic mix of cuisines — from classic comfort food, to innovative, fusion creations. Each vendor has been handpicked for their passion, dedication and commitment to delivering exceptional food experiences.

Just Added:

  • Luis and Maria Mendez | Bucatini Ristorante — hand pulled pasta dishes and Italian staples made fresh daily at Politan Row. The couple previously owned traditional Italian restaurants in Miami, and relocated permanently to Atlanta in 2021. Classically trained, Luis has worked in kitchens across Italy. 
  • Delana Reeves | Delilah’s Everyday Soul — from mouthwatering fried chicken and fish, to creamy macaroni and cheese and chicken & waffles, each bite at Deliah’s is a taste of Southern tradition. Delana and family have run the popular fried chicken outpost at Chattahoochee Food Works since it opened.  
  • Giby and Hoby Abreu | Mamacita’s Cuban Cantina — Mamacita’s Cuban Cantina offers an authentic taste of Cuba with a diverse menu, including its signature Cuban sandwich. Mamacita’s will operate as a full service restaurant in the back of the food hall with its own beverage program. 
  • Thao Le | Chef Viet — Offering classic Vietnamese pho, bahn mi, and grilled entrees from the original operator behind the beloved metro Atlanta favorites, I luv pho and I luv hotpot.
Previously Announced:
  • Chef Michaela Merrick | Pretty Little Tacos — a Creole-Mexican Street food option which was an early pillar of Birria hotspots in Atlanta.
  • Jack Bai | Gekko — a hibachi and ramen experience with high-quality ingredients at an everyday price point. 
  • Chef Archna Becker | Tandoori Pizza & Wings Co. — an Indian twist on popular comfort staples which has grown in popularity at Colony Square.
  • Niki Pattharakositkul | 26 Thai — fresh, delicious, and authentic Thai food made from scratch, and utilizing only the finest, locally-sourced ingredients. 
  • Gregory Vivier | Smokehouse Q — a mouth-watering BBQ with a focus on the natural flavors of the meat accompanied by traditional and savory side items.
  • Chefs Charlie Sunyapong and Paul Thai | Sheesh — from the team behind Stäge Kitchen & Bar comes a new Mediterranean concept focused on the fresh and eclectic.
Politan Row at Ashford Lane will feature a second cocktail bar, inspired by the success of Jojo’s Beloved Cocktail Lounge in Midtown’s Colony Square outpost. Benton Bourgeois, one of the original creators of Jojo’s, is planning a sequel for Dunwoody, advancing the concept to the late 80s and early 90s with a unique design, curated soundtrack and era-appropriate cocktails. More details will be announced soon.

Two of the strongest, differentiating elements of Politan Row’s food halls are its commitment to interior aesthetics and its renowned bar programs. Long-time design partner, Bell + Butler, has created an interiors program which incorporates the brand’s signature design elements of romantic lighting and cozy millwork build-ins. 

Politan Row at Ashford Lane will offer guests private event spaces accommodating 25 to 500 guests, with catering options from its multitude of vendors and bars, similar to Politan Row at Colony Square Blue Room.

Politan Row previously announced its upcoming Peachtree Corners food hall, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in Summer 2024.

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Politan Group has designed and consulted on food halls all over the globe. They are most proud of their role as hospitality operators. The group consistently partners with great real estate developers to both design and operate great spaces in core markets. Politan Group concepts vary from location to location — reflecting the unique culinary landscape of each environment. The final experience is re-envisioned and elevated while celebrating the individuality of each project and its own diverse culture.

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