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Buckhead Institution Horseradish Grill Closes Saturday to Become a New Neighborhood Gathering Spot

Horseradish Grill closes February 15 to become the Chastain, owned by former Atlas chef Christopher Grossman

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

Longtime Southern restaurant Horseradish Grill closes Saturday, February 15, after 26 years in Chastain Park. Steve Alterman sold the Buckhead institution last year to former Atlas chef Christopher Grossman and general manager Geno Dew. The duo open their all-day neighborhood establishment the Chastain in the renovated space later this summer.

Grossman, whose previous work includes the French Laundry and Gerry Klaskala’s Aria in Buckhead, serves as the executive chef. He plans to incorporate ingredients sourced from the restaurant’s garden into the dishes for the menu, which is described as “new American” in the press release.

The menu could include sautéed Georgia white shrimp with crispy Carolina Gold coconut rice or a braised chicken and gravy buttermilk biscuit at lunch and brunch and lobster thermidor served at dinner.

In addition to dinner, the Chastain will also offer a daily “casual counter-service breakfast” with breakfast sandwiches and coffee, weekday lunch, and weekend brunch. Dew, who plans to oversee a wine list and serves as general manager, calls the Chastain a “restaurant for the neighborhood.”

Prices during breakfast should be in the $3 to $12 range, while dinner varies between $8 and $40 for appetizers and entrees. Some larger dinner items will also be meant for sharing.

The Chastain’s Chef Christopher Grossman and Geno Dew in Atlanta
Chef Christopher Grossman and Geno Dew
The Chastain

Located on the edge of Chastain Park in Buckhead, the restaurant resides inside a former country store on Powers Ferry Road. Grossman and Dew enlisted Siegel Construction and Design to open up the dining room in order to add more natural light and provide access to the patios and gardens beyond.

Once renovations are complete, which involve removing an interior wall, the Chastain will feature a U-shaped bar and cafe tables and space for wine dinners and private events on the lower level.

Eater Atlanta reached out for more details on the food and wine menus. Check back for updates.

Rendering of the Chastain restaurant opening in the former Horseradish Grill space in Chastain Park Atlanta The Chastain

Alterman opened Horseradish Grill in 1994 with renowned Southern chef Scott Peacock. Peacock went on to open the critically-acclaimed Watershed in Decatur and left before the restaurant moved to Peachtree Road in the Brookwood Hills neighborhood in Buckhead. Watershed closed after 21 years in December.

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