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All-Day Bistro the Chastain Takes Over a Beloved Buckhead Restaurant Space Next Month

Former Atlas chef Christopher Grossman hopes to breathe new life into the former Horseradish Grill space, offering a casual daily breakfast and dinner nightly

Left to right: Operating partner, executive chef Christopher Grossman, pastry chef Christian Castillo, and executive sous chef Jessica Mullice
Left to right: Operating partner, executive chef Christopher Grossman, pastry chef Christian Castillo, and executive sous chef Jessica Mullice
The Chastain

Former Atlas chef Christopher Grossman opens his all-day neighborhood restaurant the Chastain in the former Horseradish Grill space next month. The longtime Southern restaurant closed this past February in Chastain Park after 26 years there. Steve Alterman sold the Buckhead restaurant institution last year to Grossman.

Once home to a roadside country store, an interior wall has been removed to allow more natural light to flow through the dining room and provide better access to the patios and garden beyond. The Chastain features a U-shaped bar with cafe tables throughout the space and several patios centered around the garden. Ingredients sourced from the restaurant’s garden will be incorporated into the dishes on the menu for the Chastain, which is described as a “New American bistro.”

The Chastain will offer counter-service coffee, breakfast, and a light lunch daily, starting at 7 a.m. Dinner begins at 5 p.m. nightly. During the health crisis, seating capacity will be limited. Takeout and curbside pick-up with the ability to order online will also be available.

Grossman, whose previous work includes the French Laundry and Gerry Klaskala’s Aria in Buckhead, serves as both the restaurant’s executive chef and operating partner. He’s joined in the kitchen by former Atlas pastry chef Christian Castillo and executive sous chef Jessica Mullice (Empire State South.)

Eater previously reported that Geno Dew would serve as general manager of the Chastain. It appears he is no longer involved in the restaurant. Justin Craft, formerly of Fifth Group Restaurants and Bones, now serves as the restaurant’s general manager.

Eater reached out for more details on Dew’s departure and the menu for the Chastain.

Open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

4320 Powers Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. thechastainatl.com.

Horseradish Grill

4320 Powers Ferry Road Northwest, , GA 30342 (404) 255-7277 Visit Website

Atlas

88 West Paces Ferry Road Northwest, , GA 30305 (404) 600-6471 Visit Website

Aria

490 East Paces Ferry Road Northeast, , GA 30305 (404) 233-7673 Visit Website

Empire State South

999 Peachtree Street Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 541-1105 Visit Website

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