A rendering of the Chastain, which will replace Horseradish Grill. Courtesy of the Chastain.

Under new ownership, Horseradish Grill will close, reopen as the Chastain

A Buckhead institution is set to be reinvented under new ownership. Horseradish Grill, which was purchased by Atlanta-based investment group Ash Ventures last summer, will close on Feb. 15 for renovations. It will reopen as the Chastain, a New American restaurant under the direction of executive chef Christopher Grossman in partnership with Geno Dew, both of whom have ownership stakes. 

The closing is no surprise after the restaurant changed hands in mid-2019 and the new ownership team filed for a building permit later in the fall, as reported by the Atlanta Business Chronicle

The Chastain will serve upscale American fare in its updated space, informed by chef Grossman’s experience at fine dining establishments Atlas, the French Laundry in Napa, California and as chef de cuisine at Aria. Dew, his business partner, will serve as general manager and direct the new restaurant’s wine program. The design of the restaurant will nod toward the building’s history as a general store and its location near Chastain Park. Local firm Siegel Construction & Design will lead the renovations, removing an interior wall and adding a U-shaped bar, among other changes. 

Executive chef Christopher Grossman and Geno Dew of the Chastain. COURTESY OF MEGAN & AUSTIN PHOTOGRAPHY

“We’re honored to be stewards of the next chapter of such an iconic Atlanta restaurant location,” Dew said in a prepared statement. 

“Our team is building this restaurant for the neighborhood, and we look forward to preserving its warmth and character while offering an exceptional new culinary experience.”

Though there is no official date yet, the new owners expect the Chastain to open this summer. When the restaurant unlocks doors it will offer full-service dinner as well as casual counter-service breakfast at the bar, with weekday lunch and weekend brunch to be added later.

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