The Chastain now open for ‘refined comfort food’ in former Horseradish Grill space

Dishes from the menu of The Chastain. / Photo by Heidi Harris

Dishes from the menu of The Chastain. / Photo by Heidi Harris

The Chastain opened today in the space that was previously home to longtime Atlanta restaurant Horseradish Grill.

Christopher Grossman, formerly of Atlas at The St. Regis, serves as executive chef and operating partner of the restaurant, which offers a menu of new American dishes at 4320 Powers Ferry Road NW. The restaurant was acquired in late 2019 in partnership with local investment firm ASH Ventures. The Chastain opens with dinner service and morning counter service, including coffee and light bites like pastries, with lunch, brunch and online ordering to come in the following weeks.

Executive Chef and Operating Partner Christopher Grossman (from left), Pastry Chef Christian Castillo and Executive Sous Chef Jessica Mullice. / Courtesy of The Chastain

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Grossman, who also previously worked at famed Napa Valley eatery the French Laundry, “draws inspiration from the best local ingredients and seasonal harvest to create dishes ranging from classic favorites to inventive new takes,” according to a press release. The menu offers a “variety of craveable dishes as a “choose-your-own-adventure” to be enjoyed in a comfortable setting."

A rotating selection of approximately 20 dishes, the menu is arranged from small to large plates and includes pastas and risottos, salads, soups and vegetables. Some ingredients will be sourced from the restaurant’s on-site garden.

Cinnamon rolls from The Chastain. / Courtesy of The Chastain

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Also on the Chastain team is general manager Justin Craft, an Atlanta native and graduate of The Culinary Institute of America who previously worked for Fifth Group Restaurants, Isakson Living and Bones. Before moving into the hospitality industry, Craft was a research and development chef in the “Southern Living” test kitchen.

Juan Cortes will serve as the restaurant’s beverage manager, offering a selection of craft cocktails, beer and wine.

Local firm Siegel Construction & Design is overseeing the design of the restaurant, which is located inside a former roadside country store. The 2500 square-foot main floor space will “bring the outdoors in,” according to the press release, with “large iron-rimmed windows and doors that connect the inside with multiple patios and spotlight the restaurant’s lush garden" and “a neutral color palette and wood, iron and leather details throughout.” The space will also feature a stone patio surrounded by foliage and a garden from which Grossman plans to source some of his ingredients.

Due to COVID-19 guidelines, indoor seating will be limited upon opening. Online ordering and curbside pick-up will also be available.

Morning counter-service including coffee and pastries will be offered from 7 a.m.-2 p.m daily, with dinner service nightly from 5-10 p.m.

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