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New American neighborhood cafe and restaurant The Chastain opens for service on Monday, November 9, in the space that formerly housed Horseradish Grill, at 4320 Powers Ferry Road Northwest, according to a press release. Acquired late 2019 in partnership with local investment firm ASH Ventures, the property has been “reimagined” to include an on-site garden, multiple patios, a to-go counter, cafe seating, and more.
Helmed by Executive Chef and Operating Partner Christopher Grossman, the restaurant’s menu features a seasonal selection of “refined comfort food.” The Chastain opens with dinner service and morning counter service, including coffee and light bites like pastries — lunch, brunch, and online ordering to come in the following weeks.
“In developing the menu, Chef Grossman draws inspiration from the best local ingredients and seasonal harvest to weave together spins on classic favorites and inventive new dishes,” according to the release. There is a rotating selection of approximately 20 dishes, arranged from small to large plates and includes everything from pasta and risottos to salads, soups, and vegetables. Prior to his most recent chef position at Atlas, Grossman worked under Thomas Keller at Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry and served as Chef de Cuisine under Gerry Klaskala at Aria in Atlanta.
Set inside a former roadside country store, The Chastain “honors and maintains the soul of the historic building” while opening up the 2,500-square-foot main floor space for a “lighter and brighter atmosphere that brings the outdoors in.” Features include iron-rimmed windows and doors that connect the inside with multiple patios, a neutral color palette, and wood, iron, and leather details throughout. Chef Grossman plans to source some ingredients from the on-site garden to use in the restaurant’s dishes. There is also the Old Oak Terrace, a reservation-only dining spot beneath the historic oak tree with bistro lighting. Serving as an extension of the dining room, the terrace is also open for seating in the morning during coffee and pastry hours.
The restaurant rests on the edge of Atlanta’s historic Chastain Park, steps away from the horse park and amphitheater. A casual morning counter-service is offered Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner service runs Monday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.