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The Chastain, a planned New American neighborhood restaurant in Buckhead, is slated to open in October, at 4320 Powers Ferry Road NW, according to a press release Tuesday. The exact first day is TBD. The restaurant will open in the location that formerly housed Horseradish Grill, and Christopher Grossman of Atlas at The St. Regis will serve as executive chef and operating partner.
“As Executive Chef and Operating Partner, [Grossman] will draw inspiration from the best local ingredients and seasonal harvest to create dishes ranging from classic favorites to inventive new takes,” according to the release. 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. Everything at The Chastain will be made from scratch and prepared to “showcase Grossman’s decades of experience in some of the nation’s top kitchens.”
Justin Craft will serve as the restaurant’s general manager. The native Atlantan and a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America has worked with Fifth Group Restaurants, Isakson Living, and Bones.
Set inside a former roadside country store, The Chastain will “honor and maintain the soul of the historic building” while opening up the 2500-square-foot main floor space. Local firm Siegel Construction & Design is leading the project, which will feature large iron-rimmed windows and doors that connect the inside with multiple patios and the restaurant’s garden. Grossman plans to source some ingredients from the on-site garden for The Chastain’s menu.
The restaurant is set on the edge of Atlanta’s Chastain Park, steps away from the park’s horse park and amphitheater. “In an effort to maintain the safety of guests and staff, indoor seating will be limited upon opening,” according to the release. Online ordering and curbside pick-up will also be available. A casual morning counter-service will be offered daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner service will run nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.