A Dining Guide to Chastain Park

The pleasures of choosing from among the homes for sale in Chastain Park are many and varied. Mansions peeking through lush landscaping along tree-lined streets remind us of the impulse to experience the countryside that first drew Atlanta’s elite to Buckhead. Yet for generations, this magnetic appeal has continued to enrich and refine the area, so that art and commerce, enterprise and enjoyment are all nearby now, with the jewel of Atlanta’s “emerald necklace,” Chastain Park, offering its 268 acres of bliss close at hand.

Restaurants offer a particularly fine example of the world of perspectives that were drawn to the area of Chastain Park. Such a cosmopolitan selection is usually found in world capitals that are less relaxed and enjoyable than the neighborhood that surrounds the homes for sale in Buckhead.


Tastes from Around the World

Among the most distant influences on cuisine here is the South African kitchen of 10 Degrees South. For 20 years, Justin Anthony has fused family tradition – his parents are in the kitchen – with the particularly eclectic South African outlook, to offer the Dutch-French-German-Portuguese-Malaysian-Indian-Mediterranean approach to food that grew and flourished in their homeland. The décor reflects South Africa’s crisp, modern view in the home-like atmosphere of a patio bounded by a bungalow.

Notable, too, for its family roots, is Mirko Pasta, where Executive Chef Mirko Di Giacomantonio uses what he learned in Tortoreto, Italy, from his grandmother and combines it with a true devotion  to fresh, locally sourced ingredients from here in Georgia.


And Traditions from Right Here

To place fine dining in a warm, rustic atmosphere becomes easier to understand when you learn that the Horseradish Grill, on Powers Ferry Road, is said to be Atlanta’s longest continuously serving restaurant. Started as a country store, the place sold apples, plums, pears and figs grown in the orchard of the 200-acre farm on which it was built. Something about the fertile location nurtured restaurants, too, and through a few subsequent buildings, names and owners, the restaurant carried on. Still hung with coach lamps and copper pots, and embracing a fieldstone fireplace, the Horseradish Grill embodies past and present gracefully.

Farm-to-table ingredients and traditional Southern dishes by Chef Suzanne Vizethann delight the North Buckhead residents who visit Buttermilk Kitchen for breakfast or lunch. Also close to home in feel is the Gallery Café, where the soup-salad-sandwich format might sound routine, until you see that the soups on any day might include lobster bisque, acorn coconut squash, gazpacho, or vichyssoise.

The incomparable vitality of Chastain Park new construction is just one element in the equation of what makes this particular area “Buckhead refined.” We’d be happy to become your guide to discovering the other aspects that might make this a neighborhood for you to consider carefully.