Opening Dispatch

The Atlantic Is Just About Open in the Central District

A much needed-neighborhood restaurant opens this week.

By Rosin Saez June 7, 2016

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Booze zone is ready for your wining and beering needs. 

Folks who live nearby, or those who imbibe at Standard Brewing across the street, have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of The Atlantic, which opens its doors at 2519 South Jackson Street this week.

Lex Petras, owner of Altstadt in Pioneer Square, has entirely rebuilt the space himself since February and is ready to be the new neighborhood go-to. He's partnered with chef Richard Cano (formerly of Serafina) to captain the kitchen with menu offerings like tinned sardines, housemade kimchi, Spanish anchovies, and local cheese by the ounce, all served with bread. For something heartier, look for sandwiches or burgers such as a ginger molasses tofu bahn mi, a beef tongue French dip, or a “new school” burger with Beecher's cheese, pickled onion, and a special (read: secret) green sauce. Herbivores will appreciate the nice lineup of hearty salads as well.

Across the salvaged wood bar top, you'll see taps for a saison from Holy Mountain Brewing, the ubiquitous Rainier, and fellow neighbor Communitea Kombucha. And two taps will be rotating locally brewed beers, naturally. There will also be French wines aplenty, plus a rosé, a red blend, a sémillon all from Madrona's Locus Wines. These wines, plus other canned and bottled beers and meads are housed in a two-ton retro milk refrigerator that Petras also restored (when can we expect the HGTV episode?).

And hey, you can also add the Atlantic's patio to your alfresco bucket list; it comfortably seats 20.

The Atlantic will be dinner only for now beginning at 4:30, but there are plans to launch brunch in the coming months too. Stay tuned to the Atlantic's Facebook page on official opening details in the next few days.

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