“Atlas” which translates to mountains and seas in Chinese is fully reflected by the restaurant’s interior. Layered in calming shades of blue, green, grey and brown that makes U feel like U're in a Chinese landscape painting. There's also artist Qiu Anxiong’s mural depicting imaginary creatures and futuristic elements.
The kitchen is headed up by China’s celebrated chef Kaiyuan Li, who has a creative menu of innovative and inventive dishes. Try the sautéed luffa with short-neck clams (a twist on the traditional luffa dish), beef flank in drywok (a hearty dish incorporating a thorough German stewing technique) and braised fish with perilla (marinated in a “secret sauce” for two hours, which is then lightly fried).
Atlas Kitchen is a quaint spot for art enthusiasts and Chinese food lovers alike that is a welcome addition to the Upper West Side's dining scene.
Dining in the UWS
Spicy duck tongue, chicken feet with two choices of spices, minced beef with cliantro, egg white soup, spicy chicken wings with sea snails with drywok, sauteed crab with egg yolk.