Central District denizens will soon have two new restaurants to patronize, with the first opening today.
The Atlantic (2519 S Jackson Street) held a soft opening last Friday in preparation for today's real deal. The venture comes from Lex Petras, who also owns Altstadt in Pioneer Square. "The name derives from the Atlantic neighborhood, where it is located, and where I've called home for 12 years," Petras told Eater last July.
The kitchen is overseen by chef Richard Cano, who most recently worked at Serafina. Cano has created a menu that includes a beef tongue French dip, housemade kimchi, a ginger molasses tofu bahn mi, and more.
Here's a look at the menu:
The Atlantic will be open daily from 4:30 p.m. to midnight; Petras says he'll stay open longer if the demand is there.
Also in the works is a fancy-sounding French restaurant called L’Oursin, according to Seattle Met. The restaurant will open near 14th and Jefferson, next to Seven Beef, in early fall.
L'Oursin is a project of JJ Proville (Il Corvo, Art of the Table) and Zac Overman (Sitka and Spruce, Rob Roy). It's early yet, but diners should expect terrines, poached fish, salads, and cold-poached mussels — a blend of Northwest seafood and produce with French influences.