Atlas Kitchen - Sautéed Duckor Chicken
The Facts
NAME: Atlas Kitchen
IT'S: A contemporary Chinese restaurant on the Upper West Side

15-12-2018

OPENED: December 15th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Haocheng Sun, Dong Chen and Qiu Anxiong
DID YOU KNOW: Artist Qiu Anxiong, whose work has been collected by the Met and MoMA, is collaborating with Atlas Kitchen to create two paintings a year, which will depict the year’s culinary themes.
LOCATION: Upper West Side
ADDRESS: 258 West 109th Street, NY 10025
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 110th Street
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-10:00pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 646-928-0522
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

Atlas Kitchen

OPENED213 DAYS AGO

Atlas Kitchen is a new contemporary Chinese restaurant on the Upper West Side.

There are plenty of great Chinese restaurants in New York, but few that pair inventive dishes with contemporary artwork – Upper West Side newcomer Atlas Kitchen is here to change the game.

Atlas Kitchen - interior

The Spot:

If you have a thing for design, you should start making your way uptown to Atlas Kitchen. “Atlas” means mountains and seas in Chinese translation, a phrase wholly reflected by the restaurant’s interior. The interior is layered in calming shades of blue, green, grey and brown that extend from the cozy booths to the curtains, to the textured dining tables, while the spacious environment channels a calm ambiance (reminiscent of nature). After gazing at the geometric tiles on the floor and gold, orbital hanging light fixtures, admire artist Qiu Anxiong’s mural. The artwork, created using traditional Chinese water color, depicts imaginary creatures and futuristic elements — making it the star of the show (besides the food, of course).

Atlas Kitchen - Okra with Garlic Sauce

The Food:

Helmed by China’s celebrated chef Kaiyuan Li, Atlas Kitchen swaps the classics for something a little more inventive. Take the pan-fried shrimps for example, cooked tableside and eaten straight out of the pan for optimal flavor. Besides this menu staple, chef Li combines unexpected ingredients to come up with an array of other spicy, creative dishes like savory 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 - Pan Fried Shrimp with Garlic Sauce

The Drinks:

Food is the main event at Atlas Kitchen, but you can choose from a variety of non-alcoholic beverages like Wu Yi Cliff Big Red Robe Tea (an exclusive black tea with a sweet aroma), Wang Wang Milk (a sweet milk drink loved by both children and adults) and Three Flowers Tea (tea that goes through a process to absorb a floral aroma). Wine and beer is coming soon for those who are looking to imbibe.

Atlas Kitchen - Lightly Sautéed Chinese Yam

The Damage:

Dishes vary between $5.95 and $32.95; non-alcoholic drinks cost anything between $2 and $11.95

In a Nutshell:

Atlas Kitchen is a quaint spot for art enthusiasts and Chinese food lovers alike. Come as a family, with a group of friends or reserve the private dining area for a special (or should we say, spicy?) date night.

If you’re looking for other new places to eat in the area, check out our interactive map with New York’s best new restaurants. 

Featured image: Atlas Kitchen

The Facts
NAME: Atlas Kitchen
IT'S: A contemporary Chinese restaurant on the Upper West Side

15-12-2018

OPENED: December 15th, 2018
WHO'S BEHIND IT: Haocheng Sun, Dong Chen and Qiu Anxiong
DID YOU KNOW: Artist Qiu Anxiong, whose work has been collected by the Met and MoMA, is collaborating with Atlas Kitchen to create two paintings a year, which will depict the year’s culinary themes.
LOCATION: Upper West Side
ADDRESS: 258 West 109th Street, NY 10025
CLOSEST SUBWAY: 110th Street
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Sunday: 10:30am-10:00pm
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Phone: 646-928-0522
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram
RESERVATIONS: Yes

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