FOOD IS EXCELLENT, SERVICE GOOD ENOUGH, NOISE LEVEL IS TOO HIGH
Watered down Sichuan food.
Excellent cooking -- fresh and varied, not overly spiced, very sophisticated. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. The room is very attractive with striking art. A level of sophisticated ambience unusual in Chinese restaurants in NYC. A bit noisy when full. No liquor license yet.
It is a great place for good decoration, good service and good environment. I like the new concepts in the trational Chinese food.
Definitely a breath of fresh air to the growing offering of Chinese in the neighborhood! The menu is very authentic and interesting but yet Atlas also offers an American Chinese menu listing. The restaurant interior and decor a definite plus - very tasteful and love the artistic work on the walls. The service is very enthusiastic but I think restaurant management will need to work on more professional training. Also, the prices are somewhat on the pricer side. Overall, a good experience. The restaurant was packed on an early Sunday evening at 6pm. Atlas is the "It" Chinese restaurant in the Columbia University UWS neighborhood!
Well worth the trip!
The Food was excellent and the service was excellent!
By far one of the best Chinese places in the neighborhood. Food tasted fantastic. Aside from that, I’ll note a few things that were odd:
- Service brought our entrees out first and then apps a few minutes after that. Everything came out VERY quickly, which was great because we were hungry, but it felt a bit rushed and we didn’t understand why we didn’t get our apps first.
- Midway through our meal, we got lemon flavored water in refill instead of the regular tap water. Had to ask to switch back.
- When we asked for the check, no one cleared the table. Not a single plate. The table was still completely full when we left. Quite odd.
Again, these were just small things worth noting - atmosphere and food both fantastic.