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Atlas Foods - 31 Reviews - 2820 NE University Vlg, Seattle, WA - Family Restaurants Reviews - Phone (206) 522-6025

Atlas Foods

2820 NE University Vlg
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 522-6025
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Atlas Foods - Seattle, WA


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I am surprised by the previous reviews. I go to Atlas every Saturday for brunch and have done so for the last 3 years. It's loud, it's busy, there are kids everywhere, but it's ...


I felt like this was an overated diner. The prices seemed high and it was drafty and smokey as well as noisy. The service was nice enough, although we waited for our espresso a lo...

Not good. 12/12/2009

When I looked at the menu I thought it was basic food with generic descriptions. The atmosphere was good and the staff was accommodating. Where the night went wrong was the food. I had lowered my expectations already because of the menu. From the signage, staff and specials it was leaning towards New Orleans style. The recommended appetizers lacked flavor and was mushy. We ordered the Clam Chowder and Andouille pasta. The Chowder tasted like it came out of a can with little seasoning. The pasta had plenty of garlic but the sausage and shrimp had no texture or flavor. We will never eat there again. Pros: Staff Cons: Food more

Take your chances 7/2/2008

This is my first written review for a restaurant. I am writing this review because the luncheon meal we had at the Atlas last week was possibly one of the worst meals we have ever had. Both the presentation of the food and the taste were completely unappealing and unappetizing. When our plates arrived at our table, the french fries were mostly black in color. We thought they were burned. These fries were not burned, they were limp, oily and tasteless. We could not figure out why the french fries were so black in color -- it wasn't from the addition of cajun spices because the fries had no flavor. If these fries were some kind of new, designer potato, it didn't work for us. I got a pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw. The pork was tough, stringy and dried out. The barbeque sauce was much too spicy. I could only eat half of this sandwich because the sauce was fiery hot in an unpleasant way. The cabbage in the coleslaw was chopped in huge chunks. What little dressing there was on the cabbage was thin, watery and tasteless. My husband got fish and chips -- the fish was cold in the middle. We will never eat there again. Pros: The waitress was very nice and friendly. Cons: None of our food was appetizing. more

Worst Breakfast in Seattle! 6/16/2008

My husband I love going out to breakfast and have tried most of the good restaurants in Seattle. When we go out to breakfast we are looking for good service and good portion sizes. I ordered the Monte Cristo breakfast sandwich. I have never had a Monte Cristo before so being that my husband use to be in the restaurant industry he explained to me what it was. When the sandwich arrived he thought they gave me the wrong thing. It was a tiny open face sandwich with a piece of ham and cheese on it. The tiny sandwich came with a piece of pineapple and potatoes, hashbrowns, nothing! My husband got the Cornbeef Hash that took up 1/4 of his plate and 1/4 to fruit and that was it. Do not have breakfast at the Atlas- it's a joke! It is pretty hard to screw up breakfast, but they manage to do so. If you want good breakfast in the University area go to Portage Bay. Our favorite place is in Queen Anne- Queen Anne Cafe. more

Wonderful pulled pork sandwich! 3/13/2008

My boyfriend and I have been to Atlas several times, and we enjoy it. Our mutual favorite is Reverend Livingston's Barbeque Pork Sandwich. The service can be a bit slow at times, and the restaurant is a bit loud, but overall we like the ambiance. We had lunch there today for $35 dollars (a mocha, a beer, and 2 entrees), which is a bit spendy...but it's fun to go occasionally. I like their attempts to get sustainable food. I'm not a big fish-eater, but I am always impressed by their seasonal fish menu items. Pros: Awesome pulled pork sandwich Cons: A bit loud more

Worst fries in Seattle 3/6/2008

I agree with the reviewer from 2/28/08. I ordered a po' boy and it was terrible. The bread on mine, as well as my friends' dinners, were dried out. They had the burger and thought it was pretty bland. The topper was that the fries were sloppy (lack of a better description). It seems as though the oil was not hot enough and so the fries soaked up all the oil, making it a pretty nasty lunch. Anyway, won't go there again. more

Worst burger I've had in a long time 2/25/2008

We had a couple of hours at UVillage, so we decided on Atlas because of its varied menu and no line at the time (5:30 pm on a Saturday - we should have known). We were seated in the bar - our table turned out to be in line with the cold draft coming from the front door. I was craving a burger - it arrived considerably smaller than the bun it was on, crusty on the outside, and not juicy at all. I had to ask for mayo (although ketchup and mustard were delivered to the table). The fries that came with it were cold. All in all, a disappointing meal. Service was very slow. The waitress was pleasant but overworked and only filled our water glasses once toward the end of our meal. The restaurant is filled with young families - I have two kids of my own but if I was looking for a quiet place with my husband I wouldn't try this place again. Burgermaster nearby would have been a better bet for the money! Pros: Family friendly (they have STROLLER parking) Cons: Mediocre food more

Forgettable 1/11/2007

I went to this place last summer, but I just remember the food (salmon and calamari) to be lukewarm and overpriced; not that the food was bad, nothing exceptional. I also got a poorly concocted strawberry lemonade that tasted of water and syrup. The waiter rarely came around, and also had difficulty in divided the bill in two. So So for this Chow Foods' Chain restaurant. more

Generally good 10/28/2006

We've eaten here regularly for the last few years. We do have kids, and they love it here. The staff has been thoughful and helpful, especially when I've come with two kids by myself. They also do an ala carte veggie for my kids that's not on the menu. Everytime. I find the food so-so myself and at busy times it's too loud and crowded, but overall it's a good experience. Pros: Kid friendly, healthier than fast-food Cons: Loud, so-so food for adults more

Our Saturday Staple! 3/13/2006

I am surprised by the previous reviews. I go to Atlas every Saturday for brunch and have done so for the last 3 years. It's loud, it's busy, there are kids everywhere, but it's always fun and delicious. As a single Mom, I appreciate how accomodating they are to children and adults alike. The servers and hosts always respectfully address my children and never make us feel unwelcome. I love their Challah french toast. The service is always upbeat and open to special requests. There is always a wait for a seat, but hey- it's Saturday brunch everywhere is busy. My girlfriends and I will occasionally go for their excellent weekday happy hour and are convinced is one of the best in town. They never give us the attitude that many other places do when I order just happy hour items. I eat out often and I really like Atlas. Pros: service, food, parking Cons: many unruly children, quite loud, very busy more

Wasn't worth what we paid, and we paid nothing! 3/6/2006

A friend and I were given a $50 dollar gift card to chow foods. Living closest to Atlas foods we went there. I was hoping for a salmon and my friend was looking for pasta; both items were readily available on the online sample menus. Well, neither existed (except that they had salmon fettucini), and it was just not good. Milk is thicker than their clam chowder. Pros: French Fries Cons: Everything!!! more

I will never eat here again 2/10/2006

The service was slow and they forgot about our dessert, which we had to order at the time we ordered dinner. The food was VERY overpriced. I ordered a cobb salad with chicken in it. The bacon was burned and hard as rocks; the salad included grass, only about 6 small chunks of chicken, and the hard boiled egg was undercooked. Another in our group ordered the tomato soup with the fish in it. It came with very little fish in it. Another in our group ordered clam chowder. The bowl was only 1/2 full and the soup was lukewarm. If you like the sound of camels mating, you'd probably like the music they played- Very LOUD. I guess to drown out the sounds of children SCREAMING through the restaurant. If you MUST go here, the kid's burger was good. Cons: music, service, food, noise more

Creative, but wasnt all I hoped for 12/14/2005

It seemed very busy for a weekday with several items in the kitchen 86'd by 8 pm, with the service friendly but pretty slow, both to get our drinks and for our food orders. I tried the pork chops, one of them wasnt cooked all the way, but it was well flavored nevertheless, the chard it came with was unevenly seasoned but had lots of tasty garlic in it, and the mashed potatoes were on the dry side. I also tried some of the fried chicken which was a bit bland, although moist & cooked just right. I liked the variety of the menu, as I always do for the Chow restaurants, and will likely go back even though I didnt think the food was stellar this time. Pros: fun atmosphere, not too noisy, great menu Cons: semi slow service more

Impressed 4/2/2004

I don't know if this place is under new management or what, but I'm very impressed by the experience I had last night. My dinner was marvelous! A crispy browned DUNGENESS crabcake for $8? What a deal! I had a delicious tuna caprese salad. My friend had the largest plate of fried chicken I've ever seen. Our service was fast & friendly. The hostess was funny and hot! Everything was great, unlike an experience I had there 2 years ago. Way to go Atlas. I can't wait to come back and try their happy hour. Pros: great prices, great server, great menu Cons: , LOUD! more

WOW 9/1/2003

So I've been to Atlas several times before and have had no complaints. However, I'm not sure it they've gotten a new chef or what because the food has gotten way better in the past few months. Now, mind you, I never had a problem with the food before. Heck, its what kept me going back (that and the great service). Its just that I've noticed a change and am very pleased. Keep up the good work Atlas. Pros: Food, Service more

done! 2/24/2003

So I had a reservation, or so I thought...there were 10 of us..."no problem" we were told...We got there early and were told we'd have to wait...ok...our time came and went "we're sorry, the table before you is taking a little longer than we anticipated, ok...but half an hour? This really messed up the rest of our evening...don't take reservations if you can't have the table ready when the person needs it!!! WE won't nice thing, the hostess and the bartender, beyond that, BAD EXPERIENCE! Pros: hostess, bartender Cons: reservation system, smoky, drafty more

guilt by association 2/18/2003

I went in here simply because of their other spaces. I thought it was a grocery store initially. I was disappointed to see that it doesn't live up to their other locale's standards from the ambience to the food to the servcie. I thought it was a big let down and wouldn't return. It was too noisy and smokey too as well as drafty from the big front doors. Stick to what works! Thsi doesn't! Pros: other spaces Cons: cold, loud, smokey more

anotha' burger joint 2/11/2003

I felt like this was an overated diner. The prices seemed high and it was drafty and smokey as well as noisy. The service was nice enough, although we waited for our espresso a long time and when we got it, they were cold. The hostess was nice but we waited for our tabel when there were open, uncleaned tables in several parts of the restaurant. I probably wouldn't go back. Pros: location Cons: noisy, smokey, over priced more

Red Robinesque 2/4/2003

This was ok at best. It's a mall restaurant and that's what you can expect. The food is good but not great. The service is unpolished but friendly. The place is noisy and seems to cater to families. It's not a date place for sure. I might go back...if I'm in the mall. If you aren't a smoker, steer clear, it reeks! Pros: location Cons: noisy, smokey more

ohthenerve!! 1/7/2003

I will NEVER eat here was noisy and YES, the kids are OUT OF CONTROL. The food was ok but overpriced. Huge portions don't make up for the lack of polish. The waitress was obviously slammed and tried real hard but under staffing should NOT be my problem and it was! The hostess spent way too much time at my table, "Hello" works for me, I didn't need a disertation on the menu or the restaurant and the kitchen staff can audibly be heard commenting on the customers. NO PROFESSIONALISM!!! Cons: noise, kids, the whole place more

enufisenuf 1/2/2003

Ever notice everytime someone rates this place it's immediately responded with by a ten rating? Hmmmm....I have had repeated hit or miss experiences here from the door to the's overrated, the food's ok but not great, the service is friendly but not always timely or's loud and has way too many kids running around. Perhaps the "manager" waiting tables should better monitor the kids running around uncontollably as it's intrusive on other diners. Cons: kids parents, kids parents, kids more
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  • In Short
    Upscale environment meets mid-priced entrees at this large, independently owned dining establishment. The bright-red booths face an inviting bar area, and funky art adorns the walls. The menu is a mix of American standards, like fried chicken and mashed potatoes, and other rotating seasonal items. Desserts include cobbler a la mode, served with a cup of Caffe Vita.

  • 4/1/2008 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Ravenna, Northeast, Northeast Seattle