JERSEY CITY, NJ, Nov. 14, 2016 – A new restaurant is opening on pedestrian plaza, inside the 500-foot stretch of Newark Avenue by the Grove Street PATH station.
The grand opening of Atlas Public House is set for Thursday, November 17th. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop will be in attendance to welcome Atlas to Jersey City’s pedestrian plaza, 130 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, NJ.
All press tour and photographs begin at 4:30 pm. Ribbon cutting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Parking can be found at 332-350 Marin Blvd, Jersey City just a few steps away.
The restaurant founders have completely renovated for the new business. The plaza’s newest restaurant, Atlas Public House, boasts two bars on the main floor. The front bar features 24 taps showcasing New Jersey, craft breweries and a beer can program of some our favorite craft breweries in the Northeast. The back bar/library is an intimate lounge setting and will be more cocktail-centric, with creations from Max Goldberg (formerly of The Dillinger Room in New Brunswick). The décor features wood, exposed brick, comfortable chairs and couches. The mezzanine dining room and 200 bottle wine cellar complete the well appointed library menu.
Atlas Public House is opening at 130 Newark Ave. in the downtown area. Pedestrian plaza runs from Erie to Grove Street, and is closed to vehicles. The plaza is a place for the community to come together and celebrate the diversity/ culture of the city. It’s a great marketplace and present-day urban center of boutiques, shops, arts, galleries, restaurants and nightlife. It is our hope to bring a rich style of dining and cultural menu to the already diverse neighborhood.
The name Atlas was inspired by the International gastropub fare created by Chef Kenneth Johnson (chefkennethjohnson.com), that will be offered from the four corners of the world.
Partner Michel Toledano was born in Morocco and grew up in Paris. He lived in Israel and Belgium before emigrating to the United States to open two highly successful New Jersey restaurants.
Founding partner Jeffrey Miller is well read and well traveled. He’s extremely knowledgeable about food and is a respected expert on wine. He studied cooking in Italy, in six local regions.
Monty Melwani, while working in the industry, always had a dream to launch a restaurant in Downtown Jersey City. When he found like-minded partners who shared his passion, he knew his dream would become a reality.
The restaurants hours of operating will be Monday through Saturday 4:30pm-2am, with the kitchen closing at 1am. Sunday will feature Brunch from 11am-3pm, and dinner from 4:30pm-2am, with the kitchen closing at 1am.
For more information and to make a reservation, visit atlasjc.com.