“The core philosophy behind Atlas Public House is to create a certain old world hospitably – a cozy, intimate, communal experience – that both local residents and visitors can appreciate amongst the exciting, vast array of choices that Jersey City offers. From community dinners and jazz brunches to electric live music and renown DJs that can get the party going, Atlas Public House has offers abound.
Boasting two bars on the main floor featuring 24 taps showcasing New Jersey craft breweries alongside phenomenal cocktails, and Jersey City’s most diverse wine selection. Atlas Public House aims to bring the world to its guests each and every time. “
Owner-proprietor Dr. Jeffrey Miller shares a deep passion for exceptional food and drink with his close friend, Michel. Jeffrey has traveled the world visiting restaurants and wineries in order to incorporate their collective vision into the Atlas gastropub concept. He is a Maître Restaurateur member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the international food and wine organization. Jeffrey was brought up in the food industry. He started out in his family’s New York City catering business and later conceptualized, built and managed the Bacchanalia coffeehouse while attending Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck.
Owner-manager Michel Toledano, who was born in Morocco and raised in Paris, has long envisioned a restaurant that evoked the beautiful gastropubs and brasseries he loved in Europe. He opened a successful Continental restaurant in Liege, Belgium, before coming to the United States to join his family’s vending-machine company. Soon he was adding New Jersey restaurants to his roster, including OPorto BBQ in Berkeley Heights and the former Mosaica in Vauxhall, where he first began serving the French Moroccan cuisine that defined his childhood.