Have you been to Atrium Dumbo yet? If not, you are seriously missing out, because I'm willing to bet that even if your apartment boasts two elegant levels (mine certainly doesn't), you don't also have a live wall of plants, an incredible open kitchen with Chef Laurent Kalkotour turning out stunning food, and the best bar staff in existence turning out quality cocktails in the blink of an eye.
Last night, the best of Brooklyn Yelp headed over for an exclusive evening in the absolutely amazing new space, and Atrium Dumbo did not disappoint. Matteo R's first impression was, "WOW! This place is absolutely gorgeous! With a dining room is split on two floors, industrial lights hanging from the high ceiling, a wall of potted plants, and an exposed kitchen that takes center stage, Atrium is certainly designed to impress. Modern, sleek, and yet unpretentious."
From the moment folks strode through the door, it was as charming an evening as anyone could ask for. As Briana H can attest, "The wait staff treated us like royalty, and the bar staff churned out delightful cocktails." Four Roses Bourbon is celebrating their 125th anniversary, and they teamed up with Joe and Vince behind the bar and impeccably executed both classic libations and their own creations that reflect co-owner Alexander LaPratt's stellar bar program.
But it's not all about the alcohol around here (although some may claim otherwise). Allow Mea H to talk about food for a minute: "Those teeny cucumber cups filled with tuna tartare, the smoked duck breast with sour apple spread, three varieties of deviled eggs: fried pepper, avocado bacon, salmon – delicious, delicious. Beautifully balanced, well assembled." For Curtis J though, it was all about the sweet summation: "The kicker of them all was this chocolatey/butterschotchy/something-elsey cold cheesecakey bite. WOW, that was an amazing treat. To quote Ken Griffey Jr. when he was on The Simpsons – "…it's like there's a party in my mouth, and everyone's invited!" Laurent is on another level in that open kitchen, and it's a pleasure to watch him work, let alone taste the results. How can marrow ravioli and escargot be bad?
Basically, Atrium knows how to throw a helluva party; a huge thanks to Alexander, Leslie, Laurent, Joe, Vince and the rest of the staff for welcoming us in and showing us the best time anyone can ever have on a Monday! As Josephine Z says, this is "the sophisticated side of DUMBO. I must say that Atrium has won me over. You will definitely see me again!" I'll also be back soon for brunch, dinner, and if there was any way I could possibly swing it, I know I'd be there for there Thanksgiving prix fixe!