Atlas restaurant now open on Block Avenue

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A new fine dining restaurant serving food inspired by cuisine from around the world is now open on Block Avenue

The new restaurant, called Atlas, is located at 208 N. Block Avenue in the building formerly home to Big Star bar, Beaver Electric, and a host of other businesses since it was built back in the 1920s.

The restaurant announced earlier this week it would be open and accepting reservations in a “soft opening” phase Feb. 4-16.

Atlas is co-owned by locals Elliot Hunt and Brandon Rostek. Hunt is a chef that has cooked and studied at locations all over the world, and the food at the restaurant will take inspiration from his travels to France, India, Ecuador, Australia, Morocco, and other locales, he said.

Rostek has restaurant experience as well. His mother a general manager and catering coordinator, and his father is a chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and Brandon grew up working in their restaurants.

The menu includes about 8 entrees, including some seafood, grilled elk, roasted duck breast, and other items. The menu also includes salads, small plates, appetizers, and a selection of cheeses.

Reservations are open on their website.

According to their Facebook page, Atlas is open Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., and on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. They are closed on Mondays.