Atlantic Bar & Brasserie
- Telephone 0141 221 0220
- Bar open Mon–Thu & Sun noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am
- Food served Mon–Sun 12.30–10.30pm
- Pre-theatre times Mon–Fri noon–6pm
- Average price £9.95 (set lunch); £24 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £9.95
- Website www.atlanticbrasserie.co.uk
Recently established French restaurant featuring elegant, vintage-inspired interiors and a capacious menu.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
The newest addition to Glasgow’s Gallic dining scene, the Atlantic occupies the space underneath the Anchor Line, another nautically titled venue belonging to the same Di Maggio’s family. Décor is nostalgic but not nauseatingly so – there’s an influence of art deco with oversized mirrors and vintage-style lighting for atmosphere, and just a hint of a kitsch 1970s’ department store café in the form of natty upholstered chairs. Every region in France has been given a nod in the menu, which hosts a dizzying number of dishes. As well as main options, patrons can also choose from the rotisserie, where whole chickens are marinated then roasted and served with sides such as goose-fat potatoes. From the starters, a classic steak tartare excels with its cool, metallic qualities, and a baked mushroom fricassee boasts exactly the amount of butter and seasoning you would expect from a French kitchen. Other highlights include a good value pre-theatre and Sunday lunch menu – and the beautifully tiled floor deserves a round of applause all to itself.
- High point: Classy establishment with glamorous credentials
- Low point: Menu a bit overwhelming with choice
- Notable dish: Baked wild mushroom fricassee
- Private dining: Up to 34 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's high chairs, Pre-theatre menu, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: French, uptempo tunes
- Live entertainment: Saturday - 15.30 - 17.30, saxophonist
- Capacity: 124
- Largest group: 34
- Open since: November 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
- House wine: £16.95 per bottle