PLEASE be mindful of Pleasure Palate's Attendance and 3-Strikes Policies regarding RSVPs, last minute cancellations and "No-Shows."
We will be dining "Family Style." The food bill will be split evenly amongst all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. The goal for family-style dining is to allow for the entire group to sample as wide a variety of dishes as possible. If one or more attendees choose to order on their own, that limits the group's choices, which defeats the purpose of what Family-Style Dining is all about.
If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you. If there is enough people on the Wait List, I may open this event up to a table.
I have been wanting to host an event at this restaurant ever since I found that the owner who originally ran Harbor Kitchen in Alhambra, a Hong Kong style cafe, left a message on the front door of Harbor Kitchen stating that Harbor Kitchen had closed its current location and would be relocating to the new Atlantic Times Square complex in Monterey Park. At the end of May, the relocation has been confirmed (as indicated by the signage placed in the center of Atlantic Times Square), and I was surprised that the owner had opted to go with a more traditional grand Chinese restaurant, rather than re-opening Harbor Kitchen (perhaps in part from the competition he would have faced from Tasty Garden and Green Island, which are located inside the Atlantic Times Square as well).
Initial reviews of the restaurant, after it finally opened at the end of June, were anywhere from unkind to mediocre. To complicate things, Atlantic Seafood had to shut down temporarily as their air conditioning system failed.
Now that they've been in business for 3-months, many of their problems, particularly with the preparation of their food, have been resolved and much of it is tasty at relatively reasonable prices: $2.38, $2.68, $3.88. At the time of this posting, the restaurant was still offering a 10% discount off the price of the food. However, whether or not this will still be offered in October will be something for us to find out. The average cost per person here is expected to be around $18 to $20, which includes tax and gratuity. Please bring at least $30 in CASH, small bills preferred, to settle your portion of the bill.
In addition, there has been no wait for a table here. However, depending how busy it gets here on a Sunday, there may be a 5 to 15 minute wait for a table.
Yelp Reviewers give Atlantic Seafood & Dim Sum an average of 3-Stars out of 5, from 42 reviews. You can read those reviews here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/atlantic-seafood-and-dim-sum-restaurant-monterey-park-2
Parking is located underground. Please use the entrance off Hellman Avenue or Atlantic Boulevard. Once you've parked, head up towards the plaza level. From there, go to the north side of the plaza toward 24 Hour Fitness. You will see the elevator and stairway leading up to Atlantic Seafood & Dim Sum. We will meet inside the lobby about 5 to 10 minutes before 11:00am. Please try not to be late. I will send out my cell phone number to all attendees the night before the event so that you can call or text me if you arrive before I do, or are running, or are lost.