The Atlantic Crossing
6508 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
The Atlantic crossing is at 65th and Roosevelt, wedged between the U District, Greenlake and Maple Leaf. Its more of a pub than a dive bar, stocking a full bar and a full menu.
Great atmosphere and a very attentive and cute bartender. A handful of TV screens and a pool table add to the entertainment. Beers were reasonable, but what I would consider normal pricing. They do have PBR on tap, which get an automatic 5 points from me. I ordered food on this trip, starting with an appetizer called chef’s choice. Turned out to be a French bread pizza, it was quite good. I also ordered a burger and onion rings, but that is where the disappointment began. They were fresh cut and battered rings, but the onion was under cooked and batter mushy and tasted like crap. The burger had some garlic powder or other spice in it and I did not like it. I am a bit of a purist, believing that burgers should have only salt and pepper.
The food really wrecked it for me. When I looked at the menu a second time I realized how many dishes one chef was trying to pull off, my advice would be to cut the menu by a third. Focus on a few really good dishes and ditch the rest.
If I go back, I won’t eat, but just enjoy the atmosphere and the great and friendly service.