The very busy Three Kings Restaurant Group team — the hitmakers behind Talde — will soon be opening a huge new restaurant called Atlantic Social across from the Barclays Center. Chef Dale Talde told Eater a few more details about the project while hanging out before the opening of the team’s new Manhattan restaurant Massoni. This will be their biggest standalone restaurant yet. Atlantic Social will seat nearly 250 people, and besides the dining room, it will feature a fireplace and a game room with activities like shuffleboard.
Previously called Atlantic Social Club, the restaurant's menu will be "eclectic Americana," Talde says. People who visit Massoni or Bodega, the Talde-run counter at the Arlo Nomad Hotel, can get a taste of some of it. The team will be bringing some of the pastas and pan pizzas to Atlantic Social. The final menu’s still being worked out, but things like fish and chips, ramen, and a couple kinds of salad are being considered. They plan to open in the next two months, and delivery will eventually also be available.
Talde and his partners David Massoni and John Bush didn’t expect to be working toward opening so many restaurants at the same time. Besides Massoni and Atlantic Social, the team’s also charged with several projects in the Hotel 50 Bowery in Chinatown. All the opportunities fell into place around the same time. Work on Atlantic Social in particular started about eight months ago. It’s in the former Tony Roma’s space, and the franchise owners decided to revamp the space with a new partner. They happen to share an attorney with Talde’s team, and the connection ended up working out.
Atlantic Social, located at 673 Atlantic Ave., will soon be one of just two Three Kings Brooklyn restaurants. They closed Pork Slope in October — it wasn’t making as much money as they wanted, Talde said — and Thistle Hill Tavern will close soon too. Talde, the Asian-American mash-up restaurant in Park Slope, remains open.