Atlantic Seafood and Dim Sum: Monterey Park
Mid Saturday afternoon, we checked out Atlantic Seafood and Dim Sum in Monterey Park...upstairs, 2nd floor, in the new purple mall with the movie theaters.
We did not eat there, but we spoke with a few of the staff who answered questions for our future visit next week.
They serve cart dim sum every day from 9:00am to 1:00pm. It looked quite nice inside.
Has anyone been yet?
Atlantic Seafood and Dim Sum
500 North Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 200
Monterey Park 91754
Don't believe so.
If we were grading dim sum places in SGV, it would be a step up above Top Island, not by much though.
And, seriously, for someone like you who travels from points west of SFV to the SGV for dim sum, I would stick with your favorites (e.g. Elite or King Hua) than stoop down to the dregs of places like Atlantic Seafood.
If you really wanted to try something out of your comfort some for dim sum, why not go to a place like Ocean Star?
Oh, we have been to Ocean Star numerous times and enjoyed it!
This past weekend we wanted carts and went to 888, our old stomping grounds when it was one of a very few dim sum places. I found it to be a huge disappointment. The place was dirty; the carpets were stained and the plates were not all clean. The dim sum was only fair. We had not been there in a long time and we recognized many of the cart ladies...still there. Everyone was very friendly and service was good enough, but the food would not draw me back.
tried it today. eh.
if you want to take a newcomer to get the chinese gossiping loudly experience, it has some merit, but the first order, ha gao, had tears in the wrapping and one almost lost a shrimp en route from steamer to plate. not a good start. some ordered a plate of BBQ pork that was so salty it was a relief to discover that the meat covered pickled vegetables instead of more meat.
it looks like there is only one cart for any single item, and their orbit seems to vary. the help wasn't very enthusiastic about getting in an order of things listed on the menu but not to be found on a cart. we finally gave up. some of the other stuff was OK. one thing i enjoyed was the curried beef tendon with cubes of what was either daikon or kohlrabi. that was about it. won't be back.