States & D.C.
Based on a philosophy of methodical and responsible growth, Atlas Restaurant Group builds concepts that fill a culinary and experiential void in the market. However, the goal of these properties stretches far beyond the food and beverage landscape. Atlas strives to not only offer a premiere dining experience, but also provide jobs that foster its employees to learn, grow, make an impact, and be proud of the brand they represent.
Chef Alisher Yallaev prepares his meal at the Passion for Food & Wine event, which raises money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Executive Chefs Amanda Brennan and Manny Sencion joined forces in the Valley Inn kitchen when Oregon Grille closed for renovations.
When he's not racking up wins on the Food Network (he's a six-time winner!), Brandon Sumblin is Executive Chef of DC's Parlour Victoria and Lucha Rosa.
Many of our employees have climbed the ranks within our organization, including Marmo bar manager Manny Castro-Gonzalez who recently moved from Baltimore to Houston.
We had a blast hosting the Baltimore Pride Week closing party at Admiral’s Cup.
Our team at Cunningham’s Cafe is full of morning people!
The Choptank employs a large number of front and back of house staff from the local Fells Point community.
Founded in 2010 with the opening of Harbor East Delicatessen and Pizzeria in Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood, Atlas Restaurant Group now includes everything from fine-dining restaurants and fast-casual concepts to historic neighborhood taverns in Maryland, Florida, Texas and Washington D.C.
Partners Alex and Eric Smith were inspired to pursue a career in hospitality by their grandfather John Paterakis’ immense success with Baltimore’s H&S Bakery. This success was achieved through an unmatched work ethic that continues to inspire the growth of Atlas Restaurant Group.
The Smith brothers understood the value that the hospitality industry can have on cities like Baltimore, by not only offering exciting new dining options that haven’t previously existed, but also providing jobs for the community, and a sense of pride for the locals.
Above all else, we believe in our guiding principles when leading our employees, cultivating leaders, and operating our establishments. Our Core Values and Pillars of Operation guide all employees from the top of the organization to the bottom, as we make decisions to provide the kind of unparalleled entertainment experiences that our guests have come to expect.
A Welcoming Workplace for All
The restaurant industry has always been made up of a diverse and well-represented community of individuals who bring a broad and diverse set of skills, backgrounds and life experiences together to create a team where everyone can thrive.
To ensure and promote a sense of belonging, all Atlas leaders and employees receive mandatory training on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as well as recurring conversations from internal and external experts regarding unconscious bias, cultural awareness, corporate social responsibility and more.
Investing & Impacting
Investing in a city or neighborhood is more than just opening a new restaurant. It means positively impacting the community for years to come through participation, cooperation and volunteerism.
As one of our Core Values states, we are an integral part of our community with a diverse and inclusive mentality towards hiring and hospitality. In addition to our monetary donations and support for hundreds of organizations and charities, Atlas leaders and employees are encouraged to participate in volunteer opportunities that are organized by our organization, such as neighborhood cleanups, grocery giveaways, youth mentorships, and much more.
Here are a few of the organizations we frequently work with:
We are lucky to have compiled a world-class team of experienced individuals who are leaders in their respective areas. We believe in a culture of continual learning and development where all employees can advance within the organization.