Ex-Coca chef Nathan Isberg to open new restaurant on Dundas West
It’s been a year since Coca closed under shady circumstances, and now its chef, Nathan Isberg, is opening his own place, Atlantic, along the rapidly hipifying stretch of Dundas West near Brock Avenue. Isberg says that the new spot is similar to Coca (the food, he means, not the investors who allegedly screwed over the staff). “The menu is going to be flexible in the first while as I play around, but it’ll be Italian based with Moorish flavorings—northern African spices,” he says. “It’s like Coca but more modest and spicier and a little lower on the food chain. By that, I mean there’s no beef or pork or charcuterie. There’s going to be a bit of seafood, but it’s more focused on produce.”
Isberg says the doors will be officially open by April 6.