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Atera honors the poetry of nature and creativity in pursuit of an immersive sensory dining experience. We offer a highly seasonal and continuously sensory 18 course experience. Please allow 2½ hours for you and your guests.
New York, NY 10013
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Atera offers reservations for dinner Tuesday-Saturday at 6:00pm and also at 9:30pm. The experience is approximately three hours.
Church & Broadway
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(212) 226-1444 ext. 1
Public parking is available at the corner of Worth Street and West Broadway, one block west of Atera.
We can be reached by train on the 1/2 to Franklin St., A/C to Chambers St., the 4/5/J/Z to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall, and the 6/N/Q/R to Canal St.
Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
Atera Ratings and Reviews
Amazing! Each dish was creative and delicious, with clever flavors and textures. We loved watching the preparation of each course. Most of the early dishes included seafood - all very fresh and bright. I did the reserve wine pairing, while my date did the regular wine pairing. While the reserve wines were excellent, the significant difference in cost wasn't worth it to me - when I go back, I'll just do the regular wine pairing. The service was excellent, and the restaurant is beautiful.
Even though 18 courses meal, i don't find it heavy meal, yet it lights, flavorful and taste so good, it start from 1st course the meal that we had keep continued variations from meat, fish, shell fish, vegetables, bird and sweet it all amazingly light and good and the service in all is the best yet is fine dining scheme but friendly and casual feel that the one is amazing for me, because we don't feel it tight and rigid we feel comforted.
In all is amazing food and service it top of it.
Just like the last time I was there, this is a top- level restaurant in the global list of great restaurants. I wouldn't even say it's a restaurant - it's a dining experience which is essentially a 12-seat chef's table.
Every course was absolutely amazing, with creativity not overshadowing the great taste of each dish. Very well done in service and ambience (the daily- changing playlist put together by one of the wait staff is a great personal touch). We will definitely return, and would recommend Atera to anyone looking for a top-level eating experience.
Blown away by this restaurant. The attention to detail in food and service was insane. Every single person working there knew it was my husbands birthday and they all wished him a happy birthday - he was ecstatic! The food - wow. Worth every single penny. The service takes this place to another level though. You can feel the passion from everyone working there. This dining experience was one that we will never forget. This place is special.
We've done a number of similar tasting menus, at places like WD50 and Moto. This was a very good meal, but not perfect. The service was fantastic. A few standout courses were the oyster, caviar, and scallop. All of the food was good, but the meat and dessert courses were not very memorable. One of the wine pairings was quite bad; I couldn't finish it. (The rest were fine.) It was a great experience and a very good meal, but for the price, I had slightly higher expectations.
What a wonderful experience. When we arrived we were approached and addressed by our names, which is so intimate and special. The decor is beautiful and elegant. With only 18 seats available, you're front and center with the chefs and just a few others as they prepare your food. The music is awesome, as they have a great playlist playing with all genres of music. Everyone in the restaurant from the staff to chefs are professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The food dishes are unique, presented beautifully and delicious. We also enjoyed the wine pairing option which was a fantastic addition to our meals. You're served 18 courses and each dish is better than the next. You're not given a menu, which is exciting because every dish is a surprise. They cater to your dietary needs and still present a fabulous dish.
We will absolutely be back and soon too. We have been to restaurants all over the world, including those that are Michelin starred and this place is definitely right up there, if not better.
Thank you for an amazing experience and we cannot wait to enjoy an experience (because that's exactly what this is) again.
Recently in NYC there seems to be an increasing trend of chefs paying more attention towards their vegetarian clients. While many are showing new revamped vegetable tasting menus across the city, the vegetable tasting at Atera is by far one of the most well thought out and delicious menus, surpassing gold standard vegetable tastings like Dovetail. In addition to the subtitle yet stimulating flavors that the chefs at Atera emphasize throughout the tasting, what must equally be commended is their beverage program whose wine pairings not only compliment but enhance the dishes presented. Last but not least, the wonderful service was the cherry on top to this breathtaking meal. While Atera seems to have remained stagnant at 2 stars since its inception, it is becoming increasingly clear that it is mere inches away from a coveted 3rd star. I will definitely be back.
Outstanding lunch at atera! Food was delicious and creative. Non-alcoholic beverage pairings were wonderful! Service was very professional and attentive. Great to see the Chef working and presenting the dishes. 18 courses that were each individually superb. Already made my next lunch reservation at atera.
Amazing food, presentation, service and staff. Mains in particular were terrific, as well as the temperance pairings, which were an absolute treat from beginning to finish. Laid back atmosphere and no dress code are also a plus for place like this in my books - though most people dining around me did seem more dressed for the occasion, I felt just as welcomed walking in with a generic Nike tee, and some jeans.
Lovely place, all in all - zero complaints.
Our first trip to New York from Sydney and we were recommended by friends to try Atera. It's intimate size (16 seats only) and view of the kitchen made it an outstanding event not just a fine dining dinner. Watching the kitchen work with machine like efficiency was a true delight. Ninjas appearing and removing plates with precision. The staff were amazing and happy to talk to us as we asked about all the interesting things happening around us. The food was something truly next level and we enjoyed an exciting series of courses with matching wines. I would like to thank Chef Ronny, Jimmy (good to see an australian making it big in NY), Amit (Chestnut), Kevin, Alec, Evan (Sommelier for us), Mike (Ninja 1), Yumi (Ninja 2), Justin and Matthew. Thank you for making our first trip to NY one to remember.
Second visit after a long break. Creative dishes following a great sequence and flow. Initially a bit rushed serving, but overall nice pace. Wine pairing was fantastic. Very New York City vibe, which makes this place a wonderful place to entertain a guest from abroad. Highly recommended.
An excellent concept. You sit on high chairs facing the kitchen. It's a pleasure to observe how all the 20 small plates comprising the menu are created. The ingredients are of the highest quality and the chef's creativity is impressive. Service is friendly and professional. Dinner with a view - but not in the traditional sense.
Three dishes I would call outstanding, the rest were good/ok. Disliked the "temperance" non alcoholic pairings couldn't drink most of them at all and was not the only one. Husband had wine pairing they were very good. Hate tall stools but you need them to see the kitchen, which was amazingly organized and very fun to watch! Staff was great, everyone works hard there and cares what they are doing you can tell. Don't like there is no place to go before hand, they should of kept the lounge area and this knocked off points for us too. My husband enjoyed his tasting menu more than I did.
This was our first time experiencing Nordin/Scandinavian cuisine and I believe I experienced its best representation outside of its respective country at Atera. I needed a couple days to 'digest' this experience, and I enjoyed it very much.
First off, the service was incredible and you shouldn't feel any reservations about the inclusive service fee. We received small napkin holders for our cell phones and a napkin for my camera; I've only experienced this at high-end restaurants in Japan and never in America. Servers were patient, somms were friendly and educational, and the chefs were so friendly and presented each dish with a warm smile on their face. We were celebrating an anniversary and received warm congratulations from the chefs and servers and a complimentary black tea cake, which was amazing and incredibly delicious!
Having no background with this type of cuisine I had no expectations, but I was blown away. I think the cooking highlights particular ingredients with a focus on seafood and harmony between fresh vegetables with some richness from a puree, reduction, or the protein. I wish I could have had a dialectic with the executive chef about the cuisine, but he had a very austere and focused demeanor.
Each ingredient was of the highest quality; the caviar from Israel in particular is way better than at Brooklyn Fare (I think). It's more balanced in flavor and has a creamier and fuller body with each egg. As for the food itself, it's very light and doesn't leave you with palate fatigue or overwhelming fat usage; you leave the restaurant feeling satisfied and not exhausted from many cooking fats. Each dish was extremely thoughtful and balanced in flavor and composition; I particularly loved the balance between a particular protein and some vegetable to contrast it. Even the use of purees and broths was well thought out and well executed.
Overall, while not urgent on my NY restaurant list, I'm a fan of Atera and would return without reservation.
My friend and I couldn't get a table at Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare and came across Atera. We thought we will give it a try since it's a similar concept of dining around the kitchen. The food was amazing! We really enjoyed watching the chefs putting everything together and making magic happen on every single plates. Highly recommended
About 5 of the 18 courses were memorable, about 5 were great and the rest are forgotten by now. $225 per persone before wine, taxes and tip. It's fair to say you spend around $900 per couple at the end of the night. It was good, very good...just not $900 good.
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here, every member of the staff congratulated us which was a nice gesture. The attention and service is flawless.
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