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
The tasting menu is outstanding. The only dish that didn't blow my mind was the quail eggs with cream cheese, kind of boring, but everything g else was just incredible. Everything is assembled in from of you, the service is impeccable, the wine list excellent (I went with an amazing 2007 Cedric Bouchard Blanc de Blancs and then went for a glass of an ok Napa Cab and a glass of outstanding Sauternes). About 16 courses, create a fantastic journey of perfectly assembled flavors, textures and tenperatures that must together amazingly. Much more interesting and vibrant cusine than the various Per Se and Le Bernardin. I venture to say, except for the view it's worth a third star, I compare it to Meadowhood in Napa. All in all one of the best tasting menus in the city. I hope they will keep it up.
As an Australian on holidays we wanted a special meal to remember, after doing our research Atera did not disappoint . The four of us were seated on the only table in the restaurant which was perfect . From the moment we entered the restaurant until the time we left our experience was outstanding.There was not one thing that we could fault. Each course was explained in detail as well as the accompanying wine . The "icing on the cake" was that the chef was a Melbourne boy.
We would recommend Atera for foodies and wine lovers who like to indulge in something special.
The food AND service was outstanding! Be prepared to pay a hefty price for this meal especially if you add on the wine pairing but it's worth it! My only advice is do not bother ordering coffee or espresso with dessert, both had a weak disappointing taste.
Great service & great alcoholic beverages. Food however lackluster in the flavor dept. Did not meet our expectations for such high end dining. To many cold plates for this time of year. & most dishes just not that pleasing to the palate. It wasn't just me, my entire party of 5 felt that way. Positive desserts were extremely tasty and the culinary artistry demonstrated in presentation of dishes was outstanding. Would I ever go back sadly no. Also ive had 8 course meals that were more filli ng, by the time I arrived home I was hungry again. Ended up eating a P&J.
This is my new favorite place to eat. The service was impeccable and the food was even more so. Most notable was their catering to my no finned-fish request and the temperance pairing. The temperance pairing was an incredibly unique feature and just as good if not (dare I say it??) better than an alcoholic pairing. My partner had a salmon dish that he said was the best salmon he had ever tasted. I can't wait to come again!
Went to Atera recently - was INCREDIBLE. Every course, the service. Loved the wine and temperance pairing. Also got a really interesting caffeine free tea. They print out menus for you to take home. So incredible!!!! Staff was lovely, service was immaculate, and didn't feel stuffy in the slightest. Would defintelh return.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. Great food, amazing service, and no pretension: They played George Michael during our meal. The seating is mostly a U-shaped bar around an open kitchen so parties of more than 2 may struggle to have conversations, but there is a larger table in the corner.
Food and ambience at Atera were amazing. We loved every bite and the food, while exquisite is not pretentious, nor is the setting. Service was impeccable and also laid back and fun - a pleasant surprise that reminded us of other favorite restaurants where you can be yourself and enjoy the experience without it being uptight. Wines pairings were excellent (we chose prestige pairings) so I am sure wine list is also great but we did not look at it in any detail. I would highly recommend Atera to anyone who likes great food that is meticulously prepared and then presented on its own merits by a staff that seemed to truly love what they did and we loved the end result. One note - there are 2 seatings and really no place to wait if you arrive early for your reservation so don't be late, but don't arrive too early either.
My friends and I LOVED this restaurant! The food is phenomenal. Only 1 dish out of 18 that I wasn't crazy about (but my friends liked it a lot). The service was perfectly timed and it didn't seem like we were there the 3 hours that we were. I particularly loved the beer foam, the lobster bisque, the toasted hay with oro blanco and pomegranate (my favorite). Even the glass of wine they suggested was excellent. The only complaint I have are the seats. I didn't mind sitting at a bar setup but the barstool seats were very uncomfortable. I have long legs and nowhere to put them. There is a circular piece as part of the stool under the seat but to put my legs back and under didn't work at all. I thought it was only me as I kept fidgeting and trying to get comfortable but my one friend mentioned it to me later on when she got home. She had come up from Virginia just to go there. Most reviewers have given Atera 5 stars and so do I and they definitely deserve the 2 stars that Michelin has given it.
An exquisite dining experience, with food as artfully presented as it was delicious. The interaction with the staff and chefs was phenomenal. They displayed incredible attention to detail while remaining relatable and fun. I highly recommend the temperance pairing for creative and delicious alternatives to wine/cocktails.
Absolutely astonishing. We are french from Paris and then regular customer of gastronomic restaurants all over the place. This restaurant breaks the traditional gastronomic codes and is still a very high level restaurant. High end sophisticated food, perfectly mixed ingredients at tastes, and thanks, not too much. It is as well a very rock'n'roll scene and experience, and a real ballet of service and chef's hat. A real great experience.
It was a special day; 30th birthday of my wife. Great night!
This has been the worst Michelin star restaurant I have even been too. The food portions are far too small for the price they charge. You barely get to enjoy the taste before it's done. The food also lacked creativity. One course called "California olives" was a single piece of grape in olive oil. Some of the courses were very good but then again too small for the money I am paying. I know that fine dining places usually serve small portions but this was even smaller than those and lacked creativity. I went here for my birthday and regret it. With that kind of money you are better off going to a 3 Michelin star restaurant (per se, 11 Madison Ave being my fav) or a nice holiday.
So a foodie friend had recommended this restaurant and we were looking forward to trying it on our next visit to NYC. We were really excited when we were able to get a table last fall. On the plus side, the food, the service and the ambiance was great. A truly unique dining experience. Unfortunately, as we opted to get the full experience, including the wine pairings, the final bill in my mind was just outrageous. I've eaten at expensive restaurants all over the world. This was just silly expensive and it turned what could have been an unforgettable dining experience into an unfortunate memory. I did not write the review right away to let some time pass but I still felt the need to state my dissatisfaction with the value received. I won't be returning.
Went to Atera for my birthday. It was absolutely amazing from start to finish. The food was incredible. Every course was delicious with little surprises along the way. Staff were professional and personable. The intimate seating around the open kitchen worked perfectly. The music soundtrack added a fun, lighthearted touch.
We've been fortunate enough to eat in some very good restaurants all around the world and Atera is at the very top of the list.
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