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.
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
I've lived in NYC for nearly 20 years an ...
I've lived in NYC for nearly 20 years and this meal was definite one of the best that I have ever had. The amount of creativity and precision put into every dish was incredible. Also, I must say that the music played there was the best. And they brought out an extra dessert for my girlfriend's birthday.
Outstanding dining experience and servic ...
Outstanding dining experience and service! The chef Ronny Emborg is brilliant creating innovative food combinations! Caviar, foie gras, black truffles, oyster, lobster, no exquisite ingredient is spared, and they're all surprising and delicious!
Wonderful experience. Service was outsta ...
Wonderful experience. Service was outstanding - very attentive and kind and accommodating. Good selection of wines. And of course the food, it was delicious. Especially enjoyed the mackerel dish, the lobster tail dish and the dry aged beef. Good choice of teas too. Overall, a pleasant and enjoyable evening.
My husband and I met friends for dinner ...
My husband and I met friends for dinner at Atera this past Friday and all of us were thrilled with the choice. Our friend said it was the best meal he'd had in a long time. Couples are seated around the counter facing the open kitchen, but because we were a foursome we had a lovely table to ourselves which made it easier for us to converse. The table was raised a bit so we still had a view of the kitchen, and the chairs were very comfortable. The chefs came over to present each course so we didn't miss that experience or interaction. We're no strangers to this dining format but we have to say that Atera is truly among the very best. There were 18 small courses, some no more than a single bite, so while it sounds like a lot of food we were satisfied without feeling overstuffed. The dishes were creatively plated and totally scrumptious. Rather than get the wine pairing we ordered wine from their excellent and extensive wine list that complemented the food well. There was not a single bite we did not enjoy and I even saw my husband eat and enjoy food he normally does not prefer to order. One of their courses is housemade bread that was simply perfect. I'm not a great fan of squab, but their version was exceptional. I won't catalog the entire menu but among my favorite dishes were the "waffle", the caviar served with pistachio ice cream and India Fine Ale foam. (I dislike beer and adored that combination. Unorthodox? Oh yeah. Amazing flavor? Yes, yes, yes.), oyster, lobster, summer vegetables, squab, beef and rhubarb chocolate popsicle. Service was flawless and charming. The room is simple and elegant without being too austere. The price is wholly justified for the quality. If you have not had the chance to dine here, it's time to seize the opportunity. Very highly recommended!!
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!! Its such a w ...
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!! Its such a wonderful experience and just simply nothing else like this. Everything was delicious. Its an open kitchen about 20 seats 18-course dinner just exquisite! Well worth the high end price.
A amazing dining experience that is diff ...
A amazing dining experience that is difficult to describe. Great service, great atmosphere and amazing food worthy of the 2 Michelin stars. Well worth a detour and a must for foodies.
simply a fabulous experience, from the f ...
simply a fabulous experience, from the food through the wine pairings and the service. The non alcoholic cocktails were over the top. Perfect amount of food on each dish, and one left not feeling stuffed despite 18 courses
It was our first 2 * restaurant and we c ...
It was our first 2 * restaurant and we could definitely tell a difference from the previous 1 * restaurants. It was quite magical to see the chefs prepare or meals like surgeons doing a heart transplants (ok, maybe slight overexaggeration...).
There were a lot of meals that were home runs/slame dunks for us. We´d recommend any foodie to visit Atera while they are in NYC.
New experience - citrusy red string thro ...
New experience - citrusy red string throughout the meal, nice pace with everyone involved - nice atmosphere direct from the kitchen, A couple of highlights: the scallops, squab and rhubarb chocolate... Highly recommended
Food and service were great, however we ...
Food and service were great, however we walked away from dining experience a bit disappointed.
We sat at counter, however the head chef never made an effort to greet or interact with guests. The service was distracting in that different dining parties were given courses at different times, despite everyone experiencing same tasting menu, there was no apparent rhyme or reason to who got served what course first. Finally, there was rock/pop music playing in background which would be fine for most restaurants, but seemed out of place in a restaurant of this caliber.
Glad I gave it a try, but for the money, would not need to go back.
18 courses and a hefty price tag (includ ...
18 courses and a hefty price tag (including drinks) is not for everyone. Not every course was equally memorable, though many were innovative. Recommended for special occasions where the cost can be justified.
Really innovative approach to flavours. ...
Really innovative approach to flavours. My husband and I really enjoyed our anniversary there. We were mind blown by the food and service. The tasting is interactive and very comfortable, not too formal and well worth the money. It is a must try if in New York City!
Our second Time here, the first with the ...
Our second Time here, the first with the New chief. The atmosphere is unchanged, sophisticated, with only 12 guests participating to what remains a unique experience. Some plates should be in an anthology of cooking, caviar with pistache, lobster... Great service, large and rich wine list. We'll come back again!
Chef Ronny and his team were incredible. ...
Chef Ronny and his team were incredible. Borge front-of-the-house and the kitchen team were friendly, organized, and accommodating. The food was exquisite and unique. It was truly a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Meal. Can't be more happy. Will definitely go back.
An absolute must for foodies
The restaurant is so hidden, my husband and I were a bit lost! We were equally impressed and pleased that we chose Atera during our short stay in NYC.
The attention to detail on each course was delicious and beautifully presented. We enjoyed 17 courses while watching the chefs prepare everyone's dishes. I was excited that the chef included my favorites in each course; foie gras, shaved black truffles, poached lobster, squab, pheasant egg, caviar, flavorful foam, beef and mushrooms. The list goes on. Even the coffee and tea was impressive. I cannot wait to go back.
Excellent and interesting
Had a really wonderful dinner experience here last Friday. The menu was very innovative and interesting and some of the dishes were truly memorable (esp the lobster and the caviar). Wine pairings were well done although overall would say the QPR on the wine doesn't work so well. Dinner was two couples and that certainly worked, but more than 4 ppl I think would have been a bit too much given the set-up. Enjoying though being seated at the counter so could interact with the ppl serving the food and the somms. Service top notch and very well done.
Amazing. Absolutely amazing.
I've dined at Atera three times over the past two years, and each and every time it has been a spectacular experience on every level. My wife and I just celebrated our anniversary here, and they completely knocked it out of the park.
The experience was lovely and the food w ...
The experience was lovely and the food was quite good but because I've been to so many high end wine pairings in some fabulously famous restaurants that this place left me wanting more. Plus when you go for the reserve wine pairing at an additional $200 each it just seems unfair to have 4 of those wines be the same as the regular wine pairing. At that price each and every pairing needs to be outstanding. Almost half of the wines served were under $45 I'm not sure how the restauarat owwner and his sommelier can justify that. And it did not go unnoticed at the table for my husband nor myself. So unfortunatly being the foodie that I am, and am constantly recommending new NYC restaurants to my friends, this one will not be one of them. My email is listed here and I welcome any feedback on mine.
Great right from the beginning! Super fr ...
Great right from the beginning! Super friendly host, excellent service and stunning food! Had one of the best evenings in my life! Wanted to come back in october, but restaurant was fully booked - I understand why ;) but be prepared to have enough money (although it is worth it!). We payed about 740 $ for two people (food and two wine bottles)! I guess it is more for special occasions :)
Good but not great
Some great ideas and execution on the dishes but I was never left wanting more, and nothing was memorable except perhaps the caviar dish and the chamomile lobster bisque. There were also some dishes that dishes that overall felt lacking. In general I would say the vegetable and dessert preparations were excellent and well executed. The wine pairings really shined as well, in most cases overshadowing the food. With so many options at this price point, I would need a more compelling reason to return rather than dine elsewhere.
Absolutely spectacular!! The food was ar ...
Absolutely spectacular!! The food was art on a plate but a good balance of flavours. The menu was also well balanced, so as not to leave feeling over-full.
The temperance menu was a standout - very creative & quite exciting!!!!
Highly highly recommend....
By the way, the maitre d' is a hoot!
Nice to be in a fine dining restaurant where the music is well put together by a DJ & can be thoroughly enjoyed!!
Highly interesting menu. The general sta ...
Highly interesting menu. The general standard is outstanding, although the same quality level is not achieved throughout the whole menu.
Comparing with other examples of avantgarde Scandinavian cuisine the choice of ingredients and variation in methods of cocking and preparation could be even more innovative.
As to the atmosphere, the staff is competent and very friendly. The choice and volume of the music may not be everybody's taste.
This was my second visit. The service ...
This was my second visit.
The service was as superb and unique as first time. They all have sophisticated humor and entertained us throughout again.
Food, sometimes the salt level was a little too high for me. Especially for a slice of steak and foie gras. However I Love how they present every plate like a masterpiece and kindness. Whoever brought the plate was so warm and had pretty smile, which added the last essence of each dish. All the Vegetables dishes were amazing.
Definitely coming back for another special occasion.
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