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 Restaurant, Wine
Atera Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
My mother and I heard wonderful things a ...
My mother and I heard wonderful things about this restaurant being and experience not only a great meal, and it was. The courses were beautiful and it all felt very personal as the staff almost out numbered the patrons. However, there was a table of younger girls behind us that really ruined the experience by being excessively loud, taking pictures, and lighting the beautiful room with their phones all night. It was disappointing that the management did nothing to stop them from ruining the experience, as other patrons were also bothered by this.
Amazing Gastronomical Experience
I chose this venue for it's Michelin rating and creative approach to dining to celebrate my wife's birthday. The service was impeccable and the staff was very knowledgeable, engaging and super friendly. The music was energetic. The food was divine and we were able to watch how the food was prepped. It was like a theatrical show with front row seats. My wife and I were thrilled to have experienced this interactive and exceptional display of culinary skills for their 18 course dinner with temperance pairing. It's an experience that we will never forget and cherish.
My husband and I went to Atera to celebrate my 40th birthday. We were looking for a unique experience and that is definitely what we got at Atera! The food was absolutely exquisite, very fresh and beautifully presented. The chef's table experience is amazing as you can watch the chefs preparing the dishes in front of you and everything is all calm and perfectly orchestrated by the head chef.
The rest of the staff (sommelier, waiters etc) are all fantastic, very friendly, very knowledgeable about their own area and made us feel very confortable.
The atmosphere was also fantastic, very relaxed and quite informal for a 2-Michelin star restaurant. We expected it to be quite formal but it was not like that at all. The music played was brilliant, funk and should sounds which we love so that made the night even better for us! The fact that you're sat next to your fellow diners is also a great experience and it makes the whole restaurant very convivial.
One of the best things for me was the temperance. As I don't drink alcohol, I thought I was going to have to drink sparkling water all night but, instead, I had the most brilliant non-alcoholic cocktails served to me all night, all cocktails had been designed to copy some famous alcoholic drinks including a non-alcoholic red wine made from beetroot!!!
We truly had the best time at Atera and would love nothing more than to do it all over again!
Worth the splurge. A real culinary adventure.
It was a perfect evening. Charming, very attentive service from everyone in the restaurant (and a staff:customer ratio of about 2:1). Creative, fascinating and unexpected food. Some of the courses were out of this world, others less good (razor clams and beats was a bit of a tasteless miss), but every dish was a visual feast and you watch it all prepared right in front of you. Can't recommend enough for a memorable night.
Once in a Lifetime
Our experience was similar to having a party in our own home but with unbelievable food, wine and music. (And of course we didn't have to lift a finger!) We were treated like royalty and overwhelmed with the incredible staff. It was everything and more that we hoped it would be and we are sincerely planning our next visit to NYC to return to this incredible restaurant. Really there are no words to explain how much we loved our experience
Incredible service and cuisine!
The flavors of each and every dish were impeccable and went beautifully with the wine pairings. The service was outstanding...nobody missed a beat! Speaking of beat...the music was such a pleasant surprise! We loved the classic 70's and 80's rock! From start the finish, the dining experience at Atera is one that no NYC foodie should miss.
Ok Night, i was a little surprised that a 2 Star Michelin Star resteurant in New York didn't have a higher level than this.
If i compare it to Europe and the fact that i paid a 1000 dollars for 2 i was not thrilled.
We were also hit by foodpoisining so that didn't do the rewiev better.
I understand that it could happend to every resteurant but that would still not change my general review and assumption of the resteurant and the Gastro food scene in America.
If i compare it to the 10+ restaurants Michelin in Denmark and the rest of Europe i must say it was the visit i enjoyed the least.
Very Special Place
Extraordinary tasting menu full of surprises. For example, caviar, pistachio ice cream and beer foam. I was prepared to hate it, but it was great.
Food on par with the best restaurants in NY (Per Se, 11 Madison, etc), but much more casual atmosphere.
Chefs serve food, and you get to talk to them about what they are serving, so perfect for foodies.
We had the reserve wine pairing , which was expensive at $400/person. The wines were very good and not the usual showy labels - I definitely felt that I was exposed to something new.
We plan to go back.
The best place for our 20th Anniversary
The service is excellent ... very attentive but not overbearing ... each course was like a work of art ... we have the wine pairing which was perfect for everything each course was served with ... I thought the music was great and lively, but slightly too loud for the hushed descriptions that our servers used to describe what we where about to experience ... overall it was a wonderful meal and we had a great time ... a couple items were a bit on the salty side, but that is personal preference ... I highly recommend this place
The most amazing meal we've ever had
Amazing place right from the get go. They throw you off by making you first question yourself if you've got the right address (no sign that it's a restaurant). Thereafter you are immersed in a complete sensory experience. The venue, the service, the music, the theatre they create and of course the food, spectacular flavours and attention to detail.
The wine list.....WOW!
A big budget night but well worth the money just make sure you are sitting at the bar by the kitchen....DO NOT SIT AT THE TABLE!
Still one of the best!
The chef chaged, but Atera remains one of the best addresses for dinner in NY. Food as good or better than any of the city's Michelin 3-stars, but much more fun and casual. Great soundtrack, superb wine list, wonderful service. Looking forward to getting back
Something got lost for us this time. Mik ...
Something got lost for us this time. Mike and Matt made this experience what it was on this visit. We love them. They started having people come out of the kitchen to present, which we didn't care for and there was a jovial lightness lost. Matt is a big draw for us, as is Mike. As much as they can do, they can't pull all the weight for making it that fabulous dinner party feel. Don't know what or who made the changes. But please change back to how it was.
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