Atera

4.9
573 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Atera honors the poetry of nature and creativity in pursuit of an immersive sensory dining experience. We offer a seasonal and continuously evolving tasting menu. Please allow 2½ hours for you and your guests.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Sat 1:30 pm–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–11:30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 226-1444 ext. 1
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ronny Emborg
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Church & Broadway
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Parking details
Public parking is available on Worth Street between Broadway and Lafayette, one block east of Atera.
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Public transit
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.
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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What 573 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent! Perfection delivered by people who love what they do!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant features a U-shaped counter facing the open kitchen where guests are seated and served. This counter is regarded as a clean canvas upon which Chef Ronnie oversees the serving of that particular evening's artistry. While he makes a point of not interacting with guests so he can pay careful attention to everything that is prepared and served, the rest of the staff is incredibly accommodating, polite and professional beyond anything I've encountered in NYC.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Impressive cuisine that deny's description but tastes unbelievable. If you're adventurous, Atera is the place.

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New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative dishes, beautiful presentation, and attentive service. The halibut was a bit salty, but other than that, appropriate use of salt and oil, letting the ingredients express themselves. Excellent sequence and experience. Premium wine pairing is highly recommended, almost a steal for its price.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly remarkable tasting menu in a stunningly intimate space.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very nice dinner for my husband 27th birthday ~
I had a wondering time~
And red wines was wondering~
I recommended everyone order bottle red wine~
Or try the wine paring .
I love the tuna tartars and squid noodles the best~lamb chop were amazing, too bad my husband don’t eat lamb, but I finished all ~
Services were wondering~
To be Honest: as a Asian, dinner was kind of too creamy for me, but overall 5 stares. Why ?
Good services makes me happy, drinks makes me happy, and food was good .
Really good for a special occasion like birthday ~~~
Have a wonderful night

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JA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a half hour early but they sat us immediately. They customized the tasting menu to take into account that my wife doesn’t eat pork (this is normally sad for me during a tasting menu, but when she had oxtail, I got pork cheek!). The service was attentive without being stuffy or smothering. The food was prepared to exacting standards, looked beautiful, and was often surprising, but never sacrificed flavor for beauty. If forced to choose two courses, I think the caviar with pistachio and an IPA and the final savory course of lamb with olive huckleberry and spinach would be my favorites.

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my fourth time at Atera and I always love to come back. The tasting menus are great and it’s worth coming for the whole experience. The squid pasta with snap pea and miso was excellent. One of my go to restaurants in NYC.

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, great food and fantastic service. Cozy and elegant ambiance at the same time. All chefs and service staffs know it all, they go above and beyond to surprise you during the Chef’s tasting. We definitely recommend all to try when you are in NYC.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. Our best dinner in NYC ever - worth every penny. Food, service, music, everything

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RT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EVERYTHING about this gem of a place is divine. EVERYTHING.
the food. the attention to detail. the service. the wine selection. the creativity. GO.

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EL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting menu and service

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service and incredible food. It was a wonderful experience and I'd be amazed if they didn't receive a 3rd Michelin star soon

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, presentation and service were all wonderful.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ronny knocked Jr. out of the park. Superb on all fronts. The only aspect that could use improvement was the music. This would likely require additional dedicated staff.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Absolutely perfect in every detail.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ! great chef and team. Specially the Brazilian guy

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JK
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is impossible to state what a great experience Atera was in a written review. From the perfectly executed and plated food through the amazing wine pairing (just splurge and go with the reserve pairing you won't regret it) Atera hit every note. The tasty and creative Temperance pairing my wife enjoyed added a few more wow moments to an amazing meal. Beyond the great food and wine the relaxed atmosphere and genuine service levels were beyond top notch. Absolutely no pretension here. The entire team, starting with Chef Emborg were not only super talented but personable, engaging, humble and patiently answered each one of my many questions about the dishes. A night to remember!

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d
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Expensive but worth it for the experience. Best food I’ve ever had.

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HK
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic vibes - dimly lit and you can watch the kitchen work (very quietly, orderly, and clean i must add). Too bad the finance bros seated next to us didn't understand what inside voices are... but not the restaurant's fault. Food was creative and delicious - everything on the tasting menu was fantastic and they really accommodated to all the dietary restrictions we had. Dining was an experience instead of just a meal

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London
53 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class cuisine. Is Atera the most innovative and taste-focused restaurant in NYC in 2018?

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stellar meal from start to finish! Everyone from the front of the house to the kitchen made us feel special in this intimate dining salon. The food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. A myriad array of ingredients, technique, textures and flavors keep your excited for the next course to come. Their non-alcoholic pairing option is an incredible journey into what is possible in that category of drinks. Bravo !

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food, service, and overall hospitality.

This is a must for any special occasion

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I celebrated her birthday with dinner at Atera, and everything was fantastic! The food was top notch, with a few standout courses being the Waffle with Tuna and Summer Truffles, the Halibut with Cauliflower and Brown Butter, and the coconut sorbet. Equally as impressive was the friendliness of the staff. Throughout the entire night we felt welcomed, and the staff was very attentive. The service and food were both tremendous.

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Drink is too expensive and people are snobby who works at there.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most wonderful solo dining experiences of my life. Truly special food and people.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing It eas sn excellent experience

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

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RL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful dining experience. The whole meal is like a dinner show where the kitchen staff work their magic right in front of you. I love how intimate the dining room is set up and every dish was picture perfect as well as delicious.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative food, very good service. Excellent

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! Attention to detail as well as incredible food and interiors are so hard to do well and they hit it out of the park. The wine or tea pairings were great, the service is personable and almost invisible. The cooks are right there for you to see and ask questions, very interactive. Would always go back. The street out front is under construction, so you might have to walk a bit.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You know the moment you settle in to the intimate u shaped bar seating area enveloping the “eclectic” kitchen the meals not going to suck.

While the food was outstanding, the most impactful memory of the experience was the teamwork of the staff. Barely a whisper could be heard as the team scurried about with every movement seemingly choreographed down to the countless tweezer movements plating each dish. A refreshing scene compared to the chaos and stress observed in so many Michelin stared restaurants.

Three of the eighteenish courses were among the top five dishes I’ve encountered.

The succulent squid noodles served in a brown butter white miso sauce with raw egg yolk may have been the best bite of all time. The sauce was so rich and layered a shoe may have been edible enrobed in this yellow nectar.

I’m not a huge fan of fennel on most occasions “but” the fennel confit with white truffles had a lasting sweet and savory warmth that lingered in the most positive. Of all the dishes served thus would be the most complicated to replicate, for me anyway.

Lastly, but not least of my top three of the evening was the oxtail wrapped in cabbage. Imagine fall apart beef, in what must be a sauce made from the reduction of an entire cows bones, yes it’s that intense wrapped in a cabbage leaf with just enough acid from the lime to set off an explosion in ones mouth.

Chef Emborg and his team should receive their third Michelin star!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite simply the best possible meal. It was fantastic.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!
The best fine dining.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant experience. I would have liked more of a clear journey through the courses, and the middle meat courses were a bit simple after what had preceded, but otherwise I enjoyed the combinations of flavors and textures. Service was impeccable, to the point where a server was ready with a Tide pen when my companion thoughtlessly spilled red wine on my pants!

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Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atera was such an amazing experience. Everything was exceptional here. This deserves 3 stars michelin and is one of the few restaurant experiences which I thought broke new ground on multiple levels including the service, the food itself, and all the small elements that make an exceptional experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and had a truly extraordinary experience. We dine out in NYC frequently and this was among the best experiences we can recall. The food was fresh, inventive and perfectly seasoned and prepared and the service exceptional. We opted for the wine pairing, which was a wonderful addition. A terrific choice for celebrating a special occasion.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s beyond my expectations

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W
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative, creative and delicious food, simply superb, can’t wait to be back

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