Atera

4.9
601 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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Atera! Chef Emborg is planning a special tasting menu to suit the occasion. Dinner seatings are at 6pm and 9:30pm for $575 per person, including paired wines and service. We are also serving lunch on NYE at 1pm for $325 per person, excluding beverages.

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What 601 People Are Saying
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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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R
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall the food was very good with a few dishes that I felt missed the mark. A big part of the experience is to feel like you are a part of the kitchen and getting to watch the dishes being constructed. We were the only group relegated to a table away from the kitchen, which was a huge disappointment. That coupled with a few dishes that missed the mark and the overall expense, I don’t think I will go back. Too many other amazing restaurants in town.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The great pacing and impeccable attention to detail led to a perfectly curated evening and allowed us to be transported away from the hustle and bustle of the city to a place of comfort, decadence, and peace where our true selves were able to reach actualization.

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CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for my birthday and it was absolutely fantastic. It’s perfect for a special occasion.

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it!

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MM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place that, for me, sets the standard for great restaurants.

The frequently-changing tasting menu is invariably astonishing and delightful. The wine pairings are brilliant. The staff are the kindest people you'll meet anywhere, and they have individual personalities! They've taught me that I want not just food with dazzling charisma. I want that charisma in the people as well.

Watching the kitchen team doing their work, serenely and with uninterrupted focus, is a privilege. If you're lucky enough to see this show, you can skip the ballet.

Twice a year I travel from the mountains of New Mexico to New York to do nothing but dine at Michelin-starred restaurants, hit the top pizza places, and catch an opera. My wife exaggerates only slightly when she says that I do nothing in New York but eat and sleep. Each time I plan a trip, the first reservation I make is Atera. May they be there for me always.

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DA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Absolutely delighted with every aspect including the chefs music chose'. Wine course complemented very well. Could not fault even if we were looking for one. Special experience.

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BW
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Really innovative and good food. But I listed the occasion as my birthday and my friend was there the day before and she reminded them.... but they still forgot. Wasnt a nice feeling to see other people get cakes while I was just sitting there. It’s the small things that turn you off when you go for dining at this level, and this service blip was probably the one thing I took away from my visit....

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks to atera staff

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truly amazing and inventive. A great dining experience ....service, food, intimate. Been to many restaurants with tasting menus but thus was truly different and wonderful. The blending of different flavors were simply amazing. Will definitely return again.

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JR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular. Service was amazing.

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S
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

There were four of us for dinner. Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious, innovative but not contrived. Flavors and textures complemented each other and not too complicated. Food presentation was extraordinary, Dinner was truly a meal to remember and remember we will. Truly the best meal we have had in this country!!!

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N
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing creative cooking! Fantastic service!
Looking forward to come back

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AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend, His mother and I went here for his birthday and we loved it ! The service was absolutely flawless, the food was so delicious, and we loved the view of the open kitchen. Very limited seating but we really liked that fact. Everything was cooked perfectly. The only very small things we did not like was the portion was pretty small even for a 2 Michelin star restaurant, and the vanilla smoke on one of the deserts was very over powering (too smoky) but compared to everything else they still deserve 5 stars all around. I would love to visit them again and my boyfriend was very impressed !

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly amazing!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food overall and very nice hand soap

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CA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Atera was recommended by a friend of my husbands so i did not know what to expect. Unfortunately i was in town for business so could not do the wine pairing but the very attentive and gentle service of Yumi one of the sommeliers guided us through some excellent options of whites and reds by the glass for our dinner. I can say that after having been to quite some starred restaurants this one was exquisite in every detail plate after plate detail after detail. Presentation, service and taste were all a solid 100. Congratulations!

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

every plate were outstanding, very attentive service, perfect wine pairing

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DS
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atera is the Best! We were the first guests arrived and two waiters were outside on the street to greet us and led us to our seats. Every dishes here is perfect, especially the waffle with truffle and tuna, absolutely perfect. Also, the lobster and maitaki were wonderful, desserts were impressive. Counter seating is great, we can see what’s going on in the kitchen

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I would strongly recommend the premium wine pairing. It's a little bit expensive but worth it.

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GH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and superb food... hard to go past a place like this for a special dining experience.

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GC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and experience. Exceeds my expectations!

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RK
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing dinner.
From the service to the ambiance to the service, all was incredible. With so many amazing restaurants in NYC, this is one we will return to!

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BW
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great foodie restaurant. Only 14 seats around a bar that surrounds the kitchen. Very friendly and attentive wait staff. Restaurant suggests two and half hours and it takes that long but the time flies by. I would not miss this spot. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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D
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It took about 3 hours for lunch.service was very nice.

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RM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wines they put in front of you for the reserve wine pairing, are worth all of the money, and they are generous with it, stunning. Food and service incredible as well

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and service is great ... very adaptable in menu changing to suit all dietary requirements.

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PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
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
Louisville
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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OT
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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OT
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
11 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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