Atera

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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.
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vipGraycie74
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, vibe, and ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection.

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vipJARB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A culinary temple. Each and every dish was a work of art. I loved the way each dish was explained. I look forward to returning. The only thing I would change is the music, it didn’t go with the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Food is good, not great. In my opinion the price is not justified.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
149 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If someone asks us where to go for fine dining with New York vibe, this is the place. There is no similar restaurant anywhere in the world. Try their reserve pairing to make the experience even better.

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vipAndrew
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way! Amazing food and great service.

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vipRavy
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and service in an intimate setting. I am vegetarian and they made me an entire special menu to accommodate my dietary restriction. A must go to!

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vipAmanda
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best meal of our lives. Services is SPECTACULAR. chef and kitchen are truly phenomenal creating a menu that is nothing short of course after course of taste treat (especially given dietary restrictions). Staff is attentive but not bothersome. We look forward to dining at Atera every year. Special. Memorable and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Certainly recommend.

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vipDeidz60
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OK. I'm not one for superlatives, but I have to say that my dinner at Atera was the best dining experience one could ever hope for. From the minute you are greeted, until your departure 9 close to three hours later), you are pampered and fed like never before. It was our 25th anniversary, and every staff member knew about it, congratulated us (by name), and made our night feel so extra special. Once one of the amazing staff, David, found out that I was Grateful Dead fan, the music (which was played at the perfect volume) featured a wonderful set of Dead tunes. Now the food: in a word-- beyond. Seventeen courses. Not too stingy, not too much. Actually had to make room for the last two savory courses. (There's always room for dessert-- courses 16 and 17). I did the temperance drink pairing-- crazy inventive and fun (not a must, but if you have a few $ you don't mind spending, it adds a nice comic dimension to an otherwise very serious and very delicious tasting menu. Chef Ronny is on hand (and is very hands on) overseeing every detail. He is 35, looks like he is 25, and cooks like he's been doing this forever. This is one restaurant experience you cannot miss.
As an aside: We stayed over at 11Howard- a beautiful boutique hotel nearby. Had the 6pm Atera seating. Went to AIRE ancient baths after dinner (9-10:30pm)-- around the block-- for an amazing post-dinner spa experience. If you want to be a hero, treat your special someone to a night like this-- it won't be soon forgotten!
Extra shout out to David at Atera-- thank you for a very special evening.

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vipRosie
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

exceptional meal . All dishes were superbly presented and perfectly balanced. I enjoyed all the savory dishes but the last few sweet ones were disappointing.

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DavidF
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small seat restaurant. Two seatings a night. Good wine pairings. Nice food presentation.

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AliciaW
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were in NYC from Atlanta to celebrate his 50th birthday, and I surprised him with reservations at Atera. The atmosphere is fantastic and the seating allowed for conversation with others if desired. The tasting menu was absolutely sublime and the chefs and staff were engaging. highly recommend getting the wine pairings as well.

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JamesK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable and just a great culinary experience.

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vipUnni
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the service was wonderful. My friend and I had a fantastic time.

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viptriburbian
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the world

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vipStephenD
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good a meal as I’ve eaten in New York. Anywhere, in fact. Wine accompaniment was superb. Loved the soundtrack too (Metallica, Fine Young Cannibals, INXS, the Stones... ).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience. The chef is an artist and you can feel his inspiration in his cuisine, which is quite rare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal, artistic and joyful. It’s evident that every staff member loves what they do.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in NYC

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vipDRRDM
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Ronny and his team have really brought Atera back to the spotlight in NYC. Highly recommended for those that enjoy a wonderful evening with great hosts and even better food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for dinning

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience5

While the food was spectacular, one of the waiters (older gentleman with a ponytail) verbally threatened me for dropping my napkin. “If you drop this napkin again me and you will have a problem and will need to resolve this outside”. As you can imagine this completely ruined my night and I would never imagine that the service staff would speak to their patrons in that manner. Despite the food, I will recommend to all my family and friends to stay away for the restaurant given my experience.

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Phatsimo
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine. The food was beautiful and the service was thoughtful and attentive. It was a true pleasure to watch the care, precision and mastery that went in to each tasting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last time I had this fantastic of a gastronomical experience was at Noma, Copenhagen . Chef Emborg meticulously crafted each dish with attention to detail for taste, texture and presentation. Every course was a culinary delight.
Hats off to the service crew & staff, bravo! Cheers to Chef, for a brilliant execution and the best evening of 2020, yet. Thank you

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Veritas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I was rather disappointed with Atera. The food was fine; it is Michelin star grade. But the atmosphere was too uptight, the chef looked angry and unhappy and one of the Scot servers was rude. I am not able to enjoy food in a tense ambiance and for the price I paid I expected the entire staff, starting with the chef, to have minimum charm. Some dishes were rather heavy: I wished I had seen more creativity rather than the usual suspects: caviar, uni, foie gras and truffle oil. I enjoyed the opening cocktail, the dumpling and the passion fruit mochi. I am a bit concerned by the level of cholesterol that comes as part of the entire tasting menu. Sadly I will not be coming back, nor will I recommend Atera to others. Good luck.

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viprafata
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is truly a top restaurant and deserve three Michelin stars. Very creative delicious elegant artsy and pleasing menue.

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vipMaxD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy! Exciting dishes, 5 star service, hard to beat this!

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vipStuartA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal with 16 courses that ranged from very good to amazing. Service is perfect. Love sitting at counter and watching the chefs prepare the courses. Also enjoyed the music selections that play and keep the atmosphere pretty casual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food5service4ambience5

They charged us 1,000 for a meal for two. We are not going back to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unassuming location but lovely relaxed dining room with guests dressed from relaxed to smart casual. Special mention must go to Messrs Abbick and Manka at front of house who genuinely provided some of the best service I’ve ever experienced at any restaurant - the entire team is incredibly friendly and personable.

The food was of a very high standard as you’d expect and immaculately presented. The team were happy to explain more about each dish and their passion for their work was evident.
If you have the funds to go (it isn’t cheap, we saved months for it), enjoy food and you’re looking for a fine dining experience in NY, I’d happily recommend this place.

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vipBrentandDeb
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this was an extraordinary experience. the entire time we were there was incredible. from the food, to the service even down to the music selection....it was all great. the chef is creative, the staff is attentive, the restaurant is intimate and comfortable. with only 14-18 dining at a time you are wanting for nothing. you do pay a price for all of this but it was all worth while!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone made a birthday memorable and delicious

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vipZeta
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit to Atera. Still my favorite fine-dining restaurant in NYC. Just perfect!

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Freespacekeehong
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atera was a highlight of my recent trip to New York. The food and ambience was amazing. Jordan who took care of us was a superstar. I was lucky enough to score 2 seats over the new year holidays at this super intimate place and the overall experience was definitely deserving of its 2 Michelin stars. Just go and be dazzled and oh, get at least one member of your dining party opt for the temperance pairing. Just do it! Xoxo

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vipJVLG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect
Each course was impressive

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vipfoodandwinenerd
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

As a foodie and a 30-year hospitality professional, this experience was absolutely fascinating! It felt a little "Eyes Wide Shut" when I first arrived; a very small, intimate dining area (there were only 17 guests for my seating), and the staff was completely silent in front of us to begin. Service was flawless, and the team moved effortlessly among each other for 15 courses. A great ballet, and amazing to watch. The cuisine was creative and flavorful (think Kaluga caviar paired with a quenelle of pistachio gelato and IPA), but I can't honestly think of a single course that I would request again. This show was all about the ceremony of the service and plate presentation. I opted for the coursing paired with wine, and I enjoyed several varietals I'd never tried before; Bosco (blended with Vermentino) from Cinque Terre in Northern Italy, Mencia from Ribeira Sacra, Spain.

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takerururu
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best fine dinning restaurants in NY, had an amazing night there.

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JeanneM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atera is exceptional. The food (about 17 courses!) was amazing. Very creative, with combinations of food one might never consider yet they all blended beautifully. The U-shaped table facing the chefs turned out to be a wonderful addition. All the staff was very attentive, friendly and as interactive as you wanted them to be (or not!). The service was noteworthy. Everything you would expect from a Michelin 2 star...and more. I have never been to a restaurant where so much attention was given to your personal comfort and interests, in addition to proper and timely serving and removal of food and drink. I would highly, highly recommend Atera. True, it is expensive, but given the amount and type of food, it was truly worth the money spent, as no expense was spared by the restaurant in the selection, preparation and delivery of the meal.

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