Atera

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808 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.

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Tue - Thu 9:30PM - 9:30PM
Sat 1:30PM - 1:30PM

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AW
1 review
Dined on 9 February 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.

JK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A memorable and just a great culinary experience.

U
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

t
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the world

SD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 February 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... ).

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in NYC

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DR
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 25 January 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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place for dinning

P
1 review
Dined on 17 January 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.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 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.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 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

V
1 review
Dined on 11 January 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.

r
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MD
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

SA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 2 January 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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall1Food5Service4Ambience5

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

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 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.

BD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 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!!!!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone made a birthday memorable and delicious

Z
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

F
1 review
Dined on 29 December 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

JV
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect
Each course was impressive

f
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 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.

t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 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.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best dining experience I’ve ever had. Staff and food were absolutely phenomenal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love Atera and about to book another reservation!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience. Food, service were impeccable.

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences we ever had: food, service, wines, ambiance..everything was top notch without it being 'over the top'. Just perfect. Highly recommend!

F
New York Area
258 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best restaurants ever. Simple like that!

SJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WORTH EVERY PENNY. From the service to the exquisite menu, everything was top notch. The flavors will BLOW YOU AWAY and truly I don't think my water glass ever even got close to below half full as there was always someone there to make sure we had everything we needed. It was like going to dinner and show being able to sit at the table and watch the preparation. A MUST attend if you're in New York!!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant. Innovative food, different textures, tastes. Everything was exquisite!! Staff very friendly. Spectacular night!

SO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most of the ingredients are my favorites, including caviar, sea urchin, foie gras, truffle. The taste of yuzu and lime in appetizers are also my loves!

LS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited our daughter in New York and booked this restaurant about 3 weeks in advance. We had chef's tasting menu and I also order the wine pairing. From appetizers, there are lots of creative dishes - egg custard, uni and truffle ... combination of textures made them very enjoyable. For main dish, halibut with dash tapioca is tasty, beef with mushroom is perfectly cooked and duck breast with pear is also well prepared. The atmosphere is great, you can see the preparation in open kitchen and waiting staff is responsive. Overall noise level is moderate.

V
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food at Atera was amazing, the service friendly and attentive. Great degustation menu.

VC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great experience!
Food was excellent, every dish was like discovering new flavors through every bite. The wine pairing was also great, the wines were different, and complex, good choice for the food.
I will try to comeback to have the experience in another season!

E
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dining experience was intimate with 6 couples seated around a U-shaped bar that bordered the kitchen. The entire evening was a production, like watching a play, where the waitstaff’s movements were choreographed to perfection. The food was definitely worthy of its 2-Michelin stars. However, the specialize in cooking meat exceptionally well, so the vegan experience is far less impressive. Highly recommend to anyone marking an occasion worth celebrating. We paired dinner with wine and temperance and landed at just over $1000 for 2 people.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extraordinary food and service - highly creative food - simply excellent.