Atera

Atera

Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant$$$$
Tribeca, New York
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    Lindsey K.
    "Best tasting menu in the city."(13 Tips)
    Mari
    "Awesome soundtrack."(2 Tips)
    Urban Nomad
    "Two Michelin stars."(2 Tips)
    7th.List
    "Matthew Lightner's long-awaited seventeen-seat..."(2 Tips)
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  • Lindsey K.heart icon on user image
    Lindsey KimJune 14, 2016
    Best tasting menu in the city. Love the open kitchen and counter seating. Each dish stood out in its own way. Wine pairings were spot on--opt for them!
  • AlAnoud A A.
    AlAnoud A AlGhunaimMarch 17, 2022
    Exotic, creative & most of all fancy. A full on surprise, loved the whole experience. The tasting menu was exquisite, we could immediately tell that everything was high quality & delicious. Wagyu👌🏻
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    MariJune 5, 2016
    Inventive and creative flavor combinations. The staff is professional but super friendly (more so than most tasting menu places). Awesome soundtrack. Worth the $$$.
  • Amit L.heart icon on user image
    Amit LevySeptember 22, 2018
    All of the dishes are super creative. Paired with the slightly tongue-in-cheek, casual-but-professional service, this was the best fine dining experience I've had to date.
  • Kaydee
    KaydeeMarch 13, 2013
    Phenomenal. Only a lil molecular gastronomy. It's mostly trickery, like a "cracked egg." Interior is sleek...a real speakeasy. May seem fancy but music & staff are relaxed. Wine pairing IS worth it.
  • Amy W.heart icon on user image
    Amy WilsonOctober 22, 2014
    One of my top five restaurants/dining experiences in the whole world, ever. Really special to watch the team prepare a ridiculously creative feats of molecular amazingness. They thought of everything.
  • Valentin G.heart icon on user image
    Valentin GuerinJune 25, 2017
    Tasting menu at the Chet's table, perfect place to celebrate an anniversary/birthday. Great service! Michelin Star.
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoOctober 31, 2014
    Atera's 20-course tasting menu is an epic feast, offering four hours of pure culinary ingenuity. Make sure to stop by the lounge before or after the meal, as the beverage selections are also superb.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMarch 29, 2013
    Your ~25 course meal will have you eating ramen for the next week, but cutting into what looks like a lump of coal to find it’s a beautiful slow roasted beet will make the price more palatable.
  • eric b.heart icon on user image
    eric bornemannNovember 24, 2014
    One of the best meals and most imaginative food you can have in New York right now. Worth every dollar and a fantastic wine list as well.
  • Tom L.
    Tom LeeApril 1, 2013
    Dinner at Atera can redraw the line between nature and artifice, with food that mimics living creatures (a razor clam made of bread), and deeply unconventional ingredients made into something familiar
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    EMarch 18, 2015
    One of the most memorable experiences. Beautiful decor, absolutely amazing innovative dishes. Slight Japanese touch.
  • Roxineus R.
    Roxineus RoxineusApril 17, 2013
    Phenomenal!! Culinary Genius: presentation, flavor profile, cycle of service, & ingredients. Highly trained, educated & approachable staff, unpretentious, pristine & elegant. Bring your appetite.!
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerAugust 3, 2012
    The chef’s fondness for wild food is reflected in both the menu and the restaurant’s décor. When asked about the vertical herb garden growing in the dining room, a server once replied, “It’s alive.” Read more
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    Andrew BC 翁 ÔNGJune 26, 2015
    Superb amazed of tasting menu
  • suneel
    suneelAugust 15, 2014
    reasonably priced wine, good soundtrack, not stuffy like other restaurants of its caliber. you can wear jeans and leave the blazer at home.
  • Risa
    RisaSeptember 21, 2012
    Grub Street off-menu dish: Charcoaled Tempura Leeks With Strained Buttermilk. "People who order the vegetarian tasting are privy to dishes that meat-eaters won't get, like the fried-leek dish."
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Save room for the petit fours, which are just as inventive as the previous 22 courses you've eaten. – Green Guide Editor
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle C.May 6, 2012
    NYC Foodie Blog: 10 course tasting menu for $150, The place settings, decor, and dishes themselves, all take on an "earthy" quality. Thought of as a unique dining experience
  • Douglas H.
    Douglas HeddingsApril 20, 2012
    A must visit for the ultimate gastronaut and even the regular person who appreciates food! Molecular gastronomy at its best!
  • Akash S.
    Akash ShahFebruary 15, 2014
    Best dinner (even for vegetarians) and truly impeccable service. Might as well have proposed to my gf.
  • Wilson Z.
    Wilson ZhouNovember 25, 2017
    The old style of ‘trompe bouche,’ where food looked like one thing but tasted like another — has given way to a compelling, ultra-refined naturalism. ★★★★
  • Eater
    EaterDecember 4, 2014
    Atera is one of the few restaurants in NYC to offer tableside matcha service (done in customized matcha bowls). The service is an intricate preparation, make sure to give it a try. Read more
  • Will A.
    Will ArnoneJune 14, 2013
    Exquisite. Nothing even comes close to it in all of NYC. I'm in awe of Chef Matthew. A true genius.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListMarch 28, 2012
    Matthew Lightner's long-awaited seventeen-seat space has opened in Tribeca. Stay tuned to see if New York embraces this $150 ten-course tasting menu. Read more
  • Siovonneheart icon on user image
    SiovonneFebruary 25, 2015
    Hidden Cocktail Bar downstairs. Amazing cocktails!
  • Charlotte C.heart icon on user image
    Charlotte ChanDecember 24, 2019
    phenomenal meal, creative vegetable dishes
  • jessica m. h.
    jessica m. hintermeisterSeptember 17, 2012
    Charcoaled Tempura Leeks With Strained Buttermilk (Vegetarian Tasting Menu)
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew T.May 17, 2013
    Worth the trip. Make sure you fast for the day, it's a no-joke tasting menu.
  • EatMeDrinkMeNYC
    EatMeDrinkMeNYCMay 12, 2013
    There is no doubt you will walk out of atera talking about how unique the dishes are.
  • Brad L.
    Brad LMay 1, 2014
    Atera, Spring 2014 - 60 Second Tasting Menu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueioM8TrBR8
  • Chloeheart icon on user image
    ChloeFebruary 24, 2022
    Best restaurant in New York.
  • Blake M.
    Blake MorrisSeptember 19, 2014
    Everything is amazing here!
  • Paolo B.
    Paolo BaroneOctober 7, 2022
    2022 Michelin Guide 2 Stars
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
    Check out Atera as seen on Unique Eats Read more
  • citizenM
    citizenMOctober 14, 2014
    Dedication and devotion Read more
  • Pam B.
    Pam B.March 10, 2013
    Best tasting menu
  • jessica m. h.
    Best Tasting Menu
  • Cheney T.heart icon on user image
    Cheney TsaiJune 12, 2013
    28 courses of pure delight
  • F S.
    F SJune 12, 2012
    Eater NY recommends the Rock
  • Urban Nomad
    Urban NomadOctober 5, 2012
    Two Michelin stars.
  • Vivek B.heart icon on user image
    Vivek BhagwatNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Undeniably my best meal ever
  • planeting
    planetingMarch 14, 2014
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  • Carmen R.heart icon on user image
    Carmen RodriguezMarch 17, 2018
    Love the deserts, and the aperitif!
  • Laura Y.
    Laura YagermanOctober 3, 2012
    Michelin 2012 ★★
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