Awarded two stars (★★) in the 2015 Michelin Guide for NYC restaurants.
Superb amazed of tasting menu
One of the most memorable experiences. Beautiful decor, absolutely amazing innovative dishes. Slight Japanese touch.
Hidden Cocktail Bar downstairs. Amazing cocktails!
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.
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.
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.
Everything is amazing here!
reasonably priced wine, good soundtrack, not stuffy like other restaurants of its caliber. you can wear jeans and leave the blazer at home.
Atera, Spring 2014 - 60 Second Tasting Menu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueioM8TrBR8
Best dinner (even for vegetarians) and truly impeccable service. Might as well have proposed to my gf.
Chef's Tasting Menu (no a la carte) is creative & delicious! Expect about 20 small courses. Service is wonderful too!
Save room for the petit fours, which are just as inventive as the previous 22 courses you've eaten. – Green Guide Editor
Exquisite. Nothing even comes close to it in all of NYC. I'm in awe of Chef Matthew. A true genius.
28 courses of pure delight
Worth the trip. Make sure you fast for the day, it's a no-joke tasting menu.
There is no doubt you will walk out of atera talking about how unique the dishes are.
Phenomenal!! Culinary Genius: presentation, flavor profile, cycle of service, & ingredients. Highly trained, educated & approachable staff, unpretentious, pristine & elegant. Bring your appetite.!
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
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.
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.
Best Tasting Menu
Best tasting menu
Undeniably my best meal ever
Two Michelin stars.
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."
Charcoaled Tempura Leeks With Strained Buttermilk (Vegetarian Tasting Menu)
Eater NY recommends the Rock
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
A must visit for the ultimate gastronaut and even the regular person who appreciates food! Molecular gastronomy at its best!
Michelin 2012 ★★