Atera Restaurant Atera Restaurant

ATERA

restaurants
tribeca
listings

ATERA

77 Worth St, New York, NY, USA
back to list

Some of the city’s most serious food is being served in this tiny, tucked-away Tribeca restaurant. You’re probably aware of this as you’ve made your reservation far in advance, after all. Chef Ronny Emborg brings a Danish-influenced tasting menu to the table, paired with wine and juice offerings. The barman will ask: would you like a cocktail? There’s no list, but he’s happy to announce the day’s offering aloud. On a recent visit, these included a tangy rhubarb beer shrub and a winning Vesper variation bestowed with a single large ice cube. Then suddenly the “snacks” begin to arrive, a jaunty designation that belies the complexity of these largely delightful smaller bites that will make up the first third or so of your 20-some courses.

At some point—most likely after an all-white dish of the freshest raw scallops available topped with dehydrated buttermilk shards and a sort of yuzu sorbet, and after a delicate salad of herbs and flowers laced with ruby-red folds of what you’re told is duck-tongue prosciutto—the chef himself might present you with a dish and ask you to identify it. You will fail at this. Yet that dish, which falls right in the middle, is the meal’s apex of mixed signals. Unlike some of the other well-known tasting-menu-style repasts, every element of surprise here is firmly rooted in what should be the priority: flavor. Really, few courses are without some adornment of herbs of blossoms, which reflects Lightner’s obsession with local, wild foods. In this way, the experience is more akin to entering the temple of one of the world’s finest sushi chefs than placing oneself in some modern-day culinary mad scientist’s hands. Come to think of it, that stack-up of medical signs out front is reminiscent of what you’ll encounter on the way to locating some of the finest tucked-away restaurants in Tokyo. There, and here, the discovery is more than worth it.

You May Also Like

King Cole Bar New York Bloody Mary

King Cole Bar

bars & nightlife
food & drink
restaurants
upper manhattan
listings
2 E 55th St, New York, NY 10022
King Cole Bar pays homage to Old New York in the best possible way. With its grand chandeliers and dark-wood bar boasting a Maxfield Parris mural featuring King Cole himself, this New York institution is all charm and refined sophistication.
Contra

Contra

bars & nightlife
food & drink
lower east side
listings
138 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
The warmth of Contra’s intimate dining room, the outstanding service and very well chosen and unique wine list make it a real contender for New York's top tasting menu. Just say yes to the tasting and fully trust your Somm and you can’t go wrong.
10 Corso Como

10 Corso Como

art & design
fashion
restaurants
shopping
listings
1 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038
Italian magazine editor, gallerist and publisher—not to mention the woman who invented the fashion “concept store” in 1990 Milan—Carla Sozzani has brought her high-concept shopping and dining establishment to Lower Manhattan’s Seaport District.
Le CouCou

Le CouCou

food & drink
restaurants
soho
listings
138 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013
Now serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, Le Coucou is one of the most sought-after reservations in the city.
THE REALREAL

THE REALREAL

fashion
shopping
soho
listings
80 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012
The RealReal, has completely upended the consignment store concept, first with their e-commerce platform and then with the opening of their brick-and-mortar store.
COSME

COSME

food & drink
restaurants
listings
35 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010
The team behind Cosme know the value of a well-curated, dimly lit and ultramodern dining room, sincerely inviting and hospitable staff, and artfully plated yet perfectly portioned courses.
Byredo

BYREDO

beauty
shopping
wellness
soho
listings
62 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012
Byredo’s New York Flagship store—sleek, minimal, inviting—is a haven for scent memory by way of fragrances, candles, bath oils, and body lotions from the cult Stockholm luxury house.
Gucci Soho Store Location

GUCCI

fashion
film
shopping
soho
listings
63 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012
Occupying the site of a former pencil factory in a 155-year-old landmark-protected building, Gucci’s Wooster Street destination is nothing short of spectacular.
Best Rate Promise
Soho Grand Hotel

310 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

(212) 965-3000
The Roxy Hotel Tribeca

2 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10013

212.519.6600