Contra Restaurant NYC Contra Restaurant NYC

Contra

restaurants
lower east side
listings
back to list

In New York City we have no shortage of third-wave coffee shops, and “Farm-to-Table,” seasonally inspired, two-plus-hour tasting menus. The more difficult find is a tasting menu of high quality for less than $80 per person—which may be why Contra can be a trickier reservation to lock down. For out-of-town guests, or those of us with fluctuating schedules, pre-booking a res 30 days out at Momofuku Ko, Aska, or EMP might not be in the cards for our special occasion celebration. However, if we are perfectly honest (having dined at all of the above), the warmth of Contra’s intimate dining room, the outstanding service and very well chosen and unique wine list make it a real contender with these more refined tasting menus at a fraction of the cost. Insider tip: Contra’s more casual offshoot next door, Wildair, is another outstanding destination for wine fanatics or recommendation for pre/post-Contra. Just say yes to the tasting and fully trust your Somm and you can’t go wrong.

PHOTOGRAPHY Frame Studios

You May Also Like

4 Charles Prime Rib West Village Restaurant

4 Charles Prime Rib

food & drink
west village
listings
3004, 4 Charles St, New York
Supper club, speakeasy, steakhouse, Michelin-Guide approved restaurant—4 Charles Prime Rib is all these things and more.
Ganni clothing store SoHo New York

Ganni

shopping
soho
listings
40 Mercer St, New York
With its Scandi-cool-girl aesthetic and fearless mishmash of prints and textures, Ganni has become a crowd favorite.
Bode Lower East Side Fashion Clothing Menswear Luxury New York

Bode

shopping
lower east side
listings
58 Hester St, New York
Founder and designer Emily Bode has created a space where customers can enjoy a private shopping experience while they relax and peruse Bode’s selection of one-of-a-kind items, designed and tailor-made in New York.
Wayan Nolita Indonesian Restaurant New York

Wayan

food & drink
nolita
listings
20 Spring St, New York
The first solo venture from Cédric Vongerichten (son of Jean-Georges), Wayan serves Indonesian cuisine with a modern French twist.
Maison Kitsune Soho Paris Clothing Records Coffee

Maison Kitsuné

art & design
soho
listings
248 Lafayette St, New York
Part brand, part record label, Maison Kitsuné is proof that life should be lived well and with a sense of playfulness.
Ten Bells Lower East Side Wine Bar Restaurant Organic natural wine

Ten Bells

restaurants
lower east side
listings
247 Broome St, New York
Alongside its lengthy organic wine selection, this cozy spot on the Lower East Side offers small Euro-centric plates for sharing and arguably the best happy hour downtown.
Mimi Greenwich Village Restaurant New York French Bistro

Mimi

restaurants
greenwich village
listings
185 Sullivan St, New York
This petite French bistro located on a quiet Greenwich Village block is big in all the right ways. The food, classic French cooking, is full of flavor and Parisian flair.
Flower Power East Village Healing organic wild-crafted herbs

Flower Power

shopping
east village
listings
406 E 9th St, New York
This beloved East Village store is devoted entirely to the power of organic and wild-crafted herbs, roots and extracts.
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