24 Hours at Atera

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Dinner at Atera is a highly seasonal and continuously evolving 20 course tasting menu. We offer two beverage pairings to accompany our tasting menu.

2014 Tasting Menu

Standard Beverage Pairing

Reserve Beverage Pairing
Price may vary

Tasting menu price does not include beverages. Certain dietary restrictions and allergies can be accommodated, however due to the nature of the menu and cuisine, we cannot accommodate all restrictions.

A maximum of two 750ml bottles or one 1500ml bottle may be brought per couple for the dining experience. The fee for preparation and service of each 750 ml of wine is $65.

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Atera’s intimate space is designed to encourage you to savor your dinner in a luxurious yet relaxed environment. A lush vertical garden covers one wall, while you sit at the slate-colored countertop enclosing the kitchen and watch Chef Lightner and his team at work....

Space designed by
Parts and Labor Design


Cocktails in The Lounge at Atera are as inventive and seasonal as the ingredients of the tasting menu upstairs. Our drinks incorporate hand-picked spirits, homemade infusions, fresh juices and herbs. We also offer wines by the glass as well as snacks and the Atera Burger.

We recommend reservations for The Lounge.
Email thelounge@ateranyc.com
or text 917.327.2364

Private Dining

Atera has several different private dining options.

The Lounge

The Lounge is strictly for cocktail parties with snacks and can accommodate up to 18 guests.

The Library

The Library is our private dining room and can accommodate 10 guests comfortably but up to 12 guests. In The Library, guests will enjoy the full tasting menu in a beautiful room next to our test kitchen.

The Main Dining Room

The Main Dining Room can accommodate up to 18 guests and requires a buyout or a partial buyout.


Executive Chef

Matt Lightner

Chef de Cuisine

Jaime Young

Executive Sous Chef

Rex Huang


Sheena Otto


Ian Rothman

Project Director

Julia Bullaro


Scott Cameron

Creative Team

Design and UX   Elise Porter

Photographer   Evan Sung
Developer   Archana Kumar


Michelin Guide

“Mr. Lightner is chasing another path, a cuisine that uses this-week-only ingredients together with technical sleight of hand to summon up moments of genuine beauty. It doesn’t all come together yet, but it comes close enough that a night at Atera is now one of the most fascinating experiences you can have in a New York City restaurant...”

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“Lightner isn’t necessarily concerned with making his food delicious in the standard, accessible ways. He wants to stimulate, to educate, and to entertain, and in terms of range, technique, and quirky inventiveness, he does as good a job of this as any chef in New York since the glory days of the great molecular gastronomist Wylie Dufresne...”

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“Lightner isn’t just playing with his food; there is a method to his modernism. He prioritizes flavor over flair without sacrificing either, sourcing basic and familiar tastes from nature...”

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"Change is risky. Even the most ambitious culinary establishments, the ones that overhaul half their menu every month or so, tend to stay the course with their larger approach to cuisine. But rest assured that Atera, despite its tectonic shifts, has grown into one of New York’s most rewarding bastions of fine dining."

Spanish Hipster

"We were really in the moment and enjoyed every second of it."


"Atera has become a mature restaurant that is now truly one of the finest restaurants in the country at a level only a handful of other restaurants are at."


To make an online reservation for parties 1 - 5 guests who have no special dietary restrictions or allergies use OpenTable.

The kitchen and office at Atera will close for a winter break. The last service of 2014 will be Saturday the 20th of December and we will reopen for service on Tuesday the 6th of January 2015. We will begin to reply to emails and voicemails the day before. During this time, guests without dietary restrictions can still make their 2015 reservations below. Happy Holidays!

Make A Reservation

If a party has special dietary requirements, please call our reservation team at 212.226.1444 or reservations@ateranyc.com to discuss these requirements before booking your reservation.

We accept cancellations or changes when available, with no charge, up until one week before your reservation. The cancellation and no show fee within one week of your reservation is the full price of dinner $225 and tax $19.97, for a total of $244.97 for every seat cancelled. Reservations made the week of are subject to the same policy.

Phone Hours

Mon - Fri 11:00am — 5:00pm

Service Hours

Tues – Thurs 6:00pm — 11:00pm
Fri – Sat 6:00pm — 12:00am


We are always looking for talented and passionate cooks. Email us for more information about opportunities


2 3 Chambers Street 0.3 miles

A C Canal Street 0.3 miles

4 5 6 Brooklyn Bridge 0.4 miles