Had a pretty incredible dinner at Atera in Tribeca for my birthday this year with the hubbie. Hidden away on Worth Street, the facade does not look like an entrance to a restaurant at all, but wa-lah!—upon opening the door and being graciously greeted by the most sincere maitre d', you are ushered into an extremely cozy, but gardenesque dining room/kitchen. It is a countertop-dining style restaurant (seating at a counter facing an open kitchen), serving only one 3-hour, 20-course tasting menu a night. All the courses were made with the freshest seasonal ingredients and every dish was so artfully crafted and simply a delight. I can say this was one of the most satisfying meals I've had in NYC, and would love to come again sometime in the future, as the menu I've heard is constantly evolving. Cheers to Chef Matt Lightner, as Atera is so deserving of its Two Michelin Stars.
77 Worth St
New York, NY 10013