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NYC: Contra (Oct. 2013)

November 13, 2013 4 comments

Author: Monte

Exec Chef: Jeremiah Stone & Fabian von Hauske
Website: www.contranyc.com/

October 31, 2013

There was no better way to celebrate halloween than to eat at one of the most exciting new restaurants in New York. Reservations aren’t hard to get as of now, but then again, the restaurant is still only a few weeks old. Exec Chefs Jeremiah and Fabian both trained at very well-regarded restaurants, including Noma, Isa, and Jean Georges. In a recent interview with Eater, they described their restaurant as being heavily influenced by Parisian neo bistros, but quintessentially New York. The vibe of the place is very casual but also nice. At 5 courses for $55 with supplemental options, your money goes a long way and you get food that’s been prepared excellently. I’m a bit worried the kitchen won’t be able to keep up when they have full nights – our night was maybe at 75% capacity but there were still long breaks in the meal and the kitchen just looked swamped. Hopefully they figure out pacing and they see a lot of future success!

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Click here to see pictures of the meal!

NYC: Atera (Aug. 2012)

August 17, 2012 5 comments

Authors: Victor and Monty
Restaurant: Atera
Chef: Matt Lightner

Date: August 17, 2012

October 2, 2013, edit:
CONGRATS TO ATERA AND MATT LIGHTNER ON GETTING TWO MICHELIN STARS IN THE 2013 MICHELIN GUIDE!

Notes:
-This is a chef’s-table-style restaurant.
-There’s a huge emphasis on foraging. They work with many foragers, and one of them is Evan Strusinski, who’s a foraging superstar.
-The chef worked at Noma and Mugaritz before!
-You can only get the tasting menu, which lasts around two-and-a-half to three hours. (Monte: I wonder if they’ll raise the cost after the 2 stars award)

This was our view once we were seated.

Click here to see our awesome meal!