77 Worth St.,
Phone: (212) 226-1444
Teaser: Matthew Lightner has trained in some of the world’s best kitchens, including Noma and Mugaritz. Just this spring, this young chef made his New York debut with Atera. Atera ain’t your average restaurant. It’s got a chef and a full-time forager. And an entire wall of the tiny Tribeca dining room is entirely dedicated to a vertical herb garden. How cool is that? So expect to find fistfuls of herbs, roots, and grasses on the menu. There’s a $150 set tasting menu with a dizzying procession of herbaceous plates to contemplate at this unique, Tribeca spot.
Don’t Miss Dish: The menu is at the chef’s nightly whim.
Drink This: There’s a well-curated selection of wines from all over the world.
Occasion: Experience meal, Destination dining, foodie date, culinary foragers.