Contra
Buzzy New American fixed-price venture
New American · Lower East Side · $$$$
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
3.9
Decor
4.2
Service
 
“Inventiveness and originality” are hallmarks of this LES American, where the nightly tasting menu showcases “exciting” dishes crafted from seasonal ingredients; the “spare” setting is “totally unpretentious” , and though “not cheap at all” , prices are considered “fair for the quality.”
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Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
location 138 Orchard Street, New York, 10002, United States phone +1 212-466-4633 website www.contranyc.com directions Get Directions
Zagat Mentions of Contra
Google Reviews
4.4
(155)
New York is an incredible food city, but sometimes you can see a lack of identity in the restaurants here, where people want to channel another place of another time. Not at Contra. The chefs offer original dishes that feel understated, personal and modern. The food is prepared artfully. Each dish is aesthetically pleasing and the flavors are subtle. There is careful preparation that goes in all the dishes and the quality of the food is unbeatable. My husband and I have decided it is one of our new favorite restaurants, a culinary experience that leaves you feeling satisfied, without feeling stuffed. Additionally, the wine pairing was inventive and a perfect complement to the meal. The wines were unusual, but approachable, and created an added dimension to the overall experience. You get the luck of the draw at restaurants that offer only tasting menus, but the format suits Contra's food unusually well.
A P · May 2, 2018
Overall the meal was very enjoyable, filling and pleasant. Technically very sound and balanced dishes. Interesting to see new ingredients that is considered "New American" such as pork blood. The star of the meal was the fresh olive oil roll they serve fresh baked to order. It was fluffy and soft but still has a chew to the center with an amazing crust to match. The frozen sorbet/gelato style dessert to end the menu was delicious. Lost a star for the lack ambiance and no overall standout dish that makes you want to come back again.
BL LL · April 29, 2018
Food was good, nice atmosphere, good service. Food was good. Excellent! Great food . I highly recommend this company. Thank you guys!
adrian morgan · May 7, 2018