Estela
Cafe with farm-fresh Mediterranean tapas
New American · NoLita · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
3.8
Decor
4.2
Service
 
You “can’t go wrong” at this NoLita “hot spot” from Ignacio Mattos, where the “beautifully executed” American menu includes “highly original” Med-influenced share plates; the “small” , “loud” space is “less than thrilling” and bills do “run up” , but scoring reservations is still a “challenge.”
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hours Open Today · 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Chevron
Monday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
 
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
location 1st floor, 47 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10012, USA phone +1 212-219-7693 website estelanyc.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Mussels escabèche on toast
Beef tartare with sunchoke
Ricotta dumplings
Insider Tip
The well-priced wine list is curated by sommelier Thomas Carter, formerly of Blue Hill at Stone Barns.
Known For
Drinks
Brunch
Zagat Mentions of Estela
Google Reviews
4.5
(298)
Everything was delicious on the menu! The standouts for us were the lamb ribs and the fried rice with squid ink and squid. The asparagus (raw) with roe was also a great flavor combination. I would recommend making a reservation. If you want a quieter area, ask for the little alcove with a sky light. It was like we were having a private dinner.
Madelyn · June 2, 2018
Great atmosphere. The food is made to share so 5-6 plates for two people. They don't look like much but the flavor and textures are surprising. Textures are well played with. Definitely will be back
Greg S · June 21, 2018
I was recommended this place from a colleague living in NYC for ten years and taken to food blogging. The recommendation was a good one. Food was fantastic, service was refined. Pricing slightly high ~$100 per person including drinks. Star of the meal was the pork and yogurt/lemon sorbet for dessert. Main negative was that they only have one toilet for the entire restaurant, which led to a 10 min wait to use the facilities. Even more annoying is that the toilet is in a major thoroughfare with waiters pushing past you when you are waiting.
ft reader · May 26, 2018