Contra

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138 Orchard St (at Rivington St)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 466-4633
New American, Bar
$ $ $ $
Hours
Tue–Sat: 6:00 PM–11:00 PM

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  • The dessert tasting menu at Contra's is now available Tuesdays through Saturdays. Walk-ins are accepted Tuesdays through Thursdays. The three course flight costs $20.
  • Contra is the new Lower East Side restaurant from chefs Fabian von Hauske (formerly of Faviken and Noma) and Jeremiah Stone (Isa).
  • Expect two delicious desserts on the $55 tasting menu, as well as a special surprise.
  • Homemade bread and butter is delicious, but don't dare ask for bread platesthey don't have any.
  • Little crescents of celery in your elderflower-granita dessert, or pears blended into the onion soubise on your slow-roasted cod. Some of these unexpected elements work beautifully.
  • One of the best complete meals 5 courses. All of them were excellent. Do the bread and cheese course. Great cocktails and wine list.
  • It's rare to get such high-quality food for a such an affordable price ($55 for 5-course tasting). Get the bread--it's basted in chicken fat! Go before they get a Michelin star & prices sky rocket!!
  • Bits of smoked boudin scattered about a guinea hen were almost enough to distract from the birds sweet, lacquered skin, and wound up being the mysterious, funky dark to the hens juicy lightness.
  • Get here before they score their Michelin Star(s) and you can't get in anymore. Amazing.
  • When they say supplement dish, you jump on it. Best decision you made all year.
  • Great experience for a $55 tasting - the chicken w/ fried skin was cooked to pefection. Left a bit hungry, but did notice the portions getting noticeably larger at other tables as the night went on.
  • The pastry folks are legit as fuq
  • Don't look at the wine list. Just put yourself in Linda's hands. Sublime.
  • Overrated - but it's a steal.
  • The freshly made bread is delicious!
  • Great tasting menu, good wine selection and nice service for $55. Beat that!
  • Just say yes.
  • High quality food without the price tag. Tasting menu is a good deal.
  • The bread costs $3 extra but you need to get it - baked in chicken fat, and the butter that comes with is amazing. They also have a great wine list featuring only small producers.
  • the potato pure was surprisingly good