Lounge at Atera

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Mixologist Brandon Duff of Atera Lounge - New York, NY

77 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-1444
www.ateranyc.com
Hours: Tue-Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Working alongside 2013 New York Rising Star Matt Lightner might be intimidating for some barkeeps, but like his head chef, mixologist Brandon Duff is eagerly devoted to boundary pushing, and when he hits on a flavor combination he wants to chase, Lightner steps in with kitchen technology to help achieve Duff’s dream composition. Inevitably, some drinks are more adventurous than balanced: his Sap takes the juniper/pine notes of gin and runs with it, enriching it with actual pine sap and lifting that bracing forest flavor onto a pillowy bed of egg white. Upstairs, the restaurant is like a naturalist’s laboratory, with clean lines and rich earth hues anchored by Lightner’s open kitchen space. The downstairs lounge is smaller, chicly intimate, with seating for 12 in a kind of haute living room space.

Recommended Dishes:
  • Bee’s Mead
  • Sap