is a minimalist-chic New American spot on the Lower East Side. Local and seasonal ingredients are the foundation of the restaurant’s dinner-only, five course prix fixe menu, which changes nightly. The small, brick-walled space houses a long wood bar where diners can sample the three-course menu.
“A more accurate name for their quiet, naturalistic, drama-averse approach may be mumblecore cuisine. Contra, at the moment, pulls it off with an originality that is sometimes dazzling and always worth following,” says the New York Times, who gave them a two-star review.
To make a reservation at Contra, book through Reserve.