Atera and/or EMP ???
hi - was thinking of making reservations to both Atera and EMP on my upcoming trip.
1. are they too similar experiences?
2. is there enough of a difference between the two to warrant both ?
3. is there another place to suggest ( unfortunately have to stay in Manhattan )
I think they are very different experiences. My last visit to EMP was much more recent than my visit to Atera, and it appears Atera has improved since then, but I would imagine the style/structure of the meal hasn't changed much.
EMP is much more of a grand meal in a classic way, with a focus on NY driving the food ideas. Tastier.
Atera is much more driven by modern techniques and visual deception to heighten the senses. More creative, but some items end up more interesting than delicious.
As for suggestions, it'll help if you're more specific about what you're looking for.
Thank You fooder...love the thorough review of both, based on what you had I think EMP might be a better choice...I will inquire about seared foie since i'm coming from SF and want to make the most out of it
On that note - any great Foie preparations you've encountered recently?
As for suggestions - just looking for NY specific "foodie-centric" dining experiences, not necessarily tasting menus