138 Orchard St, New York, NY

At Contra we serve an ambitious set menu, featuring interesting local and seasonal ingredients.

  • Effective May 1, our menu will be $74.
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  • APRIL 28 2017
  • egg custard, mushroom, trout lily
  • razor clam, tripe, vin jaune
  • halibut, green peppercorn, morel
  • beef, rhubarb, asparagus
  • strawberry, vanilla
  • hazelnut, blackberry
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  • bread + 3
  • cheese + 8
  • wine pairing + 55
3 Course Menu Available at the bar
  • 10 Best New Restaurants 2014 NYTIMES
  • 2 Stars NYTIMES
  • 2 Best New Restaurants 2014 EATER
  • 5 of the Finest in 2014 THE NEW YORKER
  • Peoples Best New Chefs NY Area FOOD & WINE 2015


  • What is the menu / cuisine?

    At Contra we serve an ambitious set menu of Contemporary New York cuisine. We feature interesting, local and seasonal ingredients.

  • I have dietary restrictions. Can I eat at Contra?

    We unfortunately CANNOT accommodate vegan menus or remove all dairy from your dinner. We will do our best to accommodate all other serious allergies and dietary restrictions. Any changes to the menu must be requested 24 hours in advance of your booking by emailing

  • Do you take reservations?

    All reservations for Contra are available up to two weeks in advance at this website or via We are able to accommodate up to 6 guests during the week and up to 4 guests on Friday and Saturday evenings. Our dining room is reserved for the full six course menu. Please allow 2 hours for dinner. For inquiries about larger parties and buyouts, please email

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    A credit card is required to hold your reservation. Contra will charge a cancellation fee of $67 (plus tax), per guest in the event of a no-show or cancellation within 24 hours of the reservation time.

  • Do you accept walk ins?

    Our 8 seat bar is available for walk ins on a first come, first seated basis with the full menu available. At the bar, we additionally offer an abbreviated three course dinner for $48 per person and dessert tasting for $20 per person.

  • Where is Wildair?

    Wildair is a couple of doors down from Contra at 142 Orchard St. More information can be found at

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