138 Orchard St, New York, NY

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

  • black bass, kumquat, olive
  • potato, date, buckwheat
  • fluke, spring onion, green peppercorn
  • guinea hen, white asparagus, hazelnut
  • elderflower, pistachio
  • apple. vanilla
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  • cheese + 11
  • wine pairing + 60
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.

  • Do you take reservations?

    All reservations at Contra are available up to two weeks in advance. All availability is listed, and all bookings are made online. 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

  • How do I book your vegetarian tasting menu?

    We have both vegetarian and standard menus available. Please kindly advise us which you would prefer during the booking process.

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

    Unfortunately we 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

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    A credit card is required to hold your reservation. Contra will charge a cancellation fee of $74 per guest in the event of a no-show or cancellation within 24 hours of the reservation time. This fee will be applied to a future visit at Contra. To cancel, please email

  • 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, as well as an abbreviated three course dinner ($48) and dessert tastings ($22) available.

  • Where is Wildair?

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

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