Atera’s new downstairs bar, “The Lounge at Atera,” opened Tuesday night. The lounge only seats 12 and reservations are required. Atera is located at 77 Worth street (between Broadway & Church St) in Tribeca.
There are a handful of wines by the glass ($12 to $40 ) and beers ($10 to $16), but the focus is on cocktails. The list, currently nine drinks strong, is a collaboration between the chef Matthew Lightner and the Atera team, which includes the bartender Brandon Duff, formerly of Weather Up TriBeCa. Mr. Lightner said he wanted the cocktails to “match philosophically with the food.” Indeed, a few of the drinks served in the lounge will accompany certain dishes upstairs.