138 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
It's not always easy to score reservations at Contra, but if you do, prepare for an inventive, seven-course menu that rotates nightly. The chefs at this narrow LES restaurant create contemporary and whimsical plates, and similar to Contra's bare-bones interior, they keep everything unpretentious and minimalistic. If room is available and your wallet is thin, head to the bar for a more affordable, abbreviated menu.