If you closely follow restaurant openings in NYC, you may have heard something about there being a new restaurant from the people behind Cosme. (If you don’t, don’t worry about it - keep doing your thing at the neighborhood Italian restaurant that never has a line.)
Atla is the new restaurant from Enrique Olvera, Mexico’s most prominent chef and the guy behind Cosme. But this place isn’t Cosme Lite, and is more a casual little spot to pop into for breakfast, brunch, or a drink than it is a dinner destination. The food here is all pretty good - at breakfast, we like the huevos rancheros, and in the evening, the guacamole served with one big tortilla and the meatballs are good, but skip the somewhat bland arctic char tostada. Do know, however, that the price of the small plates can add up quickly.
Overall, we like Atla best during the day, when the sun shines into the sleek space and you can eat food that's light but satisfying. It's great for a workday breakfast or lunch meeting.