Lower Manhattan is a place where you can find many interesting restaurants and ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant is one of them. A couple of weeks ago, I was hosted by the Conrad New York at their lovely all suite property. I was also hosted for dinner at their in house restaurant ATRIO.
ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant is open 7 days a week and serves Sunday brunch. The first thing that I noticed about ATRIO besides the beautiful interior was that the clientele is very versatile – there were business people, young couples, and even some families. When it comes to the interior, ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant’s neutral tones caught my eye immediately. The hardwood floor gives the space a cozier vibe and I was drawn to the plush velvet seating that is not only pretty but also quite comfy. You can tell that the restaurant space is curated well as every piece of furniture just seems to fall in place and overall the space flows really well. One of the best features of the space is ATRIO’s dramatic open kitchen and firebrick pizza oven.
Now back to the food, which was obviously a highlight of my stay. My brother and I had dinner at ATRIO and decided to share everything. We tried the Salt Cod & Potato Croquettes and they turned out to be excellent starters. They are accompanied with bacon jam and whole grain mustard aioli. Keep in mind that if you are looking for a light dinner you should probably avoid this starter. Yet, the croquettes were quite tasty and we really enjoyed them. We also ordered a few seasonal signature cocktails that were made with locally sourced and house-made ingredients.
As for the main dishes, we tried both the Bone in Tenderloin and the Atlantic Salmon. The tenderloin was cooked well and I couldn’t get enough of the crispy potatoes that complemented the dish. The tenderloin included bone marrow and chimichurri. The second starter we shared was the Atlantic Salmon. It exceeded our expectations. The salmon was fresh, which is important for me as I like to get eat fresh and get all the nutrients I can from my food. The salmon was served with some root vegetables and lentil ragu, mushrooms, and spinach. Both the main courses looked as good as they tasted and my brother had pointed out this fact a few times while we were eating.
Just like most of my dinners, the dinner at ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant ended with dessert. We tried their famous Churros that included chipotle sugar , vanilla marshmallows and spiced hot chocolate for dipping. We also tried the apple tart, which was served with vanilla ice cream. Both the desserts were an excellent way to end the experience. The churros were warm and very delicious but had a tiny bit of a kick due to the spiced hot chocolate.
Overall, we had a wonderful time at ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant. The staff were extremely attentive and friendly. It felt like we were dining amongst friends. The servers were eager to provide suggestions and even recommendations for what to do after dinner. There is no doubt that ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant serves great food and that their staff is both friendly and professional. If you are planning on visiting Lower Manhattan, you should definitely check ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant inside the Conrad New York.