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In the heart of New York City's bustling restaurant scene lies a gem that has been gaining recognition since 2013. Estela, a restaurant nestled in a nondescript corner in Nolita, has since become one of the city's top dining destinations. What started as a passion project between restaurant veterans Ignacio Mattos and Thomas Carter, this cozy space certainly doesn't shy away from experimentation when it comes to its dishes. Ignacio, who grew up in Uruguay, brings in a global perspective to the table, while Thomas, a former investment banker, focuses on curating an impressive wine list. Together, they've created something marvelous. Their menu is a fusion of flavors that's unabashedly difficult to label, borrowing elements from various cuisines, but ultimately becoming something that's uniquely their own. A great example of this is their signature dish, the ricotta dumplings in brown butter and honey. It's comfort food elevated to a different level. More than just their food, Estela's reputation as a great bar has gained traction as well. Its cozy ambiance makes it a great place to enjoy a drink or two, and the bar staff is knowledgeable and personable. Estela's secret to success lies in its perfect balance. It's the type of place that can take you from a casual dinner date to a fancy night out with ease. Its appeal has been a magnet to many repeat customers, including high-profile ones like the former US President Barack Obama. From humble beginnings, Estela has certainly made its mark on New York's culinary landscape.

47 E Houston St 1st floor, New York, NY 10012, New York


Monday 5:30–10:30 PM Tuesday 5:30–10:30 PM Wednesday 5:30–10:30 PM Friday 11:30 AM–2:30 PM, 5:30–10:30 PM Saturday 11:30 AM–2:30 PM, 5:30–10:30 PM

+1 212-219-7693