We are open for lunch every Friday from 11:30am-3pm

Walk-ins are always welcome



Sunday-Thursday, 5:30pm-Midnight
 (Kitchen Closes at 11pm) 

Friday and Saturday 5:30pm-1am
 (Kitchen closes at 11:30pm)


Friday, 11:30am-3pm


Saturday & Sunday, 11:30am-3pm


Walk-ins are always welcome.

Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance here or by calling 212 219 7693

 For parties of 6 or more, Estela offers a nightly prix-fixe menu. 

To arrange a group seating, please email info@estelanyc.com


Find us at 47 East Houston Street, between Mulberry and Mott, upstairs.


In 2013, Thomas Carter and Ignacio Mattos took over the intimate space that once housed the Knitting Factory music venue and turned it into Estela. Set above Houston Street, the lively restaurant serves a New-American menu, cooked with a personal approach that incorporates the many diverse experiences and cultures of New York City. There is a deep wine list, as well as a bar serving cocktails late into every evening.

Thomas Carter, Co-Owner and Director of Beverage and Service
Before opening Estela, Thomas was beverage director at the award-winning Blue Hill at Stone Barns for six years. He previously worked in wine service for Alain Ducasse at the Essex House, and as a cook at New York restaurants including Le Bernardin, Mercer Kitchen and Union Pacific. He has degrees from Columbia College Chicago and the Culinary Institute of America. Thomas and Ig found each other through a truffle guy.

Ignacio Mattos, Co-Owner and Chef
Born in Uruguay and mentored by South American grilling master Francis Mallman as well as Slow Food legend Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, Ignacio has earned critical acclaim for his signature style of bold seasonal food. Bon Appetit named him a 2012 tastemaker. The same year, his work at Isa in Williamsburg yielded a James Beard Award nomination for Best New Restaurant of the Year. He was also the chef at New York’s beloved Il Buco.

For general inquiries: info@estelanyc.com

For press inquiries: matterhouse@beccapr.com

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