If Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske have their way, this storefront at 138 Orchard Street will become “Contra,” a restaurant “inspired by their American, Asian and Mexican roots.” The pair will go before Community Board 3′s State Liquor Authority Committee next month in support of a wine and beer license.
There will be 18 tables and a bar with seating for six people. The restaurant will be open for dinner until midnight Wednesdays-Sundays. In recent months Contra has held some “pop up” dinners at Zoe on Eldridge Street. The sample menu submitted to the community board looks pretty ambitious. A $55 summer tasting menu consists of dishes such as “Quinoa with a crudite of summer vegetables, lamb fat and burnt eggplant puree” and “Monkfish tail with squash, nasturtium leaves.”
A spring opening is planned.