Almond
Almond

Almond

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.almondnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122287557x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon-Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

    Wed-Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

    Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.

    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    Our Bar opens every day at Noon and serves Drinks and Food all Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Weiner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Accommodating intimate dinners, or large parties in our semi-private dining space of 20-70 guests for seated dinner, and up to 115 guests for cocktails. Full restaurant buyout available for larger groups. Prix-fixe available for lunch, dinner, or brunch. Please contact special events for more detailed information.

    20 guest minimum for private events.
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-Private dining; expansive area next to the billiards room. Can accommodate parties of up to 70 for sit down dinner; 100 for cocktails.

    We can also host bigger events in the main dining room. 175 for a sit sown dinner and 300 for cocktails.

    Brunch availability for large groups begins at 3pm
  • Private Party Contact: Bismark Irving 2122287557x13
  • Entertainment: Billiards Room with Large Screen TV
  • Special Events: Special Events:
    Bismark Irving
    bismark@almondnyc.com
    212.228.7557 x 13
    twitter/almond_nyc

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between Park Avenue South and Broadway
  • Public Transit: N,R,F at 23rd Street, 6 train at 23rd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Street Parking is available from 6PM until 1AM every night.
A word from Almond
Almond, an American bistro located in New York City’s bustling Flatiron District, combines the best of farm-to-table cuisine in a casually elegant atmosphere.
Co-owner and Executive Chef Jason Weiner offers a menu of accessible dishes that put market-fresh ingredients center stage. Classic Almond dishes include Steamed Black Mussels with Shallots and White Wine and Roast Chicken with Hand-Crushed Potatoes and Natural Jus, while a list of “plats du jour” range from Roasted Whole Fish to Heritage Farms Porkchop to Rack of Lamb.
Our wine list, handpicked by co-owner Eric Lemonides, offers an affordable selection of wines from regions across France and California. A specialty cocktail list, New York state craft beer selection, and raw bar selections are all available, along with our entire menu, at the restaurant’s spacious 20-seat bar.

Private dining spaces are perfect for larger parties and a hidden European-style billiards room adds to the restaurant’s charm.
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Almond reviews from OpenTable diners
147 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (64)great for brunch (60)good for groups (57)great for outdoor dining (57)fit for foodies (53)great for lunch (38)special occasion (27)vibrant bar scene (23)kid-friendly (19)hot spot (19)romantic (13)late-night find (9)notable wine list (8)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Never Disappointed
    UmamiMonster
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    You will not find a more money-in-the-bank great place in the whole city. Strikes the perfect tone between unpretentious casualness and a super high quality experience. Highly recommended for pretty much any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great atmosphere, good walking distance from accom. Close to Flatrion building. Cocktails great start to the night. Food delicious and generous serves - ribs and gnocchi were the standouts. Plus the waiter whom accommodated our requests for affagato's which were not on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnifique!
    fryguyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Almond never disappoints and our last visit was no exception. From the moment we were greeted to the time we left the staff was warm, friendly and accommodating. As for the food, I can't get enough of the Brussels sprouts two ways and nary a plate went back to the dishwasher with a morsel left on it. Bravo to Almond for keeping things fresh and amazing each and every time we go!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Not one thing could have been better. Best mac and cheese anywhere, killer salads and well priced wine list. And I forgot to mention the desserts. And most attentive service I can recall
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Overall great experience at this restaurant. The special app of truffle corn on the cob, the mac n cheese and the ravioli were all delicious. Could leave the hummus pita with vegetables next time but my friend would disagree. Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Came in for girlfriend's birthday and they did such a nice job, start to finish. The sticky toffee date cake was the most incredible dessert I've ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine Charge stupidity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Exactly how it sounds, me and my girlfriend wanted to celebrate her b-day at this restaurant and brought a wine bottle from a local liquor store for this place to open for us. We paid $13 for the bottle at a local liquor store. But here, the waiter said that this restaurant has to charge us $25 extra just to open the bottle. Are you serious? Pay money just to open a stupid wine bottle. We would've been fine with at least $5 but 5x that amount is a little insane. Was not happy about that. If you're going to charge your customers to have a wine bottle open, that is a little ridiculous. It's bad enough that getting a wine glass is $10-$12, but paying more money like that is kinda lame.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Eh
    KaligalVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I really wanted to like this place!! However, there was no air conditioning on a 90 degree night, it was so loud you could barely hear yourself talk, and the chocolate brioche ice cream sandwich dessert was one of the worst dessert let downs that has ever happened to me. I know the namesake is popular in the Hamptons but unless you're there with enough people to take over half the restaurant in the wintertime when no AC is needed and everyone has sugar/bad dessert allergies, I wouldn't recommend it. You're better off going somewhere else in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Dined for lunch. The menu presented interesting twists on American farm to table selections. The pre fixe menu is quite the deal. Nice selection of craft beers. Service was timely, attentive and non-intrusive. Nice rustic ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gets better and better...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    From service to food to atmosphere, this place rocks! The Arctic char crudo was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, nice service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    this is a very consistent high performing restaurant - good value for the neighborhood (Gramercy Park) - it's rustic casual, and the food is not fussy, but is well-sourced, perfectly cooked and seasoned and interesting enough to return to - that we've been here for our 5th time is astonishing, when you think about all the NYC dining options - but it is reliable and fun. nice wines by the glass, nice beers on tap. a daily plat du jour is always good. 'trendy' salads, ie, grilled watermelon - not as sharp as their standards, but the food is good. hanger steak worth repeating. good burger. gorgeous grilled artic char. and they're open long hours, which is nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    pegasus
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went to Almond for a Birthday dinner. Food was wonderful. Everything was delicious. Wait staff was very pleasant and on top of things. Wait wasn't long. Overall great experience. Will be back for other special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Off night?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Had eaten here before and was looking forward to being back. The service this time was not up to my expectations. The room was too dark and the music too loud. The food was as good as I remembered but it was harder to enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Real Deal
    UmamiMonster
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food is straightforward and creative. The cocktails are delicious and whimsical. the wine list is thoughtfully curated. And it all happens in a comfy cozy environment. Nothing not to like here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DISAPPOINTING
    AHEADSTART
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    SO SORRY AS I HAD DINNER HERE BEFORE AND LIKED IT BUT BRUNCH WAS AWFUL! NOISE LEVEL WAS THE WORST I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED AND THE FOOD BAD. I HAD A COBB SALAD AND THE DRESSING HAD NO TASTE AT ALL. MY NIECE HAD A KALE OMLET THAT WAS NOT GOOD. MY FRIEND HADE THE FRENCH TOAST WHICH WAS JUST OKAY.COULDN'T HEAR EACH OTHER TALK. SO DISSAPPOINTED
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfectly adequate
    Dixiechick
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This place is perfectly adequate. The decor is fun and the menu has something for everyone and it's reliable. The acoustics stink however so conversation is always a struggle. The waitstaff is well trained and attentive but the food is often a little underwhelming. E.g. The tomato in a BLT should be excellent but it was bland and thin. The fries were good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    enjoyed having lunch there, turkey burger was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • annoyed waitress
    scooke
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food, atmosphere and outdoor seating were all good. The service was terrible. We waited a long while for anyone to approach the table and getting our order taken didnt happen for about 25 min into sitting. We had to ask for milk for the coffees 4 times before eventually asking a table busser for it. It was not crowded, so its hard to understand the problem. Lastly, and maybe most importantly, the waitress was cold, mean and rude. She seemed like she didnt want to be there. She couldnt muster a smile, a hello, or really any basic waitress skills. She pretty much ruined the whole experience. The 4 of us will not be coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quirky Service
    Olivwat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The caprese salad and whole Branzini for two that we shared were very especially fresh and good. However, the Branzini would have been better without the bitter tomato based sauce smothered on the sides on the plate. The service was another matter. The waiter was generally good but insisted that my drink order was Absolut and grapefruit juice. I had ordered Absolut with cranberry and grapefruit juice. When I told him, he added a small amount of cranberry juice, which changed the color, but not the taste. Also, he insisted I had ordered what he originally brought. The restaurant made a big deal about fileting the fish, insisting that they prefer to be more "rustic." I could see that if it was a fish for one.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific.
    StephenVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed this place! Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great local place
    FrednycVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Almond has been in the Flatiron/Gramercy area before it became as hot as it is. It just what you expect - good fare, drinks and reasonably priced - with friendly staff. Excellent raw bar is also a draw. You can't go wrong at Almond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    dunky06
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great, comfy neighborhood spot! Enjoyable brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Should Have Gone Sooner
    DeaneVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I live near Almond, but for whatever reason had never eaten there. Now that I have, there is no question that I will again. I went with two friends for dinner and enjoyed the unusually cool summer weather at an outside table. We each had two courses and loved all of them. Highlights were the summer salad, smoked bluefish on an amazing potato latke, and decadently delicious truffled mac 'n' cheese. Service was friendly, but a little spotty. The waiter was genuinely warm, but hard to flag down. The busboy was delightful. He overheard us talking about the mini bottles of Tabasco and brought us each a couple to take home. Just the kind of touch that makes a good impression. We didn't try any desserts, but maybe next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service ok food
    nycskin
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The service was excellent. Very attentive without being annoying. The was good but nothing special. The noise level was extremely loud and took away from the whole experience. You could not even hear the person right next to you. Other tables were having problems with conversations and you could tell diners were a bit aggravated by the loudness. My suggestion is that if it is not too hot to dine outside where one could enjoy the experience more. Please note that I really wanted to love the whole experience here but the noise level was just too much!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent lunch experience
    DegyEats
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Overall we enjoyed our meal. However, it took an unusually long time for a turkey burger and mussels. We thought the kitchen may have forgotten about us since other tables around us who were sat after us were served before us. But, we did enjoy our meal. I would maybe recommend not sitting in the corner. Outside tables on a nice breezy day look to be the best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little loud, Great food/service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We shared several dishes with input from our attentive server. Fresh, flavorful and creative.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch spot in Flat Iron
    ChrisVVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went there with a few friends for Saturday brunch. The dishes and drinks were great. Good vibe. Highly recommend and will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ample portions & high quality food
    ibby
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We ate a late dinner here and the food was terrific. Large portions so it's easy to share. Even the small charcuterie plate was ample; loved the chicken liver and duck and the non-meat accompaniments. The ambience was best outside as the interior was playing a mix of 70's- 80's music too loudly. I'd say the bright interior is best during the day. The wines by the glass were disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almond always impresses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Whether I bring visitors, fellow New Yorkers or just want dinner out with my partner or a friend, Almond always delivers a great experience: excellent food, wonderful service, and just a fun place to be. The seasonal menu changes are fantastic but so are the core things always on the menu, plus there is always a cocktail special or two that sounds amazing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missed opportunity
    Karpo
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great dining room and affable service - until we got our food, which came too quickly - then waiter disappeared. After one terrific appetizer (the mackerel) the entrees fell short on quality and presentation. Too bad because it's a great neighborhood spot.
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  • The place has severely deteriorated
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    It used to be one of our favorite spots for brunch, but after this visit it is no longer. It started with a booking that was not respected, with no one bothering to let us know about it, continued with a completely indifferent receptions who basically could not care less (our friends were supposed to fly that afternoon), and ended with food reservations that were not followed and with totally mediocre food, at best. My feeling is that after year in which the place struggled, it is now very popular, which makes the owners disrespect their clientele. This is a sure way downhill, and rightfully so.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The hostess had a "problem" seating us at an end or corner table even though I requested one and the restaurant had several available. She finally did and the rest of the dining experience was very enjoyable. The food was good and the wait person didn't hover and we never felt rushed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • localfoodie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This was our second time here but have been to Almond in Bridgehampton meant times. Both restaurants have good food and a nice neighborhood feel. Graham, our waiter, was both very professional but also friendly. He never tried to rush us but was there when we needed service. Plan to make this a weekly event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leslie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The company I dined with was great, and some of our food was good, however several items were luke warm at best. Due to the crowded restaurant, it was difficult to get a server to attend to the issues, however once brought to his attention, they were quickly resolved. The experience was OK but I don't think I would return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Staff & Awesome Atmosphere
    Jgjg
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great place and cozy atmosphere in the city! The food was amazing and the service was awesome, I can't wait to come back next time I'm in NYC!! Thank you for a wonderful evening :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    A nice find in the neighborhood. Too pricey for what it is though. You could go over the Gramecy Tavern for just a little more.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    majoreater
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We had a get together for six people and they placed us at a round table, intimate but spacious enough. We were able to hear each other talk, a big plus in NYC. The food was excellent in every respect, from the entrees to the appetizers to the fantastic add-ons (beautifully cooked vegetables like fennel and fingerling potatoes. The portions were large, fish, chicken, pasta, whatever it was, the presentation artful and the service timely and accurate. Would not hesitate to recommend Almond, a large and perfectly decorated restaurant, to anyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu Small Print
    dcdine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Watch out...the menu prices are in such small print you can't read them. The manager had to change the bill because we thought the appetizer we ordered cost $17 and not $27. Bring your reading glasses, flashlight and a friend for a second set of eyes!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent and very unique!
    Priceseth9
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was excellent and very unique! Ricotta pancakes are great and so is the hamburgers! I know weird combo but I highly recommend both!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almond in NYC
    Namo
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Almond is a neighborhood gem in the Flatiron District. The Lunch fixed price menu is quick and economical, brunch is a getaway from the usual dishes. Everything on the menu is house made and it shows in the quality and taste. The atmosphere is funky yet comfy and the sidewalk patio is perfect on a nice day. Enjoy any meal or a drink in the bar, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.