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
160 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (76)neighborhood gem (65)good for groups (65)great for outdoor dining (64)fit for foodies (50)great for lunch (47)special occasion (27)kid-friendly (25)vibrant bar scene (22)hot spot (19)romantic (15)notable wine list (8)late-night find (7)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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
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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
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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
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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 2006
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
  • Saturday brunch
    Jerseymama3
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had brunch here last Saturday. They seated us promptly and the service was excellent. There is a good selection of breakfast items. If I had any criticism, it would be the noise level. There were 5 of us and it was a little difficult hearing each other. I would definitely recommend though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Neighborhood Gem!
    Nutterbutter
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    It just gets better and better at Almond! I enjoyed another fabulous meal with good friends. The service is always friendly and professional. They know what they are doing. Drinks are simple, yet delicious. Food is the star. Great portions and flavors. I recommend the Arugula and Baby Artichoke salad, Asparagus with Fried Egg, Lamb two ways, any of the Steaks, as well as all of the daily specials. Almond, you are one delicious and sexy home away from home, I look forward to seeing you soon and often.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    SueS
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food good not great, service a little lacking. Forgot coffee, gave us wrong check
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cathy
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Waiter was friendly and knowledgable, made great recommendations for our entrees. It was our anniversary, had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almond is great!
    BluebonnetBaker
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We had a reservation for 10:30, when they opened. They called the night before to confirm, which we did. Still, they seemed a little unprepared when we arrived at 10:28 a.m. Helpful, but also caught unawares. It was a solid 15 minutes before a waiter came to offer water and drinks, which was okay because we were settling the baby. I'm sure that these delays were simply due to us being there the second they opened, because service was excellent from then on. The brunch menu is nicely varied. I had the Almond Hash which I thought was very good, but very rich. My husband had the tamales, and he loved them. The biscuits with apple butter? Perfection. Having housemade baby food on the menu is awesome. My little guy loved the yogurt & bananas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, terrible service
    seamlessobsessed
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I have been to Almond twice. Both times the food was great and the service was awful. The first time I went it took over an hour to receive our main course. The second time, it took over an hour to get our drinks at brunch. They finally comped our drinks but not until we asked twice and had to request to speak to the manager. It is a shame because the menu is creative, the food good, and the location convenient. But given the poor quality of service I'm not sure I can in good faith bring anyone else!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining but a bit pricey
    amateurcritic
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We both got the lamb ragout which was delicious but the portions a bit small for the price. The cheesecake was also delicious and very light. Again a bit pricey. Overall a good experience but an expensive night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leomell
    LeomellVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Almond is consistently excellent. the food is always well prepared with fresh ingredients. The service is also consistently impressive
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to celebrate a birthday
    adest
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Loved the food and service. When the wine we wanted wasn't available, the waiter recommended something else that was terrific. Really enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Delight
    Nutterbutter
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I dined for the third time at Almond. I go there when I want great food, great service, I want to impress my guests and I've not yet been disappointed. The Brussels Sprouts Caeser Salad is still my favorite. We also had oysters which are always fresh and delicious. The Braised Beef Short Ribs are not to be missed. For main courses my guest loved the Roasted Chicken,"the best she's ever had." We also the Arctic Char, Flatiron Steak with a scrumptious bleu cheese sauce and the House Made Cavetelli with house made pork and veal sausage which I highly recommend. We loved their Sticky Toffee Date Cake for dessert. Word, I can't wait to go back for another delightful meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not good for veggies
    MtizzleVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I dont understand when a restaurant cannot offer one entree or even a sandwich that is vegetarian. Food is OK but not as good as it has been in the past.
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    • Noise LevelModerate