Almond
Almond

Almond

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.almondnyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 228-7557
  • 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
175 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (83)good for groups (78)great for brunch (68)fit for foodies (67)great for outdoor dining (46)great for lunch (42)vibrant bar scene (28)hot spot (26)special occasion (24)romantic (18)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (11)notable wine list (8)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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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
    • Ambiance
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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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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Four of us went on a double date at Almond on a Sunday evening. The staff is friendly. helpful, and knowledgeable. Our waiter was able to recommend cocktails, both on and off the cocktail list and we enjoyed all our selections. We shared Italian fries (just ok) and a side of brussel sprouts (awesome!). We really enjoyed both the croques we ordered and the flatiron steak was really excellent (cooked perfectly). The fish and chips is ok, but other dishes are better. Over all, a wonderful experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Brunch
    MNYCVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    They even serve you complimentary mini biscuits while you wait for your food- they're so good that you have to be careful to leave room for the rest of the meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great day, did not want to leave!
    JoJo
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    So, we got really lucky & visited Almond for Saturday brunch, after missing out the weekend before. When we finally did get there, right outside were the groups preparing for the 8th annual dance parade, which was just fantastic - the music, costumes & ambience was just fantastic. Our waiter Alex was great - attentive, friendly & v helpful! All in all an amazing brunch - the food was great too :-)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • babies & moms who lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I've booked a couple of "mom" lunches here (w/ babies and strollers at times) and they have been so accomodating. Great spot, will continue to book my lunches here with the girls....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Mom's Day Brunch at Almond
    DblTrblNyc
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Our parents come to NYC to celebrate mother's day every year. i love to choose the perfect place for brunch that my mom and dad will enjoy! my parents LOVED almond! i'd been a couple times before and thought they would like it. the restaurant is centrally located and easy to get to so we arrived right on time for our reservation. i requested a table outside (it was a gorgeous day!) and we were seated right away. the hosts were very enthusiastic about welcoming us! i loved the little flower seed gift for the mom's! after brunch, madison square park is perfect for a stroll in one of NYC's iconic districts. our food was delish, it was a beautiful day, our service was excellent! most importantly mom really enjoyed her day! thanks almond!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Robbin
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Had a reservation and was seated immediately. Food and service was excellent. After ordereing, it did not take long to get our food. We never felt rushed and the experience was very relaxing. Perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The Best
    Nutterbutter
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    My third visit to Almond. Why? Because every time I've been there, we've had a fantastic experience. There is such a great energy from the time you walk in the door! We were seated promptly and had those fabulous cocktails. I love the Meyers and Tea, my guest had the Pomeganate and Ginger. We started with the Brussels Sprouts salad that was like a caesar salad only with Brussels Sprouts and the freshest oysters. My date ordered the Arctic Char and I had the Flatiron Steak with an amazing blue cheese sauce. The server convinced us to order a side of mac & cheese which was among the best I ever had. We shared this amazing dessert called The Sticky Toffee Date Cake. I look forward to going back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliably good
    PhilCVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    If you're looking for a reliably good lunch or dinner spot in the Flatiron district, Almond fits the bill. Good service, consistently good quality are two of the marks that Almond hits.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Lml4400VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The food was poor and service worse at this venue which used to be a highlight for both. Waiter could not have cared less and we were not a demanding table
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  • sublimeX4meVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great menu offerings. We started with a charcuterie plate. Loved the pate! Shared some salad (not large portions) and shared the lamb neck pasta- delicious! We shared the chocolate pot du creme for dessert-yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch Spot
    mwp23
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This is one of our favorite brunch spots in NYC. Great food and atmosphere at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great size, location menu
    Bobs516VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Almond's location, size and menu make it a great Manhattan find. The food is excellent, although some items are a bit pricey. The wait staff is attentive, friendly and helpful. The ambiance is inviting. One concern: Despite the rather large size of the restaurant, and the plentiful tables and seating options, the host staff is determined to seat diners on top of one another. This is a particularly bad practice when some prefer not to be seated next to tables full of unruly children. A strong recommendation is to have a children's section, especially during the dinner hours, and a stronger recommendation is that when a child free zone is requested, the hostess should be accommodating, not attitudinal. Overall, great dining here.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Actions express priorities
    KOJ9
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The overall experience was great. There was one thing that was somewhat bothersome to me. The restaurant policy is that hats a prohibited inside the dinning room. I was asked to remove my hat but there were others that this rule did not apply to.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very solid choice; great food/vibe
    RowenaVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I enjoyed my recent experience at Almond. Very good food and service and the scene is vibrant. It's a great choice for a restaurant when you want a more lively scene but a seat. Bizmarc, the host with the most, made me feel very welcome when I arrived and very appreciated when I was leaving. I will definitely be back again and again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Accommodating!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    They wanted to seat my friend and I at the bar, although their was plenty of open tables. We requested to be seated at a quite table and the hostess was reluctant. My entree did not taste good cause the fish was too salty and my sauteed veggies were soggy. My friend's steak was over cooked although she specifically said she likes it medium rare. We'd would not dine at this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They're pros
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Almond is such a seasoned operation that I consider it the optimal Flatiron business lunch stop. Seasonal fare, prompt service, generous portions. Fish, burgers, great chicken and daily specials make it easy to tell my guests to meet me at Almond
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    epnyc
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    I have never been disappointed dining at Almond, the food was fantastic and there was a nice vibe.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every single dish elicited moans...
    Hollywoodgolightly
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Of ecstasy. We had a perfect evening. Started with perfect Manhattans. The Brussels sprout salad with anchovy was delicious. My friend and I both had the chicken which was juicy and I guess the leg was in cooked in duck confit- it was the best chicken I've had in years. We spilt the risotto which was naughty but not over the top. And we capped it with a hot s'more sundae which was ridiculous. We've already made plans to come back. The staff was delightful and most helpful, especially the manager whom I remember from Rainbow and Stars in the 90s. We have already made plans to come back and introduce more friends to this fabulous restaurant!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was good over all
    JadoreVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I was a bit disappointed with my frites Quebecoises Bec they had bacon in it! Rest was ok.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duck Confit Hash!
    EjamesVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The Duck Hash is amazing! I've eaten here several times & have not been disappointed with anything I've ordered from the brunch menu. My next visit, cause once you go, you'll wonder why you haven't eaten every meal here, will be the Mac & Cheese! Every time see someone order it, I have watch it get delivered & have a major case of food envy. Bring a friend to share in the bliss!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amyr
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    had a wonderful evening. delicious food and very friendly vibe. would return again
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for the neighborhood
    KannycVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    This is one of my favorite spots in the flatiron neighborhood -- perfect for meeting up with friends after work, etc. Really love the lighting and vibe
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    emjayVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We love eating here. The food is always delicious and the place is fairly large, so you can get a table. They have fancy food and also casual food, so you can eat what strikes your mood. And the wine list is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just kept getting worse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    We came with a group of 7. We kept having to repeat requests, as they wouldn't bring water until the 3rd time & kept forgetting the bread. They accidentally poured half a glass of wine down my friends pants, but still served the same spilled wine to my other friend (Half full!). They brought me a glass of wine covered in lipstick. When I complained, he brought me a new empty glass and was going to pour the wine from the dirty glass into the new glass. I had to tell him I wanted a new glass with new wine. My other friend is a celiac. We said that she is highly allergic to gluten, and checked to make sure that the mussels were going to come without bread. They brought the mussels with bread, and we had to send them back.
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  • $17 for eggs??
    RexyVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Had brunch here the other day. First time here. Way overpriced. Food just ok. Eggs for 3 people and the bill with tax and tip was close to $100. I'll stick with my local diner, where the omelettes are cheaper and way better. The wait staff was amazing though. Considering the crowd they were really on the ball. Best part of the brunch was the service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    PG49er
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Everything about this restaurant was excellent! All four people in our party had an enjoyable time and fantastic food. Highly recommend for brunch and the duck hash was superb. We will definitely return here, possibly for dinner and drinks next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was my second time at Almond.
    Firsttry
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    It was my second time at Almond. The first time was for lunch, it was unpack, people were very friendly. My second try, for dinner, was disappointed. Drinks took for ever to come. The menu was not appealing and the food served was OK, not excellent considering the price we paid. Will try again for brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Odd Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We ordered a number of small plates for dinner and a bottle of wine. They brought out all of our food almost immediately (we had a whole bottle of wine we were going to share between my wife and me on a special occasion!) and the food tasted like it had been sitting around waiting for someone to order it. Anyway, food was bland, it was brought out awkwardly fast and all at once totally ruining our planned leisurely dinner.
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  • Good, but unremarkable
    Crystal
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Decent food, but nothing I would go back to repeat unless I was out of options. Ricotta Pancakes seemed good. Duck confit hash was nothing special. Waitress seemed to be either new and un-knowledgeable or hungover. My party guessed the latter. It's a surprisingly large place, seems like it would be good for groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Brunch in New York
    nycfoodie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Almond takes a traditional brunch menu of comforting favorites and elevates each dish with surprising ingredients and preparations- Excellent food consistently- Noise levels are a bit trying- but that is because the atmosphere is open and casual- and its popularity make it a crowded destination on weekends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant evening
    GrtFoodisHVN
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Wanted a place with good food where we could actually carry on a conversation without shouting. We asked for a table away from the noise. We were seated in a large booth in the back where we could stretch out, have a wonderful meal, and talk in moderate tones. Overall a terrific experience. All the staff we came in contact with were friendly, professional, made for a pleasant evening. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service could improve
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The food is always exceptional. Great portions, everything is tasty and cooked to perfection. However, I have been there numerous times and the service is always hit or miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not at its best
    PatAVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Have eaten before at Almond NYC so we were disappointed in our most recent experience, not all entrees were not up to their normal standard, not well cooked or not hot when served. But we like Almond, and also its eastern LI version, and chalk it up to an off night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.