Alor Cafe
Alor Cafe

Alor Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.alorcafe.com/
  • Phone: 7183511101
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, International
  • Executive Chef: Alex Orman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We provide catering up to 100 people. Food only. No wait staff.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Cafe can be utilized for many uses. Private parties, corporate events, and social events. Whatever your party needs are, we can cater to them.
  • Private Party Contact: Alex Orman (917)826-1699
  • Entertainment: To see Alor Cafe events, please visit "ENTERTAINMENT & EVENT" section of our web site at www.Alorcafe.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln Avenue
  • Public Transit: Grant City train station on the Staten Island Railway.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Alor Cafe caters to our customers parking needs. We parking in the front and in the rear of the cafe. There is also street parking available. We do offer valet parking for special events.
A word from Alor Cafe
Alor Cafe provides an exceptional dining experience coupled with a great atmosphere and a uniquely stylish European décor - all of which have made Alor Cafe a premiere Staten Island destination. Located in the heart of Staten Island, Alor is a trendy 'Euro-Style' café-bar-lounge. Alor Café is the ideal meeting place. For private parties, business, pleasure, happy hour, night life, date night, a quiet place to sip tea and check your emails, or to bring the kids, Alor caters to all types of people. Our chef is top rated, award winning in pastry design and promises to arouse the senses with mouth watering foods and desserts. It is not possible to describe all the scrumptious salads, appetizers and soups without customers wanting to try everything, which will be impossible to eat, because of Alor's generous portions...after all, you need to save some room for dessert! Enjoy them with gourmet coffees and teas from all over the globe. This is the image of Alor Cafe. Join us!
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Alor Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
10 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (7)neighborhood gem (7)great for brunch (5)fit for foodies (4)romantic (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)good for groups (3)hot spot (2)special occasion (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Love this place ! Cannot go wrong
    Deedee
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food and service. Never disappointed. Had two parties here and would recommend highly!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good.
    StatenIslander
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is more of a lunch, or nighttime bistro type place (as opposed to 'dining.') Live music was good, but a little loud if you want a place to chat. Food was very good. Pour on the drinks was a little light.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 133 reviews are from the Alor Cafe reviews archive.
  • will go back
    modfool
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Second time here for a special occasion brunch. Food is excellent, but some items are over-priced ($2 for toast?), staff is friendly. Recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tina
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We went for dinner but the ambiance is more suitable for lunch or brunch-casual. Food and service were good. Really nice entertainment in the evening-would go back in the evening for drinks or coffee to enjoy the entertainment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alor is the best
    Rose
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    They always have wonderful musical venues great food & service, and very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Will always go to Alor and hope they will continue to do well. Also, the group Lovemedo was fantastic hope they will come back regularly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/live music
    Rick
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    A vibrant bar/resturant with live music. Service is accomodating and the food delightful. Sunday brunch can be noisey with chatter and tunes.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good!
    Luseview
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This was a place I found totally by a google search and was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was (brunch) and how reasonably priced the meal was.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alor is wonderful
    Rose
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Alor is the best place to go on staten island. There are great musical venues and the cuisine is excellent. Will always return there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed brunch with a few
    vlnycVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    enjoyed brunch with a few friends. the brunch menu was extensive, service was pleasant, but got slow towards the end of our meal, despite the fact that there were only about 5 full tables in the restaurant. nice to have a new brunch spot on SI though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No breakfast.
    Judy13
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Enjoyed lunch, but really wanted breakfast. That is only served on weekends. Food was very good, but decaf coffee was bad. Doors opened late. We did get coffee and tea on the house because of that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A terrific buy
    DossieVIP
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Any two offerings for $10! Unheard of? Until now, yes. But my shrimp bisque and beet and goat cheese salad made a perfect lunch Other combinations provided a wide choice..
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too loud
    jan1
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    Food was good....service exceptional...noise level ridiculous once the not very good singer started singing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious meal/ talented musicians
    si1sealover
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    to hear patch (patricia pinnocchi) was our reason for going to Alor last thursday. she is unique on staten island and a really fun performer and a gifted singer. we had a great time. she held the reigns on the stage for most of the night without missing a beat. a real pro. but at the same time - we appreciated the menu - which was interesting and sophisticated. i have a life-threatening peanut allergy and our waitress was EXTREMELY helpful and that is also appreciated beyond what words in a review can say. so, service was excellent, ambiance - upbeat and modern and so all in all we loved the performers, the music and the restaurant in general. we will be back and we will recommend to friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Had never been here. Was a very nice brunch.everything was fresh and tasted wonderful. Service was friendly,timely and efficient. Will definitely go back often and will bring friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Brunch!
    Vabell
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    We enjoyed a fantastic meal at Alor. The service was excellent as well as the brunch entrees we selected. We were surprised the place was not full! Our coffee cups were refilled promptly and our table was reserved and ready when we arrived. Parking was adequate and we will return again to try lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it once was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    I would like to start with the positive this is a good place to bring a group the ambiance is very nice and the flat bread was delicious. While this has not been the first time I have been to Alor our group were disapointed in the food and the service was not as inviting as I have gotten in the past. We had a reservation for brunch on Easter sunday. One of the members of the group arrive late and the server refused to allow her to order from the brunch menu eventhough the rest of the group had done so. We felt that they were more attentive to the other group that was in the resturant at the same time as our group. The food was not up to the standards I ususally get from Alor it was bland and just not cooked with no real care
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We enjoyed the spirit of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    We enjoyed the spirit of the Cafe! A cozy place that will bring the young set for the outdoor seating area in the spring and summer. Our Server Maria was excellent. The food was interesting and very good. They make all kinds of fun drinks and we will be back to try more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was great me &
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Everything was great me & my friends had a fun night that night! Food was delicious, service was even better- Olga was very attentive! The live entertainment was fun too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Disappointed
    Leftybt
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    I have been to Alor Many times in the past year or so. This past visit, for the first time, I experienced subpar food - and below par service. This restaurant I typically come to for both the food and the music. Many of the entree menu items have been removed. The seafood crepe was drenched in butter (a chef's old trick to cover-up poor tasting food). The chicken crepe saw chicken in large chunks, rather than cut on the bias, and the meat had been held on a steam table, causing the chicken (which was thigh meat) to be very rubbery. I had a reservation. When I arrived, the table I had requested had already been seated; the couple clearly had been arrived less than 10 minutes prior to my res. as they had neither drinks nor had orde
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have always enjoyed coming
    Leftybt
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    I have always enjoyed coming here. Food, ambience is terrific
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time at Alor Cafe
    SQ44
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    This was our first time at Alor Cafe; as Lou Volpe (Jazz guitarist) was playing, we decided to have dinner and listen to Lou (who is fantastic). We were advised that bread is 'extra'.....$1.00 per order! We ordered butternut squash with apple soup - delicious! Crepes seem to be one of their specialties - I had a grilled chicken with portabello mushrooms & cheese. It was quite tasty. Hubby had a cheeseburger, which was enormous & pretty good. The service is good - no complaints. The entertainment was terrific! What a great venue (as long as you are sitting in the area where the musician is playing). We are serious music-lovers and enjoy listening to the entertainment (vs. talking while the act is playing/singing).
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed here.
    Juls3Gems
    Dined on 12/28/2012
    Never disappointed here. Can't beat the brunch special -- $10 full size & Delicious dishes. Drinks are a little pricey for their size, but $50 tab for 4 people can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alor Cafe is one of my go-to
    vivaciousvictoriaVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Alor Cafe is one of my go-to places when I want an appealing, chic yet unopposing atmosphere and a great dining experience. Came on Rhumba Flamenco night and loved the music. Fennel salad was great and so was the beef ragout pappardelle. Will of course be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FANTASTIC FIRST TIME THERE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    FANTASTIC FIRST TIME THERE AND WILL DEFINATELY RETURN
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    This was my second time eatting here and again I was not disappointed the food was outstanding. Prices are reasonalbe service was very good never had to wonder where my waitress was very pleasent and helpful. this place will become my regular spot!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went here Sunday of Labor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    Went here Sunday of Labor Day weekend for brunch and so it was pretty empty. Four of us had brunch and the food was delicious. One of our party wanted a salad that was not on the brunch menu, but the chef accomodated him with a wonderful Greek salad. Great Bloody Marys too. The young women working that day were super friendly and all in all we really enjoyed our time out. The place has great ambiance too. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a "hidden gem" on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    This is a "hidden gem" on a main road in Staten Island. The food is excellent, the service superb, and the prices very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Unbelievable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    It’s still hard to believe we have this place in Staten Island - Simply Unbelievable! The Food! The Service! The amenities! The quality! The experience! Wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were a group of four. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    We were a group of four. We had made reservations and were seated immediately. The service was wonderful. The food was exceptional with a terrific assortment and a wonderful luncheon special. We were not rushed and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food. Went for
    Scrunchy
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    excellent food. Went for an early lunch and the staff was very accomodating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was awful, food was
    JS68VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    Service was awful, food was ok, nothing great. Would not recomend it for dinner. More a place to stop for drinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely outstanding restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    I took my mom there for mother's day. Food was exceptional, service attentive without being intrusive and the ambiance was elegant without being too stuffy. Every single plate that was brought to our table was perfectly prepared, generous and delicious. Great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Ambiance !!! Crepes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Great Ambiance !!! Crepes are delicious , music adds to the outstanding food they serve!! Highy recommend to all.... Lunch special menu is the best deal on Staten Island !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's Day Nightmare!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Over the last few years my Mom and I have been going to Alor cafe for mother's day brunch, which used to be highly rated. The food was reasonable and they would have a nice gift for Mom at the end (a cake, a tea pot). While the $35 per person price tag was not cheap, I felt it was worth it. This year two things completely spoiled the mood for us: 1) A 20% tip was automatically included in our meal for two! I would have given it anyway, but 20% automatically? 2) The gift was a black and white copy on a scrap of paper promising 15% off the next meal. Handwritten was the "do not include with other offers" on the back. Now tell me, what Mom would not get excited over this? We are open for suggestions for our next Mother's day
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  • Our Mom Loves this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    My family (9 people) went for Mothers Day. The staff was terrific and the food was exceptional! Will come back for special occasions
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great, however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    The food was great, however they seemed understaffed for a Friday night and our waitress disappeared for a while. When she wasn't working all the other tables she was attentive though. The music, which is what we came for, was a little louder than expected. Having never been to Alor before we didn't realize how small it is and the jazz band that night, while very good, was a little loud for the space making it hard to talk. I have heard many good things from friends about Alor though and think my experience might be outside the norm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful, somewhat eclectic
    Leftybt
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    Wonderful, somewhat eclectic menu; terrific server (Maria/Mosha)...very hip, cool jazz combo...and they pour a GREAT drink.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was delicious and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2012
    Food was delicious and the staff was very attentive, I went on Easter for brunch but I do plan on going here in the evening to check out the ambiance of the resturant in the eveing. It looks like it would be a nice place to go for a date.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great time...Alor cafe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    Had a great time...Alor cafe is a great place to go with friends or just on a date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went to Alor Cafe for Valentine
    Mari
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Went to Alor Cafe for Valentine Day dinner with my husband. Fixed menu wasn't realy great: we didn't like appetizers, however main course and dessert were good. There was nice music and service was good. But the sitting wasn't: tables were to closed to each other, can't get between them to sit down: I'd like a little more privacy for dinner.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate