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Alobar Restaurant - Permanently Closed

4.3
4.3
264 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Permanently Closed - Alobar is that great neighborhood restaurant, the one where you can go back again and again and find something creative and new every time. Where you know there are quality ingredients because whenever possible the Chef is sourcing ingredients locally, and you can usually find out where it comes from. Alobar delivers on creative food including home-made salumi, charcuterie, and preserves in addition to beautifully composed small and large plates. And keeping with the neighborhood vibe Alobar gives you such warm & welcoming service and atmosphere that makes you feel like you have a home away from home.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Monday : CLOSED Tuesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Wednesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm The BAR is open late Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays.

  • Phone number

    (718) 752-6000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Reagan Angelle

  • Private party contact

    Jeff: (718) 752-6000

  • Neighborhood

    Long Island City

  • Cross street

    47 Ave. & 46 Rd.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    One Stop from Grand Central Station on the 7 train, Vernon/Jackson Stop, 21st. Stop on the G train., 23rd St/Ely Ave. on the E train, B62 Train from Brooklyn, Q103 Train to Astoria

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 264 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. J

    Julianne

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    So...despite having a reservation, neither Alobar nor Open Table gave me the heads up that this place had been CLOSED for non-payment of taxes! This was my birthday brunch and when I showed up 15 min early I was greeted by a sign on the door. I was dumbfounded. Now, it wasn't a big deal b/c there are a dozen other great places to eat in this area and we just went a block away to another place that luckily had no reservation requirements and had tables available. But still! I should have been alerted.
  2. h

    happytoeat

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Cajun-inflected food. Chef Reagan and his guys did an amazing job on all the dishes, from the octopus to the duck to the pizzette, etc. Service was stellar. Thanks for a great night!
  3. SV

    SusanV

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with great service and inventive food. Will be back for sure.
  4. n

    neca

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    disappointing food & service. music was extremely loud.
  5. ML

    MoLo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2017

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Alobar provides great food but service can be spotty especially if you happen to attend a late brunch. The kitchen closes around 4pm for dinner at 5pm. It would have been good to get that heads up. Overall, great food and ambience.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2017

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Booked for Mother's Day evening, after reading all the glowing reviews. Disappointed. Food fair at best; nothing exceptional. Service slow and clumsy: couple of times waiter touched the top of my glass while moving the plates, almost dipped his sleeve into my coffee. Not coming back
  7. KT

    KatelynT

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, perfectly portioned, creative meals. The maple bacon popcorn is unbeatable! Cocktails are excellent, as is the whiskey selection. Great for a hang at the bar, night with friends, or dinner date.
  8. OT

    OneTwoThree

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Noise rating is because there was live music and it was very loud. (But did get used to it.) Food very tasty. But service was lame: well-meaning and nice but amateur –staff just not trained well. Manager's response to my constructive comments (which he solicited) was defensive, with lame excuses and no goodwill gesture, and just proof that management doesn't "get it." (To be clear: no arrogance or anything overtly negative. Just lacking in standards and awareness.) Would recommend restaurant, as I said, but with caveats. It's a nabe place for me, so I wish them well and will try to support. But I wouldn't recommend anyone travel to it.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here, had a reservation with friends. Good service, good food and well-priced.
  10. SE

    SESE

    San Antonio

    31 reviews

    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2017

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Decent food, great service, eclectic menu, mostly a bar scene vs. restaurant.
  11. CD

    CynthiaD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2017

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    We were eager to try this restaurant, as the pictures of the food on the website looked amazing. The food was quite good, if less than amazing. The bacon maple popcorn appetizer was the only thing we all agreed was horrible. Otherwise, our only complaint was the disco music!!! Hardly conducive to a quiet dinner with friends! Music is part of the whole experience!
  12. Z

    Zan1

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    A regular spot for us; equally good for couples or larger groups. Menu changes which ensures we can go regularly and we always have a great meal. We took a friend for her first meal here and she particular loved the duck leg confit. Our favourite time is Thursday evenings when a live jazz band plays.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service! Delicious food, will definitely be back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Everything was absolutely awful from the moment we walked in. This place used to be great about 4 or 5 years ago, they must have changed owners since because the last 2 times we've dined here it's been such a waste. I came in last Sunday for brunch with My husband, my sister and her fiancé. We walked in and it wreaked of bad cleaning product. Our waiter didn't come to our table until 20 minutes after we sat down. Once our order was placed it was continued disappointment....they brought bread for the table, cold, hard bread with cold, hard butter. We ordered monkey bread to start, which was served with an ice cold burbon glaze. Then the final disappointment, my main course. I ordered breakfast tacos that were served on the worst excuse for a corn tortilla. The toritilla was so thick and so dry it just broke in half when I folded my taco. The pork sausage looked like bits of cut up hot dogs (my dog eats better meat) and finally the ice cold scrambled eggs were top with BBQ sauce.....BBQ sauce on a breakfast taco?? Needless to say, I had one bite and the rest went to waste. I will NEVER attempt this restaurant again...should just be closed down and replaced. Stop trying.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2017

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Used be good. Now they have less menu. I don't recommend go there after 7:30 PM. They tend to close very early. I reserved 7:30PM on long weekend Sunday (the day after was Holiday). I thought I have long time for relaxing time for my friend's farewell dinner. But they seemed getting ready to close around 8:45PM. I asked waitress "what time are you closing?" she said "8pm"... Little later, she told me that "this is the last call, OK?" when I was still eating main dish. I asked if I could oder dessert, then she told me their kitchen was already closed. I guess they wanted close very early I regret I made a reservation for my friend's farewell dinner. My friend request was having relaxing quiet time for long talk...
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very nice place to enjoy good food, and good service. Music was a bit too loud for conversation. Also be aware of where you sit, there was a wall heater blowing down on me.
  17. FC

    FullClip

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took a date to this location for an after work meet up. The food choices were excellent and had plenty of options for my vegetarian guest. Both of our food items were excellent and I was surprised that the portion sizes were very generous. I would recommend this restaurant!
  18. V

    Valerie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2017

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Overall it was a great experience. The homemade patè was the best I ever had. I found the potions of the other meats to be really small for the price and it was really disappointing. The manager was nice and very helpful but we did have to get up a couple of times to ask for things (drinks, condiments) because no one checked on us.
  19. SD

    SteveD

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food, simple but adequate menu, pricing is high with smallish portions...great atmosphere is you like enrgy
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food
  21. GS

    GoldaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant in LIC for special occasions. Every item is delicious. Every time I go I can't wait to return.
  22. a

    ajbateson

    Jacksonville

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2016

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    We had a wonderful time at brunch. The staff was very friendly and multiple servers assisted us. The food and drinks were delicious. We never felt rushed to leave even though the dining room was full.
  23. S

    Susan

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2016

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great surprise in my neighborhood!! Had seen it but never been in. Will definitely go back!
  24. S

    Sarah

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alobar has yet to disappoint! It was the first restaurant we came to the day we moved to LIC and it's still our favorite!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was great! The food was good. It was just 5 of us and we ordered 4 small plates and 2 large plates and we were full from it. LOVE THEIR SMALL PLATES!
  26. OT

    OneTwoThree

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Friendly/welcoming/appreciative staff. Warm decor. Creative offerings, executed well. Will return.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good and interesting food. The staff was very nice and enthusiatic about their food. Very comfortable casual vibe.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2016

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The food was very good. Not outstanding. The cocktails were very good. I think the whole experience would have been better if the service was good. The server was very nice, but very timid and easily confused and not sure about what was in the dishes or how they were prepared. The food came out in a strange order and just was awkward. I would probably give Alobar another chance though.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for brunch after exploring Long Island City. Really cool location - it gives off an old pharmacy vibe. The food was fantastic, and the Maple Bacon Popcorn is a must.
  30. DA

    DebA

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We very rarely do reviews, but thought Alobar deserved one, as it greatly exceeded our expectations! Really good food, excellent yet subtle customer service, and very good value for money. We couldn't understand how it wasn't full, given that other restaurants in the area were fully booked. We plan to return soon!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Not a lot of food options, but the quality is very good. The octopus and farrow tabbouleh appetizers were delicious, and the cocktails were well crafted. I went with a friend at 7pm on a Tuesday, so it was pretty empty and quiet, which was really nice for catching up and chatting with someone.
  32. ML

    MelL

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. Our server was friendly, helpful, and provided superb service.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2016

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The service was very slow on a not so busy day. We waited to have our order taken, a long while for the food to come out, and another long while to receive the bill. Everyone was really nice though. The menu should not that this is not "classic" French toast. More like toasted bread with homemade jam spread on it with berries and cream on top. The huevos rancheros were pretty bland.
  34. C

    Chingkuanglin

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2016

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The hanger steak is really bad. Don't order that.
  35. KC

    KatieC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic brunch. Great friendly service and delicious food. We will be back as soon as we can!
  36. h

    harmony

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This is an unpretentious place with very pleasant service. The hamburger and french fries were first rate and give me the confidence that other food may be equally good. We especially appreciated that they turned down the sound level when we asked them to.
  37. PI

    PhilipI

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time during visit to Alobar. The people were friendly and most importantly, the food was good as well. Thank you staff members for your friendliness for an out of towner.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Schnitzel was excellent as was asparagus salad
  39. C

    Cleo

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch with delicious food. We enjoyed very much . Service was great too.
  40. J

    Juliebl

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We went for Mothers Day and our party of 9 was taken care of. Holidays are a tough time to show off a restaurant but Alobar did just fine. Service was good, drinks are great. Menu had enough choices and the accommodation the vegetarian in the family.

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Alobar Restaurant - Permanently Closed is rated 4.3 stars by 264 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    47 Ave. & 46 Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Long Island City

  • Hours of operation

    Monday : CLOSED Tuesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Wednesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Friday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday: 11:00am-11:00pm Sunday: 11:00am-10:00pm The BAR is open late Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays.

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    One Stop from Grand Central Station on the 7 train, Vernon/Jackson Stop, 21st. Stop on the G train., 23rd St/Ely Ave. on the E train, B62 Train from Brooklyn, Q103 Train to Astoria

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Reagan Angelle

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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