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About Permanently Closed - Alobar Restaurant
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
Hours of Operation:
Monday : CLOSED
The BAR is open late Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays.
47 Ave. & 46 Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Alobar Restaurant - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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