Albarino Restaurant

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Tapas / Small Plates
Inspired​ ​by​ ​the​ ​social​ ​dining​ ​culture​ ​and​ ​Cervezerias​ ​in​ ​Spain,​ ​Albarino​ ​brings​ ​Spanish​ ​Tapas​ ​home. From Patatas Bravas to our Paella Negra, our menu will please you and your guests. Social dining with chic ambiance. Join us for Wine Tastings every Monday from 5-7pm, complimentary with dinner reservations.
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4-7pm
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Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar and bartenders
Best Manhattan in a long time and a super vodka, cucumber, mint cocktail as well
Group had paella they loved
I had a super flatbread with goat cheese
An overall great place every time

a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a blast. Happy hour menu is fantastic. Great service too!

ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good. It was pretty loud, which when with a group is not an issue. If you're looking for a quiet place to talk, that may be not be the best spot.

AM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes, food was good and service great. Location was great and plenty of parking

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great octopus

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Third time at this restaurant, the first two times paella was perfect, with crusty rice on the sides and bottom of pan, this time it was watery. I asked the waitress, she said Kitchen staff was told no more crusty rice. Too bad, it lost its character. Shrimp were phenomenal, too much chorizo, tho. Next time i will order the paella "well done". Apricot tart for dessert was outstanding and enough for 3 of us to share .

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and ambiance! Great service! One of mine and my husband's favorite restaurants. Highly recommend.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. The only reason not all five stars is because the menu has changed drastically with the removal of the big plates other than Paella. Hopefully it goes back soon.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Albarino is our favorite restaurant in the Red Bank area. We enjoy sharing the small plates and find the service to be top shelf. We are sure to visit Albarino every time we are in the area.

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant, great food. The tapas are awesome they come one after the other the portions are just enough so you can get all the choices from the menu. Great wine selection. A really nice neighborhood chilled spot !

FG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Wonderful service. Everyone enjoyed the sangria. They didn’t have a flight or sampler, so we ordered a glass of each and then a pitcher of espumosa sangria made with cava. My favorite tapas are the garlic shrimp, brava potatoes, and the calamari. Tapas range around $13-15 each so bill can add up quickly, portions are moderate.

EM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent!

b
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Erica, our server, was warm and fabulous from the start. It was Paella night so my group shared the paella negra, plus the 3 appys, plus 3 more appys and one more for good measure (the grilled octopus). Wine was delicious and the service was just the best for the number of times I've been there 6+. Certain will come back.

T
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service from Tyler.

AA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful experience at Albariño’s. The white asparagus and watermelon salad appetizers were delish! Our flatbread entrees were also delish. Last but not least, the service and drinks (Old Fashions) were exceptional as usual.

OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and had fun introducing our friends to all the great tapas dishes to share. Favorites are the eggplant and scallops. Churros for dessert were amazing. Love this place.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful dinner, great wine. Terrific desserts. I wish it was a bit less pricey...we would go more often.

p
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and broad selection of interesting tapas, knowledgeable waiter with worthwhile recommendations. Albarino has a modern yet cozy feel, with an attractive outdoor seating area.

M
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious tapas and paella!

JD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good. Service was excellent

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall very nice

C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious
Paella
Eggplant
Special salad

Z
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and drinks were amazing. Our waitress was not as attentive as I would like it to be but it was still okay. The people were friendly and never felt rushed. The bar scene is a nice area to be because it’s energetic. I would definitely go back and eat there again. Definitely have to try the spiced tequila cucumber special drink.

n
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great new waiter, Taylor. Personable, efficient and helpful.
Food as wonderful as usual.

S
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Albarino was amazing! My husband and I loved everything about it, especially the food. The octopus was cooked perfectly, the mushroom croquettes had a rich truffle-like texture to them, the oysters were fresh, the eggplant was phenomenal with the way it was fried with the rosemary and honey top, and the lamb chops were great! I will 100% be going back.

RR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love Albariño.....& it’s sister Mediterra.

That said this visit fell just a bit short of our expectations....(but it was partly on us and partly on them).

When I made reservation I stated it was a special occasion. (Anniversary). One would think they would read the notes and acknowledge. Not even to provide anything extra other than....an acknowledgement. (Experience)

Albariño is a tapas place. Where u get tasting size portions that are meant to be passed or shared. Usually we would order , and the continue to add on...in this instance we ordered from across the menu at one time. Thinking it would be paced ....nope it all came at once. So perhaps we own part of that....but the server could have asked if we wanted all at once or paced


I asked some things about the menu , Eg this and that - heavy and light. I ordered the ribs - which were good. But THEN when she checked in on us, said she would have ordered a different pork dish. A) I appreciate she checked in. But b) why not offer up your recommend Latino when we ordered...

Overall we still love Albariño....and we will be back...but this was just not what we had come to expect.

To be clear...we loved our server and the food was good...

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded my expectations

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was excellent. The Earl Grey Tea Cake is fabulous!

DK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Spanish food, wine and experience - we will be back!!

E
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good find for Spanish/Mediterranean cuisine. Decent wines but no sommelier.

JC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got there a little early and ended up eating at the bar. The food and service was excellent. A great dining expereince.

GW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love the energy and ambiance. Food was very good

B
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place! Great atmosphere, terrific food and very good service. Can’t wait to try one of the wine events! Nice outdoor patio too.

k
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and I have been waiting to visit. We went with family and it was all a pleasant find. Devin turned us on to a wonderful bottle of wine and we had to have a second bottle. The wine was Malvasia Volcanica Seco 2017. We had the eggplant, shrimp asparagus and pork chops. I think anything you order would be great. We are all going back for a wine tasting and Tapas on August 28th. You should check it out. Also our server Rachel was also very knowledgeable and pleasant.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best service we have experienced in Monmouth county. Reasonably priced for the quality.

AV
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant several times prior to this last experience, this last visit 7/28/19I was very disappointed. The service was lacking. The cocktails we ordered took too long. The second round we ordered was completely different from the original cocktails that we ordered (no continuity) both rounds were not at all like the cocktails we’ve had there in the past(We order the same cocktails every time). When our dinners finally arrived (mine about 20 minutes before the other three people I was dining with. Mine was supposed to have been served with olives, when I pointed it out to our server, her response was no it doesn’t ( I double checked the menu it was supposed to have had olives). The chicken our guest ordered was supposed to have been served with a cauliflower purée, it was a 1/4 chicken on a plate with nothing else. Again when I pointed this out to the server she said she would check on that. The sever returned after our meals were eaten with a side of roasted cauliflower. The reservation was for 7pm on a Sunday evening, the dining room was not full. I was also disappointed with the change of menu.

BT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter is in Barcelona today so we decided to bond with her by having tapas at Albariño. Our meal was every bit as good as ones we've had in Barcelona. We shared a number of tapas. The pan tomate was superb we followed with the heirloom tomato salad and the ensalada España. Then crispy eggplant, patatas bravas, setas{mushrooms} and boquerones. All excellent. Service was good. We'll be back the next time we want to go to Spain.

RR
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. We were looking for something different.. we struck gold.
Absolutely loved it. Our server Donna was a great help and guided thru the menu.
Her recommendations were all excellent.
We can’t wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always incredible!!

EN
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was only our second time eating there. This time we went on the hottest day of the year. Their ac wasn't working. I just wish they would have told us that when we made the reservation. When we got there, we were told it hadn't been working for the past 3 days! My husband & I took my son, his wife & baby, another son & his girlfriend. The food was amazing, can't say one bad thing about it. But we were so hot we couldn't wait to just eat & leave. We didn't even have dessert, we ran out right after dinner. Our waiter was great, we felt so bad for him. Very bad experience, not their fault, but again, we should have been told. We would have gone elsewhere.

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