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Allegory

3.5
134 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Join us for Brunch Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Bar Open until 11:00 pm on Friday & Saturday. Allegory Bar open with a limited bar food menu only available from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm.

Please see hostess for seating

Take Out - To Go Dining available through Open Table
Courtesy Curbside 15-minute parking available at MC Hotel front driving entrance

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 134 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.5based on recent ratings
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food
3.3
service
3.8
ambience
3.4
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our morning was wasted trying to eat at Allegory. My husband and I made a reservation for 11am. We showed up at 10:30 and were told that because of a wedding party, we’d have to come back at 11. Ok, no problem. We come in 11 and are seated. 10 minutes later our waitress comes out to take our order. A few minutes later, she comes back out and says “The manager wanted me to let you know that the wedding party is still working on their food. The wait for your food will be about 45 minutes.”. Disgusted, we decided to leave. Our time had been wasted. My question is, since the wedding party was already seated at 10:30, why wouldn’t you tell us at 10:30 that there will be a wait on food? Why wouldn’t the manager themselves come talk to us? That is a move of a coward! My husband and I are no strangers to fine dining. I’m not sure what kind of manager hides from their responsibilities.

LF
LizF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Server was friendly. Food was overpriced and overrated. $27 for cheese and grapes. Vodka drink was weak.

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SteakChops1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I will never return to this restaurant. A party of 10 for brunch is not a big deal. We sat at a table for 20 minutes without a server. When the server finally came he had a horrible attitude. We waited another 15 minutes for the coffee, tea, and juice to come and placed our order. After an hour and a half we asked for a manager and were told there was not one there. Magically after another 10 minutes a manager appeared. He laughed in our faces so we decided to get up and leave without eating as our food never came out. Completely unacceptable customer service

JK
JulieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

just don't wast your money. have a drink on the roof then go to a better restaurant on Bloomfield Ave.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and drink and service! Just don’t understand why the music has to be so loud - making it difficult to hear each other speaking.

SN
vipStaceyN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The gentleman that served us was very nice, but took a long time for service and food delivery. Good had good flavor, but menu is limited and food was cold. Not worth ordering dessert. Probably a great place for drinks at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was my third time coming to Allegory and probably the worst experience of the three times. To keep it short, my girlfriend and I ordered the burger (well done) and it took about 45 minutes to come out. When we cut into our burger it was cooked to about medium temp so we had to wait another 15 minutes for new plates with burgers at the correct temp.

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Rachelg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The lack of service and noise was overwhelming. The music was so loud we couldn’t talk- even outside . The table was dirty - so we were moved inside. Still super loud. No one came to wait on us- so we left— very disappointed. The hotel looks beautiful. I’ve been to the bar on the roof before and it was lovely .
We didn’t get to try anything- so the review is only based on the service- cleanliness and intense, loud music.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Eggs were out of this world.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Took awhile to place my order but the food was amazing!

DW
DeredeW
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

It was not clear that the Rooftop opened at 2. That’s where I thought that I was booked. That info needs to be clear. The service was extremely slow although it didn’t see to be that busy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This is our second time here since the new chef. The first time was excellent, but we were very disappointed this time around. First, we booked an outdoor table but then were told when we arrived that they only had indoor tables available. No apologies. The house music inside made conversation challenging (and it was early, no one was at the bar). We were also told only after we sat that the menu was abbreviated. Only 3 entree choices. I got a burger with fries and the fries, while hot and crispy, tasted like melted plastic. Not an exaggeration. After a very quick dinner we left and sadly we likely won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Terrible food service over priced awful

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GabrielS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Made aware of an extremely reduced menu 5 minutes before our reservation. Food was bland, to say the least. Service was really bad.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The service was fine but the food was awful. The deviled eggs tasted like vinegar - very briny. The risotto was basically a bowl of white rice topped with mushrooms. Absolutely no flavor whatsoever. Go here for drinks on the rooftop but eat somewhere else.

AS
AnthonyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Slow Service. Bartender was rude when I requested paper menu for my 2 guest that were in there 80's. They could not read off the phone for the menu. Overpriced for the service we got.

IO
vipIvyO
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here for predinner drinks with friends, but I would absolutely come back for dinner! The drinks were very well made, and the house cocktails were creative and delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here when it first opened a couple of years ago and said we’d never return. But we heard that they brought in a new chef so gave it a try. And we are so glad we did. I’d love to recommend our favorite dish, but everything was delicious. But if I had to pick…Start with the Meyer Lemon salad and then have the Salmon. As a cocktail, go with the Poloma. Or order anything else and you’ll be just as happy.

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vipalina
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

This was our first time here. The hostess ignored us and we did not get seated for 8pm rsvp until 8:45pm. Our waiter was great, but we received our main dishes and were almost done with them and our appetizer came after.

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Court
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at Allegory. The brunch was delish.

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kristin
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Brunch was delicious. Service was great. They split plated two entrees for us to share. The spicy chicken salad and the egg and pork belly sandwich. Highly recommend. The ambiance is a little cold and lacking energy or warmth.

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vipLocal
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We had seen the middling reviews, but figured it's a fancy new restaurant in town, so we should check it out ... and it was middling. The room has the boutique hotel ambience, as best as they can at limited capacity. The food is pretty good, not great, not awful -- but not memorable at all. (And they ran out of brussels sprouts. How do you run out of brussels sprouts?) Great service could have made the difference, but ... servers were cheerful but not attentive. They should be able to start a conversation about the menu. They should anticipate needs. But in both Allegory and later upstairs at Alto, they just took orders. I should add -- the supervisors in sport coats were exactly the kind of on-point and always-on experts you'd expect in a top restaurant. I wish the rest of the staff could follow their lead.

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vipveve
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great job to the chefs. Flavorful and well presented.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great location, nice decor but terrible food menu options with limited drinks.
Service was good but I wouldn’t hurry back!

C
vipChristian
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

So much potential but fell very flat. Get someone in there to whip the ambience into shape. Train your servers better, they’re not elevated enough. Could be so good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Nothing wrong with the visit. Food was overpriced and average.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

They never answer the phone so when we wanted to change our reservation from 4 to 7 people, we couldn’t do that and open table doesn’t allow more than 4 for this restaurant. We had to make 2 separate reservations and ask them to combine the tables when we got there. It was obvious that they could but the waiter had to check with his manager. The service was very slow. The bread tasted Smokey which none of us liked. My son’s Mac and cheese was severely undercooked, not al dente. The Bites menu which is on open table was not available either.

PD
vipPeteD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The wait staff is very poorly managed - not attentive, took 1 hour to get our food, the venue is extremely noisy - also they don't wipe the table down with disinfectant after use

LF
LauraF
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

In COVID TIME: Ambiance was lacking but only because all the furniture was moved out for social distancing. Food was EXCELLENT. Service (mostly hosting) was haphazard because the poor people had to mind the upstairs bar and be away from the host stand which was not efficient. A bit hard to get the waiters' attention but we assumed they are on a skeleton staff since they are unable to be open at full capacity. We still had a nice experience. THE FOOD was worth the other nuisances.

ME
MELANIE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! From the moment we walked in top notch service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Valentine’s Day menu was HORRIBLE. Very strange food and left still hungry

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a lunch date here for Valentine’s Day and it was perfect. We were seated immediately and greeted by our waitress soon as we sat. All employees were accommodating and adhered to the COVID-19 protocols. The food, and it’s presentation, was good (side note: they give you a lot of fries!) as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good place to eat for brunch. Wish we had the regular menu to choose from for lunch.

LF
vipLFSi
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

To start when we got to the table the table was dirty. I had to ask the person who seated us to clean it 3x as he kept missing spots. At one point I asked for the rag myself. The 24hr smoked pork looked like a fatty boiled chicken. No way it was cooked more than 10 min. When I asked the server about it she said well thats the way the kitchen makes it. We asked for a cappuccino and it was undrinkable burnt coffee. For being near Raymond's and Toast for brunch options it sure needs to step it up.

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with delicious food! Lovely ambiance

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was poor. Waiters kept bringing wrong amount of glasses and plates. Also would bring the wrong fetid to the table. Drinks just okay...prices are reasonable to high...atmosphere is nice...lighting should be lower to give more of an ambiance and not like you’re eating in a dining hall.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always amazing! Place is super clean and felt extremely covid safe. Can’t wait to go back !

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very nice and good with social distancing! Had a mimosa that was very good, but disappointed with the portion size for the price. Food was still delicious though! And very nice interior

TL
TaylorL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delicious! I got the burger with an egg and it was by far the best burger I've had in a long time! The burger was so juicy and hit the spot. My sister also got the avo toast and she had nothing but great things to say about it! Everything was delicious.

I have also experienced dinner before here. The muscles entre was delicious and completely different from any muscle dish I've had before. ! And, the devil eggs were outstanding. Both experiences were fantastic. Will 100% be back!

DM
DanaM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, location menu selection. Exceeded expectation.

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You can order delivery directly from Allegory using the Order Online button. Allegory also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 329-5600.

Allegory is rated 3.5 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.