Almond

4.5
2352 reviews
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Farm-to-table
Seasonal, Local & Artisanal Since 2001

Co-founder and chef Jason Weiner creates seasonally focused ever-changing menus that are guided by a market driven ethos. We highlight our personal relationships with growers, fishermen, artisans and winemakers.

Our menus are artisanal and market driven featuring some updated takes on classic french/mediterannean cuisine, ethnic street food and lots of stuff in between.

We are obsessive about the handmade...We hang our own charcuterie, grind our own sausage, ferment our own kimchi, dry age own steaks, and smoke our own fish & bacon.

The wine list, handpicked by co-owner Eric Lemonides, offers an affordable selection of wines. Specialty cocktails, NY craft beers, and raw bar selections, along with the entire menu are available at the restaurant’s 25 seat bar.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch! Good service and food!

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ST
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Was there for brunch. Food was good/just ok Not as good as usual. But service was great and friendly as usual. Just ok this day

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KD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for Easter brunch with my Mom who uses a power wheelchair. The staff were so accommodating to us. They put us in the front of the restaurant so it wouldn't be a challenge getting in or out. In addition, they were all so fun and engaging. We had a great time and will definitely return with my Mom again!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Good food. Good drinks. Nice for brunch

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great family Easter brunch

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and service were great! Only complaint was the screaming children 2 tables away which unfortunately detracted from the ambiance.

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TC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience. Eric Lemonides and Co really know how to do it right!

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X
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Almond has quite eclectic menu. There is something on the menu for everyone. Everyone in our party enjoyed everything with one exception who did not like his entree. Of particular note was the Caesar salad made with Brussels sprouts which was terrific. We found the large charcuterie platter we ordered to be rather skimpy. Other than that the portions were more than adequate. It was loud, but not too loud. From the bar, the on-tap old fashioned drinks were great, as was the beer selection. I plan to go back!

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A truly exceptional dining experience! The staff are friendly, well-informed, and attentive. The food was delicious, exquisitely prepared, and thoughtfully presented. This is the best farm-to-table restaurant I've been to in years -- perhaps because they were doing this before it was a "thing!"

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d
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

enjoyed table, drinks, food, service and price. It could be a little quieter but, compared to some other places in the neighborhood, it was actually okay. Enjoyed it a lot.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food is great. There is one server during lunch who is excellent. Aside from that person, the service is sloooowwwww. Waives go ignored. There's plenty of times I am profusely apologized to and/or given a complimentary dish. You cant besr the fact that it's a nice spot in a great location where you can hear the people you are with no matter how crowded it gets.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Live in neighborhood for my whole life. Came for sunday dinner. Place was empty and food took forever to get. Waiter was so rude for just an average neighborhood restaurant. Talked down to us like we were tourists. Too many other choices to come back here.

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PP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at Almond was fabulous! We shared mussels, truffle fries and mac and cheese and everything was mouth- watering. It's a popular bar spot, so it was a bit noisy, but the food alone is worth it.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Locale favorite

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Almond was recommended by friends for a brunch I was planning. All went well and I liked the restaurant enough that I plan to try it out for dinner since it is in my neighborhood.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic, good service, good atmosphere and the food is delicious.

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

Great food!

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E
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of five, with different tastes -- all satisfied. That's an achievement! The brunch menu has something for everyone and anyone, fabulous drinks, cool music playing in the background. It has an all around great vibe. Highly recommend it. Too cold for us to enjoy but there is an outside seating area also.

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GK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites restaurants because the service and food are always great and it good for so many different types of get-togethers.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service from the bartenders to the waiters and host. Great happy hour and a great meal from beginning to end. Can’t wait to go back.

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CE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasure to meet friends at Almond. They don't rush you just to turn over tables. Food is always consistently good as well as service.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Almond Restaurant. The food is always excellent and the service is impeccable. I enjoy the menu selections and have made Almond my go to place for entertaining my friends or for business related engagements. The staff always seem to go above and beyond to make my experience at Almond memorable.

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BF
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food and reasonably priced. I’ve been here dozens of times. Good for upscale business lunch or casual dinner dining. Popular happy hour / afterwork scene so bar gets crowded but there is plenty of standing room. Solid neighborhood bistro. On a busy night it gets loud so request a table in the back for slightly quieter setting.

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SU
San Diego
53 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was wonderful. Order the lunch Fix menu.

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CG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was fantastic. Our waitress gave us great recommendations, and the food was delicious. Seemed like a fun place for happy hour and apps. Host staff could have been a bit friendlier, but maybe they were having an off day.

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k
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dinner! We had the Buffalo Cauliflower and the escargot as appetizers.....both were amazing. Our entrees were great, and the service was impeccable. They make just about everything on site, and the quality shows. Will definitely be back!

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KK
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food at Almond is always good. The issue we've had on multiple visits is the service. The staff doesn't communicate with each other well and there's no clear structure to who is supposed to do what. That results in us having to ask multiple people for the same thing - such as a drink refill or a bread basket or the check - and apparently none of them knew who was supposed to do what. Given we've seen this multiple times it's clearly a staffing and management issue.

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C
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Almond is a very energetic, young and friendly place. The food is excellent, although not ethereal, especially the radicchio and endive salad and the rack of lamb. The only real disappointment was the lemon tart, which had a soggy crust. Also, tue coffee could have been better. The service is friendly, but a little hit and miss, and the kitchen was rather slow—although we did go on a Saturday night.

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LD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the salade niçoise and it was really good! What I like the most is the space, it’s not too loud, you are not too close to other tables it’s not like most restaurants in NYC. It gives you privacy and you don’t have to yell to be heard, it is actually relaxing, the staff is really nice and not pushy. The food is very good, and they are some healthy options.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Was good.. the host was not the usual guy. I prefer the usual person.
Maybe just familiarity
And the server was friendly which was nice.
Got window seat which was fabulous
And food was great!

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PK
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Grilled swordfish (in salad) arrived uncooked in the center -- that's not the way swordfish should be prepared. It should be fully cooked (unlike salmon, which can be served with a raw center). Server was very helpful in addressing this problem. I blame the kitchen, not him. Otherwise, food was very tasty.

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c
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Have taken multiple clients/friends to this restaurant over the last several years and many have continued to visit on their own as the food is very good.....However, I am most likely done with this place....as always I made a reservation ahead of time and arrived with a family member for a table of two. And the regular guy who works the front seated us at one of the worst tables in the place, never asked if it worked for us, just threw down the menus and boogied.......normally I am chill about this stuff but in the next five minutes he seated a two with no reservation at an excellent table in my line of sight and then two more twos in close succession at equally desirable tables. And then the guy standing on the other side of the knee wall in the bar put his drink on the ledge right next to my head and started talking on his phone. I get it....I’m an invisible old 50 something lady taking one of my kids out for a quick dinner and I don’t matter to restaurant staff. This time I said something and the guy at the front acted soooooooo surprised that I wasn’t happy with my table that was almost in the bar and next to a waiters station.......perhaps he thought that due to my advanced age I am almost blind....;).....in any case time to move on, if I am going to spend $180.00 for a dinner that took less than 60 minutes I am sure I can find another regular spot that won’t treat me like a second class citizen.....

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s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday brunch was delicious with great service and ambience!

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M
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Almond was fantastic!! The food and ambience were incredible. Really loved their take on classic dishes, such as cauliflower buffalo wings. What a neighborhood gem.

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G
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a great neighborhood gem! Met 2 girlfriends for lunch and had a wonderful experience. Loved our waiter! She recommended everything and we could not have been happier.
Thank you! We look forward to our next visit!

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s
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

.FANTASTICALISTICESPCIAICIOUSANDSUPERCALIFRAGILISTICALLYEXPIDITIOUSLYPHENOMINAL, AND I LIKEDITANDPAIDTHECHECK.

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JK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Service was super slow and food made me ill for the second time

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great- highly recommend!

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G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both very good.

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TH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. Food. Service. Ambiance. ♥️

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