Almond

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$31 to $50
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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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BD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at the Almond in Manhattan. Food and Service all A+. I look forward to returning.

PC
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a very knowledgeable wait staff. Liked it so much after being a guest there on Thursday night, we returned on our own on Saturday night.

P
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fresh and inventively prepared food. Pleasant and effective service. Atmosphere is nothing special, and the food selection is limited. Overall a very pleasant experience for everyday dining. A higher-end Applebee’s.

LO
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and terrific service as well! Our only complaint was that it was a little dark - we had to get out our phones to read the menu, but overall loved it!

LS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff and service. Food was tasty, fresh, and I would only make an improvement on one item. The Quebecoise fries had more brown gravy and not enough cheese so there was an acidic quality that was less palatable.

LD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great! Lobster spaghetti was interesting and delicious. The service was great too. The Sticky date dessert is worth a trip back for! Room was very dark and with my old eyes had to use my phone to read the menu. An easy fix. A bit expensive but the food and service were good so it was fine.

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almond is my go-to spot for consistency. Great food, service and fun

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food as usual!

RG
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

4 people with different levels of food requirements. Super taster, foodie, picky and no meat.
We were celebrating 2 birthdays and a marriage. Thank you so much to the staff for surprising us w/ 4 flutes of champagne. A very kind gesture. The food was delightful and served quickly. Walker our server was hospitable and charming.
Toffee sticky yummo dessert was delish.
We will definitely return.

SM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great farm to table with a relaxed vibe and great food. Had the best buffalo cauliflower of my life there and really enjoyed the fish tacos. It was a great lunch and I’d definitely return in the future.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food in great location... friendly and inviting

LP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing!!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food and service was excellent!

LR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I chose the restaurant and regret it due to service and food quality on October 10, 2019.
The restaurant was not very busy, it was a Thursday night and there were plenty of open tables.
My waiter was a male late 30s early 40s with some sort of goatee. He was pushy on getting us to order all of our food at once. I asked him what the pork adobo was, he initially told me that it was a pork chop. "I highly recommend it". After a more than normal wait time for our food (nothing egregious) the waiter came back to our table and told me that the dish was actually not a pork chop, rather it was "pork shoulder", "pulled pork" "it actually looks even better than pork chop". I'm still not sure what it was (maybe pork flank? Thin slices of pork). Both of the dishes were cold. It seems like he forgot about our food and it wasn't even being held under a heat lamp.

Price: we each had 2 glasses of wine, we shared the buffalo cauliflower to start, I got pork adobo and my guest had the roast chicken. Bill totaled around $150.
It definitely wasn't a crazy busy night, it's a big restaurant but there were a lot of open tables etc. Also, we both ordered main dishes off of the main menu, not specials.

I do not recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially given the high price, sketchy service, and cold / bad food. I wish that I had requested a refund for both dishes on the spot.

PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Came here on a first date. We didn’t drink but we ordered food. 4 appetizers and we both were full. Lamb meatballs were to die for. Flatbread was good too. Shrimps were nice. And we got 4 different cheese on plate which were nice to have. Paid 40pp. Spent a little over 90 minutes and we could hear each other all right without much screaming.

HJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE Almond!! Food is fantastic and service is always nearly flawless.

RM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at this restaurant and it was a great experience. I wouldn't recommend it for a vegan, but the menu had plenty of choices otherwise, all the food was quite delicious. The waitstaff was fantastic in every regard. The ambiance of the venue was a perfect spot for a delightful lunch meeting, it felt very warm and welcoming without being overbearing. I will definitely book this place again, thanks for a great experience.

IR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorite places in NYC. Go here often for lunch and dinner. Very convenient area in Flatiron district.

DK
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Food was perfectly made. Loved it. Accommodated my daughter’s birthday with a candle and sparklers on her dessert

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Work dinner

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CH
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food simply prepared. I enjoyed the lamb with greens instead of potatoes and it was great. The vibe reminds me of Portland or Seattle

A
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great and good recommendation for drinks and foods.

EL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently a great place to meet friends for a fab time.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, chicken and waffles were amazing!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! A go to spot for brunch and the outside seating for the heart of nyc is so nice and serene.

KB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

$7.90 for a SMALL Diet Pepsi & one refill. That’s absurd, even for NYC. Asked for scrambled eggs in huevos rancheros and received runny eggs. Of course, I could’ve returned them but with a baby I have to make meal time quick.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to almond many times .. I just love this place food and staff are always great ..

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely! Food was delicious and dessert was to die for

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was outstanding. I would definitely go back!

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very friendly and accommodating. The place was very busy but very easy to talk. The food took a little time until it arrived but worth waiting for. My only critique would be the servers. Not enough attention throughout our stay.

D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The experience was... it really was 50/50. I've been here before and it would've been a five again but the service was something ... else.

My wife and I chose the Prix-Fixe menu to get a good deal and try multiple things. The food is absolutely amazing. The shrimp cocktail was on point, the avocado cucumber soup was refreshing, the kimchi pastrami sandwich was WOW amazing, the pasta was cooked perfectly and delicious, the trifle hit all the right notes and the chocolate mousse was decadent.

The service, well... We arrived early and were seated promptly. We already knew what we wanted so we put both menus to the side of the table. Usually that means that we are ready to order but not this time. Our server asked us what we would like to drink and then disappeared. When he finally arrive with our one beverage, he just left without asking if we were ready to order. Now if he was slammed at this point and had 20 people in his section, I would understand but there were three tables in the entire restaurant and 2 people at the bar. There were probably like 2-3 bussers and 1-2 food runners and I think 2 servers. I was baffled. Once he took our order, he disappeared and didn't show up to our table until almost the end of the mains. I looked around to see if he as just standing around and using his phone so I could flag him down to order desserts but no just nowhere to be found. Once we ordered desserts, I asked for the check right away so that I wouldn't have to find him again later and we could leave. As expected, once the check was paid, nowhere to be seen now with only two tables in the dining room.

IF the food wasn't so amazing, I would've turned around and never come back here. Maybe this was a bad seed server, a one time occurrence, hopefully. Till next time...

KI
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I got the wedge salad-the only thing I was disappointed by was how much dressing was on this salad; if I were to get it again I would ask for the dressing on the side. I wasn't super impressed by the fries; they got cold and hard quickly.

NM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almond is consistently amazing, delicious, and fun!!! Great spot for all/most occasions.

K
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had Saturday brunch on a gorgeous Saturday. Outdoor dining is first come, first serve. The Bloody Mary was respectable. The yummy, hot rolls that come out to the table are addictive. The braised greens omelet made with egg whites was good, but the crispy potatoes were excellent. Macaroni and cheese was rich, good, and plenty for two meals. The Lardon Croque Gratin was also enjoyed. The toasted Italian bread thrown on the plate with the omelet realty is a waste of bread. The rolls are too good to waste t8me and calories on subpar bread.

JM
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is great. Our group got the cauliflower, burrata and short ribs for appetizers and they were all delicious. Steak frites with the upgraded Italian fries were amazing. Cooked perfectly. Will return!

HP
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end a wonderful experience. Service very attentive! The wedge salad one of the best we’ve had with yummy onion rings. Our skirt steak and fries devoured! With Summer beans and a toffee cake & gelato that left us so satisfied! We’ll definitely go back !

MK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and ambiance lovely ! Service was a bit slow - later side of a sunday evening!
Overall a good value ‘

PL
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time having brunch here. It’s comfortable. The service is excellent. And you can hear the person with you. Oh. The lemon ricotta pancakes are great!

CM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service and food were quite good. We had east coast oysters and calamari a la plancha as appetizer and they were fresh and delicious. Our entrees were also very good.

P
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - friendly professional service - great space.

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