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Posted by Ashley on 07/26/2010
I wish I could give more a review..but here is the extent of the experience that I had: got seated at my table. Waited 15 minutes. Finally ASKED someone for water, which I otherwise would not have received. Waited 10 more minutes before someone came to our table asking if our server had been over...we responded No, and we've been here for over 20 minutes. She said he'd be right over and walked away. Waited 5-10 more minutes, got up and left. I was actually very disappointed because the atmosphere was wonderful and the menu looked absolutely amazing. I thought that the heat in the restaurant that day was maybe just because it was near 100 outside, but after reading other reviews on here, it looks like no AC is quite typical for this restaurant. Needless to say, I will not be returning and wouldn't recommend it to others.
Posted by Not hungry for more on 07/13/2010
Despite making a reservation, there was a 45 minute delay for our table. It seemed that everyone who had reservations were told of 45-60 minute delays. The room was hot, service was slow (our drink orders arrived with our meals), and no apologies for the delay. Not going back.
Posted by Washington, DC on 05/23/2010
Best marinated octopus I have ever had! That is all we had, as we only wanted a midday snack. Atmosphere is wonderful and appealing. Outdoor seating is nice, surrounded by trees and other landscaping details, as it is located on a street just off of Broadway. Highly recommend!!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/02/2010
Just got back from Almonds for Brunch. The heat in the restaurant was awful. 88 degrees outside and high humidity. Their was no air circulating inside it was extremely warm. Spoke to the Manager, his comment was the door is open its a beautiful day. Asked to please close the door so we could feel the air conditioning. He said no it was too nice outside. He was more concerned with the outside instead of his customers inside roasting. The poor waitress face was red and hot and so were other people. We didn't even have dessert because the manager was so stubborn to raise the air or close the doors. There are plenty of good restaurants in NYC for brunch . This one is not on our list anymore.
Posted by Ksk21 on 03/28/2010
I've finally had brunch here, having had dinner twice before. Every time I've eaten there I've been really, really pleased. Yes, it's a bit expensive, but the quality of the ingredients, the atmosphere, and the service make it worthwhile for when you want a good meal in a lovely setting. It's more of a place I'd go occasionally because I want to keep it feeling special. I love the warm, cosy, inviting feeling of the restaurant - it makes a large space feel really intimate. They are also very kid friendly, which is great because lots of my friends have kids. The service has always been good when I've been there - and I've found that asking the server for recommendations leads to a great meal. Especially since the menu is seasonal, so it changes. I think the portions are very generous and the food really good.
Posted by Kerry on 03/05/2010
The location is very nice, we sat outside and the block was peaceful and quiet. However, the food portion was small and I’ve tasted better food. Lastly, the price was expensive and not worth it. I won’t be going back anytime soon nor would I recommend it.
Posted by MLENYC on 02/21/2010
Almond is amazing. First off, the space: vibrant bar (and raw bar); comfy dining room -- the latest and, I think, final iteration of Rocco DiSpirito’s famed attempt at this spot. Second, the best, kindest staff you will ever meet. (A previous reviewer mentioned generous wine pours -- everything about this place is generous.) Third, the menu is outrageously expansive (quail in a pomegranate-studded sauce? the best steak frites? juicy roasted chicken? their own charcuterie? those curried mussels? delectable fresh fish? that absurd pear cake?) -- yet it all comes to your table in perfect form. This is my idea of a perfect restaurant. Period.