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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.
Posted by rachel on 01/16/2010
Wonderful food, super atmosphere, very helpful staff. Had a wonderful meal and great night out!
Posted by gramercy gal on 09/05/2009
We have dined at the prior establishments within this space, and have always thought the space deserved better... finally a great, easy neighborhood place to go. Our waiter, Clay was so accomodating, and knowledgable about the menu. Only one minor problem - we received our mains before our apps, which we did not think was a big deal once it got straightened out, however the manager/owner came over and apoligized, and we appreciated the friendly customer service. My husband did not happen to enjoy the dish he ordered, just not his taste; however everything else was yummy.. Veggies from the U.Sq farmer's mkt. The shrimp cocktail were huge and very fresh . Wine selection is great too.. We plan to become regular customers. Thanks Almond.
Posted by anonymous on 08/27/2009
Finally this space houses a restaurant with great food. Hope this one sticks around, because these particular digs seem to be a revolving door for culinary disaster.
Posted by Julie on 06/20/2009
This place is great for brunch with either a big crowd or just another person. I've had their fritatta with leeks (delicious, big) and their nicois salad (also very big). The salad was incredible - platter with roasted potatoes, green beans, poached white fish, egg, fresh greens, and a very light delicious dressing. Its really hard to find a salad that is a satisfying entre, and this hits the spot any time of day but especially at noon. BTW, their homemade butter spreads w/ warm bisquits are complimentary and YUMMY.
Posted by aaann on 05/31/2009
Our appetizers of grilled asparagus and escarole were delicious. Special of the day was a veal chop, which was very good, thick chop and very juicy. Cavatelli with shrimp sausage wasn't bad, but it was a bit oversalted. Strawberry and rhubarb crisp was good but not spectacular. Portions are large and can be shared, which makes it a better value. Restaurant has a cozy, warm feel. Overall we had a good experience.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/29/2009
Great spot with good, quality food. I am a lover of steak frites and order the dish wherever I go...Almond's is one of the better steak frites in NYC! Also, the service was impressive. We sat at the bar and talked to the bartender for a while while waiting for our table. He knew everything about the menu and made some great suggestions. When we moved outside to our table, our waiter was equally as knowledgeable and friendly. Can't wait to go back!