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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.
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.