Hold down Control (PC) or Command (Mac) key + mouseclick to select more than one option
Posted by Liz on 01/26/2006
Went to Alta last night. We sat upstairs and the the apmosphere was great - A+! The food was just ok - C. Skip the ravoli, the cheese foam and the gnocchi. I thought it was overpriced and will not bo back. Atmosphere is really nice so it could be worth it but don't go there for good food.
Posted by Amendy on 01/07/2006
We just had a lovely meal. Actually, it wasn't a meal so much as it was a rapid barage of small plates served promptly by our all-business like waitress. Some of the food was better than others, and the experience crescendoed with the squid ink pasta with braised rabbit. We sat next to a table of Swedish women, and were delighted to see Robert Redford in the adjacent room. I think it was him, because he seemed really annoyed when my date and I started screaming when he walked by our table. Whatever Bob, not all of us can be cool and run an arty film festival on top of a mountain or carve a bat out of a tree and knock one off the scoreboard. Come down to sea level like the rest of us. Great food!
Posted by Anonymous on 12/04/2005
Came here with a load of girlfriends for dinner the other night. The settling was exquisite. Like walking into someone's perfect little casita. The food was actually really good as well, but these are not traditional tapas - so don't be expecting croquetas or espinacas con garbanzos. The food is very hybrid. Favorites included the olives and dates wrapped in bacon, the potato gratin, the brussel sprouts, and the shrimp and sausage stuffed squid. Misses included the squid ink pasta with rabbit and the spinach salad. We didn't do dessert. The drinks were pretty good and strong. Service was iffy - things were really slow in coming out and there was a long wait between ordering drinks and getting them but we did get at least one dish "complements of the chef" for no reason. Always appreciated. Would go again with a group but not at the top of my list for tapas.
Posted by Joseph in NYC on 11/22/2005
No issue with speed of service here. We had no idea Alta was there, though we've lived round the corner for years. Nor did we realise what a nice conversion of an old house the bar and restaurant are. From the skylight we were looking into someone's apartment. We liked it. We needed to be in and out in 45 minutes, and ate 7 plates plus dessert between 2 people with no hurry. The dishes are listed on the menu in order of size and price. So if you want to spend 3 bucks for 4 olives you can... or you can choose something half-way down that is more like a starter size, or entree size at the end. We had a good time and would go back.
Posted by anonymous on 10/06/2005
Went to alta last night for dinner and was very disappointed. The service was subpar, food came too fast (even before the drinks) and some dishes were too small and expensive to even be called tapas.
Posted by dmeshkov on 08/26/2005
Alta is a very nice place for a dinner. The small portions are great for sharing - the risotto, and the greek salad, was especially delicious, though everything was really good. Highly reccommended.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/24/2005
My bf and I went to Alta and had a great meal. This was my second time there and his first. I wanted to try different things than my first visit and we weren't disappointed. I would recommend having the scallops w/salmon caviar and risotto. The plates are small but that's how it should be with tapas. The only dish which we didn't like was the octopus since it was in a strange bbq sauce. The wine list is extensive - we had a great Chianti. Service was great. The only thing was it was cold in the main room - the a/c was too strong but they did turn it down. I will def. return again and again.