Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Alma
187 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1123140.685637 -74.002303
Tues-Thurs 5:30-10 pm, Fri 5:30-11 pm, Sat 10 am-2:30 pm, 5:30-11 pm, Sun 10 am-2:30 pm, 5:30-10 pm
Neighborhoods: Columbia Street Waterfront District
great nightclub – Alma Lounge is a welcome haven for anyone looking to make an evening in an intimate, posh environment. The sleek interior, softly lit bar and flashing light displays make this club a thankful reminder of what the NYC club-scene is all about: good looks, good service, and a seamless atmosphere.
BEST FOOD EVER YEE HAH – Alma is a great place, anything with mole is mad awesome. The wait staff are super nice, really attentive, and makes you feel welcome, which is such a change from other places. A great place to bring visitors of NYC and a great place to hang for the local residents.
Wonderful rooftop v iew of NYC Skylight Wondederful Rooftop – Lively place,great food,great service,great mixed drinks and a view that kills to with it. What more can you ask? Check it out, you'll be writing a similar review as well.
Perplexed by all of the negativity – I have been going to Alma since it opened, and I still eat there nearly once a month. I cannot fathom what some of the other reviewers have experienced since I have always received good service, and have enjoyed every meal I’ve ever eaten there.
Their menu is seasonal, with a lighter fare in the summer (try the fish tacos), and hearty meals in the winter. Some of their dishes (such as the chicken mole) are on the menu year-round, with good reason, they are great. Everything they do with pork is extremely tasty: the pork taco is pleasantly spicy and the pork stew (pozole) was amazing this past winter. I was sorry to see it removed from the summer menu.
They serve brunch on Sundays with an altogether different menu – it is not to be missed.
Yes, the wait can be long, but that is to be expected since the food it is worth the wait. Especially if the weather is good, plan to spend some time at the bar with the friendly and knowledgeable bartenders. Hands down, they make best margaritas I’ve had locally. The pool table and jukebox are free – so the time spent waiting passes very quickly.
Do not let all the negative reviews keep you away. Go to Alma and judge for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
terrible waste of money, except the view is free – a very disappointing evening. I ordered the charcoal grilled shrimp over hominy with wine, lime chili sauce. It was almost inedible. The shrimps were over cooked and tasted like they'd been marinated in dirty dishwater. I didn't taste any limes or wine in the sauce. It was dirty looking. Incredible unprofessional. I have no idea what they have going on in the kitchen but trust me its not worth the $100 you'll be spending on two entrees and 3 cocktails.
Looking for a nice meal at a reasonable price? Not here. Get this, two people, two entrees, gaucamole and three margaritas. $100.
Sent Anthony the owner an email the next day asking for an explanation.
He said "with all due respect" I should have said something to the waiter (in front of my date?) and that it was a reasonable price for two people. These were speciality drinks!
OK fine Anthony. Maybe you should spend more time at the restaurant then. The drinks were small, more ice than anything, and the entrees seems overcooked and bland.
WHY ? – FOOD: Terrible, overcooked under seasoned. This is 2008, get a REAL Chef. Oh, that's right, Last year you and your urban hillbilly co-owners FIRED one of the Cities BEST Mexican/Southwestern Chefs after just 4 days for reasons known only to the know-nothing, useless, dragon breathed Owner/Manager: Well, lets call him "A.C"
Yes, the Chef was my FORMER "companion" so I may be biased, but your place still SUX. Food, Service, Management... Not to mention, he told me that your kitchen (more like makeshift closet-kitchen) was FILTHY.
I just had to see for myself.
As for the "view" it would be great if not for the shabby, half built, half baked deck.
YUCK, YUCK, YUCK !
Absolutely Amazing!!! – Best place in Brooklyn! Great food and a great view! Went to dinner with my parents and they had a great time and it was such a wonderful night. The waiter Daniel was the best. Definitely going back.
SO much potential! – I have to say that this restaurant really does have one of the best atmospheres. It's located on a roofdeck, with beautiful views of the manhattan skyline, and it can be very romantic. It has the potential to be an amazing restaurant, except for the actual food. It had almost no taste, and the dishes were just boring. Even still, I still feel compelled to return every once in a while because of the atmosphere. I hope they spice up the food a bit, and change the menu around a bit.
yummy – go there all the time and its always good. the food is very good, the service is average. been going for years and find it good 9.5 out of 10 times.
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