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“Great but beware ”
Review of Alta

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Ranked #883 of 14,825 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

First things first. Don’t expect a large sign outside. This is a well hidden spot which expects you to know where you are going. But when you find it, enjoy. Crowded, hopelessly spread over three floors which demonstrates the athletic skills of waiters and the dedication of the kitchen staff who seem to operate in a cabinet-sized area, it could never be described as “accessible” in any sense.

But from coat check onwards the experience begins. Table space is restricted as is to be expected, but it is sufficient. The menu is well devised and the waiters are good sources of advice. Do not overlook the tagine unless you are vegetarian. The plates are smallish so order enthusiastically. And the wine list knows where Australia fits (and NZ vodka) Just leave room for dessert.

Extremely good.

Thank pogee06
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We live in the Greenwich Village area and Alta is one of our favorite places to go to for a romantic dinner. We love the tables by the 2nd floor balcony and the food is always excellent. Small portions and you can try a bit of everything. Staff there are always friendly.

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Thank HKLouise
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We were happy to have Alta be able to accommodate our party of 8 for a Saturday night so that was a good start. The vibe is cozy and lively. The food was all very good but the timing of getting dishes out was a bit odd. Some things arrived quickly and others took well over 30 minutes. One shrimp dish had to be sent back but otherwise everything else was very good.

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Thank BabsMiller
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Booked a table for 4 from the UK a few weeks ago as we were planning to meet up with old friends. Due to family illness our friend had to cancel and when we rang them as a courtesy Alta cancelled our reservation. No idea if their food is any good but if the attitude is this bad we had a lucky escape!

1  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

First two plates started strong especially the octopus but later dishes tasted flat incl. Brussels sprouts and snapper. Delivery also varied greatly. Early ones came soon while the latter were delivered after lengthy wait. Still service friendly and wine selection decent. Other misgivings were uncomfortable chairs and cool upstairs breezes.

Thank david r
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