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“What a birthday present. ”
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Ranked #882 of 14,911 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Greenwich Village
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

This is a perfect place for a casual birthday dinner.
First of all, they personalized a happy birthday menu/placemat. The server was professional, friendly and helpful. The ambiance is open and spacious.
We ordered several small plates (tapas) and each was delicious - mushroom flatbread, Brussel sprouts, asparagus were among our favorites. And of course dessert had a candle in it. I’ll be back.

Thank BeachLovingCityGirl
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Me, the girlfriend and her friend came one evening on his recommendation and boy he did not steer us wrong. Alta is in a Greenwich Village townhouse and occupies 3 floors. The first floor has a dining area and a bar area, the second floor is another dining area with a cut out in the middle so you overlook the first floor dining area and the third floor is another more intimate dining space. We got here for out 7PM reservation and were seated pretty promptly. We got our menus and ordered some drinks - cocktail for my girlfriend and beers for me and her friend. We perused the menu and it's more tapas style. We decided to order in phases so we could enjoy and order different things and not get overstuffed. We ultimately wound up ordering about 9 different things including the Brussels sprouts, the bacon wrapped dates, the fried goat cheese, lamb meatballs, risotto, gnocchi and octopus. We thought the sprouts and goat cheese were especially good. Service was excellent as our waitress checked on us multiple times and the other wait staff checked to make aure our water glasses were full throughtout the night. Including 3 beers, 2 cocktails, dinner, one dessert, tax, tip - for the 3 of us, the bill came out to about 250 bucks. Check it out, Alta is good.

Thank StephenN1694
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here previously with family. A nice and diverse tapas menu and we truly enjoyed all dishes. Called ahead to find out about accommodating a vegetarian and a vegan and they said they would be able to leave out and add ingredients to make it work. The vegan in our group didn’t have much protein that wasn’t fried so be forewarned.

Our drinks came minus one. It took an additional 15 minutes for that drink to get to our table. Mixed drinks were just so-so. Service was mixed this visit whereas previously it was very good.

A lovely space!

Thank AAEN
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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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