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Alma

187 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1402
(718) 643-5400
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Ranked #110 of 4,410 restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Went for dinner with friends during the world cup. Started downstairs in the packed bar with cold beers before heading up to the rooftop dining area. The views at sunset of downtown Manhattan are stunning and the perfect place to relax with a cocktail before choosing from the Mexican themed menu. After chips and guacamole I chose a tasty Ceviche... More

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Strasbourg, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The view of downtown Manhattan is amazing there is no other public place in Brooklyn that has these views. We ate at night which was even more spectacular and we were not cold as the terrace has heating. We stayed quite late and were the last in restaurant but the staff did not rush us and were very friendly.The food... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Had drinks and dinner at Alma's in Brooklyn last weekend. Terrific all around -- but you must make it a point to get a table at SUNSET on the rooftop! What a view of lower Manhattan and the docks. Stunning. Eat under the canopy, and enjoy the LAMB tacos. Cheesy rice is excellent. The chicken enchiladas are stuffed and flavorful.... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Wow the view. Wow again. Yes the food is so so, but have a good drink, guacamole, salsa and enjoy the view. Ah, people is friendly.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We carried on our walk heading for the restaurant Alma on Columbia Heights (incidently on the way passing little delights such as more stoop sales,and a cute little corner pharmacy/soda fountain worth another photo shot. By the time we reached Alma we were so ready for some lunch.and we were lucky to get a table for two on the rooftop... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Had a great time there recently. The views were amazing and the food was great. We had an assortment of food to try and share. It was all good. My only complaint is the long stairs to reach the restaurant. I have arthritis and it took forever to climb the stairs. Once we were in the restaurant and seated, everything... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

If you are in Brooklyn heights, make sure that you take a detour to this fantastic restaurant. Located almost in the harbour, you would not expect something like this. It is Mexican, but different and almost like fine dining. You can get a table at the terrace with a view over manhattan. Drinks are fantastic and we tried a red... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I haven't been to Alma in a minute. What I recall was the food was good. My friends at I went in the evening and the view of the NY harbor from dusk through night fall was spectacular.

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Bellevue, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Wow! This place was amazing! Six of us had brunch on a sunny Saturday on the enclosed rooftop, where we could enjoy the wonderful views of Manhattan. The food was excellent, with sizable portions and fantastic flavor; and our server was gracious and attentive. Even with four mixed drinks and a couple of cappuccinos, the total bill--for six of us--was... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Alma is a Brooklyn jewel but draws people far and wide. The open top gives spectacular views of Manhattan as you eat margaritas and yummy nuevo Mexican cuisine. Can be a wait so if you're interested in the view get their at a decent time as there are no reservations.

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