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187 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1402
(718) 643-5400
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Ranked #186 of 4,509 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Northwest UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I was taken to the restaurant as a special treat - and what a treat it was! We had a table on the (covered and heated) rooftop with what must be described as one of the best views of Lower Manhattan across the water, especially at night. The food was superb and the service from the charming girls was excellent.... More 

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Paris, France
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92 reviews 92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Very disappointing. Not only the place was very dark, very noisy, and where we were seated, the view (one of the attractions normally) was poor. But also, most importantly, was the food very common and even tasteless, compared to other Mexican restaurants tried in New York. And all that for a rather high price.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We hosted 50 people for sunset Rehearsal Dinner, enjoying fabulous food, wonderful service. amazing views of NY skyline. Ian Kita was a pleasure to work with by email, answering all questions and making good suggestions. Great place for a party!

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Orange County
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you are looking for a great restaurant with a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline across the river, and want to watch the sun setting on the skyline....this is the place for you! Go to the rooftop (3rd floor). We were there the end of June 2014. The place was crowded at 6:00pm on a week night. Ask for... More 

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Holly, Michigan
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's a restaurant located not to far from the pier. Has multiple floors and a quint space located on the rooftop. If your going to go may as well eat on the rooftop. They have a different take on Mexican food. Rooftop creates a very intimate experience. Friendly staff. Good drinks.

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Balmain, Australia
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119 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wow the roof top restaurant has fantastic views of NYC! On a busy Friday night we waited in the bar downstairs for approx 1 hour for a roof top table. Bar has a good view too & cocktails were ok. Food however was very average. Had the 1/2 chicken & grilled mahi mahi, both way over cooked served with boring... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Since this is such a great place, that I don't want to get it crowded. Great view, excellent food, nice service and value for money.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate here on our second night in new York and it was our favourite restaurant during our break. The food was great, some of the best guacamole I've ever eaten! You also get an amazing view of the Manhatan sky line without it costing you a fortune. Thanks for a great meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Alma was a wonderful restaurant to celebrate husbands' birthday in along with five other family members. Alma responded to reservation inquiry quickly and was friendly and kind. The food was delicious and the atmosphere memorable. Go. Enjoy! Thank you Alma :)

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Senior Reviewer
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7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It's rare to get good food with a great view. At Alma we got both wrapped with a relaxed beach front feel. The twist? You have to like urban authentic scenery. Manhattan's famous financial district skyline everyone likes and this comes from the vantage point of the port authority of Brooklyn. Real dockyard cranes, real industry and real people living... More 

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Additional Information about Alma

Address: 187 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231-1402
Phone Number: (718) 643-5400
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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