On a weekend trip to the Hamptons we decided to try Almond. Reviews on line said it was consistently good. The food is excellent, but the night we were there the service seemed a little off. We made a reservation and were seated right away, but it took at least 15 minutes before our waiter even took our order for drinks. It was like this all night long. Luckily we were not in any hurry and would have enjoyed our leisurely meal, but the noise in this restaurant makes it almost impossible to have a conversation. Everyone seems to be shouting and the acoustics are awful (high tin ceiling). But it is a lively crowd and people keep coming all night long. We had no complaints about the food though, the cheese plate appetizer is enormous, delicious and should be shared. Clams on the half shell were also excellent. We had the hangar steak and scallops, also both excellent. Brussels sprouts were exceptional and leave room for dessert - it is well worth it. Would definitely come back again for the food. A table outside might be better for conversation.