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“A Stand Out Restaurant!”
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Ranked #1,282 of 13,754 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A Stand Out Restaurant!”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

This beautiful small plates restaurant was a great find by our son. The four of us shared a delicious array of dishes covering beef, lamb, pork, duck, seafood, pasta and dates. The desserts were incredible also. The atmosphere plus the good service added to our lovely time
together.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Summit, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Mediterranean Small Plates - Excellent but expensive”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

The menu is very large and most of the items we have tested were delicious. Ginger mojito was excellent. Our favorite dishes were Dates, Paella, bass tartare if you like ceviche, brussel sprouts and hanger steak. When we asked for jamon and other typical tapas dishes, our waiter told us that this is not a tapas restaurant but a small plate Mediterranean restaurant. The deserts were excellent too. Highly recommend pot de creme and chocolate lave cake. We were seated on the first floor where there is a great wood fire place. The second floor had windows overlooking backyard and looked very nice too. Since you end up ordering so many dishes, it can get expensive. Small plain spaghetti for kids was $15. If you have kids, try to get there early as it gets pretty crowded.

  • Visited February 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Never dissapoints!!”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Everytime I visit NYC I always come back to Alta. The food is always good and so is the service. I've visited many restaurants in NYC and have always felt the food is a stand out at Alta in comparison to others.

  • Visited January 2014
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Tapas!”
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Very cool restaurant. When we arrived we were quickly greeted. Host greeted us like he knew us. It was pooring outside so for some reason I expected all staff to be in a bad mood. All staff was incredible! We had a tight seating area after we walked through the kitchen. I also felt a little weird waking through the kitchen but it was cool seeing the kitchen in action. Waiter was very helpful and food was incredible. My girlfriend and I have been to several tapas place in other cities so we kind of pick through the menu and take our time. Waiter did not rush us wich was awesome. Would reccommend to all people. Strong drinks!

  • Visited January 2014
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Atlanta
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Best Small Plates, wonderfully different”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

I'm not a fan of sharing a table with strangers, but the couple at the end had their champagne and eyes only for one another-- and once the first plate was put in front of us, we quickly turned our attention to one delectable dish after another.
I may not remember everything we tried, but here are the highlights:
Fried cauliflower--so very tasty, light and crisp with a raisin puree
Crispy brussels sprouts made different with apple slices and a light creme fraiche
Pulled pork empanadas were one of my favs-- served with a cilantro dipping sauce
Beef slider in Turkish Yufka pastry with a tasty spiced ketchup
Crunchy roasted chick peas--simple and delicious
My husband enjoyed Roasted Bass North African with a spiced yogurt, basil oil and butter fried shallots.
And, finally, something called "Spaghetti Pepperoncini Bottarga di Muggine, dried bonito & shrimp oil & radish sprout" (from their menu)-- it was DELICIOUS and sooo tasty.
All in all, every single dish was delightful... consumed the moment that it hit the table. I was impressed with the diversity of the offerings and the speed, food presentation and general dining experience.

  • Visited January 2014
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