Alta

Alta

Tapas Restaurant, Mediterranean Restaurant, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Greenwich Village, New York
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    The Spanish food at Alta is a can't miss
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    Amanda N.
    "The whole shebang is definitely worth it!"(18 Tips)
    Frank D.
    "Lamb meatballs and spaghetti pepperoncini are amazing."(23 Tips)
    Yoko Y.
    "Bacon wrapped dates and crispy Brussels sprouts are delicious!"(10 Tips)
    Amee S.
    "Tapas, bacon wrapped dates, good wine selection"(13 Tips)
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 1, 2013
    Hands down, one of our favorite tapas spots in the city. Come here with a large group of friends and order The Whole Shebang - one of everything on the menu! The fried goat cheese balls are unreal.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan McKeeJune 26, 2017
    Absolutely delicious tapas. Fried goat cheese and Brussels are huge for starters. Mains included scallops and ribs which were very much enjoyed 😋 go here now for good food and comforting atmosphere
    Upvoted Jan 31
  • Michael F.heart icon on user image
    Michael Fox-RabinovitzAugust 10, 2015
    Really great atmosphere and decir, fantastic staff, food is wonderful. Fried goat cheese, burrata, Brussel sprouts, corn creme dessert. Supposedly duck and pork belly are good as well.
  • Liz M.
    Liz MackJuly 22, 2018
    If you get the whole shebang (which is delicious) make sure they bring you all your courses! They didn’t bring out four of ours. We had to ask twice. I just happened to be checking them off to know.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    It's hard to pick one thing here, but the secret is that you don't have to — it costs $490 for the whole menu, which is 44 dishes altogether. Get a group of 8-10 people, and you won't be disappointed. Read more
  • Angie J.heart icon on user image
    Angie JenieApril 23, 2017
    Romantic space, great ambiance, good service. All tapas style food. Our top three faves were the trumpet mushrooms, Philadelphia surprise, and brussels sprouts. BRING CASH.
  • Sam W.heart icon on user image
    Sam WinnickJuly 22, 2015
    This place is unreal. The ambiance is great and cool inside. The fried goat cheese is crazy, the Brussel sprouts are amazing, gnocchi is great and chicken cigars.
  • Sarah J.heart icon on user image
    Sarah JaneMay 12, 2019
    Situated in a townhouse, this restaurant is a maze of rooms that make up a variety of seating areas. Recommend 3 tapas per person. The cost adds up, but the food is worth it! Note: Cash/Amex only.
  • Clara S.heart icon on user image
    Clara SanchezOctober 12, 2014
    If you're with a big group get the full menu - great value for an amazing meal! Makes for great birthday celebrations, etc. The house sangria is a little too sweet, so get a few bottles of red instead
  • Brian D.heart icon on user image
    Brian DesmaraisSeptember 4, 2016
    Wine list for days, but there's a helpful short list for the wary. Fried goat cheese, mackerel, salmon tartare great. Coho salmon, burrata, and gnocchi fell onto the I-could-make-this-myself list.
  • Mark J.heart icon on user image
    Mark J.September 29, 2014
    Great selection of delicious tapas small plates. Lots of vegetarian options. Great drinks, and a very romantic atmosphere. Weekends usually require a reservation, but there is often space at the bar.
  • Raquelle J.
    Raquelle JessieMarch 14, 2015
    get the chorizo & shrimp skewers, skip the mushroom & fontina flatbread, get the bottarga linguini (AMAZING), pork belly w. quail egg, skip the empanadas, get the goat cheese and lavender honey balls
  • Ann Y.heart icon on user image
    Ann YangAugust 1, 2013
    Sit on the top floor for balcony view. Cozy, rustic and on the romantic side. Get the crispy Brussels sprouts! The mussels dish comes w what seemed like nearly 50 mussels, def worth it. Great service!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinMarch 11, 2020
    Been here 5+ times
    w Bradys coworker. <3 dates, goat cheese, himachi, brussel sprouts, shrimp, linguine pepperoncini, ricotta gnocchi, lamb tagine, braised short rib, baklava cheesecake, choc cake. alta cocktail!
  • Rewan P.heart icon on user image
    Rewan PartiSeptember 15, 2015
    Excellent tapas! Perfect for dates. Order their Sangria and enjoy the lamb tangible, grilled octopus and calamari. For vegetarians do order their Gnocchi and flatbread with pesto.
  • Jacob G.
    Everything is delicious! Some of our favorite dishes: boquerones, octopus a la plancha, fried hen of the woods, grilled wild shrimp, grilled hanger steak, lamb tagine.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeMay 6, 2018
    Solid tapas in a sprawling dining area that spans the entirety of the townhouse. Desserts were all fantastic. Falafel was a favorite. Skip the skirt steak
  • Douglas C.heart icon on user image
    Douglas CajasMay 11, 2014
    Amazing tapas - fried goat cheese, crispy artichokes, lamb meatballs, calamari, Brussel sprouts, grilled shrimp and chorizo skewers and the beef sliders and gnocchi are all a must. Buen provecho!
  • Jasmine M.heart icon on user image
    Jasmine MehrabiJanuary 30, 2022
    Like a hidden restaurant. Ambience 9/10. Olives and fried goat cheese 9/10. Crabmeat pasta 10/10. Brussels Sprouts 9/10. Steak 9/10. Chicken shwarma 7/10. 👍🏽👍🏽
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer SuttonAugust 22, 2012
    Sangria is awesome but be careful- its strong! 1 may be enough. Brussels sprouts are out of this world- so is everything on the menu! Back room is romantic but if you can't get a table, sit at the bar
  • Polina W.heart icon on user image
    Polina WeitzFebruary 24, 2018
    All tapas dishes were delicious! Sangria is huge, and superb. Service was wonderful, and the decor is unique. I wish there was Spanish music (or any other music).
  • Lori L.heart icon on user image
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine come together seamlessly at Alta. Their small plates, such as the bacon and dates, lamb meatballs, and crispy brussel sprouts are best when shared.
  • KC H.
    KC HudsonSeptember 20, 2012
    Yum! Excellent food (scallops, paella were some standouts) and excellent service. We stayed forever and manager asked us if he could buy us a round at the bar to free up the table - everybody wins!
  • Seb
    SebFebruary 5, 2015
    Food was good. Brussels sprout are delicious. Wine price is pretty much reasonable. Just be careful: they automatically apply a 20% gratuity on your check without even asking.
  • Claudia F.heart icon on user image
    Claudia FilthNovember 17, 2015
    Don't let the cheesy decor fool you - everything here is delicious, but the serving sizes are small, so come with your pockets full of cash, and yes - they are cash only.
  • DJ J.heart icon on user image
    DJ JensenMay 17, 2017
    Great late night place like for an 11pm rez. Loved the various types of tapas. Loved the blistered peppers. 5 dishes for 2 people is sufficient.
  • E3Neenz
    E3NeenzMay 4, 2013
    Just get multiple orders of the mushroom pizza & the brussel sprouts. Leave the mushrooms and crispy polenta. The grape leaves are also tasty. But those brussel sprouts are amazing.
  • Cole K.heart icon on user image
    Cole KennedyMay 6, 2016
    Come with a big group and order the Whole Shebang. So much food. So much deliciousness.
  • Damian B.heart icon on user image
    Damian BayonaMay 22, 2016
    Excellent preparation on every dish. Def order the beef carpaccio, bacon wrapped dates and short rib. Great for groups. Can get a little loud.
  • Jeffrey K.heart icon on user image
    Jeffrey KaoNovember 6, 2014
    Amazing Tapas. The olives are a great way to start the meal and the brussel sprouts pack an amazing char flavour complimented by the yogurt sauce.
  • Joan P.
    Joan ParkNovember 18, 2014
    besides the obvious lamb meatballs and brussel sprouts, my favorites included beef tartare, paella and fried cauliflower.
  • Chris C.heart icon on user image
    Chris CooksonAugust 24, 2015
    Expect very small portions, this is a tapas style place so get at least two orders per person and split it with the table. If you aren't on a budget, order the whole shebang, love the octopus tentacle
  • Meg F.heart icon on user image
    Meg FarmerOctober 8, 2014
    One of my fav dinner spots. Go with a group so you can try a variety of plates. Fried goat cheese and brussel sprouts are top notch.
  • Haley J.
    Haley JonesMarch 29, 2012
    2 people? Get 7-8 dishes. You'll be so full! I recommend the steak tartar, avocado relleno, duck rillette, goat cheese balls, brussel sprouts, short rib.... Pastrami ravioli and beef sliders = ok.
  • No N.
    No NameJanuary 3, 2014
    The sea bass tartare is refreshing and delicious. The pulled pork empanadas are forgettable. Definitely sit on the terrace floor if you're with a special someone.
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GatlinJanuary 30, 2014
    Harper's Bazaar says, "This is one of our favorite tapas places in the city, and they have a fireplace in back that's so fun to cozy up by in the winter."
  • Sara .heart icon on user image
    Sara 🌈⚔🍾July 3, 2016
    One of my favorite restaurants. Amazing tapas menu. Don't miss the lavender honey goat cheese balls and the Brussel sprouts.
  • Franco B.heart icon on user image
    Franco BJune 21, 2015
    Pulled pork empanadas, grilled octopus, Brussels sprouts and carrot cake. Great for a romantic dinner.
  • Sexy L.
    Sexy LFOctober 6, 2014
    Amazing date night spot with out of sight tapas. Go for the fried goat cheese balls, the chorizo and shrimp skewers and the lamb meatballs.
  • Samantha M.
    Samantha MushnickDecember 17, 2012
    SHORT RIBS-amazing . Need a reservation. Been here many times food is always fantastic. Food comes out kinda fast. The whole shebang is also fun but bring alka seltzer
  • Elisa
    ElisaAugust 18, 2019
    Good for groups as they have a lot of seating. The skirt steak is delicious. The paella is packed with seafood but needs more rice to balance the dish as it was quite salty. Cash and amex only.
  • Nick M.
    Nick MJanuary 28, 2013
    The home-made pizza, crispy brussels sprouts and avocado relleno were the highlights of my meal. Warm decor and intimate settings makes this place an easily overlooked gem.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatOctober 28, 2011
    This Greek restaurant is perfect for large groups as they have a very diverse menu of small plates. If you go make sure you try the bacon wrapped dates and brussel sprouts!
  • Hee Jung R.heart icon on user image
    Hee Jung RyuJune 5, 2016
    Amazing dishes. My favorite is pork belly and wild cod along with its Brussel sprouts.
  • Wesley B.heart icon on user image
    Wesley BlissFebruary 12, 2016
    Savory Italian apertivi, similar to their sister restaurants. Small plates, tightly packed, but still dark & intimate. Great wine selection.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SiegalNovember 4, 2012
    Probably my favorite restaurant in the city. Small plates of heaven with all kinds of influences. Even the wings are amazing. Order a bunch of dishes and share share share
  • Aileen C.
    Aileen ChuMarch 17, 2013
    The "Whole Shebang" was slightly overwhelming but it allowed us to have a taste of the entire menu. Hands down favorite was the Braised Short Rib with Beet Pasta.
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaMay 23, 2016
    Cash or American Express only - weird. After 8pm the bar area is fire hazard levels packed. Get the fried goat cheese with honey!
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinJanuary 23, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Loved the dry white, the pistachio Brussels sprouts, the baked salmon, the uni, the risotto, the Camembert
  • Tina H.
    Tina HilllJune 21, 2017
    Enjoyed many items on this menu! Fun atmosphere and great for groups. We're coming back to try out the whole shebang!!
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