Oak and Almond

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Oak and almond wood fuels our wood burning oven and stove. Imparting an earthy quality to many of our menu items, these hardwoods are at the heart of our restaurant's philosophy.

With cuisine inspired by the traditions & techniques of yesteryear, our philosophy is simple: provide delicious handcrafted food, created with well sourced seasonal ingredients with a focus on hearth & flame, Organic Farm to Table. We source the best artesian ingredients and prepare them simply with respect. The wine program highlights biodynamic and organic selections, which compliment the simple integrity of our menu.

An 18 foot communal table, crafted from local 100 year old oak floorboards anchors the dining room. Hand-rubbed walnut tables, industrial fixtures, and an open kitchen featuring a wood burning oven and stove provide a modern yet warm dining experience.
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Jdee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Nice place..quiet friendly. Caesar salad perfect. Fettuccini Bolg lacked meaty sauce
Desert perfect
Went for lunch

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vipBigJosh
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Food ok. Not well presented. Service slow. Overall, meh. Hostess very nice though. Nice patio area, ruined by stacks of chairs piled up and converted by a blue tarp. Looks like a scrap yard.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clean fun warm environment loved it here

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vipanna0099
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish was delicious and the service was as impeccable. Can’t wait to go back

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vipMike
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really great food and ambiance. Service was excellent and highly recommend this restaurant

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vipChoppedLiver
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The food was ok. Nothing great.

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PegM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great. Consistently good. One of our Go to restaurants

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vipTZiak
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food!

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NewtownMark
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Had a business lunch recently and thought it was very good but dinner did not live up to expectations. The margarita flatbread was too cheese heavy while my wife’s hamburger was very tasty. Service was very good and the atmosphere is great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

I love this place! My chicken was so moist! And everyone else loved their meals. And I highly recommend ordering 2 Brussels Sprouts so you don’t find over them. The service was decent but definitely has room to improve. And I highly recommend teaching the servers how to properly open a wine bottle.

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vipValentinaB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Our server cane over to us 4 times to ask if we were “ready to order”. Within 15 minutes that we got there.

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ZoeyA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went there for Valentine’s Day last night was great!

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CarmineF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Upon entering the restaurant, I found it a bit odd and frankly unappealing to see 2 rolling racks full of coats in the vestibule, just hanging out, unattended. Seemed a bit flea market-ish for a supposedly nice restaurant. Once seated at our table, we noticed just how dark the restaurant was. So dark, in fact, other diners relied on their phone flashlights to read the menus.

Our server was friendly, but she seemed rushed. There was also a server that was continuously walking past us, that had a strong body odor issue.

The food was good, but nothing outstanding. We had the roasted artichoke appetizer, which was probably the best thing we ordered. Seasoned well & roasted perfectly, it was delicious and the highlight of our meal.

The main courses were the Roasted Duck special, which was not very good, but it’s accompaniment was delicious (truffle risotto), and the Short Rib over polenta. The short rib very good, but the polenta was very grainy and unappealing.

For dessert, my wife had her heart set on a chocolate mousse cake listed on their online menu, but it wasn’t available in restaurant.

Overall, it was good, but I don’t feel I got enough value for my money. I would try them again for lunch service, or maybe brunch, but I will be enjoying my dinners out elsewhere

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EricM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The male host at the front door was not very welcoming nor personable. The female host on the other hand, was very friendly and welcoming.

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LauraW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always enjoy the food and experience at Oak and Almond.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner was very good. Fresh food and interesting choices on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was really under seasoned and bland.

TK
vipTKmay
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and the Short Rib was delish!
There are also nice, healthy selections on the kids menu.👍🏻

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Stopped on the road headed north to ski country and were pleasantly surprised. I could see how it could become a local hang out. There was a bar to the side but tables far removed in the dining room with kids. All were well behaved. The food was better than average and well priced. The sweet butter was particularly good and the waitstaff very kind and attentive. We would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice relaxing atmosphere. Staff is always friendly & food is excellent.. summer dining is my favorite outdoors on the patio.

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MaryR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious! Service top notch! Lovely lunch for two.

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vipluvthecity
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Go out of your way to find this place and experience a dinner here! We hit it in the middle of a snowstorm and found it a warm and welcoming oasis next door to the Hilton where we were staying. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, and there is something for everyone--meat and fish and vegan and gluten free options! The service is top notch as well. Loved everything we tried here--the lamb burger was awesome, the organic salmon was the bomb, and the appetizers are out of this world! Homemade bread hit the spot too. We had little room for dessert, but great options there too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and upbeat vibe. We can always count on a great meal and wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So great the little gem ceasar is back!

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MeganB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We have gone to Oak and Almond before and loved it. Unfortunately this time around we were a bit underwhelmed. I ordered the prosciutto wrapped monkfish which is one of the more expensive items on the menu. There really was no taste to it. We asked for a pesto to add to it, which provided a bit more enjoyment. My husband ordered a lamb burger, which he ordered medium rare which came with no pink in it whatsoever and again wasn't very flavorful. We will try Oak and Almond again and chose other menu items.

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vipBethC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great menu, food, ambiance, value. Everyone I take there comes back with their friends. First choice for me!

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Manilaz
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A little more expensive than I thought it would be, but food and service were decent.

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vipCTLefty
San Diego
88 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

We all opted for a hamburger as we weren't that hungry. All agreed that the hamburgers were mediocre at best. It was overcooked and not juicy. Very disappointing.

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Manilaz
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent brunch selection with bottomless Mamosa. Food was fresh and flavorful!

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robertn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience1

Not a cozy or inviting layout. The service was fine but the food was mediocre. We were dissapointed.

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hizzoner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

My only negative was the wait of nearly half hour from when we had our reservation. I had a party of 6 who had just arrived from Europe and who were tired and wanted to get seated at our reserved time of 7:15. There was no room at the bar area to sit while we waited. They were upset. Once seated everything else was very good (food, service). The management brought us desserts free of charge due to our prolonged wait. Honestly if you have made a reservation, somehow there has to be a reserved sign on a table or tell the guests that the table was promised for another group or politely ask for their understanding in vacating prior to the reserved time as a condition of giving the table to them.

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Customer
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Unorganized and poor customer service. Extremely long wait to be seated.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I didn’t think it was possible, but my experiences at Oak & Almond keep getting better. Bravo to the team for consistently outperforming with quality food execution and interesting flavors! The food is fresh and delicious in a cozy and convivial setting! The wine list and beverage program is on point, too!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Their signature drink seemed like all syrup and no bourbon. Pasts was too oily and too many green olives. Brussels sprouts excellent. Bread excellent, short ribs excellent. Waiter really really nice

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

The slowest service I've had in a long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience3

Great service as always. Just wanted to point out that I cannot believe the menu changes that are occurring. Many desserts that were fantastic are gone. Most notably the Little Gem Caesar salad was by far the best item on the menu was removed. I am deeply disappointed. They definitely had one of the best Caesar salads out there and no longer does it exist.

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Ali123
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Nice ambiance and good service. The food is good but I wished that they had a couple more options on the menu.

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LeslieC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was black Friday and I thought everybody would be shopping, but they weren't as they were all having a good time at Oak and Almond. We had a reservation so we were seated right away. We were in no hurry and enjoyed a bottle of lovely Pinot Noir. Our waiter Ramone was excellent as always and even though they were very busy, the staff was very attentive and the food was excellent!

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vipKazm
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love love love this place. Food. Service and ambiance.

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vipjojo
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

With all my allergies I was 100% confident I would be safe eating here.
Our waiter was outstanding Best service!

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Oak and Almond does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Oak and Almond also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 846-4600.

Oak and Almond is rated 4.5 stars by 862 OpenTable diners.

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