Tue-Sun, 5pm-2am; Mon, closed
G at Greenpoint Ave.
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Way up north in Greenpoint is a restaurant designed and owned by Evan and Oliver Haslegrave’s hOmE. Diners can be found around the marble bar pairing co-owner Waine Longwell’s twist on classic cocktails with Nick Padilla’s memorable menu. Small tables surround the artfully lit bar, making Alameda a venue that’s suitable for both first dates and ten-year anniversaries. The knowledgeable bartenders can mix just about any cocktail with ten syllables from brand name spirits and their homemade vermouths and bitters: The Alameda Manhattan leaves an impression that all the Manhattans you drank before should have been called Newarks. The menu is limited, but each offering stands out for its inventive take on classic American fare. The cucumber mignonette sauce gives the oysters a balanced flavor that never overwhelms the natural brininess, and the frisée salad’s pork belly bits level-ups this French-American staple. And the foie gras breakfast sandwich is so deliciously decadent that you’ll dread eating your last bite.Recommended Dishes
Frisée salad, $9; Foie gras breakfast sandwich, $17