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Alder

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157 Second Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.729746 -73.987244
nr. 10th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-539-1900 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Gastropub
  • Price Range: $$

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  • Critics' Rating: ***

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    10 out of 10

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Official Website

aldernyc.com

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; L at Third Ave.

Prices

$9-$24

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

The understated, minimalist façade at Wylie Dufresne’s New Age gastropub bears a striking ­resemblance to the popular ­Momofuku franchises in the neighborhood, and the décor (brick walls painted a bunker gray, slats of reclaimed wood in the rafters, a bar built for eating as well as drinking) has been designed with a Changian sense of comfort and practicality in mind. After the closing of his famous downtown atelier, wd~50, it was only a matter of time before Dufresne began dabbling with his beloved tasting-menu format (a four-course, multichoice dinner in the main dining room costs $65). But the core of this inventive establishment remains the pub menu, which features playful gourmet riffs on old-fashioned favorites like pigs in a blanket (made with sweet Chinese sausage instead of hot dogs), fried corn dogs on a stick stuffed with Cajun boudin, and the predictably excellent Alder Burger, which is a available Sunday through Wednesday. For maximum burger pleasure, we recommend the “All In” version, which includes a pint of Greenport Harbor Ale and a stack of Dufresne’s fiendishly addictive, Gruyère-slathered “French onion soup” rings for $21.

Note

This former no-reservations joint now takes them online. 

Ideal Meal

Pumpernickel crostini, clam chowder, foie gras terrine, fried quail, root-beer pudding. 

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