The Feed first look: Alameda

Brooklyn Star vets Nick Padilla and Waine Longwell bring stylish American dining to Greenpoint.

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  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Alameda

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Alameda

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Alameda

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Foie gras breakfast sandwich at Alameda

  • Photograph: Krista Schlueter

    Country ham at Alameda

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    Oysters at Alameda

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    Phil Collins at Alameda

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    Alameda Manhattan at Alameda

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    Saint Joseph Sour at Alameda

Photograph: Krista Schlueter

Alameda

The Greenpoint dining scene is flush with Polish stalwarts, old-world bakeries and indie bars, but the ’hood has had little in the way of stylish American restaurants. That will soon change on April 29th, when Brooklyn Star vets Nick Padilla and Waine Longwell roll out this stunning 60-seat eatery—boasting a gleaming U-shaped concrete bar, purple heart-wood paneling and black ceiling fans—designed by indie firm hOmE (Paulie Gee’s, Donna). The duo will dispatch bistro starters (raw oysters, charcuterie), American classics (an In-and-Out-inspired burger) and creative plates (a foie gras breakfast sandwich, a pork sausage on a roll with piperade). Sip bottled beers (Narragansett, Anchor Steam, Dupont Redor Pils), biodynamic wines, or tweaked classic cocktails, like a Manhattan made with house-made vermouth and a whiskey sour spiced up with Velvet Falernum. 195 Franklin St at Green St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (347-227-7296)


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Adam
Adam

Note to self: avoid restaurants that reviewers refer to as "stylish." Horrendous service, apparently (read below) they don't approve of forks. We had our own quixotic interaction over forks. The bartender seemed puzzled over the utensils concept (forks for oysters? are you insane?), then produced one (incomplete? to share?) and then never came back. Two other people came by (this is not a large space ) and said they'd bring one right over, but didn't. Perhaps they've made a secret pact to save water, time and energy by serving only utensil-less items, but that didn't come off. If you're going to serve oysters without offering versions of the customary condiments the condiment you serve better be delicious, Alameda's isn't — a very bland cucumber mignonette. The place seemed very focused on looking nice, which it does. The bar is gorgeous and perfect for gazing at the itinerant trust fund kids seeping into the neighborhood. The wine, whiskey and beer selections were top notch, but none of that matters without good service. It's a taste of the crappy side of Williamsburg in Greenpoint. I won't go back. There are too many good places to eat and drink and this place doesn't strike me as caring enough to work it out.

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NOT IMPRESSED. The oyster shooter I came for they didn't even have. The oysters we ordered were way too salty and didn't even come with cocktail sauce or a fork. When I asked for a fork the waitress said it was unnecessary they were already loosened and didnt bring a fork. Yet we had to use drink straws to loosen our oysters. No quality, plenty of tattoos though, what else is new in this neighborhood, should have stuck with my $6 delicious happy hour drinks at the pencil factory down the street.