El Almacén

Restaurants, Argentinian Williamsburg
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This 60-seat Argentine establishment is a no-holds-barred parrillada (grilled-meat specialist). It showcases sharable entrañas (skirt steaks) and churrascos (grilled rib eyes) served on wooden boards with house-made chimichurri or salsa criolla sauce. Along with the carne options, there are panko-crusted avocado fries, spinach-cheese empanadas and chipotle-and-cotija-slathered grilled corn. Sip a glass of Mendozan wine or a pint of Quilmes at the dark-wood bar. Mismatched wicker chairs, vintage grocery bins and old kerosene lanterns evoke the restaurant's namesake, a South American general store.


Venue name: El Almacén
Address: 557 Driggs Ave
Cross street: at North 7th St
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 5-11pm, Fri 5pm-midnight, Sat noon-midnight, Sun noon-11pm
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave
Price: Average entrée: $24. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Lindsey W

Really cute spot in Williamsburg - I went on a Saturday night with 2 friends, we walked in and were seated immediately - it was super cozy and warm (I love when restaurants feel like this, especially when the sun sets at 4:30pm). Our waitress seated us then legitimately forgot about us for 15 minutes as we watched her chat up the bartender. We ordered the tacos de pescado, avocado fries and grilled corn to share. The tacos were good once I scraped most of the cabbage off and put the corn on top. The avocado fries were very avocadoey and not my favorite. My friend ordered the churasco which was amazing, we also got churros for desert. 

She then forgot about us again after we ate and we have to wave her done for the check - I've never seen someone move faster. 

Jaime B

El  Almacén is a gorgeous little restaurant right off the Bedford L stop in Williamsburg. My favorite time to go is when it's warm enough to sit outside, because it has a beautiful back patio with greenery climbing the walls and hanging above wooden tables laden with candles. A very good romantic date spot. Also, the food is delicious, and there's a pretty extensive wine menu. Get the burrata appetizer and the stuffed red pepper entree.