Restaurants »El Almacen

20110930-094542.jpg557 Driggs Avenue Williamsburg

We enjoyed an impeccable date night meal at El Almacen. It started a tasty gin, cucumber jalapeƱo concoction and amazing appetizers. Both the shishito peppers and avocado fries are worth reordering on my next visit.

Jim and I were so intrigued by the menu we got a few things to split. The Entrana skirt steak is fantastic, truly. Cooked perfectly to medium rare, but nicely charred it came with two flavorful dipping sauces and a nice poblano pepper mash potato. The grilled octopus and potato salad was refreshing and almost crab like while the empanadas boasted a buttery flaky crust unlike most I’ve had.

End the meal with churros if you’re not busting and be sure to bring cash. Can’t understand the relatively low marks on yelp. The place was bustling, loud, dark (hence, just one photo) and small but kind of fun in that way. One of the best new(ish) places to open in Williamsburg.

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Posted on October 1, 2011

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