195 Franklin Street at Green Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
Cuisine: American Bistro, Pub Fare, Small Bites, Burgers
Our Rating: ★★★★
Cards: All major
Price: Entrees $10-$17, Cocktails $10
Hours: tuesday through sunday 5pm-2am, closed mondays
Booze: Full Bar with fancy cocktails
Subway: G Train to Greenpoint Ave.
Menu: Click Here
NY Mag says:
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.
Evan and Oliver Haslegrave, the brothers behind the Home design company, are opening a new bar and restaurant in Greenpoint called Alameda. Brooklyn Star veterans Nick Padilla and Waine Longwell are also partners in this project. Nick will be the chef and Waine will be in charge of the bar. Alameda will inhabit the corner space that formerly housed The Greenpoint Coffee Shop and The Garden Spot Cafe.
Padilla describes this as “an American Bistro.” The chef tells Eater: “The idea is to provide a set list of raw bar itmes, salads and sandwiches and supplement it with chalkboard specials that are seasonal and frequently changing.” The restaurant will serve Blue Bottle Coffee, and the team hopes to offer dollar oysters during happy hour. Expect a full list of beer, wine, and cocktails.
The Haslegrave brothers designed Paulie Gee’s, The Manhattan Inn, Donna, Goat Town, and Torst, but this is their first time building and running a place of their own.