Off the Eaten Path: El Almacen
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Looking for something good to eat? Hunting for a special new spot to call your own? We are here to help! We're going to share some of our favorite places to grab a bite, and hopefully you'll consider giving them a try.
First up is El Almacen, an Argentinian steakhouse in Williamsburg. Steak is their specialty, but there's plenty to love at this intimate spot off the Bedford L.
The restaurant is up a small set of stairs underneath a green awning. There are plenty of tables to sit at along with a large bar that seats about 10. The garden in the back is perfect for dining on nice days, but they leave the door open in the front if the weather allows as well.
The staff are kind and accomodating and don't judge mispronunciations of the largely Spanish menu. There is a good selection of wines and beers to choose from along with several simple, but delicious cocktails.
As far as the food, there is so much to like. The steak is absolutely delicious, whether it be the 10 oz Entraña or the 18 oz Churrasco, which comes with mouth-watering truffle fries.
The ceviche is also particularly delicious as a lighter fare. It is listed as a starter, but could easily serve as a meal for the less hungry.
There are several sides and starters worth getting excited about like the avocado fries, the empanadas, the shishito peppers, as well as the grilled corn with chipotle mayo and cotija cheese. The starters and sides are perfect for accompaniments at the bar or for sharing plates with a larger party.
On weekends El Almacen also does brunch, and while a lot of the dishes remain the same, the Lomito Completo, a skirt steak and fried egg sandwich as well as the Dulce de Leche French Toast are absolute must tries.
If you have any room left over after all that, order some churros to end your meal with something sweet.
The relaxed atmosphere, kind staff, and delicious food make El Almacen a worthy stop in the Williamsburg area. It can be an intimate locale for date night, or just a fun meal with friends. Just try and top that.