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246 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4357
+1 212-370-1866
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (12 reviews)
“tapas” (27 reviews)
“canelones” (3 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
246 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4357
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant understands allergy. They prepared the Tortilla Espanola especially for me with the right oil. They also prepared my chicken without any allergens. The service is fast, excellent and kind. They are always there to see how they can serve you better. Always return...More

Thank BusinessSep
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Grilled sardines, chorizo tapas and salads were very tasty. Had the lamp chops and tuna for entrees. Perfectly cooked and also very tasty. Portions were just right. Cocktails were well mixed. Wine list was a nice compliment to the menu without being overwhelming. Service was...More

Thank KRKBovina
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I know Spanish food and this was a disappointment. The salmon was tasty enough, but the salad that was part of the dish was too oily and not the best quality of olive oil at that. The potatoes were blah! I was surprised that the...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We had our first dinner in NYC after we decide to move here 20 Years ago. As then, it delivers good food at a good value. Utter tapas are not exotic, but quite well done - esp., the gambas ajillo. Iusually gravitate to the rape...More

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Tender lamb ribs. So succulent Over veggies. Partner had monk fish. Tasty. Grilled sardines as appetizer. To die for! Must go. Fresh, perfectly spiced food. Decor is fair but food and service is excellent.

Thank girlscoutmother
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

A lovely meal of Spanish tapas and wine. This is a top notch restaurant, as it should be, since it’s celebrating its 30th year. Come and enjoy Fine Foods and crisp service.

Thank Beth S
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Great, relaxed service and quite European atmosphere; very romantic and great for conversation with friends. No rushing us out the door!

Thank Kerry34515
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was not the first time at Alcala. We were looking forward to the complimentary olives served while waiting for the first course. No olives! Two male waiters on duty. Not very shabby even his T-shirt showing. One eating his dinner at the bar. Then...More

Thank Sunny492017
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I went to this Spanish last week with my wife during short break in NYC, with very short booking notice i.e. 30mins, they went to the effort to fit us in, which was great. As the UN is only at the end of the road,...More

Thank PigisGood
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I was there for a business lunch. The ambience was nice like many other upscale to midscale Manhattan restaurant; however, what distinguishes it from others is its food. Service was excellent as well. It is expensive no doubt; but the Spanish food was out of...More

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James G
3 January 2017|
Response from roomtogo | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, since we ordered a la carte.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 E 44th St, New York City, NY 10017-4357
    (2nd Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Subways: 4, 5, 6 or 7 train to Grand Central
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-370-1866
  • E-mail
Alcala is a smaller, more intimate restaurant near the U.N. which serves food from the Basque region of Spain. Alcala creates an elegant and romantic setting while still maintaining an overall casual atmosphere.
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