The 56-seat neighborhood spot is a modern interpretation of a public house, offering casual food, well-crafted cocktails and an extensive selection of intriguing and affordable wines. In the spirit of every great pub, guests are welcomed to drop in for anything from a drink and a quick bite on the way home after work, to joining with friends or family in sharing a meal.
Chef Wylie Dufresne, along with Executive Chef Jon Bignelli, apply innovative techniques in the kitchen at Alder, taking familiar dishes and flavor combinations and presenting them in their own unique style, celebrating New York City’s diverse food culture in the process. Dufresne and Bignelli find their inspiration in their metropolitan surroundings: New York is a city where we can source the best ingredients from around the world and turn them into something distinctly American.
The mission at Alder is simple: serve delicious, affordable food that guests will want to return to week after week. The beverage program at Alder, led by Kevin Denton, follows suit. Cocktails are crafted with unexpected ingredients and modern techniques. The wine list, in addition to offering interesting wines and some lesser-known varietals, showcases by-the-glass options normally found only by the bottle.
Alder Restaurant is owned by Alder Restaurant Management Group, LLC, a joint venture of Wylie Dufresne and Stephen S. Daniel.