FAQ

Where is Alder located?

Alder is located at 157 Second Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets in the East Village. 

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What are Alder’s hours of operation?

We are open Monday through Saturday, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Do you take reservations?

We take reservations for brunch and dinner over the phone (212-539-1900) or through our website, here. 

Do you accommodate large parties?

We can accommodate parties of up to 6.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require a credit card for bookings of 5 or 6 guests. If a reservation for 5 or 6 guests is cancelled with fewer than 12 hours notice there will be a charge of $50 per person charged to the credit card on file. Changes or cancellations to your reservation may be made by calling us at 212-539-1900 or via OpenTableIf you have any difficulty cancelling your reservation online, please call us.

What is the wait time for a walk-in table?

We encourage walk-ins and if there is a wait for a table our hosts will be happy to add your name to the waitlist and let you know approximately how long the wait will be. We can only add parties to the waitlist in person and cannot quote wait times over the phone. Once you stop in we can take your name and phone number and text you as soon as a table is ready. Our bar is also first come first served and the full menu is available. You are also welcome to have a drink there while you wait!

How do I get to Alder?

By Subway

Take the L to 1st or 3rd Avenue
Take the 6 to Astor Place
Take the N or the R to 8th St-NYU
Take the F to Second Avenue   

By Car

From the Williamsburg Bridge

Merge left on bridge, and continue onto Delancey St, turn right onto Allen St, continue onto 1st Ave, turn left onto 11th St, take first left onto 2nd Ave.
Alder will be on the right.
 

From the Queens Midtown Tunnel

Head south on FDR Drive, turn right onto East 34th St, turn left onto 2nd Ave.
Alder will be on the right.

 

From the Holland Tunnel

Take Exit 2 Hudson St toward Uptown, turn right onto Spring St, turn left onto 6th Ave, turn right onto W. Houston, turn left onto Bowery, continue onto Cooper Square, continue onto 3rd Ave, turn right on E 10th St, turn right onto 2nd Ave.
Alder will be on the right.

 

From the Lincoln Tunnel

Take exit toward Dyer Ave, keep right at the fork, follow signs for Interstate 495 E/36 Street/Downtown/Madison Square Garden and merge onto Dyer Ave, turn left onto W. 34th St, turn right onto 2nd Ave.
Alder will be on the right.

Where can I park near Alder?

Primo Spot, Inc can help you locate street parking as well as garages.
 

Garages

Little Man Parking - 9th St between 2nd and 3rd

Icon Parking Garage - Lafayette between 7th and 8th St)

City Parking - 525 East 11th St (Between Ave A and Ave B)

Do you accommodate dietary restrictions?

We will do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. Please be sure to discuss your situation with your server.

For severe allergies and restrictions, please 
contact us in advance of your visit.

How many seats does the restaurant have?

Alder seats 56 guests in the dining room and at the bar.

What is the corkage fee?

We charge a corkage fee of $35 for a 750ml bottle of wine with a limit of one bottle per table.

Is there a dress code?

The dress code is casual.

Is Alder wheelchair accessible?

Yes, we are fully accessible.

Who designed Alder?

Jennifer Carpenter Architect 

Who did the graphic design, website and photography for Alder?

JaegerSloan Inc

Is Alder available for private events?

We do not have a private dining room, but please get in touch if you are interested booking the entire restaurant.

Do you have highchairs or a children’s menu?

We welcome children, but we do not currently have highchairs or a children’s menu.

Does the Chef have any cookbooks?

Chef Wylie does not yet have any cookbooks.

May I bring a birthday cake?

If you would like to bring a cake there will be a plating charge of $8.00/per person.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes, gift certificates can be purchased by asking your server, or any host or manager. You can also purchase gift certificates here.