Aroma Kitchen & Wine Bar
36 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Wine Bars
Alcohol: Beer, Yes, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Above Average
Good For Groups: Yes
04/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I planned my best friends bachelorette dinner at Aroma and couldn't have been happier. The event planner Allene was absolutely amazing and beyond accommodating and friendly! The event was this past weekend and it was FLAWLESS! The food was incredible along with the service and atmosphere! I would recommend Aroma to anyone that wants an amazing dinning experience along with real authentic food! I can't put into words how marvelous the staff was! I look forward to planning another event or going for dinner!
12/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I took some friends to Aroma few weeks ago, it was such a great evening! Every time I go there, the staff is helpful, knowledgeable and so nice, the food is delightful and the wine list.. fabulous!
I just learned they offer early and late seating menus for New Year's Eve that sound delicious.. The perfect time to try it!
12/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I took a friend here for his birthday and had a lovely experience! We went on a Fri night so the place was busy. Atmosphere is trendy and charming without being pretentious or over done. The dim lighting and decor add a nice touch. Service was good but not great. I felt like they could have showed a bit more attention for the prices. But overall the food really was great! I highly recommend trying it for yourself :)
11/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Very intimate setting (read: very small!), but cozy and great decor. I went with my mom and boyfriend and we enjoyed the atomosphere, the really special wine list, and the food was delicious! I keep dreaming about the gnocci/lamb dish I had. Sooo good! I highly recommend this restaurant. Oh, and the prices are reasonable as well.
08/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
On our most recent trip to NYC my wife and i stopped in Aromas for a late lunch. It was a warm day and we had walked quite a few blocks so the water and the rose and white wines were very enjoyable. I had veal meatballs in a red suace that was excellent. The wife had artichoke parmesan which she continues to rave about. These were small dishes which was what we were looking for and really hot the spot. Rose the bar waitress was attentive and provided us with a couple of other dining establishment that we tried before the weekend was complete. We plan to return for the Sunday brunch on our next visit!
07/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I cannot understand how this restaurant could be both fantastic and terrible at the same time. It is really a hit-or-miss experience.
Great Service, attentive staff, .....but lacking knowledge of the menu and wines
Fantastic and innovative menu (the taste menu a great bargain, pasta dishes amazing),...but one of my salmon dishes came out 30 minutes late, the vegetables over fried, and the salmon grilled on the outside, frozen (yes frozen, not raw) inside. This dish should not have left the kitchen!!!
Bottom Line: Please, please, please be more consistent or I may have to call in Chef Ramsey to this establishment. Has lots of potential, but....
06/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to this restaurant a few times. The first was with a large group of friends where we sat in the private anals of the dining space they have downstairs in this remote location through some very tight walls. At first I was taken aback trying to maneuver through the passageways, but a private oasis opened up upon our arrival that ended in an exceptional meal of bucatini pasta. The most recent excursion was a Sunday brunch, which IMHO, is probably the best kept secret in NYC. I've been to all the ""really good"" brunch places and this one bl0ws them all away. The service was impeccable, the food was outstanding, and as the clouds opened up outside the owner even gave us a spare umbrella to use to walk outside with.
I rarely write reviews, but felt compelled to do this one because of the incredible service and food we experienced that day. I ordered the two eggs (poached), pulled pork and crispy hash brown plate. The poached eggs were done perfectly, slightly cooked with a warm runny center. The has browns were perfectly seasoned and no extra salt or pepper was needed. The pulled pork was some of the best I've had this side of the NYC BBQ block party. If you love New York and love simple ingredients prepared at its most exceptional manner, you owe it to yourself to check this place out!
05/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
great 'neighborhood' italian place. by neighborhood, i mean one of those old-school ny charming type places which seem to be dying out in manhattan. the owners (a husband/wife team i think?) are really sweet and also put a lot of love into this place. great care is chosen with the wine list and while the wines are a bit pricey seem to be an upscale option if you are into that sort of thing. i always go for the sunday night dinner $25 3course italian feast. just went this past sunday, tomato-garlic soup, delicious pasta dish, creme brulee desert yummm.
05/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Aroma is one of the best Italian Restaurants I have ever been with the difference that they really make you feel at home. Excellent Wine Selection, Ask the waiter for recommendations, It's just WOW! The food is exquisite, and the desserts are amazing..