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Aroma Kitchen & Winebar

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Manhattan
Italian, Wine Bar
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36 E 4th St, New York City, NY 10003 (Between Bowery & Lafayette)
BY SUBWAY 6 to Bleecker Street - walk north on Lafayette, make right on E 4th. or to Astor Place - walk south on Lafayette to E 4th and make a left. B, D, F, V to Broadway-Lafayette Street. Walk north on Lafayette to E 4th and make a right. N, R, W to 8th Street - NYU. Walk south on Broadway to E 4th and make a left.
(212) 375-0100
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A delightful surprise

A charming, small, and uniquely quiet restaurant in the Bowery/Nolita area of NYC! The food was absolutely delicious - prepared flawlessly and priced reasonably. This place is a real gem and somewhat of a sleeper to people outside the neighborhood. The dinner was first rate, as was the service. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Susan R
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A charming, small, and uniquely quiet restaurant in the Bowery/Nolita area of NYC! The food was absolutely delicious - prepared flawlessly and priced reasonably. This place is a real gem and somewhat of a sleeper to people outside the neighborhood. The dinner was first rate, as was the service. I ordered a fantastic pasta as a first course which was... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We've eaten here several times, always bringing friends to introduce them to this delightful, "quirky" space with wonderful food and excellent service. Several years ago, my family arranged a birthday dinner for me in the downstairs private room and the choice could not have been better. If you're looking for a new experience slightly off the beaten path - go!

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Off the beaten path, this northern Italian is a hidden gem. If I could I'd of given it 4 1/2 stars. Had octopus appetizer and fish main course here several times and keep returning. But my colleagues have enjoyed everything else on the menu, too. About $75@ including wine.

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New York City, New York
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96 reviews 96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Don't be put off by the somewhat downmarket appearance and narrow entrance and dining room; you are in for a treat! Olives and delicious bread are delivered automatically, the menu has appealing Italian dishes, and the wines are very well chosen. Even wines by the glass are poured from the bottle but only after you are offered a taste. The... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Really amazing evening. Located on a nondescript street but once you enter, you are in a pretty unique place. Bar dining up front with a very nice dining room in the back. Staff was very attentive and friendly. We ate three courses and drank a couple bottles of wine. Next time I am in that part of NYC, I am... More 

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Boston
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lovely small personal restaurant. Food was great. Service was impeccable. Great care is taken to match interesting flavors and foods together - it is not your run of the mill restaurant. Excellent wine selection.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Best service we had all week! These folks know how to make you feel like guests in someone's home. This place is worth going to just for the small setting and doting service. The food was delightful. If they served spirits, I would give them 5 stars. But the wine list was adequate. You should go here for the sole... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

cool ambiance. great local feeling. the food is very tasty and sharable. and a great wine selection that is very affodable. and you must visit the downstairs bathroom...

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I had an excellent meal at this Italian restaurant,outstanding homemade ravioli paired with an aglianico wine . Lovely beet antipasto followed by a Branzino . Nice chocolate cake to end . I was very pleased with service , ambiance and price , I highly recommend it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Six from our family enjoyed dinner here on a Friday evening prior to going to the theater. We picked the place based on other reviews and its proximity to the theater. Our welcome was warm and hospitable. We sat at the narrow bar and enjoyed a drink while waiting for our entire party to arrive. The bartender was very pleasant.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 E 4th St, New York City, NY 10003
    (Between Bowery & Lafayette)
  • Public Transportation: BY SUBWAY 6 to Bleecker Street - walk north on Lafayette, make right on E 4th. or to Astor Place - walk south on Lafayette to E 4th and make a left. B, D, F, V to Broadway-Lafayette Street. Walk north on Lafayette to E 4th and make a right. N, R, W to 8th Street - NYU. Walk south on Broadway to E 4th and make a left.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: (212) 375-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?