We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aroma Kitchen & Winebar

$$$
Manhattan
Italian, Wine Bar
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
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
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 61 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    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
Boutique Italian

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
dwalkowitz
,
New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
Add Photo

61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My daughter and I dined here before the NYU First Run Film Festival last Saturday night. We were on a tight timeline and didn't have reservations, but the staff were able to seat us in the back room. What a beautiful room! Brick walls, eclectic decor, chandeliers, huge windows opening onto a tiny inside courtyard. The tiny bathroom was so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York, USA
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
42 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York, USA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Aroma Kitchen & Winebar also viewed

New York City, NY
New York City, NY
 
New York City, NY
 

Been to Aroma Kitchen & Winebar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Romantic
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Aroma Kitchen & Winebar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?