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Aroma Kitchen & Winebar

$$$
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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2014
Jay S
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Loved this restaurant- on entry we were led down a tiny stairs into what felt like someone's living room for a delicious authentic Italian meal- the service was excellent and I recommend looking to sit in the overflow area- such a great experience!

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Sao Paulo, Sp
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I was expecting a more romantic atmosphere. I'd planned a romantic evening and I found the place quite noisy. The service is ok, the sommeliere simply took her "right of cork" glass of our bottle without even saying a word. Uncool. The food was very good.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

We have been to Aroma three times over the last few years and each time it's been a great experience. Our last time was exactly a year ago, when we enjoyed a tasting dinner for my wife's birthday. It was in the basement room, which has a rustic feeling, and both the owners and the hosts of the dinner made... More 

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Jackson Heights
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I just threw my birthday party in one of their underground party rooms. Great space! Besides the terrific service, it is just an inviting and warm place to go for any reason. Here was the menu: “aroma” meatballs, smoked mozzarella tuscan cannellini beans, rosemary, roasted spicy lamb sausage preserved beets, toasted sicilian pistachios, gorgonzola * sautéed mussels in fennel broth,... More 

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NJ USA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

In addition to the very good food (I had the grilled octopus and the busiate trapanesi w/duck ragu) & wine we were seated in the "Farmhouse Room", a very attractive and cozy wine cellar style space. What made it even more interesting was the route to get there: through the front bar then down a flight of very steep stairs... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Traveling through NY , few friends have recommended this small wine bar . Truly a great place, incredible selection of wines, authentic Italian food cooked by Vito , the owner , friendly staff and an incredible downstairs room , perfect for an intimate and romantic dinner . All my friends were very happy with this choice , even my vegetarian... More 

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Found this place while strolling along soho area. The outside looks very unassuming, small patio, a single bar table by the window. We decided to give it a try and glad we did, the inside is small as well with a few tables in low lit romantic setting. The walls are decorated with cook books and empty bottles of wine.... More 

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New York City, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Every 3 months or so, an Italian wine producer will team up with Vito for a 5 course wine dinner. Not to be missed! Place yourself in the email notice list--best Tuscany experience in Bowery of NYC! Bravo!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Aroma is one of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan, and I have lived downtown for over 15 years. The food is delicious, creative and authentic Italian cuisine, with some lovely vegetarian dishes. Small convivial bar space in front, a the long, softly lit room--with fireplace--in back, or downstairs, in the wine cellar if you have a large party of more... 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: 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?