Owners Alexandra Degiorgio and Vito Polosa have carved a slender wine bar out of a former streetwear boutique, and the result is enchanting: Raindrop-crystal chandeliers hang from the ceiling, olives are laid out single-file in porcelain vessels, and a long brick wall displays the Italian wines (including Gragnano, a rare sparkling red). The dishes are carefully conceived: braised duck salad is loaded with a generous amount of pancetta and a poached egg; tender roast veal shoulder comes with Gorgonzola gnocchi. Stop in Monday nights for a five-course tasting menu, which runs just $30.
Aroma Kitchen & Winebar
|Venue name:||Aroma Kitchen & Winebar|
36 E 4th St
|Cross street:||between Bowery and Lafayette St|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Thu, Sun 6pm–midnight; Fri, Sat 6pm–2am|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, MC, V|