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Posted by fatbiko on 01/31/2008
I am still in shock over my recent experience at this restaurant. I wish I could have reviewed the food, but we didn't even get that far. Upon being seated, we ordered a bottle of wine and after tasting, all 4 of us at the table thought the bottle was"off". Our server and the Sommelier came to our table to tell us there was "nothing they could do", and "it was supposed to taste like that" and "this wine was only meant to be had with food".. Never in my life have I had a restaurant be so argumentative, and refuse to exchange a bottle of wine. There were more ridiculous comments as to why we were so wrong about the wine, but after about 20 minutes of this, we decided to leave. To top it off, one person at our table used to actually work in a wine shop and had tasted this bottle many times before, but we were still wrong. Their arrogance and complete lack of customer service is just astonishing.
Posted by Jhova on 01/27/2008
Excellent italian food with a flare. I went for my birthday with my parents last night and everything was fabulous. All dishes were creativly prepared and presented and at very affordable prices. If you go you must sit in the communal table wine cellar room which is an adventure just getting into it (down a set of stairs, through an outdoor alley, and then through the kitchen). Five people three courses with a 120 dollar bottle of wine for 300 bucks. Try beating that in Manhattan. Not to mention, Sunday prix fixed three courses for 25 bucks. Enjoy.
Posted by suzaglin on 01/02/2008
This place is wonderful. I never write reviews but felt compelled to do so for Aroma. The staff was delightful to work with and it felt as though they went out of their way to ensure my group and I had a lovely evening. The atmosphere is cozy and the room downstairs, all though feels like you are in Alice in wonderland, is a great place for a group dinner. The food is delicious and unique and the waiter was very knowledgeable about wine pairing making our experience that much more enjoyable. Thanks Aroma for a great birthday dinner!
Posted by rEViewer on 12/12/2007
This is what a NYC restaurant should be. A great, cozy little place. We had a long dinner and were not rushed at all. The waitress recommended a wine that was excellent. The food was so delicious and perfect portion sizes. I will be back to this place in a heartbeat.
Posted by AJ on 05/02/2007
A group of us went to eat here for a birthday dinner - we had outdoor seating which was lovely in the nice weather. The olives and olive oil were incredible - definitely the highlight of the meal. I recomend the prix fixe menu on sundays, where a portion of the cost goes to help those suffering in Darfur. It's $25 for three courses (including desert), which is more than enough. The extensive wine list is impressive, and their recomendations were right on the mark. The service was also excellent. I will definitely return!
Posted by Sam on 03/29/2007
I went to visit a friend that lives in the city and he took me here. *He is a regular and I can see why* The staff was very attentive and the suggestions were on the mark. If I return I will make this place a stop I have to make. The prices were not unreasonable and the wine list was extensive. I was so glad I had my friend with me since he's sampled most of them. Food was above par and the service was excellent.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/07/2007
Charming little place tried an excellent beet appetizer and it was all downhill from there. Sign of a good restaurant is a good wine by the glass. The waitress was very good actually and she let us taste a few different ones and none were drinkable so we ordered a bottle. Out of about 6 items we ordered we only liked the first.