F at Delancey St.; J, M, Z at Essex St.
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This venue is closed.
Now that the pioneering 71 Clinton Fresh Food and aKa Café have closed their doors, Alias is the sole survivor of the restaurant family that made Clinton Street's culinary name. Maybe that's because the prices are low enough and the menu flexible enough to keep the locals coming back. But the kitchen's genuine reliance on seasonal ingredients, and the offbeat way it combines them, as in a recent salad of Greenmarket strawberries, fried capers, and Di Palo's ricotta, gives it a distinct identity on a block where it's gotten much tougher to stand out.Brunch
Sat., 11 a.m.—3:30 a.m.; Sun., 10:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.