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Aloe

406 E. 9th St., New York, NY 10009 40.728088 -73.984733
nr. First Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-358-8400 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Eclectic/Global
  • Price Range: $$$

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Hours

Mon-Thu, 5pm-10pm; Fri-Sat, 5pm-11pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.

Prices

$20-$25

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Romantic

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

This venue is closed.

With muted pistachio walls and a candlelit glow, Aloe seems a fitting title for this cozy East Village gem. Mellow décor aside, the name—not a nod to the burn-soothing plant, but an acronym signifying “a little of everything”—reflects the eclectic, seasonal menu crafted by chef-owner Amit Kale. The New Jersey native flaunts his cross-cuisine mastery with dishes like homemade spaghetti scented with lemon truffle oil, slow-braised short ribs, and sesame-studded, sweet-and-sour calamari. A distinctive southern slant (thanks to Kale’s years under the tutelage of Cajun guru Emeril Lagasse) is evident in the blue-cheese beignets, sides of slow-cooked greens, tapioca fritters, and the not-to-be-missed signature dish, an unforgettable upgrade on chicken and waffles: crispy duck breast sliced across lavender waffles and drizzled with sage-infused maple syrup. Just try to find a better spot to soothe your senses.

Recommended Dishes

Sweet and sour calamari, $13; crispy duck breast over lavender waffles, $25

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