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76 Clinton St., New York, NY, 10002
at Rivington St.
Why so many positive reviews?
By tootle on 3/12/2011
Went here for a friends birthday, excited by the positive reviews and the diverse menu. The only positive thing I can say about this place is that they took reservations for our party of 8. I had chicken tacos and shrimp tacos and tried a bit of everyone's meal. Everything was under seasoned, uninspired, over cooked and thoughtlessly presented. The cocktails were beyond terrible - that is, when the server actually brought the drinks we ordered. Overall, terrible dining experience in a part of town filled with great restaurants. We won't be back.
By nadinepie on 4/29/2010
OOOOOHHHHH - BRING - IT
By cantcook on 6/17/2009
I like kale about as much as the next person, but let me tell you, the kale at this place is really fantastic. It's fresh and crisp, great texture and a citrus zing. The bowl was huge and we ate it all. I even thought about it the next day. I will go back to this place, just for the kale. Service lovely, sangria a little too sweet and the ice cream sandwiches weren't great - the cookies were very store-bought. Ice cream wasn't bad.
the recession special is a winner.
By stellarstanton on 1/12/2009
The space is simple in a LES elegant way, clean and sparse with lighting low enough to be flattering. The staff is unpretentious. A recent Â“recession specialÂ” featured a glass of wine or beer, the standard crusty bread with slightly spicy hummus, a delicious and very filling three bean cassoulet with duck and sausage, and the perfect amount of dessert for only $20. Absolute winner, as all was delicious and well executed.
I don't know about this one...
By pikafumanchu on 8/13/2008
I went here the other night with some friends. The waitstaff was super nice (even though they forgot to bring drinks a few times) and the decor was very simple, if not a bit base (the bathroom is lovely, though). Unfortunately, the food wasn't the best. Several people ordered the scallops, and the waiter didn't seem to mention that it only came with 2 scallops and hardly anything else as described on the menu. As someone who spent 10 years in the industry, I would have discouraged the customer from the scallops or at least warned him/her.
the duck confit app is to die for
By jojoyang10 on 3/2/2008
Don't be turned off by the cheesy christmas lights on the outside, the food here is great and at a great value. they seem to be thrift on the electricity, as its both dark and cold inside. If you can get over the cold, the classic mexican "eat with your hands" portion of the menu and the more inventive plated entrees are both worth trying. The duck appetizer with goat cheese and cranberries is hands down the best dish. House sangria is good too.
By aran1217 on 7/24/2005
I live in the neighborhood, and I dine at Alias at least twice a month. I’ve taken my mother and my best friends here too. Four stars for unequaled food quality and modest originality.
a perfect choice
By kmh on 2/4/2005
went to tonic last night and needed a place to eat and meet up with friends beforehand and thought we'd give alias a try (been to most of the other places in the area - just not here), and were so happy. mac and cheese was fantastic, the burger was so yummy, the staff was so welcoming, friendly, and helpful - and while not in your face every second - always around when you need them. everyone enjoyed themselves! would love to go back!
By tlynn on 8/9/2004
A true gem. We had read a review in the NYTs and thought we'd give it a shot - and what a time we had. The food was tasty, seasonal and creative; the service was attentive and friendly; the wine was interesting. If you are in the area GO! The prices don't reflect the quality you receive!!
A hidden delight
By emily1 on 6/10/2004
Alias is such a charming, sweet place. I stumbled across it during a fierce rainstorm, hoping for a glass of wine and a simple snack. It was delightful, the service was great, and proved to be the perfect place to duck into. The plates are simple yet elegant, nicely priced, and very yummy. The asparagus was to die for, the wine list is simple but great, and the chef was charming.
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