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Alias Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aliasrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 505-5011
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:30pm
    Sunday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm

    Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Sunday: 10:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Marcellus Coleman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Janet Nelson (212) 505-5011

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rivington Street
  • Public Transit: F to Delancey Street and J, M to Essex Street.
  • Parking: No
A word from Alias
Alias Restaurant sits on the bustling corner of Clinton & Rivington in the heart of the Lower East Side. Don't be fooled though by its low-key façade. Inside is a neighborhood gem with some serious cooking going on! On any given lunch, brunch or dinner, you'll see locals of all ages talking to each other and enjoying the casual, friendly atmosphere – not surprising – the owners are always there and they know everyone, they've run restaurants on Clinton Street for more than a decade, including the iconic 71 Clinton Fresh Foods. Their passion for food shows and they are out to prove that 'Great food doesn't have to be expensive'. Try the seasonal, market–inspired menu to see what they mean! True to its philosophy of having something for everyone, Alias also offer staples like burgers, Tacos and Nachos, but don't be surprised if they add a little twist! With an inspired wine, beer and cocktail list, Alias is the kind of restaurant that every neighborhood dreams of.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Nice friendly staff, a little too keen on pushing drink orders but I guess that's the norm. The food was imaginative and very tasteful but the chicken main course was, although delicious in and of it itself, other than a bed of spinach? (I didn't order it my friend did), a little lonely on the plate. I had the beef brisket which came with mashed potatoes and garlic kale and it was just perfect. Wine prices were a little steep and the desert portion size was positively stingy for the price. It was an enjoyable evening but I'm not sure I'd go back again as I felt it was a little overpriced, even for an upscale neighborhood joint."
    Dined on 6/1/2013
  • "everything else was ehh. the brisket was mediocre, the cod (special of the day) wasn't too fresh and a bit bland, the veggie burger was TONS of black beans so if you're into black beans go for it. service was great, place was nice and clean, would def go back for drinks and apps, but skip the mains"
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "Alias is incredible for brunch, but a little less memorable for dinner. Stick to afternoon hours, and you won't regret it!"
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "Went for drinks and a late evening nosh, after seeing some music at Mercury Lounge. We settled in at the bar and were expertly cared for by the bartender, who kept us liquid and entertained with neighborhood gossip. A great spot that we all agreed we would revisit soon."
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "Chose this restaurant for my birthday based on my Zipcard and its online reviews. The service was good, the drinks were great, and the food was excellent. Will happily go back."
    Dined on 3/21/2013
  • "The ribs were outstanding, and so were the other dishes we had. This is definitely a place to keep returning for good eats. The prices were moderate also—value for your money."
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "Great service, good nachos. The rest of the food was plain average."
    Dined on 2/1/2013
  • "Probably the best option in the neighborhood. Friendly staff, tasty food, modest prices, gorgeous restroom."
    Dined on 1/6/2013
  • "A lower east side gem! Great food, warm atmosphere and attentive service. We love Alias!"
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "Great find in an area not often frequented by tourists. It is well worth the trip, the food is excellent. The menu is limited but each item is well prepared. Have the beet salad and any dish with kale, the mashed potatoes also have excellent flavor. Four of us each had different selections for main course and we were very pleased with each item. A reservation is a good idea since the resturant is small and the locals show up frequently. Will return next time we are in NYC."
    Dined on 11/23/2012
  • "Appetizers and drinks were good. Main dishes were dissapointing."
    Dined on 10/19/2012
  • "Very nice staff, great service and delicious food!"
    Dined on 10/13/2012
  • "The noise-level was a bit high, which I wasn't able to clarify in the "Rate Your Experience" section, but other than that everything was great!"
    Dined on 7/31/2012
  • "Eat here and be happy you did. No regrets at Alias. The food is great and the service is wonderful. The restaurant is not big but that's what gives it that 'sitting in mom's kitchen' feel. Go, eat, enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/31/2012
  • "The appetizers stole the show. The calamari was excellent! Grilled nicely and served with fresh feta. The risotto balls were yummy. Lightly fried on the outside for great flavorflavor and crunch. Served hot with a marinara cheese sauce. The crab cakes also stood out to me. It's the only place that I've found where it's creamy but doesn't have the heavy mayo taste. I also had a ginger martini which was spicy and refreshing. Key lime pie was tatty and creamy. Service was great. Overall an excellent choice."
    Dined on 7/28/2012
  • "I was searching for a downtown reasonably priced resto with good food. My niece was taking me out for my birthday and Alias didn't disappoint. I'd been there years before and it was as good as I remembered."
    Dined on 7/24/2012
  • "Ideal place to meet a friend for lunch. Quiet conducive to conversation, staff lets you sit forever, yummy food."
    Dined on 7/19/2012
  • "Food and drinks fantastic....passion fruit margarita is the bomb....great for brunch too."
    Dined on 7/3/2012
  • "Love eating here Great service Great chicken. Nachos and margaritas"
    Dined on 7/1/2012
  • "Inexpensive neighborhood place to get your crab fix - they do a Sunday night crab boil for $25 that comes with corn bread, corn on the cob and potato salad."
    Dined on 6/24/2012
  • "Extremely good experience with family of four for brunch with great food quality impeccable service and a varied menu of portion size and food variety"
    Dined on 6/20/2012
  • "Most friendly and welcoming, despite the fact that the proprietor looked disbelieving as I walked in with a suit and tie! Fits perfectly with the interesting neighborhood...decor that one would be unlikely to find uptown, but fun! Food was very good. My wife and I had the blue plate special which is offered from Tuesday through Thursday and it was excellent-- good sausage, al denti linguini, interesting, delicious prawn and watermellon appetizer and interesting, delicious chocolate dessert, $20, I think, including a glass of very good wine."
    Dined on 6/6/2012
  • "Great food and service. Horrible club music that gave place a frantic vibe that didnt fit the intimacy of the place."
    Dined on 5/25/2012
  • "Six of us had a great meal here on sat 4/14. The food was great, ambiance was fun, the drinks went down easy and the prices can't be beat. Looking forward to a return trip soon."
    Dined on 4/14/2012
  • "Food was pretty good, vibe was relaxed and fun and the waitress was great. And they could take our large group on a Saturday at the last minute!"
    Dined on 4/14/2012