Aliment

Aliment

By Amy Sherman

With jazzy grooves, a lively wine bar, and bountiful plates just right for sharing—and all of this a mere hop and a skip away from Union Square—this cozy 49-seat haven of comfort food could very well be your new hangout. To get your meal started off right, the wine and beer list offers up some intriguing choices, like Chasselas from Switzerland and Mikkeller “It’s Alive” Wild Ale from Denmark. Then there’s the food: lots of classics, but done like you’ve not had them before. Dig into short ribs with a horseradish gremolata, or nibble on a few candy-like Brussels sprouts with a tangy caramel fish sauce. Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, the potato croquettes strike just the right balance. Throughout the menu, the quality is in the ingredients, which are locally sourced, with an emphasis on sustainability and seasonality.

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eye for design
Aliment has a cool, clean, somewhat industrial space, with luxe touches like a sleek wooden-sided bar, marble counter tops, and a Sputnik-era chandelier. The Edison bulb lighting is soft, casting a warm and flattering glow.

inside scoop
Co-chefs Eric Rud and Matt Sullivan met on the food truck circuit, and between them they’ve logged hours with Chairman Bao and Eat Curbside, as well as at casual neighborhood favorites Bottle Cap, Nob Hill Grille, and Blue Plate.

decibels
High

hours

dinner: 5 PM–11 PM daily
brunch: Sat–Sun 10 AM–3 PM

price range

$4 (marinated olives) to $28 (lamb)
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