So a friend and I took a nice stroll down Clinton Street on Friday night, which must be one of the best streets in Manhattan to eat on. I finally chose AKA and was extremely pleased with the meal. We both started with the Manhattan clam chowder, which was actually a sort of tomato soup with whole clams in it, as well as nuggets of spicy, delectable sausage. Loved. It. We then tried a special of shrimp ceviche (8 dollars), yummy and a bit spicy, if not ultra-spectacular. Good amount of shrimp- probably around 8. We had the only salad on the menu, the "soft lettuce," which was especially notable for the spicy pecans.
For our entrees, we had the barbecued trout over a really wonderful potato salad - mustardy and bacon-y (no mayo, good thing too.) The other entry was the fish of the day, which was served with things like hard boiled eggs and olives. Also very tasty. Both entrees were 13 dollars. All told, I think the food part of our bill was something like 60 dollars, which is an amazing bargain for the quality of the food we have and the number of dishes we ordered. Interesting wine list too. Highly recommend it.