It's pronounced Spanish-pirate-style: arrr-ah-GOAN-ah. The name comes from the medieval kingdom of Aragon; the restaurant is from Jason Stratton of Spinasse and Artusi fame. Chef de cuisine Carrie Mashaney was on Top Chef; running the bar is liquor-magician David Nelson, formerly of Tavern Law, Spur, and Il Bistro (the Sleepwalking Ballard, with cava, chartreuse, and limoncello, is inspired by a Lorca poem). The decor is tasteful and contemporary without feeling too corporate; the food is the exciting thing, and rightfully so—traditional Spanish dishes are beautifully prepared and improved upon in excellent ways.
This place is closed.
96 Union St,
Wine Bar, Cocktail Lounge
Daily 3-7 pm ($4 drafts, $6 cocktails, $3 each anitpasto or choose 3 for $8); Mon-Thu, Sun 9-10 pm; Sat 9-11 pm ($4 drafts, $6 select cocktails, $3 each anitpasto or choose 3 for $8).