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Posted by mandminla on 10/14/2006
The food here is delicious. However, since there is only one chef for the entire restaurant, the service is extremely slow. To make up for it, they gave us a free side dish due to the delays. This is an amazing date place and I will definitely be back. The ginger martini was great!
Posted by Penny on 09/26/2006
I moved to Clinton Street in August and this place has been on my list of "to do"s (so many options on the Lower East Side). My husband and I went on a Sunday night and they had a special meal deal - three courses for $25. I don't know whether they do this every Sunday, but it was great. I had the corn chowder (fantastic for fellow corn-lovers), the Alaskian black cod (very nice - great combo of flavors) and the Key Lime Pie (a delicious lime cheesecake). It was nice to be enjoying a meal outside of my apartment and the atmosphere was great. I was so excited and impressed by the whole experience that I just had to leave a review here. The menu was perfect for my tastes.
Posted by the best brunch! on 08/27/2006
We love their brunch and is now our "favorite brunch spot" in the neighbrohood. Never more than a 10 minute wait and the food never fails to make us say "this is so good!!" after the first bite! Go to Alias!!! oh, and their biscuits rock!!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/20/2006
First time reviewer. Although I've only been twice, I feel compelled to give this place a review. Any erroneous hype aside, the LES is still pretty much a culinary wasteland (other than a good slice place and a few good latin options, including Azul--the only other good restaurant in the area in my opinion). But even if Alias plunked itself down in a neighborhood with other great options, it would stand out. I found the food inventive and suprisingly refined. Highlight when I went was the duck with puréed sunchokes. Desert is an afterthought and not much to talk about. The use of farmer's market ingredients ensures amazing salads. If you live in the neighborhood, this should be your local. For foodies or people who care about what they eat, this is a place worth travelling to. The food, while modern and global, is earthy and reminiscent of the "blackboard" restaurants in France, so the too-sleek decor is a turn-off. Other than that, it doesn't get much better than Alias for a reasonably price place.
Posted by upperwestsider on 05/17/2006
This place is a jewel not only for the LES, but the city in general. In fact a whole food trend. The chef is all over the internet, at public functions, at the green markets at 8 in the morning looking for the the true jewels of his menu. The people that say... Ahh Not so much... that orderd the meat eaters platter... they just don't get it. They should stay at a steakhouse! Bravo Alias!
Posted by Denzel on 05/14/2006
Not so much. They try too hard to be hip. Interesting menu and the preparation is nice, but my steak arrived cold like it had been sitting out, and there was too much going on on my plate. The dessert was a slice of pecan pie and a tiny scoop of ice cream. I'm sure it was lifted from a straight from a store bought pie tin. The wine was good, but everything was pretty overpriced. I would not go back again, but the service wasn't bad.
Posted by SB on 03/24/2006
And they take reservations! I came here on St. Patricks day and had a great time trying the special- Corned Beef and Potatoes. Great service, and everyone is super nice. The onion rings are AMAZING. They're not super oily and the breading is very light.