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Posted by Anonymous on 09/12/2005
I eat here all the time and it just gets better everytime I go. I love the creativity on classic comfort food.
Posted by nyc.buckeye on 08/08/2005
If you have that insatiable craving for Skyline Chili, this is the place to go to get your 5-way fix. This may be tastier than the original, and the Tabasco appears before you without having to ask. The reason? The chef is from Cincinnati, and actually a former Bearcat football player. The duck confit is superb, and I usually don't like duck that much. If you order the burger, be sure to bring an appetite. One last thing, they serve bottles of Allagash White.
Posted by eatmywords on 08/01/2005
Went here friday with friends. Eveything was really good esp the duck confit app. The pork in the tacos was stewed to perfection......very tender.. My pork chop was a little fatty but still delicious. The maple glaze was just right and the white beans a perfect compliment. The tuna was amazing. One of the best I've had in the city! Rare with a perfect sear. We also loved the creative beer selection. No budweisser or Miller.....(thk god)....Nice going Alias
Posted by 2dogs on 07/23/2005
We came in after a wine tasting and ordered 3 appetizers and an order of three sides: the ratatouille, the fried okra, and the cucumber and tomato salad. The first two were fantastic, the salad, a little too low on salt and mint; the portions were huge: each side was enough for two people, maybe three. The appetizers were a little smaller and more manageable, but we were pretty full from the veggies. The sweetbreads with potatoes were great, the shrimp and avocado salad was pedestrian; the shrimp weren't very flavorful, and the avocado was bland as well--maybe just another salt issue for me. The grilled artichokes were amazing, maybe the best we've ever had. I'm a big fan of this place, and I have high expectations, so maybe I'm a little too critical. I think it's easily the best food value in town.
Posted by Local Foodie on 06/28/2005
Shane Coffey is a fantastic chef - he combines skill, creativity and seasonal ingredients in exceptionally well-valued dishes. From perfectly seared scallop appetizers to a perfectly fried softshell crab entree special, you can't go wrong. Just make sure to stay for dessert - he'll satisfy your sweet tooth, as well!
Posted by pvtchockyii on 06/25/2005
Stumbled onto Clinton on our way to one of our favorite Mexican places when I decided on a whim to venture down to Rivington to the well known pair of restaurants, 71 Clinton and Alias, two places I have always wanted to try. 71 Clinton looked fun and chic, but the menu in the window was over our budget. So we opted for Alias. We walked in and we didn't have to wait to be seated and it was a Friday night! The waitress was casual, friendly, and attentive, made great suggestions for the wine pairing. The baked halibut in garlic scallion butter was very flavorful and harmoniously accompanied by rich horseradish mashed potatoes and fresh snap peas. My girlfriend's half rack Memphis-style BBQ ribs was a generously portioned, succulent & greasy delight that took both of our efforts to tackle, and the onion rings were awesome. The coleslaw was interesting, but a little too pungent. But that was OK, because the meat was falling off the bone and melting in our mouths like butter and that's where it counts. In the end, my girlfriend was very happy to have made the last minute detour with me to this cozy and smart little restaurant. And it didn't break the bank! We'll be coming back.
Posted by NYC'er on 02/09/2005
I'd agree that over the past year this restaurant has improved a ton. Right now, I'd say it's every bit as good as it's more well known and pricier neighbor 71 Clinton.