It's expensive but the menu is unique and provides plenty of differnt flavors for you pallet. Most people can't afford to eat here often but it's a treat when you're there. It's great atmosphere when the piano player is present. Very friendly help.
I had always wondered what this place was like, but had never eaten there; thought it was a stuffy, pretentious place. I was wrong. We went for the lunch buffet, and I was pleased. We were made to feel welcomed, even though we weren't superbly dressed. The food was good, save for a potato theme for the day. :-) It made me wonder what the evening menu was like, but I did not get a chance to find out. Will go again if I get the chance.
The owner was very friendly as was his staff. Food was delicious and well prepared. Wait time was extremely reasonable for as busy as it was. Have been back several times, never disappointed! Best place to impress out of town clients or to take the family for a relaxed but special evening out! SUPERIOR!!
Our first visit to Alley Rose was a fun one. The food was delicious. The wine list was extensive. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. The wait staff was knowledgable about the food and the wine. They were also a little overbearing or maybe a bit pretentious. The rest rooms needed some attention but the rest of the place was clean. We travel quite a bit and will probably go back. Try the salmon. We had it two different ways. It was great. The bourbon pecan pie was delicious, too. There was a large, noisy party in the rear of the bulilding. They seemed to be having lots of fun. The piano player added a nice touch. We would recommend this as a place for grown-ups and mature, well-mannered children.
Very, very disappointed. Risotto should be an attractive pool on the plate, not a lumpy, sticky gray color. The osso bucco should be moist and tender, not dry and crusty. The root vegetables are all the same color and mushy with hard carrots added. Our ice tea was old...very cloudy. The food all looks to be frozen and reheated with very little fresh added. The decor and feeling is very old. It needs drastically updated and brightened. Lose the brass fixtures, dirty floral carpet, dark wood everywhere, piano player, monkey suits on the waitstaff, and low lighting in an already very dark restaurant.
PLEASE, PLEASE cook fresh food to order and get a chef that knows how to do it properly. You won't be in business long if you don't take action. I am giving one star just because the waitstaff was friendly.
My daughter and I had dinner at the Alley Rose. The meal was very good, a bit pricey but still good. The downside was that it must have been family night (Saturday evening) and it seemed that every table had at least one fussy child. I don't think you should bring children who cannot sit though a meal, maybe they should try Wendy's, McDonald's or Burge King or invest in a baby sitter. The restaurant should try to seat these families together (misery loves company).
Although most of our meal was enjoyable, me husband spent $25 on filet mignon and it was not worth the money, very fatty and not cooked right. Although, I had the stuffed Salmon and it was wonderful, and the crab cakes were even better!! The only other downside was the table of middle aged women that had way too much to drink and were so loud we could not even hear each other, they cleared out the lounge, and no one ever asked them to be quiet.