We couldn’t resist those signs outside Clinton Street favorite “Alias,” advertising their new lunch service. The other day I stopped by to try it out. Unlike their popular weekend “destination” brunch and dinner that draws people from all over the city, Alias’ managers say, lunch is all about catering to the neighborhood. The menu includes some of the brunch and dinner favorites, like the fried chicken and house made biscuits and gravy, but offers quite a few new items, all for $10 or less.
Keeping with their emphasis on fresh ingredients, Alias offers a lovely grilled artichoke salad with walnuts, blue cheese, mesclun, shallot vinaigrette ($8), a choppped Mexican salad ($8, +$2 with grilled chicken, pulled pork or Italian tuna) and some new hot sandwiches like the duck confIt on a grilled pullman with goat cheese, garlic chives, pickles, sour cherry. Their new “Amazing Veggie Burger” is hearty and flavorful. It’s been so popular, they are considering adding it to their dinner menu. All this, plus free wi-fi, makes Alias a great midday option.
The Late Breakfast/Lunch at Alias is served Monday – Friday from 11a-4p. Visit their site for the full menu.