REVIEW: Little Alley Steak, Roswell, North Fulton
Just last week we mentioned about the areas in town that contain a bunch of great restaurants packed into a very small area. Canton Street in Roswell is one of these pockets of foodieness where restaurants seem to grow like weeds in spring.
We didn’t choose Little Alley Steak by happenstance. Our readers have been raving about Little Alley Steak and one reader was absolutely emphatic about us visiting. We soon found out why.
In the middle of the afternoon on a Sunday its easy to get a table at Little Alley Steak inside. With such a beautiful day though, seating outside was limited. We’ve been told that weekend nights its darn near impossible without reservations. We found a table by the window and settled in comfortably to look at the menu.
We both decided on the American Kobe Beef Burger, but Melanie swapped out her fries for Brussel Sprouts. Our server suggested I try the Truffle Fries instead of the Belgian Fries and I followed her recommendation. Our server, by the way, was awesome. She was experienced and confident and guided us intelligently through our meal.
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When our meals arrived, we were both stunned by the presentation. Granted, we’re just talking about burgers and sides, right? I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. They are worth a thousand words.
The Truffle Fries were fantastic. I’m normally not a big french fry fan. Yes, I eat them. No, I don’t seldom brag about them, but these fries were the bomb. Covered with grated parmesan cheese and basil, the flavor of these fries were very unique and delicious.
Our burgers were awesome. We’ve visited a lot of burger joints, some trendy, some not so trendy. I’ve had burgers all over the United States and on two continents over a period spanning over 40 years. I have to admit that the burgers at Little Alley Steak are in the TOP 5 my all-time favorites. The ingredients, seasoning , flavor, and preparation of this burger was SPOT-ON .
One of the more unique factors was the addition of a Crispy Pork Jowel. This comes from the cheek of the pig and our server likened it to fatback. I think of it more like a really thick piece of salty bacon. Its pretty interesting and has a powerful flavor but the high sodium content kept me from finishing it.
If its even possible to top that burger, the Brussel Sprouts took us into the stratosphere. Melanie, in particular, is fond of brussel sprouts. Its not uncommon for us to have them with a meal two to three times each week. Melanie can tell from tasting a brussel sprout whether they’re fresh or frozen (and yes, these were fresh). The characteristic that put the into over-the-top goodness though was the seasoning and the unique way they were prepared. We had to ask! How did you do it? The answer? Flash frying! Let me tell you – it did the trick. When you go to Little Alley Steak, make sure to get the brussel sprouts. Even if you don’t like brussel sprouts, you’ll love these.
Little Alley Steak rocked our world. Yes, we need to come some evening and try the steaks now that we know how good their burgers are. Little Alley Steak is an oasis in the desert of other restaurants lining Canton Street in Roswell. The food is fantastic and the service is quite remarkable. Little Alley Steak makes our MUST EAT places in Atlanta! Guten appetit!