- PACKED WITH TASTE: The pierogis, which in come in so many varieties they fill a page on Alexa's menu.
Sometimes the building a restaurant is
That pride extends to the food. An entire page of the menu is dedicated to pierogies, so we figured they must be special. We opted for the pork version ($7.49 for six, $9.49 for 12).
Six prim and perfectly crimped golf-ball-sized pouches came huddled together, brushed with garlic butter and sprinkled with lightly fried minced garlic. Sour cream and balsamic vinegar for dipping came on the side. We recommend having a little of both with each bite, though the pork filling enveloped in a hearty, elastic dough is tasty on its own.
Like the pierogies, the fresh crepes were everything we wanted them to be. They're not complicated or fussy, but attention has been given to every detail. The crepe batter is a neutral backdrop that allows the fresh ingredients, sweet or
The No. 1 ($9.95) comes with sauteed mushrooms and onions, Swiss cheese and scrambled eggs. We added prosciutto and spinach ($1.45 each). The No. 3 ($9.99) is filled with sauteed green peppers and onions, tomatoes, spinach and cheddar cheese with two slices of bacon on top. Each comes with a choice of sauce — Mediterranean or Hollandaise. We opted for the former. It's sour cream-based with basil, garlic, olive oil and fresh herbs, and came highly recommended. The sauce was nice, although the crepes were so good we kept forgetting to use it.
The crepes were as good as those we've had across the pond — satisfying and filling, but not heavy. And that's good because you'll want to try a sweet one for dessert
- AMERICANOS AND MORE: Alexa's has a good coffee menu.
We had Alexa's
Even with a large group that came in for lunch, our server was attentive and helpful. The owner checked in on us a couple of times throughout our meal. It's a real family affair at Alexa's. We had both a meal and an experience of a culture and food that the Polyakov family takes pleasure in sharing.
173 Marion Anderson Road
Hours9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Other infoCredit cards accepted, no alcohol.