On paper, Little Alley Steak should be phenomenal. It’s in a great location in Roswell’s food row on Canton Street. It’s what a steak house should look like, dark and rich with a impressive list of scotches of whiskeys. The owners have a history of success and a trail of good food behind them. The reviews on mainstream sites indicate the popularity of this place. What went wrong with Little Alley Steak?
The ambiance is fine and as it should be. The setting is dark and moody with wood and leather. The weak link could reside with the staff, which tends to be overly pretentious and somewhat disinterested. They can’t be held accountable though, this behavior almost always originates elsewhere. From the hostess, to the server, to the kitchen, the spirit of friendliness and service are missing.
The food sounds amazing. Locally sourced items are found throughout the menu. Steaks are brought in from a reputable Chicago butcher. Side items are traditional and unique, without being over the top. The steaks are wet-aged, dry-aged, and prime. If you can’t decide or don’t know which one you’ll like you can try a progression with each version represented. However, if the steak isn’t prepared correctly, or is lacking flavor as found recently, it really doesn’t matter which option you’ll choose.
The steakhouse does have a mostly positive following to date. Hopefully they won’t rest on their laurels and will step up to claim a spot as the fabulous steakhouse that they have the potential to be.