See and be seen at Kitchen Bar

The layout of Kitchen Bar, with tightly packed tables lining the dining room, makes for a very social place to eat. Posh and modern touches like a waterfall wall, dangling art deco glass lights and ultra-modern rich wood tables mask the traditional cuisine and reasonable prices. Enjoy the motley mix of gossiping seniors, society ladies, suits and families all huddled into this stylish spot.

Kitchen Bar was formerly Alexander’s, a more traditional Greek restaurant. The owners, the Makris family (also of the Oak Lane Diner and Drake Tavern) decided to update Alexander’s into a much trendier dining spot. Out went the old stone split-level style restaurant with its old school living room d�cor and in came the flashy orange and red signature colors, stainless steel furniture and unique geometric architecture. The renovation appears to be a success.

As fancy and stylish as the Kitchen Bar seems, it’s nice to see they’ve retained some of their classic comfort food. Although there are adventurous dishes on the menu like duck quesadillas (served with tomato sour cream salsa and a sweet red chili pepper sauce, $6.95) and grilled encrusted citrus Mahi-mahi (with a peach brandy sauce, served over jasmine rice with vegetables, $16.99) the restaurant still stays true to it’s diner roots with traditional burgers, club sandwiches and an extensive, expertly prepared breakfast selection (available until 2 p.m. for all you late sleepers). The feta cheese omelet (mild feta complemented by tomatoes and spinach with a side of hash browns and toast, $6.99) is not only a bargain, it’s fantastic.

Kitchen Bar’s fabulous decor not only lends itself to good food, but there’s a party happening here practically every night of the week. Tuesday night features a free pizza buffet from 10 p.m. until midnight and there’s a DJ and dance party every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

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