A Michelin guide listed restaurant in Murray Hill? Yes, you read that correctly. Little Alley a Shanginese style Chinese joint with a rather large menu got high points for being a comfortable restaurant offering authentic Shanghainese cuisine for a good value.
To start Little Alley offers quite a few Dim Sum dumpling options(available at lumch snd dinner) along with a number of hot and cold appi’s. Their Soup Dumplings are some of the better I’ve had. I enjoyed the pork, they offer crab and pork as well.
From the entree menu on my most recent visit I choose the sautéed Chicken with dry hot peppers and peanuts with brown rice. A nice sized portion with just the right amount of heat. Of note, do not eat the dry red peppers unless you want to light your insides on fire…
From their lunch specials menu, a bargain at $10-12 bucks I choose the Flounder with Tofu in a spicy garlic sauce with brown Rice. It comes with Hot and Sour soup and a spring roll or cucumber salad. Their Kung Pao chicken is very good as well.
For far better than your average Chinese spot for lunch specials, soup dumplings, Dim Sum all day and dinner add Little Alley to your go to lists.
Little Alley is located at 550 3rd Avenue