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An Attractive Addition At Alana’s

Posted by CMH Gourmand on December 7, 2008

If you have not been to Alana’s – go. If you have been to Alana’s but it has been a while, here is a reason to go back. A few months ago, Alana, Kevin and company added a full sized bar area to the restaurant. This is no ordinary attractive cool bar, this tabletop has some history. It was at the former Jai Lai Restaurant and later Little Brothers. Both of these places are gone but the bar and some good stories live on.


Putting the whole bar area together was quite a task. Many employees chipped in to get everything together on the restaurant’s off days. Looking below – you will notice the A in the bar, a nice touch in one of my favorite places.

A Bar

There are many other good reasons to drop in. The staff are exceptional. They perfectly mix food and wine knowledge with a professional attitude toward service balanced with a laid back approach that makes one feel instantly comfortable and at home. Gideon is the creme de la creme of the group. He mixes humor with an impressive knowledge of wine. When he is not at Alana’s you can often find him serving suggestions at The Twisted Vine (wine shop) in Grandview.

Alana’s did not make the Dispatch Top 10 restaurant list – but it makes mine.

2333 North High St
University District / Pre-Clintonville


Once every three months, Dine Originals will post gift certificates for member restaurants. The deal is good – $17.50 buys a $25.00 certificate. You have to move quick, they are usually gone within a few hours – especially the certificates for Alana’s, Basi Italia, Betty’s and Blackcreek Bistro (in case you were wondering about some other favorites).

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