Little Alley is a Shanghainese place in Murray Hill, and it’s one of the better dinner options in the area. It isn’t top-tier Chinese, but you won’t have any issues with the soup dumplings, and the space is nice enough for a casual date or maybe a dinner with your aunt who just called and wants to eat noodles with you. We wouldn’t recommend this place for groups or dining solo at bar (which is a little too high), but it’s pretty easy to get a table with one or two other people. Just don’t get the cumin lamb. It’ll only make you think of the superior version at Xi’an Famous Foods.
Where we've featured it
More spots in Murray HillSee more
Vezzo Thin Crust Pizza
Vezzo is an Italian spot in Murray Hill that serves very good, cracker-thin pizza.
Pete's Tavern is an unpretentious old tavern in Gramercy where you can get a beer with friends and watch sports on TV.
More Chinese spotsSee more
China Blue is a huge, cool-looking restaurant in Tribeca making Shanghai-style Chinese food. It’s a good option for group dinners or private events.
Nom Wah Nolita
A fast casual outpost of the classic Chinatown dim spot Nom Wah Tea Parlor, come here for good, quick dumplings.
绝对四川 Szechwan Absolute
Szechwan Absolute serves great Chongqing chicken and savory-spicy mapo tofu on the second floor of One Fulton Square in Flushing.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more