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Alex & Ika Restaurant

149 Main St, Cooperstown, NY 13326-1297
+1 607-547-4070
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Ranked #10 of 54 Restaurants in Cooperstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Alex & Ika Restaurant is a critically acclaimed restaurant with an eclectic menu offering chef driven cuisine of the highest quality and standards in a casual setting.
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82% Recommend
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English first
Central Jersey
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Delicious and interesting food. I had an amazing appetizer of goat cheese and plantains. The wild salmon was beautifully done. A small, casual, fun place with sophisticated choices.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I made reservations for Saturday night. We got to the restaurant and we were told rudely 15 minute wait. While waiting, 4 other couples experienced the same thing (we all had the same reservation time). After waiting 25 minutes, we asked if our table was ready and was again rudely ignored. We walked out and dined down... More

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Candia, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The fish tacos and "pig and goat" (grilled goat cheese and bacon sandwich) were delicious! Service was a little slow, but a very relaxed friendly atmosphere.

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Albany, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went there for lunch. I ordered Ginger Grilled Chicken which was a very tasty, hearty sandwich. She had a grilled cheese sandwich which she said was just perfect: the bread was not too thick; there was not too much cheese; and the cheese covered the whole bread. However, we had to wait about 40 minutes for... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Luckily we had the address, it's down an alley, not noticeable from the very crazy streets of Cooperstown! We didn't have a reservation, but they found a small table, very adequate. The grilled cheese was just what I wanted and absolutely wonderful, perfectly toasted bread and melted cheese. My husband had pasta and it was also very good. Wines were... More

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Cooperstown, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Although on the pricey side, this is probably the best "cuisine" in town. This is not a place to refuel. We go here to enjoy the food and relax. It's a nice place for a romantic dinner or with a few friends. Wouldn't choose this place for a large group. They do have a small bar and you can order... More

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New York, NY
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265 reviews 265 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We used to like this place, but the service and food were both disappointing on our last visit even though the owner and the menu are the same. Our last visit there had incredibly slow service and a totally messed up front desk. People were being turned away even though there were a lot of free tables. The food was... More

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Chatham, NY
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Went first because friends knew Alex and Ika and were joining us for dinner. Friendly greeting from Ika and staff, promptly seated (we did have reservations). Nice selections on menu - from wine list to entrees. Reasonable pricing. Service was prompt and friendly. We were official photographers for the Farmers' Museum Horse Show for several years and after that first... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

In an alley off Main Street is a delightful spot. The locals recommended it! They are known in particular for their grilled cheese sandwiches and hamburgers although there were many interesting choices on the menu. Grilled Cheese for a Good Cause is in February when comfort food is a must.

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Upstate NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Looking for somewhere to eat around lunchtime. Most places were already full with waits or not open until 4. We needed to be somewhere so we only had about 3/4 to an hour to eat. Should be plenty of time for lunch. Took a bit to for someone to simply tell us if they could seat 4 at a table... More

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