The diner glowed silver as the early even sun illuminated it. Yes, this is where we will stop for dinner. I was gassing up the car when I spotted it and made a quick decision to stop for our dinner. It had been a long day and we were tired and hungry and a quick meal at the diner sounded perfect.
We drove in from behind and parked along the side. Tired and weary from a dozen hours on the road and rebelling at the thought of fast food we picked a place that promised a home cooked style dinner. Sometimes you just win.
The front of the diner surprised us with the fun neon and beautiful staircase into the diner. It was more elegant than we surmised. We walked past a garden and fountains and gloated in our luck. We were early diners for the evening meal and were seated immediately. The beautiful menu showed a range of dinners the was beyond our travel budget but we found a page on the menu of great looking burgers and that is what we ordered.
The wait staff was friendly, breezy and quick. We had beverages on our table in a flash that never were allowed to get empty. The room filled quickly as we waited and knew that this place would be a jewel. The room was very elegant inside with a wall painted like Venice Italy. It established a fine dining atmosphere inside. The booths had upholstered seats as did the chairs around the tables.
Our meal was brought out quickly and it was on an enormous plate. Not one slice of thick Swiss cheese was on the bun, but a full melted slice was on each side of a perfectly toasted bun. The burger was cooked to perfection as requested, medium well. The side lettuce was crisp and curly and very green. The tomato was not one slice, but two and tasted homegrown. The pickle was divine! I cut it ever so carefully as I dined, one slice with each bite was heaven.
The side of Cole Slaw was seasoned just enough to make it special. The serving size was adequate to compliment the meal and not overwhelm the person dining. It had a good crunch with a savory sauce.
Home fries also came with the Cheese Burger I ordered. They were piled high and deep fried with a crispy light crunch on the outside and a soft steamy inside. They were freshly made and stayed hot throughout the meal. Lightly salted to perfection.
The presentation was beautiful on the lovely red pottery plate.
I highly recommend Alexis Diner and Restaurant. It is located at the intersection of I-84 and 5023 Route 9-W in Newburgh, New York. 845-565-1400. The ticket was under $10.00.