Tucked away in the side streets of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, The Alley Light offers classic French shared plates, craft cocktails and small grower wines in a casually elegant atmosphere.  Or rather, a comfortable place to have a well-made drink and bite to eat.


• Small Plates • Artisanal Cocktails • French • Intimate Ambiance • Late-Night •

SAMPLE MENU

-VIEW FULL MENU

 

SMALL PLATES

 

 

ARTICHOKE GRATIN

bacon, carrot, parmesan

 

MARINATED MUSHROOMS

olive oil, tomato pulp, sherry vinegar

 

ANCHOVY TOAST

parsley butter, country bread

 

CAULIFLOWER GRATIN

cauliflower, bechamel, cheese

 

BONE MARROW

braised escargot, parsley breadcrumb, greens

 

MARINATED CALAMARI

herbs, balsamic dressing

 

CARROTS

herbs, yogurt, cumin-lemon-orange vinaigrette

 

FRENCH RIVIERA SANDWICH

tuna, roasted red pepper, green beans olives

 

GOAT CHEESE & FENNEL

dried fruits, nuts, fig vinaigrette

 

FRENCH GREEN BEANS

grated foie gras, almond-shallot vinaigrette

BOARDS

 

 

HOUSE MADE SEAFOOD BOARD

Chef’s selection of freshly prepared, seasonal seafood with accoutrements

 

HOUSE MADE LAND CHARCUTERIES

Chef’s selection of freshly prepared, seasonal meats with accoutrements

 

VEGETABLE BOARD

Provencal aioli, assortment of Chef’s fresh vegetables

 

 

SHARED PLATES

 

TUNA CARPACCIO

shallots & Basque sheep’s milk cheese

 

BEEF TARTARE

capers, shallots, pastured eggs

 

CURED SALMON

beet & oranges

 

PORK BELLY

braised & roasted, apple

 

SALMON TARTARE

salmon mousse, lime

 

RABBIT RILLETTE

tomato confit, olives

 

VEAL, FOIE GRAS & SWEETBREAD TERRINE

pear and blackberry preserves

 

PORK RILLETTE

rosemary, sweet & sour carrot

 

POTTED SHRIMP

grapefruit mayonnaise

DESSERTS

 

 

RASPBERRY TART

raspberries, pistachio pastry cream, shortbread

 

MR. RECH

hazelnut macaron, praline parfait, hot chocolate sauce

 

CHEESECAKE

passion fruit, moscovado sugar crust

 

HELEN PEAR

poached pear, chocolate sauce, almond parfait, candied almond

 

 

Call: (434) 296-5003

 

 

LOCATION & HOURS

Location:
108 2nd St SW, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA

Hours:
Sunday and Tuesday: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wednesday – Thursday: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Friday – Saturday: 5:00 pm – 2:00 am