After three years of fine dining just north of Four Corners, Casablanca closed its doors this summer. Two weeks ago, a new restaurant — Alexanders — opened up in its place with a new menu and a new style but the same father-son team managing the house and the kitchen.
New Milford resident Alex Halim, who managed the restaurant when it was named Casablanca, said the previous restaurant had “too gourmet of a menu” and didn’t offer less expensive options. “We wanted to be more laid back and relaxed,” he said.
All of the entrees on the new menu are under $20, which now includes burgers, wraps and pizza.
Three couples eating lunch who said they used to frequent Casablanca said the food “seems the same” and the atmosphere is “just as nice.”
“We took a few things off and added some others,” Halim said, adding that they “wanted to make the menu set so it’s good for the kitchen as well as the customers,” to speed up dining service without sacrificing quality.
Though the menu has changed, Alex’s father, Sammy Halim, continues on as head chef in the kitchen.
Alexanders is also hosting beer pong tournaments and karaoke on Friday nights and has hookahs that will be available for customers to use once a patio area is built on the north side.