When Larkin's on the River opened in 2005, Alex left the Palms Restaurant and became Larkin's first executive chef. Since then, his flavorful and creative dishes have helped the restaurant become a reputable dining location among locals and celebrities alike. Alex has prepared meals for sports celebrities and movie stars like George Clooney, Renee Zellweger and Kevin Costner. In 2010, Martha Stewart was so delighted with her experience at Larkin's that she shared her story with followers on her blog.
Larkin's sits along the Reedy River in the center of downtown Greenville. The restaurant prides itself on Chef Alex's aged steaks and fresh seafood and a substantial wine collection. Situated in a tall, brick building that dates back to the Civil War, Larkin's open atmosphere matched with Chef Alex's creative spark in the kitchen has helped make the restaurant a South Carolina hotspot for fine dining.