Lambe & Jaffy

★★★★☆

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Having been to this excellent restaurant several dozen times over the past couple of years I am truly disappointed that they appear to have closed, apparently a victim of this winter's brutal weather and thinned out crowds.
I must say I am

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★★★★★

Having been to this excellent restaurant several dozen times over the past couple of years I am truly disappointed that they appear to have closed, apparently a victim of this winter's brutal weather and thinned out crowds.
I must say I am

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I have never taken the time to write a restaurant review, but my experience at Lambe & Jaffy warants a response. After sitting down to a meal that tasted like it was squeezed out of a lemon juice bottle, we waited 45 minutes for a bananas foster dessert that was so burnt that the diners next to us commented on the smell.

All had seemed to be going well service-wise until the alleged owner and a group of his hipster cronies sat down at a table--they had gone through appetizer and entree in the time that we waited for one course.

I am completely disappointed that this neighborhood restaurant falls short---but I wouldn't waste another dollar -- let alone $18 on an overpriced entree (in Greenpoint!!!), at this hole in the wall.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have never taken the time to write a restaurant review, but my experience at Lambe & Jaffy warants a response. After sitting down to a meal that tasted like it was squeezed out of a lemon juice bottle, we waited 45 minutes for a bananas foster dessert that was so burnt that the diners next to us commented on the smell.

All had seemed to be going well service-wise until the alleged owner and a group of his hipster cronies sat down at a table--they had gone through appetizer and entree in the time that we waited for one course.

I am completely disappointed that this neighborhood restaurant falls short---but I wouldn't waste another dollar -- let alone $18 on an overpriced entree (in Greenpoint!!!), at this hole in the wall.

Pros: neighborhood place with completely unrealized potential

Cons: mediocre food, horrible service

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I have lived within spitting distance of Lamb and Jaffy for over a year. This place looks like a cave from the outside. Thick worn, wooden doors and always-closed drapes warn off many potential customers. There is no chance of seeing inside from the street, something that drastically hurts this joint. While the food may be good, the owners of Lamb and Jaffy are doing the restaurant a disservice by concealing its interior. The complete lack of street presence may be an approach that works in more well travelled areas, where foot traffic is greater and convenience overcomes convention, but not on Manhattan Ave and Eagle street. There is a tiny "LJ" monogrammed stain glass window and well worn clap board outside. I could almost guarantee this eatery would see a double in walk-ins if they replaced their completely concealed facade with something lighter, windows to the inside, and a more recognizable sign. At very least, a $20 can of white paint and ditching the heavy drapes could dramatically impact the place. When scouting new restaurants, one wants to be able to have an indication of the type of atmosphere they will be walking into: fancy, casual, modern, rustic, etc. Without change, I see this place going the way of a former fav "The Williamsburg Cafe"...if people don't know it is a restaurant, it will never do well.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have lived within spitting distance of Lamb and Jaffy for over a year. This place looks like a cave from the outside. Thick worn, wooden doors and always-closed drapes warn off many potential customers. There is no chance of seeing inside from the street, something that drastically hurts this joint. While the food may be good, the owners of Lamb and Jaffy are doing the restaurant a disservice by concealing its interior. The complete lack of street presence may be an approach that works in more well travelled areas, where foot traffic is greater and convenience overcomes convention, but not on Manhattan Ave and Eagle street. There is a tiny "LJ" monogrammed stain glass window and well worn clap board outside. I could almost guarantee this eatery would see a double in walk-ins if they replaced their completely concealed facade with something lighter, windows to the inside, and a more recognizable sign. At very least, a $20 can of white paint and ditching the heavy drapes could dramatically impact the place. When scouting new restaurants, one wants to be able to have an indication of the type of atmosphere they will be walking into: fancy, casual, modern, rustic, etc. Without change, I see this place going the way of a former fav "The Williamsburg Cafe"...if people don't know it is a restaurant, it will never do well.

Pros: Not a ton of Competition

Cons: Looks Like a Cave

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I give l&j 4 stars because of the food and the ambience. The space is really lovely. The food has always been rich and tasty, especially in the glut of thai/mexican/chinese dinner options on the northern end of greenpoint. I've eaten here (and done takeout) a handful of times over the years and the food's always good. I've done takeout from l&j twice in the past month and it has been fantastic -- especially the lamb burger, if you can handle the greasy indulgence.

The reason I didn't give 5 stars is because of the service, which is hit-or-miss -- it definitely feels like a chef from the kitchen was pulled out to wait tables. Yesterday there were 4 four-tops going and the waiter looked around in bewilderment when I placed a takeout order in person.

But for me, 4/5th of the restaurant rating is about the food and the ambience, and l&j has it right for me in these areas. They just need to up the service level a bit, and everything will be in place. Give it a try!

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★★★★☆

I give l&j 4 stars because of the food and the ambience. The space is really lovely. The food has always been rich and tasty, especially in the glut of thai/mexican/chinese dinner options on the northern end of greenpoint. I've eaten here (and done takeout) a handful of times over the years and the food's always good. I've done takeout from l&j twice in the past month and it has been fantastic -- especially the lamb burger, if you can handle the greasy indulgence.

The reason I didn't give 5 stars is because of the service, which is hit-or-miss -- it definitely feels like a chef from the kitchen was pulled out to wait tables. Yesterday there were 4 four-tops going and the waiter looked around in bewilderment when I placed a takeout order in person.

But for me, 4/5th of the restaurant rating is about the food and the ambience, and l&j has it right for me in these areas. They just need to up the service level a bit, and everything will be in place. Give it a try!

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I went to Lamb & Jaffy earlier this year with some friends. I had the skirt steak, which was fantastic. It was cooked perfectly. The atmosphere of the place was great, the server was very attending and humorous.
I've been raving about it ever since this occasion. My husband and I went there one evening, around 5, and despite the posted hours claiming it was open at 5:00, the doors were locked and it was completely empty. We walked around the neighborhood for about 20-30 minutes, went back, and still no luck. I was so disappointed.

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★★★★☆

I went to Lamb & Jaffy earlier this year with some friends. I had the skirt steak, which was fantastic. It was cooked perfectly. The atmosphere of the place was great, the server was very attending and humorous.
I've been raving about it ever since this occasion. My husband and I went there one evening, around 5, and despite the posted hours claiming it was open at 5:00, the doors were locked and it was completely empty. We walked around the neighborhood for about 20-30 minutes, went back, and still no luck. I was so disappointed.

Pros: Food, atmosphere, BYOB, friendly service

Cons: The rose whip tastes like soap

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I have never eaten at Lamb and Jaffy, but kept hearing great things. I ordered take out (I know, I know) and have to say I was completely disappointed. I only live a few blocks from the place, but when the food arrived it was room temp at best. We got a red pepper stuffed with couscous, which was roasted (not mentioned on the menu) and boring, soggy, overly oily and uninspired. Cheese burger; I ordered it med. rare, it came burnt to a crisp. It was actually not edible and I had another sent over.. the second time was almost as bad.. the grill must have been too hot and the outside had the flavor of cinders while the inside was a mushy grey glob, the color alone was enough to stop me from taking another bite, and made me wonder if thats why the first one had been cooked to death, again, the lions share went to the dog. The fries were what I would imagine corrugated cardboard to taste like... Finally we got the brie salad.. while it was the most edible thing we ordered, thats not saying much, I found the greens to overly smothered in dressing, limp and soggy, the pastry wrapped brie was too much, heavy and lifeless. We didn't finish any of the dishes and the $34 bill felt steep for the quality and preperation of the food. Especially alarming was the quality of the meat, I can't imagine the burger being any less grey at the restaurant, maybe the lights are too dim to notice. All that aside, the person on the phone was very friendly and when I called to say the burger was over cooked, they sent another over no questions asked.

I will try Lamb and Jaffy again, but I will never order take-out from them again... The worst part was I blew my food budget for the day, so I had to eat cereal and milk at home so as not to go to bed hungry!

Disappointing at best.

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★★☆☆☆

I have never eaten at Lamb and Jaffy, but kept hearing great things. I ordered take out (I know, I know) and have to say I was completely disappointed. I only live a few blocks from the place, but when the food arrived it was room temp at best. We got a red pepper stuffed with couscous, which was roasted (not mentioned on the menu) and boring, soggy, overly oily and uninspired. Cheese burger; I ordered it med. rare, it came burnt to a crisp. It was actually not edible and I had another sent over.. the second time was almost as bad.. the grill must have been too hot and the outside had the flavor of cinders while the inside was a mushy grey glob, the color alone was enough to stop me from taking another bite, and made me wonder if thats why the first one had been cooked to death, again, the lions share went to the dog. The fries were what I would imagine corrugated cardboard to taste like... Finally we got the brie salad.. while it was the most edible thing we ordered, thats not saying much, I found the greens to overly smothered in dressing, limp and soggy, the pastry wrapped brie was too much, heavy and lifeless. We didn't finish any of the dishes and the $34 bill felt steep for the quality and preperation of the food. Especially alarming was the quality of the meat, I can't imagine the burger being any less grey at the restaurant, maybe the lights are too dim to notice. All that aside, the person on the phone was very friendly and when I called to say the burger was over cooked, they sent another over no questions asked.

I will try Lamb and Jaffy again, but I will never order take-out from them again... The worst part was I blew my food budget for the day, so I had to eat cereal and milk at home so as not to go to bed hungry!

Disappointing at best.

Pros: close to my house.

Cons: most everything else

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what a treat, to have this restaurant in greenpoint. the only point of frustration is an ever-changing schedule for when they're open. make sure to call ahead before you go. the duck is great, as are all the fish dishes. the lamb burger is a bit heavy. brunch is heavenly (only served on sundays). byob indeed does help keep the tab down. enjoy!

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★★★★☆

what a treat, to have this restaurant in greenpoint. the only point of frustration is an ever-changing schedule for when they're open. make sure to call ahead before you go. the duck is great, as are all the fish dishes. the lamb burger is a bit heavy. brunch is heavenly (only served on sundays). byob indeed does help keep the tab down. enjoy!

Pros: food

Cons: call before going, sometimes they close early

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We really enjoyed the food although one of our dishes was served a little too close to room temp. I had the lamb chops which were very flavorful. If none of your dishes are served with the Potatos Au Gratin make sure to order a side for the table. My date was wowed by the complimentary flavors of the duck. The backyard outdoor garden seating is nice and the fact that it is BYOB really makes it affordable to enjoy a nice bottle of wine with dinner. I think the biggest complaint I had was the lighting. It was just too dark and the light by the door is overly bright casting huge shadows across the tables. A little attention to detail would really make this outdoor space sing. Overall, good food and service at a more than fair price

2
★★★★☆

We really enjoyed the food although one of our dishes was served a little too close to room temp. I had the lamb chops which were very flavorful. If none of your dishes are served with the Potatos Au Gratin make sure to order a side for the table. My date was wowed by the complimentary flavors of the duck. The backyard outdoor garden seating is nice and the fact that it is BYOB really makes it affordable to enjoy a nice bottle of wine with dinner. I think the biggest complaint I had was the lighting. It was just too dark and the light by the door is overly bright casting huge shadows across the tables. A little attention to detail would really make this outdoor space sing. Overall, good food and service at a more than fair price

Pros: Great Value, outdoor space, BYOB

Cons: Lighting outside is distracting

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The food in this place is amazing.The flavors are perfectly complementary.
The dishes are fantastic.Love devils on horseback,the gravlox/beet salad is
magic.As are the duck and the fish dish served with the best carrots I have ever had.
If your ready to sit down for dinner and be amazed by the food.Then come here and bring an incredible bottle of wine to accompany the exceptional food.

2
★★★★★

The food in this place is amazing.The flavors are perfectly complementary.
The dishes are fantastic.Love devils on horseback,the gravlox/beet salad is
magic.As are the duck and the fish dish served with the best carrots I have ever had.
If your ready to sit down for dinner and be amazed by the food.Then come here and bring an incredible bottle of wine to accompany the exceptional food.

Pros: great food, great parking, not crowded

Cons: none

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Everything I've had here is terrific. Feta and sundried tomato app is awesome as is the spinach, gorgonzola, and bacon salad. Service is good, food is very flavorful, and it's a great addition to the neighborhood. Highly recommend.

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★★★★☆

Everything I've had here is terrific. Feta and sundried tomato app is awesome as is the spinach, gorgonzola, and bacon salad. Service is good, food is very flavorful, and it's a great addition to the neighborhood. Highly recommend.

Pros: Not-crowded, Good service

Cons: No AC

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I live in Greenpoint and this place is a great addition to the neighborhood. Everything we've had here has been terrific - the feta and sundried tomato app awesome, and the spinach salad w/ blue cheese and bacon is the best. We actually make a habit of stopping by and picking it up during the week. Bring your own wine and enjoy a terrific meal in a low key unpretentious atmosphere. Beware - avoid the bodga next door - no good wine to be had. Bring your own!

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★★★★☆

I live in Greenpoint and this place is a great addition to the neighborhood. Everything we've had here has been terrific - the feta and sundried tomato app awesome, and the spinach salad w/ blue cheese and bacon is the best. We actually make a habit of stopping by and picking it up during the week. Bring your own wine and enjoy a terrific meal in a low key unpretentious atmosphere. Beware - avoid the bodga next door - no good wine to be had. Bring your own!

Pros: Not-crowded, Good Service, Great chef

Cons: No AC in summer, No background music

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I've gone to Lamb and Jaffy several times now, and every time the food has been excellent. The lamb and the duck (when they have it) are tender and packed with flavor, the appetizers are especially good, and the atmosphere is quiet and cozy. Service was nice too, attentive but relaxed. I haven't had a chance to try the desserts yet, because I'm always too full. My one qualm is that they dont have a liquor license, and the liquor store next door has an awful selection, so get your bottle before you go.

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★★★★★

I've gone to Lamb and Jaffy several times now, and every time the food has been excellent. The lamb and the duck (when they have it) are tender and packed with flavor, the appetizers are especially good, and the atmosphere is quiet and cozy. Service was nice too, attentive but relaxed. I haven't had a chance to try the desserts yet, because I'm always too full. My one qualm is that they dont have a liquor license, and the liquor store next door has an awful selection, so get your bottle before you go.

Pros: nice ambience, tasty food

Cons: no alcohol

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look, I don't really want a ton of bridge and tunnel manhattan kids coming over to my neighborhood and making it hard for me to get a table at the Lamb & Jaffy, but I really must say that the other review is nonsense.

the food is amazing. nothing overly chic or pretentious. start with the devils on horseback, dates wrapped in bacon that come in the cast iron pan they were fried in. the tilapia in brown butter is a personal favorite. no fancy presentation, yeah. but the lamb & jaffy is certainly a gem. perhaps the best thing in the neighborbood (after photoplay, of course).

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★★★★★

look, I don't really want a ton of bridge and tunnel manhattan kids coming over to my neighborhood and making it hard for me to get a table at the Lamb & Jaffy, but I really must say that the other review is nonsense.

the food is amazing. nothing overly chic or pretentious. start with the devils on horseback, dates wrapped in bacon that come in the cast iron pan they were fried in. the tilapia in brown butter is a personal favorite. no fancy presentation, yeah. but the lamb & jaffy is certainly a gem. perhaps the best thing in the neighborbood (after photoplay, of course).

Pros: devils on horseback, the same waiter

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I was so excited when this restaurant opened; this specific area needs a good restaurant on Manhattan Ave. But, after THREE tries-once for brunch & TWICE for dinner, I have given up hope. Brunch: coffee cold & had to be sent back (!!??!), eggs benedict with lump crabmeat/hollandaise sauce on artichoke hearts were also cold, eggs hardly cooked and oozing with clear egg goo-articokes as hard as a rock. Dinner was recently a lamb special - large "gristly hunks of lamb" slopped on plate, swimming in a pool of watery sauce with chopped asparagus thrown all over plate. It was just bad... Another time: Pork medallions w potatoes & apples - only just edible but boring/ uninteresting. My husband didnt like the food each time either. I'm not high maintenance, just wish for good food ...and they could do SO well there-but they just dont have it down right.

1
★★☆☆☆

I was so excited when this restaurant opened; this specific area needs a good restaurant on Manhattan Ave. But, after THREE tries-once for brunch & TWICE for dinner, I have given up hope. Brunch: coffee cold & had to be sent back (!!??!), eggs benedict with lump crabmeat/hollandaise sauce on artichoke hearts were also cold, eggs hardly cooked and oozing with clear egg goo-articokes as hard as a rock. Dinner was recently a lamb special - large "gristly hunks of lamb" slopped on plate, swimming in a pool of watery sauce with chopped asparagus thrown all over plate. It was just bad... Another time: Pork medallions w potatoes & apples - only just edible but boring/ uninteresting. My husband didnt like the food each time either. I'm not high maintenance, just wish for good food ...and they could do SO well there-but they just dont have it down right.

Pros: excellent wait staff

Cons: Food not good

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Hidden on a quiet block of Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, is Lamb & Jaffy. The warm wood tones give the interior a homey feel and the menu is loaded with feel-good plates. Dishes like grilled salmon with a cucumber-yogurt…

 

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