Lou's Cafe Inc

★★★☆☆

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Mon. - Sun. 7am - 8pm

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I came upon this spot on a recent visit to New York. It is a cozy spot in midtown and offers a wonderful selection of excellent and unusual foods. I had a great salad with slices of toast topped with feta cheese, walnuts and honey.delicious!

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I came upon this spot on a recent visit to New York. It is a cozy spot in midtown and offers a wonderful selection of excellent and unusual foods. I had a great salad with slices of toast topped with feta cheese, walnuts and honey.delicious!

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I popped in to grab a sandwich to go. I got a chicken wrap sandwich, made fresh, loaded with lots of juicy chicken plus a side of pasta with a light pesto. Very good and very fresh!

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★★★★☆

I popped in to grab a sandwich to go. I got a chicken wrap sandwich, made fresh, loaded with lots of juicy chicken plus a side of pasta with a light pesto. Very good and very fresh!

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On Oct 21, 2007, I setup a 10:30A brunch with friends to meet my mom who was visiting from out of town. None of us had ever been to this restaurant but most of the reviews sounded promising. Upon arrival, we stood in the front to await someone to sit us. I saw a manager running around who kept zipping past us in & out the door trying to bus tables and serve guests. When I realized we'd been standing there a while (about 8 min) and no one had approached to at least ask about our party size, I tried to intercept him. I said "excuse me..." and he spoke over his shoulder "yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...I'm getting to you, I'm getting to you." It was very snide, very rude and very much like as if he was inconvenienced by me and annoyed I'd done it. Other people in my party noticed and thought the same.

Finally, he sat us at a table set for four...he threw the menus down and walked away. I followed behind him as he went to clear a table nearby and said "hi, excuse me, what I was trying to tell you earlier is we need a table for six - not four - as I'm expecting others but when I tried to tell you you shut me down". And his response was a curt "yes, I did shut you down". He was averting my eyes and went on to say "okay then, you can have this table here just give me a moment." I went back to where we'd first been sat and told the group what he said, who were all as surprised as I was by how bold and overt his attitude was.

When the new table was ready he waved us over. I led the way and he mumbled, "sorry about that" and walked off. Never saw him again. As for the waitstaff, they seemed like they were either asleep (because they moved sooo slow and it took 15 minutes to get a cup of coffee and hot chocolate for two people) and/or did not understand (I think there were possible language barriers and we had to make sure they knew what we were ordering. Other than that, the food was standard. Not bad, not excellent. But not at all worth a bad attitude.

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★☆☆☆☆

On Oct 21, 2007, I setup a 10:30A brunch with friends to meet my mom who was visiting from out of town. None of us had ever been to this restaurant but most of the reviews sounded promising. Upon arrival, we stood in the front to await someone to sit us. I saw a manager running around who kept zipping past us in & out the door trying to bus tables and serve guests. When I realized we'd been standing there a while (about 8 min) and no one had approached to at least ask about our party size, I tried to intercept him. I said "excuse me..." and he spoke over his shoulder "yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...I'm getting to you, I'm getting to you." It was very snide, very rude and very much like as if he was inconvenienced by me and annoyed I'd done it. Other people in my party noticed and thought the same.

Finally, he sat us at a table set for four...he threw the menus down and walked away. I followed behind him as he went to clear a table nearby and said "hi, excuse me, what I was trying to tell you earlier is we need a table for six - not four - as I'm expecting others but when I tried to tell you you shut me down". And his response was a curt "yes, I did shut you down". He was averting my eyes and went on to say "okay then, you can have this table here just give me a moment." I went back to where we'd first been sat and told the group what he said, who were all as surprised as I was by how bold and overt his attitude was.

When the new table was ready he waved us over. I led the way and he mumbled, "sorry about that" and walked off. Never saw him again. As for the waitstaff, they seemed like they were either asleep (because they moved sooo slow and it took 15 minutes to get a cup of coffee and hot chocolate for two people) and/or did not understand (I think there were possible language barriers and we had to make sure they knew what we were ordering. Other than that, the food was standard. Not bad, not excellent. But not at all worth a bad attitude.

Pros: very rude manager and poor service

Cons: outdoor seating

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we should have known better than to eat here when the man said "we can make you eggs benedict but without the hollandaise sauce." but i was very hungry and wanted to make it to folk art museum before it closed. the height of the disappointment was when my friend was served only 10 black beans in her omelette (i'm not kidding - only 10!) and when she asked for more, the waiters had to hold a conference and then send over the head waiter for an omelette inspection before coughing up more beans. this is the worst meal i have ever had in new york city. -- and they only serve champaign by the glass and not the bottle - whoever heard of such a thing?

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★☆☆☆☆

we should have known better than to eat here when the man said "we can make you eggs benedict but without the hollandaise sauce." but i was very hungry and wanted to make it to folk art museum before it closed. the height of the disappointment was when my friend was served only 10 black beans in her omelette (i'm not kidding - only 10!) and when she asked for more, the waiters had to hold a conference and then send over the head waiter for an omelette inspection before coughing up more beans. this is the worst meal i have ever had in new york city. -- and they only serve champaign by the glass and not the bottle - whoever heard of such a thing?

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Lou's is a fantastic little restaurant tucked away in Midtown. Pastas, salads, sandwiches, are all excellent. They do a lovely brunch on the weekends, as well.

PROS: Great food/ service
CONS: closes @ 8pm

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★★★★☆

Lou's is a fantastic little restaurant tucked away in Midtown. Pastas, salads, sandwiches, are all excellent. They do a lovely brunch on the weekends, as well.

PROS: Great food/ service
CONS: closes @ 8pm

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Food is good, plentiful, and surprisingly imaginative for a small cafe. Breakfast is an especially good deal. The staff is unfailingly pleasant and welcoming and the desserts are killer. What is especially nice is the contrast of Lou's pleasant attitudes and good value with the Hilton Towers' bad attitude and worse service. In the course of a week's stay at the Hilton we dined at Lou's several times and the walk accross the street was more than rewarded. If weather permits it is fun to sit at one of the sidewalk tables and people watch.

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★★★★☆

Food is good, plentiful, and surprisingly imaginative for a small cafe. Breakfast is an especially good deal. The staff is unfailingly pleasant and welcoming and the desserts are killer. What is especially nice is the contrast of Lou's pleasant attitudes and good value with the Hilton Towers' bad attitude and worse service. In the course of a week's stay at the Hilton we dined at Lou's several times and the walk accross the street was more than rewarded. If weather permits it is fun to sit at one of the sidewalk tables and people watch.

Pros: friendly service, reasonable prices, great desserts

Cons: decor lacking

 

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