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Offline hfm

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #165 on: January 06, 2019, 09:38:37 PM »
I went to Lally's and the prices seem about right considering the quality of the food.  Everything is fresh and well made.  Other places are cheaper, but sometimes you have to pay a bit more for quality and/or ambiance.  Unfortunately, my dining bills have gone up slightly ever since Lally's acquired its liquor license - I am halfheartedly complaining.  In fact, I am planning on increasing Lally's rotation on my list of restaurants. 

My spouse, however, has complained about the windows and the sense that there is no privacy.  I think it would be nice if they put some kind of art and/or decorations that would give diners a sense of privacy and also give the restaurant more of a personality, both on the inside and outside - depending on the art and/or decorations.

Do people make the same claims about privacy at Queensboro? There's windows all over the outside walls.

Offline Di_11372

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #166 on: January 27, 2019, 03:05:25 PM »

Ate at Lalys this weekend , I like to judge a restaurant by the simply things, for example, their grilled chicken sandwich is outstanding...... it obviously starts with very fresh ingredients. Glad to see they had a good sunday lunch crowd.

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #167 on: January 30, 2019, 09:11:50 PM »
Had a wonderful meal there on Saturday Jan 26. Booths were filled, service was good, shrimp enchilada delicious. When we find a good find we have to support it & keep it going! I was a fan of Zaytoun and think they would have survived if more people knew about them.

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #168 on: January 31, 2019, 07:54:30 AM »
I also think Laly's would benefit from having some kind of window treatment. Roosevelt Avenue is not visually appealing as it has a dark and dirty feel to it.  Not appetizing. Aroma Brazil does a brisk business and it is on Roosevelt but when one eats in there Roosevelt Avenue is "far away".  I too was sorry to see Zaytoun close.  I think it was in the wrong location and their timing was bad.  If Target was there; more foot traffic and potential customers.  He might do better on Northern Blvd or Roosevelt Avenue. 

Offline fillmorep

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #169 on: February 03, 2019, 02:59:39 PM »
I stopped into Laly's yesterday on the way home from Manhattan. I ordered the breakfast special,which was $11.00. I got two somewhat greasy over-easy eggs, some tasty hash browns, two strips of bacon, also a little greasy, exactly one piece of toast, and a small cup of coffee for which i was charged $2.50, I later discovered. The butter that came on the side for the toast was pretty well frozen, and it was accompanied by the usual grape jelly. The final bill was $14.70 and I left a tip. So in the end, I felt that i was charged nearly $20 for a basic diner breakfast.

I'm afraid that I won't go back in the hurry. Yes, they were busy, which is great. And the service was friendly. But nothing in the meal justified the cost. Somehow the charge for the coffee galled me the most.

Offline dssjh

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #170 on: February 03, 2019, 04:22:42 PM »
those prices are fairly typical, but free coffee as part of a breakfast special is implied in the contract of being a new yorker. an upcharge is off base.

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #171 on: February 04, 2019, 10:30:03 AM »
Not that you don’t have a right to be satisfied with what you got, but I wouldn’t have gotten such a basic breakfast there. They really excel at their non-diner dishes. Because...well, they’re not a diner.

Offline JH3525

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« Reply #172 on: February 04, 2019, 10:46:07 AM »
I fully understand that restaurants have enormous overhead and must charge what they charge to survive.  However, I can't imagine spending $20 for breakfast.  The last time that I had a meal at a restaurant was in January 2016 when I took someone to Okawa Restaurant for their birthday.  I prefer preparing my own meals which gives me control over the quality of the ingredients, how its prepared and how its seasoned (I never use salt).  With an annual six figure income and a significant net worth its not about saving money.  I have the same breakfast every morning which is fresh made carrot & beet juice, oatmeal with blueberries and coffee for $1.60.
I realize that I'm very bad for the local economy but I enjoy preparing meals and dining at home.   

Offline Di_11372

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #173 on: February 05, 2019, 01:25:51 PM »

Sorry but I find it strange that an individual who is committed to not eating at restaurants is making comments about restaurant food/prices ??

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #174 on: February 05, 2019, 08:34:56 PM »
A restaurant voyeur, possibly--and one who can calculate the exact cost of his/her homemade breakfast, to boot. If you need to avoid salt, I guess it really is best to stay out of restaurants.  For me, eating out is entertainment and a social event and a way to avoid drudgery/too many dishes to wash. It gives me more than just the meal, so I consider it worth the price.

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #175 on: February 05, 2019, 10:30:54 PM »
For me, eating out is entertainment and a social event and a way to avoid drudgery/too many dishes to wash. It gives me more than just the meal, so I consider it worth the price.
Hear! Hear! We’re way off topic now, but agreed. I don’t eat out simply for sustenance. But to each their own. I feel like a JH Supper Club is in order...

I’ll create a separate thread. Lol.

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #176 on: February 05, 2019, 11:39:38 PM »
For me, eating out is entertainment and a social event and a way to avoid drudgery/too many dishes to wash. It gives me more than just the meal, so I consider it worth the price.
Hear! Hear! We’re way off topic now, but agreed. I don’t eat out simply for sustenance. But to each their own. I feel like a JH Supper Club is in order...

I’ll create a separate thread. Lol.

Please do. And if there’s a JH Supper Club, I’d be an active member!

Offline ljr

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #177 on: February 06, 2019, 09:19:38 AM »
Well that's an interesting idea, a Supper Club! But then would I have to meet in person the people I've been insulting anonymously on this board? LOL. (I actually did meet someone who lives in JH at work recently and found that he/she does frequent this board and wondered what his/her moniker was and if I'd ever had an argument with him/her.)

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #178 on: February 06, 2019, 12:12:16 PM »
Well that's an interesting idea, a Supper Club! But then would I have to meet in person the people I've been insulting anonymously on this board? LOL.

That's why I use my name on social media. There is nothing I would write that I wouldn't say to someone's face.

Offline dssjh

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #179 on: February 06, 2019, 12:21:24 PM »
i met one (lately absent) person when i bought some things from her at an apartment sale....but we never clashed, and she was lovely in person.

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Re: Laly's Restaurant
« Reply #179 on: February 06, 2019, 12:21:24 PM »