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“Great food, friendly service” 4 of 5 stars
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Restaurant Lorenz
Ruttenscheider Str.187, 45131 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Rüttenscheid)
+49 20179946
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Ranked #297 of 586 Restaurants in Essen
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Rüttenscheid
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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98 reviews 98 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Lorenz restaurant is at the back of the Brasserie. There is also a hotel by the same management. The menu is not too extensive, but has some imaginative dishes with a mediteranean slant. Selection of nice wines both open and bottles. Friendly wait staff. Art exhibitions

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Not impressive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

This is a place that considers itself upmarket, which holds true for both the décor and the prices. Unfortunately, on the night we went there, neither the food nor the service justified this claim.

Several of us had chosen pasta with fillet steak and veg, with two of us asking for a vegetarian version (we had placed our orders the day before, as we were in a large-ish group). The antipasti were nice, but didn't offer a lot of variety, mostly peppers or tomatoes. When the main course arrived, the vegetarians from our party asked which of the pasta dishes were the meat-free ones, to which our waiter replied that they all were vegetarian.

We waited until he had gone, bent over our meals to try and diagnose who had the plates with meat in them and who didn't, then sorted it our ourselves by swapping plates. Mind you, those of us who had a meat version of the pasta dish couldn't tell straight away, as the bits were so small and shrivelled one of us thought they were chopped-up mushrooms. In all fairness, some of us were reasonably happy with their food, but at these prices, you'd expect for everyone to be satisified.

Staff, other than being eager, had little to recommend themselves as far as knowledge of the food or the wine menu was considered. Maybe, rather than training their employes to call patrons "Monsieur" and "Madame" in the hope of sounding fancy, they should give them some more substantial training. All in all, this didn't live up to previous good experiences I'd had dining here two or three years ago.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice and modern”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Food wasn't so good as it was on the past.
However, personal very kind

Visited November 2011
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