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“Consistantly Good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lauren's

Lauren's
Highway 128, downtown Boonville, Boonville, CA
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Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Boonville
Cuisines: American
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Philo, Ca
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Consistantly Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I eat here about every 6 weeks (and that's a lot for someone who seldom eats out!). The food is always very good and fresh. The atmosphere is warm and friendly. We usually take our out-of-town company here for a meal and they always like it.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Ukiah, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Below par except for the beer”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My wife and I drove over from Ukiah on our son's recommendation and rosy online reviews. The place was bustling even on Tuesday so that seemed to forecast good things to come. Wrong!! The experience was all down hill from there, and how so many have given this place 4-5 stars has me wondering what they had imbibed before they arrived there! Let's start with the food since it's so highly touted, apparently. The green chili enchiladas were in no way better than mediocre. Bland black beans are to be expected to complement lively green chili enchiladas but this enchilada dish was bland on all counts...bland enchiladas, bland beans and blander still, the strange addition of polenta triangles. No sauces were provided to bolster the enchiladas, and the under-whelming portion size didn't make $14 seem to be a bargain. The same could be said for my wife's Cobb salad, an undistinguished, medium sized 14 dollars worth. The beer, by the way, we can accord a 5 star since Anderson Valley IPA is hard to beat...not surprisingly it was available since Lauren's is in Boonville, and it became the highlight of the evening. The LOWLIGHT, however, has yet to be mentioned: the waitress! This middle aged put-upon dealt with us as sparingly, abruptly and as begrudgingly as possible, and never even came to us once with the customary "How is/was your meal?" or "I hope you enjoyed your meal?". She did manage that courtesy for the neighboring table, however, so they may give her 5 stars. The Mexican family behind us did seem to qualify for her snappiness on the other hand, so we needn't feel she was discriminating against us alone. The fact that I gave her a 10% tip instead of the usual 20% for places we like didn't impress my wife...she felt the waitress deserved nothing, and as usual, she was right! If Boonville is a place you happen to be marooned in for lunch or dinner, the food, at least, at Lauren's will likely not offend you. The waitress is another matter!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tlalnepantla, Mexico
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Love it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Had a wonderful dinner. The food was delicious, very fresh and with excelent flavor. All that I ate was fresh. I will definetly be returning.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Rosa, California
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Great small plates in a comfy place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Came for an early dinner after wine and beer tasting in the Anderson Valley. Asparagus tart was great as was the rare sirloin on crostini. Spring roll with peanut sauce was also very good. Strawberry rhubarb tart for dessert and a couple of glasses of Anderson Valley wine made it a great stop. Good service and a comfy, nice feel. Bar was getting busy on a Friday also. We will stop on our next trip through the valley.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Long Beach, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Delicious Food and great spot for local music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I love this restaurant for both lunch and dinner. The menu is fresh, seasonal,and just a little creative in the best sort of way. The owner is friendly and really makes an effort to make sure her customers have a good experience.

Visited August 2012
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