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“OVERPRICED” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lanie's Cafe Incorporated

Lanie's Cafe Incorporated
Ranked #27 of 681 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seminole, Florida
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167 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“OVERPRICED”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

The food was just ok and the prices for food and drink are above normal..Our service was good.but that doesn't justify the prices.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Albany, New York
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125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Neighborhood staple!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I have a strict policy against patronizing chain restaurants. So, when we do eat out, we always support local businesses. Lanie's is a restaurant that we frequent the most- probably twice a month. This past weekend we went BOTH Friday and Saturday. It's a bit on the pricey side, but the portions are huge so you almost always get to take food home for another meal. The food is reliably good, not great, but never bad. They have a great outdoor deck that is very popular during the spring and summer. It's really an overall great place!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank lovestotravel5182011
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Seem set in their ways”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

I came in with a party of nine. We were one of the last people being seated for dinner so the place was not busy at all. When we sat we asked if we could have 3 separate checks. The waitress proceeded to point at the menu and tell me "we do not due that". One check only.

After waiting a while I simply could not understand why they would not accommodate us. The front of the menu said all parties over 8 will need a reservation and due to the heavy volume of customers we are unable to split checks.

Once the waitress came back to take our order I asked again and she stood firmly by the menu. I finally asked to see the manager. The manager came to the table and told me she could not split the checks. My response was, "okay separate us now ,seat each group at different tables so that we can have separate checks." I then said" the menus says we need a reservation since it was required by the menu and we had 9, this rule you are willing to break?"
"and there is no one in the place but us" she did agree to split the checks!


To even make it worse was the food was below average, I simply had the veal Parm dinner others had a number of diffrent meals from burgers to hot italians subs. No one was pleased with the meal. The food we ordered was simple stuff and they did not seem to be able to get it done with any quality.

They have a salad bar that they rave about but there was not much there other than lettuce, cucumbers tomatoes and onions and maybe some red beans...unimpressed.

We thought since we were out of town we wanted a little local flavor , this was a mistake we should have just eaten at the local ruby Tuesdays down the street.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank Mick177
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Albany, New York
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“just ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

love the salad bar, food is just ok---service is good. We did go to a party where they had catered---this food was wonderful

Visited June 2012
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Albany, NY
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great food and huge menu”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

One of my favorite restaurants in the Capital District! Huge menu means everyone can get whatever they want (from salads and sandwiches to seafood and huge italian dishes). Features a salad bar (salads, not food) with fresh vegetables and fresh bread and cheese block. Outdoor dining in warmer weather, too. Decor is clear but a little crowded - still, can accommodate a couple or a lot of people. Fireplace is nice, too. Specials all the time and they're GOOD!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Awbinee
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