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“disatisfied”

Lakeview On Crystal Lake
Ranked #3 of 12 Restaurants in Averill Park
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We have eaten here before and the best way to put it; it is hit or miss, and recently I would just miss. For a Monday evening, and not all that crowded the service and wait were tremendously long, longer than most fine dining experiences. While it is an extensive menu, the service is limited; either they don't staff adequately or don't train properly, it is not reflected in the prices they charge; $9.oo + for a childs meal...We waited quite a long time for drinks or refills, and even longer for an appetizer. Which was promptly followed by our meals, having our app right on top of our meals indicates poor time management by the kitchen as well as our server and again it was a very slow Monday night. Overall I know there is not much in the area, but if you are thinking about going out or staying in, I would stay in. Food was mediocre, service terrible, cost was way too high, quality of food was fast food or worse. Maybe an off night, but we will not return. There were discrepencies with the price listed in the menu vs. what was on the bill and no one to address it to, as mentioned the wait once we sat was painful and our server rarely checked on us, food was not good, maybe they should focus on a less diverse menu and do a food items really, really well

3  Thank K C
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

Nice restaurant frequented by locals. We seem to remember it being better years ago. All the food the five of us had this time was just average, nothing to write home about. Service and atmosphere was fine. Nice bar area.

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Thank archman8
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Whether its filet mignon, a burger, soup and salad or one of their nightly specials the food is always good. You won't be disappointed. Be sure to make reservations on Friday/Saturday night or expect to wait.

Thank Linda J
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We've been here several times over the past few years and we can count on being spoiled for choice by the menu. In addition to the regular items on offer, there are often some very tantalizing specials and whoever dreams up their soups deserves a medal. The burgers are phenomenal, as are the pizzas, although we sorely miss their Lucky Seven.

The service is generally warm and welcoming--we've had a couple of occasions where an appetizer has been forgotten but the bill is always adjusted apologetically and cheerfully. Making a reservation is a good idea on weekends, but doesn't seem to make much of a difference with regard to speed of seating.

My only real quibble with the Lakeview is minor but niggling--I think the dining rooms have a "cafeteria vibe" in spite of the views. This is highlighted every time I see an employee spray-cleaning the laminate tables. The chairs are standard-issue restaurant supply stock, and I more often see them in Chinese take-out places. It would be nice if there were baffling on the ceiling or more fabric to absorb sound--the Lakeview is popular with civic groups and if you are unfortunate enough to be seated near a party of sixteen congratulating each other about their prize-winning orchids, you can kiss your own attempts at conversation good-bye.

A meal here is almost guaranteed to be delicious and represents a fair value.

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7  Thank Lori12309
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

i liked the burgers and the atmosphere is friendly and rather cheerish..i would visit there again in a heartbeat

Thank e b
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