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“Bravo, Chef!”

Lake View Restaurant & Banquets
Ranked #7 of 17 Restaurants in Coventry
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Hartford County CT
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141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Bravo, Chef!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We made a last minute decision to come here on a beautiful Saturday night when my only thought was, "Let's find someplace to eat outside." The atmosphere here was lovely - sun setting over the lake, ducks swimming by, and live music outside. Our server came right over and was so cheerful and friendly!

We ordered two of the night's specials - the sole florentine and the "lomaine" with lobster, crayfish and beef. Both dinners were enormous and very fresh. The lomaine dish was incredibly creative and loaded with flavor. After finishing our dinners we both brought home enough to have for lunch for the next two days.

The only thing that I didn't care for was as we were leaving, two other employees were playing a came of catch with a dishrag in the middle of the dining room. People were still seated in the dining room nearby. That seemed rather unprofessional.

We would come here again for the food alone, even without the lovely view and outdoor seating, but both are just an added bonus. Great job, chef!

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Connecticut
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good food and prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

The food is good. They have a nice enclosed area that overlooks the lake. In the cooler months when we sat there the heating system did not keep us warm, but in nice weather there is no problem.
Good wraps and meals! There is an outside patio as well. A nice family run place well worth the money! Go!

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Storrs2000
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Storrs, Connecticut
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“Always good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

No idea what July 20 was talking about, great friendly service, professional wait staff. The food is always good with large enough portions for lunch the next day also. Wait staff is great I always have a pleasant experience.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank MARKandCATHY1233
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Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great clams at Lake View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

No more need to go to the shore for great whole belly clams, they're on the menu here. And the dinners we've had several times have been excellent, with a light breading, plenty of clams and fresh homemade cole slaw. Other meals have been good to excellent and portions are large. Sometimes there's a tendency to overdo the sauces. Soups and salads have been very good. I wish they had a bigger wine list, with a few better choices. Service has always been pleasant, if not the most professional.
On a recent hot day it was nice to enjoy the "lake view" from the large, windowed, air-conditioned former deck and when the weather's more pleasant we'll sit at one of the outside tables. Only complaint there is that the rocky surface can be difficult for seniors.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank LikeLivingThere
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“Rude rude rude”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

I will never return to Lakeview restaurant! My husband and I sat at the bar and had a horrible bartender! She was very rude no sign of emotion, no smiles, nothing! She looked like a hippy that just rolled out of bed with a studded belt and messy attire. Normally I'm not one to judge but when I go out to eat I expect the server to have some self respect and hygiene. She was focused on customers on the other side of the bar even taking shots with them! We were there to meet friends for dinner showed up early, had a drink at the bar and then called our friends and told them to not bother just meet us at Bidwell!!

  • Visited July 2013
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4 Thank Robm43
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