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“Food and service was inadequate.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Van Dyke Cafe - CLOSED

Van Dyke Cafe
Price range: $1 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New York
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3 reviews
“Food and service was inadequate.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I usually only write if we have a positive experience but there are so many places to choose from on Lincoln Ave. Nexxt (sp) is down the street and the food is much better.

    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank NYNY878
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English first
Level Contributor
125 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice place to view people walking and have a Drink.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It is a nice place to have a drink and see people walking in Lincoln Road. Food is not great and very little options to share appetisers while having drinks. The fried Goat cheese is really good (appetiser) though.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank FRDR
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Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Terrific ambiance, great music venue!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We came specifically for the music but were pleasantly surprised with the overall atmosphere. Friendly staff, amazing variety of music. Highly recommended for true music lovers!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank brilandlynn
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Guilford, CT
Level Contributor
34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Huge variety menu, this is a great place for lunch or informal dinner. The staff is exceptional. Caught in a downpour at lunch time our waitress issued us inside to an open table, provided free coffee and insisted on a plastic take home bag for my expensive camera. With many places to choose from in the Lincoln Road- Mall area, this one is the tallest, and worth the visit.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
Thank worldtravelord
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near Geneva
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166 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“An old favorite remains excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Have been having lunch at Van Dyke's for years and it's nice to note that the quality, service and value remain as good as ever. The outside terrace on Lincoln Road is a a great place to watch the world go by, the menu has extensive choices and the food remains very good. My friends tell me that the evening music sessions are also excellent and will try on the next visit.

Worth noting that Van Dyke is always busy while other restaurants in the area desperately try to hook passers by to eat at them. Only disappointment is that the nearby Girardelli ice cream place has closed...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Ann_Onimme
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