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“Had to wait a looooong time for service.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Van Dyke Cafe - CLOSED

Van Dyke Cafe
Price range: $1 - $20
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Washington DC
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247 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Had to wait a looooong time for service.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

We love Lincoln Road and the people-watching it provides, this restaurant delivers on the people watching. Once seated, we waited for a long time for anyone to come and greet us, take orders, anything, but, nothing, there were some employees who looked at us, but they just looked at us. So, I had to go up to the host stand to initiate any kind of service (they were not busy, many empty tables) Finally got a server, and he did a decent job. Their food were generously portioned but average, the prices are a bit lower compared to other restaurants in the area.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank WashingtonJonDC
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English first
Miami Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Popular place for food it has a good jazz club upstairs”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

In my opinion better for jazz than for food as it has a very average menu but it is always crowded at any hour, not for choosy palate. The jazz club is small but musicians are always great plus is inLincoln Road the most popular area of Miami Beach

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank fdmg
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Charleston, West Virginia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

The food was incredible and dessert was even better. The decor inside was also gorgeous. I cannot wait to visit again and hang out in the upstairs also.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Rebekah P
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Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good lunch/brunch choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Diverse menu for your group to choose from. I've had the breakfast items several times and they've all been good. If you're looking for a place to people watch during the day on Lincoln Road with good food, try Van Dyke's.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Alexandria21
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great outdoor location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Four of us ate lunch here on a hot sunny Miami Beach day, although the sun was high in the sky, we we offered our pick of the tables available, the greeter, aware we had a large dog with us found us a lovely table away from the main thoroughfare and with plenty of shade.
Without asking she brought us two large bowls of water for Layla ( the dog ) and was very friendly.
The menu was pretty good and when the food came it was up to and probably a little beyond my expectations for a mainstream restaurant.
My friend Leah has food intolerances and asked for a dish without the dressing, when it arrived it had the dressing on it so the waiter apologised and without delay took it away and brought the dish as it was requested. A potentially painful slip up for Leah but it was resolved quickly.
The food was very good and, considering the location, the bill wasn't horrendous either.
Recommend...

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jezzoo
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