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Review of L.May Eatery

L.May Eatery
Ranked #1 of 210 Restaurants in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 10th & Main
Description: A new romantic bistro on the historic 1000 block of Main Street in Dubuque IA. L. May Eatery serves fusion cuisine and pizza in Dubuque, Iowa in a romantic candlelit atmosphere. Enjoy our impeccable service table side or at our full bar. We also have an extensive wine list with anything from a quality glass of pinot to a great special occasion reserve bottle.
Reviewed July 28, 2013

...a nice change of pace. Fine food, centrally located downtown, decent atmosphere(though at times a bit loud) and good bar service.

Food is very tasty and fun to look at and eat.
Service...well, waiter thought chit-chatting at another table was in order, before completing our service. Some did not notice, those waiting patiently did notice.

A good place for a relaxing meal.

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Thank C H E
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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2014

Hi MagicoMexico,

We are so glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere at L.May, and sorry that you found the service to be a bit slow. We hope you will come back for a visit again. Cheers, Lea Droessler

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was a really great place to go in Dubuque. I was kind of weary because some top rated places can be mediocre, but this place has a good reputation for a reason. The perfect date restaurant, or even a night out with your friends. I honestly tasted flavors I had never before, it was perfection. Give L.May a try!

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1  Thank Leah P
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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2014

Hi Leah,

Thanks so much for your review, we're glad we exceeded your expectations! We hope you come for another visit soon. Cheers, Lea Droessler

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

No complaints about the food, it was top notch. Everything was well worth it.
The service was super slow.

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Thank Suzanne O
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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2014

Hi Suzanne,

Thank you for your review and for visiting L.May! We're sorry the service was slow for you on your visit and we hope you will come for another visit soon. Cheers, Lea Droessler

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Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I are foodies, when we travel we live off of Trip Advisor. This place lived up to its title. We ate a variety of plates, all came out hot and delicious! All of us in the group unanimously agreed that it was a perfect dining experience. Love when dinners use local sourcing where possible too. Will return when in town again.

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Thank RckStarr
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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2014

We're so glad you were wowed by L.May! We hope you and your girlfriend will visit again soon. Cheers, Lea Droessler

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Having read the glowing recommendations from tripadvisor, we anxiously anticipated a wonderful dinner. We ordered the house salad, crab cakes and split a steak. The salad arrived after quite a wait (we wondered if they had to grow the lettuce) and was fine. The crab cakes were quite good with lots of meat but they were COLD. Next to arrive was the steak with mashed potatoes and a special cheese/butter combo melted over the steak. The first thing I noticed was that the butter was not melting over the steak which I soon found was not surprising given the steak was COLD as was the potatoes! We asked for the steak to be cooked medium, which is was, but it was cold on a day where we sat outdoors in 90 degree heat. When the waitress finally reappeared, we explained the problem and she said she would have them heat it up. When I pointed out that the meat would no longer be medium, she said she would have them remake the entre. I should note that others around us had their food delivered promptly and, although they arrived at about the same time as us, were ready to leave. The steak reappeared a few minutes later and was the same piece of meat "reheated" although the cheese/butter combo was sitting proudly atop the steak UNMELTED. You guessed it, the steak was more cooked and just as COLD as before. We'd had enough and told the waitress that we done with our L'May experience. She asked us to wait and said she would get the manager. She came back a few minutes later and said, "We will totally take care of the bill" but that the manager was too busy to come and talk to us. One last comment, I noticed that when two of the adjacent tables were paying their bills, the waiters made a point of saying they really needed a positive recommendation to tripadvisor as that was their best advertisement. You can draw your own conclusions, but given how bad our experience was, we can't be the only ones who walked away VERY DISAPPOINTED.

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1  Thank dave3807
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LMayEatery, Owner at L.May Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2014

Hi Dave,

We are so sorry for your experience at L.May, that is not the experience we aim to give our guests and I assure you that this is out of the ordinary. If you would please email dining@lmayeatery.com and reference this review we would like to make it right for you and have you visit us again th enext time you are in town. Thank you, Lea Droessler

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