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Posted by budget foodie on 06/30/2011
It's amazing - and huge! Great lunch or dinner at a reasonable price!
Posted by AnonymousMorningside on 05/30/2011
By far a better choice than greasy but more famous Tom's Restaurant down the block. There are some good old fashioned diner choices and some extras as well as a full bar and choice of indoor or outdoor seating. For reasons I can't fathom, no matter how empty, or how much staff is around, services is always a bit slow. The breaksfasts are good, and I'd be happier if they kept breakfast on the menu 24/7, not sure why they don't. Sandwiches and burger type stuff also nice with real greens instead of fries if that's your thing. The skinny is this -- you can go there with people without embarrassment. You can take your burgher loving nephew, your salad loving cousin and your vegan sister and you'll all find something decent.
Posted by anonymous on 05/25/2011
I used to love Deluxe, especially their spring rolls. I hadn't been there in a few months and was craving the spring rolls so I went back with a friend around 4 pm on a Wednesday. The restaurant itself was basically empty except for 8 employess milling around. We were seated promptly and given water but it took 8 minutes before someone came to take our drink order. We ordered everything at once. While waiting, we saw the bartender get into a verbal battle with a busboy. Needless to say we were very unconfortable sitting there. The drinks when they finally arrived were wrong. Our order consisted of 4 appetizers. It took 30 minutes to get any food. The soup and quiche were good, as were the calamari. Oh but the spring rolls! They were ice cold on the inside! It took more than 30 minutes to semi-fry a pair of pre-made spring rolls? The waitress seemed very puzzled when I explained to her they were cold. She asked if I wanted them warmed up. I told her to fire a new pair because they were already cut and very soggy so you couldn't fry them. Finally a new set arrived which were hot but soggy. They also happened to be rancid! I could smell they were off the second they came to the table. How did they not notice the smell? When I told her they were off, she thought I was saying they tasted differently (from the usual). Once I clarified she took them away without a comment. After waiting some time trying to get the check, the manager came over and asked what was wrong. We told him and asked for the check. When he came back with the check he said we should have told him immediately if there was a problem and I shouldn't have eaten it. Well I took a bite to check I wasn't crazy about the smell and then my friend put some on her plate to taste it... we ate two bites! I thought simply telling the waitress the food was bad would be sufficient. Didn't know I had to talk to also convey the message... Atleast they didn't make us pay for the food. The experience and ambience was hostile and unfriendly. I will never return and am very sad that their great spring rolls are gone.
Posted by patrick populorum on 05/23/2010
A bastion of mediocrity.
Posted by uwsfoodie on 01/13/2010
This place is pretty basic -- good for a quick breakfast or lunch with a friend. or two. Their omlettes and salads are tasty and I hear the sandwiches are good too. Good portion sizes. Yeah, it's slightly overpriced, but really, what isn't these days? A nice atmosphere and right in the heart of the Columbia University neighborhood.
Posted by Best MOM on 11/29/2009
Stopped here after a visit to Columbia University with our teenage daughter. After a convenient walk down the street we were glad to find this cute little diner like establishment. The menu was sufficient and the service was perfect. Food was good and portions adequate. Would stop in again for sure. Great for kids.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/20/2009
Most of the items are quite good. I really like the meatloaf and the cobb salad. The fried calamari is really bad, so much so that I stopped eating after a couple of bites because I thought it might make me sick. Takeout is fairly fast and reliable. Overall it is a solid medium-high.