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Posted by Missing ATL on 03/05/2011
Went there based upon a good review I saw. I should have known somthething was wrong when we found street parking easy and the place was almost empty on saturday night. Service was fair we were seated promptly. There was live entertainment which was fair (would have been great with a good singer). The food was probably the most disappointing I've ever had. I had the fried chicken, collard greens and yams which were unappetizing. How can a supposedly established restaurant cook soulfood like an amateur. The bread pudding was inedible. Will never return.
Posted by mike on 01/22/2010
I am a recent arrival to NY and was taken to Londel's by a friend who assured me New Yorkers understood "soul food." They don't. I got the catfish which was OK, but nothing spectacular. The service was not very good given that we came during brunch and the restaurant was not full. Our waitress was a bit rude, but maybe I'm just not used to NY yet. I would say that this place is ok, while it does nothing spectacular it doesn't really mess anything up either. Not spectacular, just adequate.
Posted by paolino on 03/15/2009
Atmosphere and music are ok. Service can be really bad, specially on a busy night. The food is not much dissimilar from the one you can find in any school cafeteria. The entrees are really nothing special and the side dishes are more than ordinary. My steak was hard and my gf had a grilled chicken that anybody could easily cook. We spent $90 to dine here, and after all it was just a big waste of time and money.
Posted by billy on 10/29/2008
Londels is one of best Harlem's best Gems. The food is great and the service is decent. The music was enjoyable. I believe the band that was playing that night was " The Brandon Sanders Quartet " . Hearing this band gave me reason to want to come back again. Not to loud and not to overpowering, just right. For a great food and entertainment, Londels is the place to be on Friday and Saturday night.
Posted by A-Marie on 04/21/2008
Let me start off by saying I love to support great eateries in the community. I walked past Londels many times – and always said I would like to try it one day. I did this weekend – and it was the worst soul food I ever have had. I ordered the chicken and Waffles – a signature dish for southern restaurants… chickens was overdone, fried hard and over seasoned. The waffles were hard and barely edible. Mac & Cheese, and other dishes my dinning partners ordered – was very mediocre to say the least. The atmosphere was nice – but the food wasn't. Don’t’ be fooled by the atmosphere
Posted by Daniel on 01/21/2008
We had read all the reviews here (and on some other websites) and were pretty excited about checking this place out. The jazz was a bit loud and overwhelming when we walked in but that wasn't too big a deal. But the food for me at least was not good. My fried chicken was good on the outside but not cooked properly and didn't taste good. A dining companion ordered the blackened fish though and said it was delicious, so I wish I had gotten that! The sides were decent but overall it was nothing too great. Also they added a gratuity on our bill and we were only 4 people but whatever we would have left more than that anyway. It also costs $5 a person on your bill if there is jazz. You can go but don't expect a wonderful life changing experience.
Posted by Dayle1011 on 10/27/2007
I've been going to Londel's since it's inception. During that time, I've gotten married, had my engagement dinner there, my wedding rehearsal dinner, baby blessing dinners and any thing else you can imagine. We are regular customers of their "private" dining space. The wait staff is wonderful. If you ever experience Winston, you will keep coming, I guarantee it. The food is great, I love the grilled chicken and the potato salad. What can I say, this is a great gem of Harlem. Oh, try the Sunday buffet, it's worth it!!