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Posted by Anonymous on 01/25/2011
The food is good and priced decently. But it's not really worth it when the waiters are more interested in talking to each other than taking your order.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/21/2010
Ive been working in the downtown ny restaurant industry for a long time and not to sound like an ass but I think someone should teach to all staff (not the kitchen staff) how the restaurant business works in nyc. It hurts me that i have to leave a tip for shitty service, every time there is a different server and they all act the same. I want to understand what the criteria is to be hired for this place is. Theres not one server that is friendly and they actually manage to make us uncomfortable during my meal because I'm bothering them or something. On top of that they don't even know how to work in a restaurant (forgetting simple etiquette like bringing silverware) so really, if they dont know how to serve then what am i tipping them for? Their service? Hells no its even worse. They should rehire all new staff because as it stands, the service in chinatown from a 50 year old asian woman who doesnt speak english is way better and fun than a wannabe "hipster"..from nolita?!
Posted by Anon. on 11/21/2010
The last 5 times i've eaten there I leave angry. I feel the waitresses scouring over me, feel like its a burden to ask for simple things like a glass of water, and generally feel like the atmosphere is cold and unfriendly. The waitresses don't give a shit about the customers and always look like they hate their life. Why don't you quit then if you are so miserable? Hipster or not, bottom line is that the consistent horrible service is enough to make me not want to go there anymore, even if the food is good.
Posted by anonymous on 03/14/2010
Tried to order from LD last night...always an issue. They took my order and said 30 to 40 minutes...i called 1 hour later asking what was the status and they said the kitchen was busy and they lost the ticket...then they said the kitchen was closed and there was nothing they could do...there are too many good restaurants to deal with this.
Posted by withnail on 02/15/2010
I wholeheartedly agree with the reviewer below - get over the 'hipster' insecurity nonsense & go eat somewhere above Houston if it really bothers you that much... A great restaurant & neighbourhood staple for years. So relieved when it reopened...
Posted by Lunchtime lady on 07/06/2009
The food is quite good, and it's a nice break to go there during the day for lunch when I need to get out of the office; however, sometimes ordering for takeout can be quite the process. They don't have a "hold" button on their phone, so you hear everyone talking while the phone is down, which you wouldn't think is annoying, but it really is when all you want is to put in a fast order, and you hear people chatting, being checked out and given change, instead of your order being taken. Also, god forbid you call about 2 minutes before 12 to order takeout...you will be asked to call back at 12 and refused service until then. I understand getting flustered and explaining that you restaurant isn't open yet, let's say, if someone calls at 11 or 11:30...but 11:58? For a hipster joint, which it most certainly is, take a chill pill, I'm not troubling you with a delivery.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/07/2009
I've eaten at this restaurant upwards of 50 times in five years, mostly with my girlfriend, and the staff has never been anything other than gracious and accommodating (if a little harried). I think the other reviewers need to get over their inferiority complexes. Sure, there are plenty of hipsters who frequent this place, but I'd rather rub shoulders with them than some people from Wall Street. Oh, and the food is delicious (and exceptionally priced).