Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Lodge
318 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.712379 -73.956710
Unimpressed – It's would be a nice place to get a quick drink and something to eat. However the service isn't quick enough for that appeal. It's ok if you just want drinks but the service isn't great and the food really isn't worth the wait.
Not too impressed.. – The idea of the restaurant is cute and definitely has a 'cozy' feel to it. Considering it has been such a cold week in NYC, seating guests next to a non-insulated window without adequate heat, was annoying. Waitress took forever to finally get to our table, introduce herself and at least take our drink orders. She wasn't very attentive, my drink was empty for a good 10minutes before I had to get myself and ask for another one. We enjoyed the food, but it's not ideal to eat with a jacket on because it's so cold. I had to ask for the check myself, and as we were leaving I over heard the 60something year old man who was either just a host, or the owner and the waitress discussing fellow guests "she looks miserable" etc etc. Not impressed with that kind of behavior, service or anything else for that matter. Screw you hipsters.
terrible meal – Cute restaurant and wait staff but AVOID THIS PLACE! The food is repulsive. Onion rings that have a nutmeg in the batter and served with a huge bowl of mayo w/blue cheese chunks. Hands down the most disgusting food I have ever had. Like giant onion donuts sprinkled with nutmeg. There was a charred trout that tasted like licking a dirty outdoor grill. It arrived at the table black as coal and had a terrible after taste. There was a mushy bland chicken smothered in mushroom sauce. A pungent beet salad with salmon that tasted like a salt lick. It was a memorable meal because it was so terrible. Cute bar but I couldn't go back after the catastrophe of a meal.
decent place for afternoon drinks – a ski lodge ambiance but better when it's warm outside.
menu is promising but food and service ...eh – its great to see country fried steak and ny strip on the menu, but when you actually eat it, you know that you've had better, much better.
plus the service, unfortunately like many restaurants in williamsburg that employ flaky people, leaves something to be desired. don't EVER ask for attention beyond the norm, you will be disappointed.
Schmeh – This place is not great at all. Avoid it. I ordered delivery for brunch today. The French Toast was seven dollars, and consisted of two hunks of bread. That's it. No syrup. No berries. And it was advertised with berries. Just bread. And the sweet potato fries were cold and mushy.
I called to complain. And they were rude, which I expected. But they consented to send another order of the French toast. Which was kind of better. they put the berries on it that time. I threw most of it away. Kind of a waste of a place. Not really satisfying. Not gonna order from here again.
nice ambiance – The steak is waaaaay to salty. I have tried it 2x thinking maybe there was a new salt loving chef the first time, but nope salty beyond edible. Both times had to toss. However I adore the atmosphere & buttermilk onion rings, porkchop as well as the ravioli are YUM!!!!
Cool hang out - but horrible staff attitude – I have always really enjoyed the atmosphere - decor, open windows, lodge feel - but inevitably am turned off by the drama and attitude of the staff here. They continue to be more involved in their own drama than concentrating on the customer. The bartender spent so much time compainer that her replacement was late than taking care of anyone.
fun place for brunch, good drinks, great ambiance – A hipster watering hole, but I love it. This is one of my favorite places in Williamsburg for brunch on the weekends. Expansive windows let in tons of sunlight. A large bar area to wait for your table - it makes the 20-30 minute for a table quite pleasant. The crowd is very upbeat and very Williamsburg. In the winter, they have a good selection of hot drinks and their 2 for 1 mimosas and bloody mary's are also a draw. The food is good, except for the shrimp and grits - I usually love shrimp and grits and their attempt at it here is terrible. The pancakes (especially banana) are absolutely amazing and huge - they're the thickest pancakes ever. Finally, the tongue in cheek decor is amusing (think trailer trash chic). It's a fun place to go for brunch, but I've never been there for any other meals.
Don't come looking for good food, you won't find it here. – This was my second time eating at Lodge ? I remember liking the decor and the atmosphere the first time, and I remember not liking the food that much but I thought that I had ordered the wrong thing at the time (mussels: runny, stringy, not fresh). My husband and I decided to give it a second go ?the bread was some kind of doughy , warm, white bread which would have been delish with sweet butter, but was served with a plate of oil/vinegar...yikes! He ordered the same thing he got the first time, the trout (with greens and shrimp hushpuppies), which was cooked perfectly, with a salty crust, firm, crisp greens but the hushpuppies had no trace of shrimp and were like rubber. He ordered a vodka tonic and when it arrived with a lemon wedge, he asked for a lime and the waitress forgot. Twice. I ordered off of the specials menu: Grouper with asparagus risotto ? the grouper was RAW. I sent it back to be cooked more (I was very apologetic) and the waitress slapped it on my bread plate (klassy) and it came back about 45 seconds later hotter, but still raw. The ?risotto? was actually rice pilaf with pimento, peas and flecks of asparagus in a cheeseless sauce (this was NOT risotto) and tasted like cafeteria food. There was a pointless mound of sundried tomato paste on top of the fish that made no sense?I pushed my food around and the waitress asked if everything was ok, and I said that I think I ordered the wrong thing, but the dish wasn?t what I thought it was going to be ? we felt bad, it wasn?t her fault?then my husband told her about the risotto, but she just shrugged, acted upset, and walked away and then we were done as far as the restaurant was concerned. She didn?t offer us anything more, and we got odd stares from the restaurant staff after that point. Very professional. If you must go, order something simple that they?ve made a thousand times and just be happy to be in a cute neighborhood. Don?t go expecting great food, because you won?t find it here.
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