LJ's & The Kat Lounge
Nice experienceWent on Friday night around 7:00. I would recommend reservations as they were pretty full. We were seated right away. Sofa type seating is a little odd and my wife and I had to change places because I sank down so far in it. Service is top notch. Bread, rolls and butter are great. We had the duck egg rolls and they were very good. We also tried the ox tail soup and is was only ok. The ceasar salad is very well done, mild and tasty. My wife had the chicken and it was awesome. I had the flat iron steak and it was wonderful. The scalloped potatoes are real good. We would definetly go back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FindNice settings and very good food. The service was excellent.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as alwaysThis is a great place because of its consistent food food and service. Never fails to impress.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place! Great Food!We wanted to go someplace for our 10th wedding anniversary. Not being from the area, I made reservations here based on the reviews online and LJ's and The Kat Lounge DID NOT disappoint! Everything was perfect! The hostess made us feel right at home and wished us a happy anniversary as did our waiter! They even went as far as to print our anniversary on the top of our menu! Our food was spectacular as was the wine pairing with my meal! The pricing was spectacular as I have eaten at worse places for much more!
Overall I can't say enough about LJ's and The Kat Lounge! I will definitely be returning when I am in the area again! Thanks for a great 10th Anniversary dinner!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't be ordinaryLJ's is one of my favorite restaurants. It sometime requires courage. The menu changes often, and it is eclectic. This evening, after considering many of the Asian and North African-influenced dishes, I settled on an appetizer of fried green tomatoes and porter braised pork belly with a lovely mashed cauliflower side. At LJ's, you can go in lukewarm on a dish, order it with confidence, and trust that the experience will surprise you and, perhaps, enrich you. Take your meat and potatoes friends, order a side of garlic potatoes and a hanger steak for them, and then get crazy. And if your friends want a "balsamic" with the house salad, offer to eat theirs as it comes--lemony, parsley-enriched, velvety. It is a blessing.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMthe best place aroundIn an area that is something of a culinary desert, LJ's is a true oasis. Thanks to all who make it possible-- and keep up the good work!!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLJ's is the Kat's PajamasI've been going to LJ's since is was 12 years old. It's a great place, but usually once a year makes it a special trip for us. The food is always good and I like to see the chefs use of a seasonal menu. LJ's is one place everyone should dine at, at least once in their lifetime. The food is superb and the restaurant is extremely appealing to the eyes as well.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOf Most ImportanceTo me, the demeanor of the wait staff are the difference between a good dining experience and an excellent one. I want to single out Kristen, with her smiles and attention to detail, made our dining experience a memorable one. The auxillary waiters were great as well. This was our first experience at LJ's and it won't be our last.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!!I have never had a bad meal. We did the 5 course chef's menu with wine pairing!! Highly recommend!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurnt, rivls theGreat restaurnt, rivls the best in DC and Baltimore
Terrific service. A definite must when you want something special5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service at LJ'sThe food and service at LJ's is always superb. Alex ( the owner) checks every order and insists on perfection. Lonnie (the chef and a CIA grad) is always innovative in the kitchen.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great meal and theAlways a great meal and the staff is excellent, thanks James!!!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMKat Lounge is tops!Our party of four raved about the service, the exquisite meals from appetizers to desert! It was absolutely one of the best dining experiences we have ever had.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent asThe food was excellent as was the service. We enjoy this restaurant.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff at LJ's were atThe staff at LJ's were at their best again last night. We can't wait to come back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNever Expected this FindWho would have thought Hagerstown, MD would have a restasurant of this caliber. Definitely not a place you would accidently stubmble onto as it is hidden away on a side street. Wait staff was extremely well trained and attentive. The open kitchen gives you a view of what really happens when your order is placed. The scallops were prepared to perfection. My wife had the special, a veal chop medium rare. She says it was one of the best meals she has had in quite some time. Another "back to."3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were looking for a newWe were looking for a new place to eat and actually found the restaurant on line. What a GREAT experience. The food was terrific and the atmosphere was unique and different from all of the "glorified fast food restaurants". Pricing was perfect too. We will definately be back and refer the restaurant to our friends. Only negative comments that I do have is that at times it seemed a little loud.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Find!Fantastic find in out of way place! Went for the duck confit but menu changed....my sirloin steak was cooked to perfection! Yum!2/6/2013 12:00:00 AM