Loved this place! In from Denver for the weekend - wanted exactly what we got. Amazing food, nice people, quiet, nice setting. Loved everything about this place and would go back again tomorrow!
Disappointing. The food was good, but the service was surprisingly poor. The bread plate was dirty (I sent it back), we had to ask for more knives when our entrees arrived because they had been taken up with the bread, and when I asked for hot tea with brunch, I got the impression that they didn't really know how to serve it. I was given Earl Grey (not my choice) that was pre-brewed (no bag when it arrived at the table) and had to ask for milk, which came in small plastic dish (like for condiments). The server told me he had more brewing when I was ready for it. What?!?
Great date night! Our 1st time dining here, but def not our last!! Everything we had was fantastic- drinks, starters, sides! Did not disappoint. Can’t wait to try some other items on the menu! Service was excellent all across the board.
The kitchen was very slow but otherwise the experience was perfection.
Costeel is the best!
Love the ambience and neighborhood feel
Unfortunately, nothing was very good. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Perhaps a very off night for the kitchen.
Food was tasty. TJ our waiter was excellent. However the restaurant was "out of wine glasses"! 3 page wine list and our bottle of wine was served in highball glasses. 😞
Very good but they were 86 about 20% of menu items
Tried to order a whiskey on the rocks and 3 times was told didn’t have in stock
The cocktails were amazing and the service was great. Our entrees were good but the appetizers, we ordered 3, were a bit of a miss. Will definitely go back for drinks.
We always have a great meal at The Lawrence. It is convenient to the Fox Theater so it is a go to before performances. Our waiter on Saturday was wonderful. His name is Castillo and he was helpful and fun to work with. Ask for him by name.
I enjoy every experience at The Lawrence. The vibe and ambience are always great! And the food is delicious.
Great menu and bar.
Noise level was the main negative.
Quaint place with adequate and delicious menu.
Great food. Amazing drinks. Loud atmosphere.
The Lawrence is where the Midtown locals go for really good food, an excellent bar and wine and old fashioned conversation. Tonight we started with an appetizer of fresh raw oysters served with a delicious Meuniere sauce. I enjoyed a moist and flavorful- Tuscan Airline chicken breast (I find that name completely offensive-who ever had a good piece of chicken on an airline!). The house made pickled vegetables were a fine complementary flavor. My partner ordered oxtail tagliatelle. The serving looked small when it arrived, but the richness of the oxtail meat and gravy created a very satisfying dish. We ordered a Bruleed cheesecake and a dark chocolate cream topped with a raspberry sauce. Both were very delicious and not-too-large. The chef has a wonderful gift of creativity with flavors. The Lawrence is always full...but service doesn't hurry the diners. Call for a reservation. Parking is available across the street. Go and enjoy!
I took a prospective employee to dinner on a Tuesday evening and we had to shout at one another to be heard across a table for two. The food was okay when it finally arrived, but we had to wait 15 minutes for a cocktail to arrive and another 45 minutes (with no check in from the wait staff) for the meal to arrive. It was a big disappointment, having had good experiences here previously.
Food overcooked. Drinks were good, but service not so good. Took a long time to get drinks and no check in about the food.
Good food. Fast service. Excellent attentiveness from staff.
Been there many times but took a group of 7 there Saturday night and it took an hour to get an entree. Was not even that crowded. Waiter was attentive but clearly there was a problem in the kitchen
Best burger I’ve had in years. The Larry sauce is very good. Service was excellent.
While this is not the first time we have been here, it had been a while since we came in, my fiancé and I came for dinner on New Years Eve. Every other time we have been here the food and service has been exceptional, except for this time, and I will give them the benefit of the doubt because it was New Years Eve. First, I was disappointed to learn the salmon chips were no longer on the menu, which was easily their best appetizer in my previous visits. Not sure if this was a new menu because of the NYE thing, but it used to be a staple for them. Next, our server was very inattentive, I think we saw him three times. Once to take our order, once to deliver the check, and once to bring my card back. The food took forever to arrive, and when it did show up, it was cold. The hostess had to bring our food out. They did not bring the wine pairing we ordered with our food either, so we had to wait even longer for that, again delivered by the hostess. When the wine did show up, I’m not even convinced it was the wine we ordered, it tasted like $6/bottle grocery store wine (was listed as $14/glass). At this point, I didn’t even care and just wanted to eat and get out ASAP. Really disappointed in the experience as I was so sure it would be a great restaurant for this occasion. Hopefully this night was an exception and not a new standard.
Too loud last night
Great neighborhood spot with a small but interesting menu of very solid dishes. Excellent cocktail bar and nice wine list. Loved the ricotta with fig jam and toast points, different and more delicious than I anticipated. I could probably make this my dinner. Roast chicken may seem like a shrug but the skin is golden, the meat very tender, and the saffron rice the perfect foil to soak up the juices. When the bar fills the space can be noisy so if you want to talk during dinner, ask for a spot away from the front area. Our favorite pre-theater/symphony spot.
Awesome service and great food!
Nice dinner after symphony. Liked the local neighborhood vibe. Limited menu, extensive wine and cocktail menu. Scallops were yummy. Friendly folk. If I’m in the neighborhood again, I’d probably drop in. Good date night spot
Food was very good, service was excellent. Overall very good but very loud.
The table we reserved was given away and we ended up having to sit in the center of the restaurant. The black female host was also quite rude when we asked why our table for 4 was given to the table of 3. This is unacceptable.
Best cocktails in midtown. Give the bartender a minute they really make sure your drink is made correctly. Food was great also
Costeel was awesome as always.
The food wasn’t as good as it has been in the past. Service was still great.
The Lawrence has a great bar and is a great location to meet friends for a drink. I used to enjoy dining there as well, but the past few times I have been I find myself disappointed at the either the service or the food or both. The menu has changed and I don't think it is for the better. I don't find the price of the entrees to be inline with the quality of the food.
Food, Service, and Ambiance were perfect for a casual yet nice evening. I'd say it is a great casual date spot or perfect for a comfortable setting with friends. The bar area appeared to be alive and enjoyable to grab dinner alone and perhaps even make a new friend.
The burger was excellent! Customer service was top notch and the drinks were on point! I will definitely return!
What Open Table describes as energetic was way too loud for me to converse w/ the 2 friends I came with. Despite the good food and service, we will not be returning to this restaurant because of the noise level.
Food was well prepared and very tasty, but portions were a bit smaller than expected for the price. Drinks were well done!
Food was great server was too soft spoken for noise level
Would go back
It took a really long time to get out drinks. Apps came out before drinks. Apps didn’t match description on menu and when I asked why the bread wasn’t served with the olives, It wasn’t well received. Like i should’ve known the menu was wrong?
Menu was summer-themed in November. Our chairs were pulled from the patio- very wobbly and not comfortable.
Overall good food and okay service but easy changes would have made it much more enjoyable.
I wish there were more entree options. The food was good but not as creative as I expected it to be. Great atmosphere and music. Service was good.