American

Orange: Lazy Dog near the Honda Center

Located down the street from the Honda Center in a plaza with a Century movie theater and a potpourri of restaurants including this Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar.  I met my friend, Bonnie here before a Ducks hockey game to have an early dinner, catch up, and to celebrate a belated birthday.

We arrived at 3:30 pm, just in time for Happy Hour (which started at 3:00) and also to take advantage of their lunch menu (which ended at 4:00). The catch with the Happy Hour is you must eat in the bar or patio area.  It was getting cold outside, so we found a table in the bar.  We sat down around 3:30, and ordered some drinks.

We decided on to eat off the lunch menu, and placed our order at 3:38 pm.  The reason why I knew the time was I wanted to make sure we still made the cut off for the lunch menu.  I had the lunch fish n chips, while Bonnie had the bowl of corn chowder with a chicken BLT sandwich combo.  Within 10 minutes, Bonnie received her bowl of soup.  I was wondering  why she didn’t get her soup with the sandwich, and assumed it was coming soon.

At 4:10 pm, I noticed the customers behind the bar were getting their food, and when we sat down, the bar area was relatively empty.  The table behind us, who also sat down after us, got their food.  I asked a random server to check our food, and it came at 4:15.  While my 2 little fish were relatively hot, the fries were lukewarm, which told me they sat under a heat lamp.  Lucky we weren’t pressed for time, but half an hour from the soup to entree ? That just seems unreasonably slow.

 

The food was just ok.  It’s a chain restaurant so don’t expect Michelin quality, and I guess it would have been better if the fries were hot. At 5:10, we asked for the check, and it was incorrect. I handed my AMEX to the server, and told her the bill was wrong. I’m not sure if it was adjusted but if it wasn’t, it was just off by $3.00 and it wasn’t worth arguing over the few bucks.  Plus, I wanted to just leave for the Honda Center.

We didn’t leave the restaurant until 5:40 pm, and the place was packed with a line outside the door.  I sure hope those who were in hockey jerseys made it in time for the 7:00 game… as the service was too slow for my liking.  If you are not in a hurry, and want to chill, chat for a while and gossip, I would suggest this place, as the menu has something for everyone. If you’re looking for a quick bite to eat, go elsewhere.

Our lunch/ dinner for 2 came to $31 before tip,and that was with a diet coke and a Moscow Mule.

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