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No Name Restaurant or Abe and Louies?

baymom May 3, 2008 03:19 PM

Is No Name Restaurant any good? what about abe and louies?

  1. LovesFoieGras May 8, 2008 12:13 PM

    Ahhh, I am thinking this is a no-brainer, No Name...No Good!

    1. C. Hamster May 7, 2008 12:39 PM

      There really is no question here.

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        Hambone Willy May 7, 2008 11:54 AM

        Filet mignon sandwich at A&L is great for lunch. Does No Name still have plastic utensils? These two restaurants are polar opposites.

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        1. re: Hambone Willy
          treb May 8, 2008 06:52 AM

          I don't think the OP is suggesting a comparison but, rather opinions on each. I mean how can you compare a dumpster to a villa.

          1. re: treb
            fmcoxe6188 May 8, 2008 10:36 AM

            Well put -haha

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          monger May 7, 2008 11:08 AM

          Abe and Louies over The No Name hands down.

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            bachslunch May 5, 2008 02:42 PM

            If it's a choice between only these two, I'd opt for Abe & Louie's. Note that A&L is upscale on its prices, about comparable to places like Capital Grill and Ruth's Chris.

            I haven't had the utterly awful experiences many on this board appear to have had at the No Name, but than again I don't go outside their wheelhouse, sticking to their chowder and fried seafood. They are cheaper than A&L.

            A&L will have a more varied menu than No Name, and they do put out an excellent bread basket.

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            1. re: bachslunch
              joth68 May 8, 2008 10:51 AM

              Even their fried seafood isn't that good. I wish it was because excellent fish chowder(and theirs really is) is not enough to drag me in.

            2. fmcoxe6188 May 5, 2008 12:34 PM

              Have to concur- the meal I had a No Name last summer was one of the worst meals Ive ever had.

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                lergnom May 4, 2008 11:17 AM

                No Name sucks.

                A & L is terrific for lunch on a summer day when the windows are open to the street.

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                  treb May 4, 2008 04:00 AM

                  No name is aweful, last time I went the fish was cooked to driness and smelled like ammonia and the place was filthy. A&L has great steaks and an excellent bone-on swordfish chop and when the weather is nice a outside patio to eat and take in the views.

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                    TheScribe May 3, 2008 07:47 PM

                    No Name is not good these days.

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                      lexpatti May 3, 2008 03:40 PM

                      We went recently to No Name - never again. Was very disappointed! I love calimari, ours was overwhelmed by the batter. I can't even remember my dish but wish we had gone somewhere else. I don't like wasting my money. I didn't enjoy the dining room either, no ambiance at all but nice view of the water.

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                        PJ Mac BJ May 3, 2008 03:36 PM

                        I haven't been to the No Name in decades. I never hear of anyone ever talking about eating there. I think the bulk of their business comes from Senior Citizen bus tours.

                        Abe and Louie's is a solid, old-school steak house. They bartenders and servers are very seasoned, and rarely leave. The bar at street level is a bit of a "frat house" during peak hours. The dining room is comfortable on the main level. The upstairs bar is a bit of a secret, and a good place to get away from the "scene" of the big bar. There's a TV upstairs and the full menu is served at the bar. Another secret is to have someone in your group order the swordfish chop, bone-in. It's a great piece of fish to mix in with your turf selections.

                        My vote is A&L.

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