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Shopper

Albany, NY

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Jul 3, 2009
 
What has happened to Alee's restaurant in utica? It used to be a great place for food, drinks, and great atmosphere. Now the entire menu has changed and not for the better. Change in management? Change in ownership? What happened?
jonny

Syracuse, NY

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#2
Jul 7, 2009
 
What did happen there????
wayno

Bethpage, NY

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#3
Jul 8, 2009
 
Probably losing too much money, not charging enough for what they were serving. GIANT Prime Rib for less than 20 bucks??
Fred Sperry

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Jul 21, 2009
 
Shopper wrote:
What has happened to Alee's restaurant in utica? It used to be a great place for food, drinks, and great atmosphere. Now the entire menu has changed and not for the better. Change in management? Change in ownership? What happened?
Yea, the cook opened his own restaurant and the owners fired all the staff that was friends with him
Whit

Syracuse, NY

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#5
Jul 21, 2009
 
i heard they've been havin trouble keepin a decent cook =/
Renewed

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Aug 27, 2009
 

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Well, I did go there tonight and it was one of the best local meals I have had in a while. Che cam out and visited us and the beer prices were awesome, $1 UC (let's not start this again) and $2 bottles of whatever they have. Nobody's doing that. The Italian dressing is made from high quality stuff and the flavor was great. The meals were just superb. Waitstaff was excellent and friendly from start to finish. Zero complaints and I'll return.
Shopper

Albany, NY

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Aug 28, 2009
 
Renewed wrote:
Well, I did go there tonight and it was one of the best local meals I have had in a while. Che cam out and visited us and the beer prices were awesome,$1 UC (let's not start this again) and $2 bottles of whatever they have. Nobody's doing that. The Italian dressing is made from high quality stuff and the flavor was great. The meals were just superb. Waitstaff was excellent and friendly from start to finish. Zero complaints and I'll return.
Glad to hear things are better now. My friend went again recently and also reported good food, good service.
Joe

Utica, NY

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#8
Aug 29, 2009
 
Foods Great
will try

Rome, NY

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#9
Aug 29, 2009
 
this place was always good havent been in a while but will try again
joanne

Syracuse, NY

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Sep 11, 2009
 
used to be my favorite place. went two weeks ago and vowed not to go back. 4 bad meals in a row?! i'm all done.
Rocky Squirrel

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Sep 11, 2009
 
joanne wrote:
used to be my favorite place. went two weeks ago and vowed not to go back. 4 bad meals in a row?! i'm all done.
I don't believe you. Details please.
Moon

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Sep 11, 2009
 

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I went to Alee's for dinner tonight and the food and service was excellent as always. Joanne- I have a feeling your the type of customer who is impossible to please and you probally harass the waitstaff, and make everyone there miserable. Please don't go back!!! Your doing them a favor. They don't need Customers like you!! Keep up the good work Alee's!! I'll be back
Renewed No More

Camillus, NY

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#13
Jan 2, 2010
 
Well, we went back to Alee's last week and it's like somebody threw the sh*t switch! The service was horrendous, the staff was unfriendly and disinterested and the food was just OK like it was thrown together. Has there been a change in ownership/management there? As it is now it's not worth the time or expense to go there. Too bad.
Whit

Syracuse, NY

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#14
Jan 5, 2010
 
They were short-staffed for the holiday rush. Go back soon. I'm sure it'll be back up to par :) they're good folks over there :)
hah

Syracuse, NY

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Jan 5, 2010
 
Not a good time to be short staffed. Wouldn't you make sure you had enough help for the holiday season?
Whit

Syracuse, NY

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#16
Jan 6, 2010
 
Lotta ppl sick
mr smash mouth

Utica, NY

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Jan 9, 2010
 
joanne wrote:
used to be my favorite place. went two weeks ago and vowed not to go back. 4 bad meals in a row?! i'm all done.
Are you sure that the owner didn't tell his staff to tell you to get the f*ck out. No one wants to wait on a nasty b*tch like you. Maybe you are on their list of who can't go there.
mr smash mouth

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Renewed No More wrote:
Well, we went back to Alee's last week and it's like somebody threw the sh*t switch! The service was horrendous, the staff was unfriendly and disinterested and the food was just OK like it was thrown together. Has there been a change in ownership/management there? As it is now it's not worth the time or expense to go there. Too bad.
Are you one of the many staff memebers that the owner has fired for being a drunk or stealing from him? I know the owners and they are nice people. It's a shame that people have to bad mouth them because they are angry that they no longer work there.
Renewed No More

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Jan 9, 2010
 

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mr smash mouth wrote:
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Are you one of the many staff memebers that the owner has fired for being a drunk or stealing from him? I know the owners and they are nice people. It's a shame that people have to bad mouth them because they are angry that they no longer work there.
Nice assumption but no, I am none of what you imply. I am a paying customer as I said I was. I don't really care who you know or how 'nice' the owners are you can go f*ck yourself if you can't believe what I said. I am telling it like it was.
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Jan 9, 2010
 
Renewed No More wrote:
<quoted text> Nice assumption but no, I am none of what you imply. I am a paying customer as I said I was. I don't really care who you know or how 'nice' the owners are you can go f*ck yourself if you can't believe what I said. I am telling it like it was.
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