9234 Park Meadows Dr Ste 100, Lone Tree, CO | Directions 8012439.554435 -104.882348
Good food, horrible service – I had read and heard good things about Leo's cafe, especially their happy hour, so I was excited to try this restaurant near where I live in Lone Tree.I hadn't even sat down or removed my jacket when the female server asked me if I wanted something to drink. Now mind you, this was around 5:30 pm, happy hour, and I wasn't even sitting down and she wanted to know what I wanted to drink. I managed to sit and then say "May I see your wine list please?" She motioned to a little stand on the table and walked away. I looked and looked and there was all kinds of ads for specials, etc. but no wine list. And I waited and waited and waited, literally for about 10 minutes before she returned. She said "have you decided?" I said, "there's no wine list." She looked exasperated and reached over me to grab the little stand and said "it's right in here!" She then looked and looked and realized there wasn't a wine list. She then said "I guess I can forgive you." What the heck? Anyway, she walked to another table and grabbed a stand that DID have a wine list and I quickly perused the list as she looked very irritated. I order the wine and asked her for a glass of water too and since I had waited for 10 minutes before her returning I also had time to peruse the menu and placed my order when I placed the wine order. Okay, now I wait and wait and wait again for the wine and water. I wait a total of 15 minutes (yes I counted!!) for a glass of water and wine. She did not come around to ask if I needed a refill of the water or the wine. I waited almost 45 minutes for my meal to arrive at my table. The food, once received was excellent, I have no problem with the quality of the food and the price of the wine was great, 1/2 off during happy hour. But I can tell you it was not a "happy hour" for me. I really liked the food however, so I may give this place another chance, but if I experience the same quality of service again I won't be back.
Average - good food, not great service – The food here was good. They served free cinnamon rolls before our meal which was great, but they were average - but you can't complain about free food, right? My kids had the chocolate chip pancakes which were awesome. I have the wild mushroom ravioli and my husband had the chile relleno ravioli - they were both really good. The service wasn't great - we came in and nobody was there to seat us. After several minutes, a busboy finally asked us if we needed to be seated, and he looked confused, as though he didn't know what to do. We were there at lunch time, and he only gave us the breakfast menus, and when we asked for lunch menus, he acted confused again - maybe he's just a confused person. He seated us at a table which was too small for our party, but luckily a friendly waitress noticed right away and sat us at a bigger table. It wasn't very busy, but our waitress wasn't very attentive and she wasn't the most friendly person, either. They don't serve huge portions, which can be good or bad, depending on how hungry you are. Overall, it was just average. I'd go back, but it wouldn't be my first choice.
It doesn't make sense! – I drank a cappacino at Leo's Cafe and it left me thirsty, which is the opposite of what a cappacino should do.
Editorial Review – Family owned and operated, Leo's Cafe offers large portions with tremendous value and everything is made fresh, from scratch.
Gotta Go, Gonna Love It – I have eaten at Leo's with my family quite a lot recently and have LOVED IT EVERY TIME. The food is amazing. For breakfast recently I had the waffles with mango, banana and pineapple with a cappacino that left me thirsty for more. My kids had the beef sliders with fries and happiness was written all over their faces. The wife built her own omlette, with roasted corn, red onion and avo - don't ask why, but she cleaned the plate.
Both Leo and his wife came over to introduce themselves, say hi and ask about our meal. They are friendly and personable, just what this area needs with all of the other corporate run eateries. I could not see Leo's providing the type of service one of the other reviewers wrote about. I am also 6'3" and thought the booth was very comfortable. There was space for 6. I especially liked the built in lumbar support on the back rest. My youngest boy is 6, and he had no trouble reaching the table height to wolf down the sizeable portions of tasty food Leo's friendly waitress served him.
For all the reviews, I can only say one thing, GO AND TRY LEO'S yourself. Then, if you feel like it, write your own review. If your experience was like mine, you will write a great one.
Oh yeah, my wife loved the handbag hooks under each table. What a neat idea!
New Favorite – I love this place! The restaurant is cozy, the service warm and friendly and the food amazing. It is great to have so much selection. The soup is addicting. The prices are great, the food is fresh & the portions are huge. The staff is friendly and makes you feel at home. I don't like to go out alone but I would not hesitate to go to Leo's by myself.
best food – I don't usually write reviews but after being at Leos and then seeing the last review I felt I had to. I can't disagree more! I find it pathetic that someone would tell the one they assume to be the owner that everything is fine and then write a negative review. Give the guy a chance to fix it! If you don't fit in a booth - move to a table. The menu is huge with great variety. They offer most menu items for under $10. They even offer a 3 course meal for around $15 - with BIG portions! Six of us ate for $50. The happy hour shocked me with all drinks being half off and they start out inexpensive. The ahi is the best I have ever had. I love the $1.50 mini desserts. The decor is exactly as pictured and we found it very warm. We are looking forward to many happy hours on the patio! Thanks for bringing Leo's to Lone Tree.
Never again... – In this economy, a family must be selective where and how it spends those discretionary dollars. Having seen some good reviews, my young family and I opted to take my wife to Leo's Cafe. Never again. I have never written a review and am generally very easy going about such things. This time, I had to speak up.
Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted with smoke billowing from the kitchen. Next, I was surprised by the restaurant's small size and gloomy, drab-green decor. It was very confining. My family settled into a large booth. I am six feet three inches tall and was swallowed by the bench. The table was much too high for the seats. I had to request booster chairs for my eight-year old children.
The menu was very limited. The service staff was disengaged and uninviting. It took nearly twenty minutes for the appetizer to arrive, french fries for two hungry children, despite the restaurant being generally empty during prime dinner hours. The fish and chicken entrees were bland, dry and generally tasteless.
I believe it was the owner who dropped by at the end of the meal. He asked how everything was and my wife remarked with the courtesy "fine". I was too disgusted to comment. I am sure he is a nice man striving for a successful business. I wish him the best. However, Leo's Cafe really missed the mark with my family. The evening ended with $75 less in our pocket, some still unsatisfied stomachs and a real sense of disappointment having failed to deliver a pleasant birthday dinner to my wife.
My recommendation is to step next door to John Holly's for some of the best Asian cuisine in town. We have never been disappointed there and the price is very right.
amazing happy hour – What a find. A nice looking non-chain place with great food and even better happy hour. We could not believe it when we went in for a quick drink thinking happy hour would probably mean beer and wine only. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that ALL drinks are 1/2 off - even the good stuff! Our quick drink turned into a great night. The food was really good - the burger is huge. We'll be back. Can't wait for the weather to be nice enough for Leo's big patio.
great new find – Went to Leo's for Mothers Day. We didn't realize they have a full bar and patio. What a perfect day to sit outside. The breakfast is amazing, its hard to choose! We ordered lots of things to try and loved it all. The waffles were my favorite. My husband loved the greek scramble. The kids meals came with sno cones, so Leo's is their new favorite place. When we left I was given a gift of godiva chocolates for mothers day! You can tell Leo's is a family place set way apart from the chains. The coffee is the best too.
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