Saturday, July 28, 2007

Le Roy's the Original

Le Roy's has been a Monrovia landmark for as long as I remember. Weekends are packed with customers lining up outside and even weekdays are amazingly busy. What makes Le Roy's really stand out for me is that it's a wonderful neighborhood diner that other than having increased menu prices over time has remained remarkably unchanged.

Inside, you'll see a linoleum floor that has seen better days and wooden booths that are clean, though a little worn down over time. But if you look past all that, what you'll experience is the wonderful vibe of the place.

As soon as you enter Le Roy's, you're met with smiles. Once you're seated, your waiter or waitress comes right away to bring you a glass of water and pour you a cup of coffee and always with a friendly greeting.
The staff is always so welcoming and I've always really appreciated their great service. I've been going to Le Roy's on and off for 20+ years and I've never had bad service.

Even today, I ordered a side of bacon and for whatever reason, it was taking its time to get to me. Our waitress came back a couple of times to both apologize and give me a bacon status. Unfortunately, it arrived towards the end of the meal and the waitress simply took it off the bill and comped me for it. Now that's what I call good customer service. I've had a couple similar situations happen to me at high-end restaurants with more negative results.

Since I've only gone for breakfast, I can't speak for their lunch menu. What I can say about their breakfasts is that it's good, hearty fare. No fancy ingredients needed when the food is tasty and definitely filling. I've never left there hungry.

When you look around, you'll see everyone from families to guys in fancy suits, from seniors to young couples, etc. There are just people there from all walks of life. Being able to bring together such a diverse group of people really says something about Le Roy's. Simply, when there's good food and good service, people will definitely come, which speaks well for Le Roy's continued longevity.

To see pics, go to:

Le Roy's the Original
523 W Huntington Dr
Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 357-5076

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Dustin said...

Wow, Leroy's is just down the street from me and I never tried it... guess I have a reason to now :)

Abby said...

I hope you do try it. It's definitely a nice neighborhood diner. :)

Dustin said...

Hey, didn't know you were from Duarte, maybe I can convince my GF to join me in joining your dining club on an outing or two ;)

Abby said...

I'd love it if you and your GF could join my dining club. During the week, I tend to stick Eastside, but during the weekend, I'll drive anywhere for good food. :)