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Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House

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Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale HouseLazy Boy Saloon & Ale House
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.57%
Taps: 51
Bottles: 229
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

154 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, New York, 10601-5334
United States
phone: (914) 761-0272

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Reviews by slander:
Photo of slander
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%

I should've visited this place before. Located just off I-287 (near The Westchester, that big mall there), they've got 40 taps and a cask (The cask was Fullers London Pride which I've never seen anywhere before on cask). They were also pouring the Saw Mill River Brewery's Pale Ale, which I haven't seen elsewhere either.
Okay, here's what I can tell you about the bottled beer selection because I know there's been some talk. The website shows a list that has some stuff that is very very dated (beers from long defunct breweries). The list they have there on site is not as bad as all that. Still, they do list every beer that New England makes and they ain't been around for a few years now, but I can't say when that list was last updated or that they actually attempt to move real old beers. They do post beer promos and beer night specials and they have a good menu and we had no complaints about the food. I'd like to get back there sometime soon and dig through the bottled list some if I can get past the taps.

slander, Feb 23, 2003
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

tikk, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev -4.8%

This jawn was so much better than what I expected. Located right in downtown White Plains, parking is not too hard to find.

Lazy Boy is sandwiched between a bunch of other pubs, bars and restaurants. It is like the Restaurant Row of White Plains. The wife and I sat outside at the sidewalk tables, kind of nice despite the road traffic and the sirens blaring.

The draft list is rather massive: 53 taps, plus bottles. Allagash White, Bell's Two Hearted, Brew Bus, Dogfish 90, Coronado Sock Knocker, Dogfish Birra and Midas Touch, Elysian Sub Pop, Evil Twin Falco, Founders Double Trouble, Thirsty BB Siberian, Nimkasi Quantum, Stillwater Why Can't IBU?... the bottle list didn't show anything outrageously interesting, and they do charge sixteen dollars for Goose Island Bourbon County.

Service was nice and prompt and the bar food was alright. Jalapeno poppers, why not. I don't expect to be back in White Plains often, but if I am, I will certainly stop here again.

DoubleSimcoe, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

AlpacaAlpaca, Jun 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19%

Kubrick99, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Stevo1968
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%

Good burgers and other pub fare.
Great craft beer selection. Probably the best in the area, usually around 40+ on tap.
Prices are good for the area.
Overall, the place is a little dark, even at lunch. But If your in the area it's worth a try, especially if you are in to specialty beers.

Stevo1968, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of pitchblack70
3.66/5  rDev -12.9%

The food is the downside to this bar, located a few blocks from the malls in White Plains. Very good beer selection. Plenty on draft and a lot more in bottles.

The bar does get very loud and it's sometimes hard to get a drink at the bar. Table service is good (when you can get a table).

pitchblack70, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Ralphs66
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%

Kicking myself for not having tried this place out sooner. Really nice selection of taps and a very nice bottle menu as well. It's a drinking bar, plain and simple. Didn't try any food as I had just come from an excellent dinner around the corner at the Argentinian Steakhouse. If you're expecting to get a beer education from the wait staff forget it (as other reviewers have stated). The simple question of how many taps they had was met with a blank stare....and that was the bartender. She knew absolutely nothing about what she was serving. It wasn't a busy night, and she never once asked me if I wanted something else. But, if you know your beers or are just inclined to throw a virtual dart at the beer menu and try something, you can't go wrong. I was there during Kona Brewery's tap take over (6 taps) and I got lei'd...

Ralphs66, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of vonnegut21
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%

The first time I stumbled upon the Lazy Boy Saloon I was taken completely by surprise. Situated in the midst of over-priced pubs and late night clubs, I found this place to be a refreshing option. This place has a consistently great taplist and a deep (although not well tracked and updated) cellar. The prices are quite reasonable for the area and the quality of the beer they serve. I try to make a stop here every time I'm in the area. Definitely worth checking out.

vonnegut21, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%

This is my go-to place in White Plains for good beer, and I would safely say this is one of those places that served good beer before it was as "popular" as it is now..I think they opened in 1994 or 1997. Really great selection of craft brews on tap that are always changing...there must be at least 20 on tap at any given time. Great bottle selection, including rare vintages.
Food is decent pub-style food, but I think they were voted best wings in Westchester at some point since their doors opened...

My only real complaint is I wish they kept their beer menu up-to date. They only update it seemingly every 45 days or so! They never have the same selection in-house as they do on-line.
So Lazy Boy staff..dont be so Lazy and update your beermenus.com page more often!!

DrinkSlurm, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of cosmo4u
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%

I try to go to the lazyboy when ever I get the chance. They are always having brewery nights from founders takeover to lagunitas night. I love being able to get vintage 2009 bigfoot. The icing on the cake is the food is exceptional. If it wasnt for the crappy parking that is white plains id be there every weekend. Plenty of taps and their very own beer menu that you can skim through divided by country and style. Some might find it a bit pricey, but its the norm for NY bar prices

http://www.lazyboysaloon.com/

cosmo4u, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of mavbrew
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%

I was in town on business last weekend, decided to grab some lunch so I checked out BA for places in the area and found The Lazy Boy Saloon. I gave it a shot and it did not disappoint. They had a good selection of draft and bottled beers and even a few vintages (where I picked up my Rare BCS).

I sat at the bar and chatted with the bartender about good beer, he was informative and very nice, hooking me up with some 2008 vintage Samichlause that was on the house and exceptional.

I will be returning in a couple of weeks and I will definitely be returning for some beer and food as soon as I get into town. And maybe even pick up another bottle of Rare BCS if they still have any available.

mavbrew, Mar 10, 2011
Photo of koopa
3.35/5  rDev -20.2%

Stopped in here for the first time yesterday with soccerman7, baconsausage, and grassblue after hitting up Captain Lawrence. There is a nice old wood bar along the right wall of the joint with several TV's tuned to sports games. The left side of the joint is mainly table seating with some TV's as well. Since we had a group of 7 we sat at a long table on the left side towards the back by the kitchen. This probably factored into my atmosphere score a bit as I might have liked sitting at the bar a bit better.

Quality of the beer was pretty good and selection was vast considering they had about 36 tap lines and a huge bottle selection. No super hard to find gems or anything, but lots of solid American Craft and import choices non the less.

Service was pretty bad....there was a small language barrier (very small) btw the table and the wait staff, the wait staff knew nothing about the beers really, and the waiter managed to drop some plates on the ground and shoot marinara sauce up the entire back of my jacket (which was on my chair) as well as on me. He never acknowledged that this happened or apologized either. He just kept moving in hopes that I wouldn't notice until I got out of the restaurant but when sauce droplets start spritzing up your back and even land on your head (bald spot) its hard to not notice. Lucky for them I am cool as a cucumber and would rather make a positive impression on the people I share the table with than curse out the wait staff. Then about 10 minutes later the waiter came back to clear more plates off the table and dropped a bunch of balled up napkins that were on one plate onto my lap.

Food was fairly average pub food but the wings were notably good and available in a few styles that kept them interesting like buffalo, garlic, tequila, etc.

I wouldn't go out of my way to stop here again but wouldn't be opposed to it if I was in the area. I understand that it is unlikely that the staff drops food dishes and spills sauce on every patron so my review score will be an outlier..

koopa, Jan 30, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%

This place was not on my radar until hearing about it at the CdC '10 release from Gingermanstv. I couldn't make it down the night before the release becuase it was a friday night and the only parking was miles away. So I made my way back down on a sunday afternoon after visiting DeCiccos, we got a parking place around a 1/4 mile away which wasn't too bad.

Upon entering the place there were no lights on just the outside lighting which was not really enough to read the menus where we had to sit considering it was relatively busy.

Service was meh at best, they were moderately attentive, but there was a language barrier between us and the server/busser that dealt with us. The bartender was also a bit busy texting sometimes and it took longer than normal to get the beers sometimes. Overall this is understandable, sunday afternoon is generally when restaurants have their B team on anyway so its understandable.

I ordered a sampler of ST Creme Brulee, Old Rasputin, CCB Jai Alai, Ballast Point Calico, and Green Flash LeFreak. Another in my party ordered a Captain Lawrence Imperial Smoked porter, and received a Kaptain's Kolsch instead, this was quickly remedied and the douchey texting bartender quickly blamed the waitress for his mistake when it was clear that she got it (pointed to it to make sure she got it right). I ordered a Kaptains Kolsch to follow my sampler, I got Captain Lawrence Golden Delicious instead which I didn't bother complaining about, I guess I should have ordered a smoked porter instead, I would have gotten the Kolsch anyway, haha. Got a Creme Brulee afterwards and that sufficed for the beer. They also had a monster bottle list

Ordered wings and calamari for apps, Calamari was a bit overdone and tasted fishy but couldve beern worse, wings were very good. I ordered the lobster grilled cheese, great concept but couldve seen better execution, better bread different cheese more meat etc but good overall, just not "wow". Other person ordered a burger that was almost right, they forgot the cheese but offered to replace it, no biggie.

Not excessively priced, but not cheap.

STEG, Sep 07, 2010
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3.8/5  rDev -9.5%

My wife and I stopped in here for lunch today after going to a beer release at Captain Lawrence. Having read a number of good reviews on here, my hopes were high, and for the most part they were not disappointed.

It's a moderate sized place with pleasantly a tap-strewn bar on one side and fairly limited amount of seating on the other. Dark wood and brewery signs dominate the decor. Overall, it was a fairly inviting place, although the extremely high ceilings made it seem less cozy than it might have been.

The beer menu was a sight to behold, with 40 taps (about 36 of which were high quality) and two casks (Fuller's London Pride and Ola Dubh 40), as well as page after page of bottles arranged by country. The ticker in me wants to go back to try brews from Kenya, Brazil, Argentina, and Nicaragua. I opted to get the Ola Dubh 40 on cask, and was hugely impressed.

The food was quite good (especially the buffalo chicken fingers and the sweet potato fries), but my burger, while tasty, was a solid medium-well despite having been ordered medium-rare. Not great. The service was also distinctly sub-par, as no one ever came by to ask how the food was, and my wife (who was having the spicy buffalo fries and no beer) ran out of water and was never offered a refill. Also, when the bill came I was surprised to see that the beer had rung $4 higher than the menu price, and that my substitution of sweet potato for regular fries had cost $2 (neither the menu nor the waitress warned of this, so beware). The mixup in the beer price was taken care of without issue, though.

The food prices were what I'd expect for a main-street bar near New York, but the beer was about a buck cheaper across the board (although the bottle menu had some distinctly odd pricing), and I was simply blown away to get a snifter of cask-conditioned Ola Dubh 40 for $8. That alone made this an awesome stop. This place is definitely worth checking out if you're in the White Plains area, but don't expect too much from the waitstaff if you're sitting down.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Jan 30, 2010
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4.71/5  rDev +12.1%

Although from the outside the place looks like a hole in the wall, when you enter it is a well designed place, with plenty of room to hang out and enjoy this place with friends over a nice pint, there selections of beer is always good from you average Budweiser to the very delicious Smithwicks. the servers are always there to help, although they should be a little bit more knowledgable about the beer that there serving other then that this is a place that you should visit at least once if your down in the White plains area and it is a good time everytime

MadElf25, Jan 07, 2010
Photo of palma
3.63/5  rDev -13.6%

Went here on a sunday to watch the late NFL games.

I didnt know about this place. My friends and I were looking for a bar on the strip to hit up. As we are walking, I read the menu outside this place - it said Fullers London Pride ON CASK! I was like, were going here.

Once inside i realized that this place is a big time beer bar. The selection is close to the greatest ive seen in NYC area. They probably had at least 20 beers on tap - all quality. Some stuff ive never had or seen. Bottle selection is unbelievable. They had 2 casks running - the fullers and i think a captain L. The fullers london pride was so fresh. it was absolutely delicious. One gripe is that they served it in a duval tulip glass. it almost ruined the beer. I just cant drink a cellar temp ESB out of one of these glasses. So I asked for a traditional pint and poured it in there. They put it in the tulip because they only serve the cask as 10-12 ounces. wierd. they should just get some 12 oz pint glasses. Other thing to watch out for is that the bathroom is the worst in westchester county - If you're a woman, I would not hit the john here.

Service is OK. the girls are nice but i dont think particularly learned in beer knowledge.

Some other notes:
The wings are awesome. also cheap during the nfl games on sunday - 25 cents.
I had a 750 ml dogfish FORT for 16 bucks - very reasonable.
Quality could be an issue for some of their taps. I had to send one back. I believe it was a regional lager that nobody else seemed interested in.

A great beer bar in NY. Worth a trip from the city. I love this place and I am definitely making plans to go again.

palma, Nov 17, 2009
Photo of Hophead101
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

visited the Lazy Boy on 1.20.09 with co-workers. We were staying in White Plains and I drug them all there due to my love of beer, thankfully they didn't mind going along.

Place: smaller place, older, wooden. Had a great feel and vibe when you walked in the door. We sat at a table on the floor and not at the bar. There were a couple TV's in the place and tons of beer signs and neon signs all over the walls.

Beer: tons of beer. approximately 32 on draft and 4 more that were cask conditioned. They also had approximately 300 bottles on their menu as well. The also had a nice shelf above the bar which showed what new bottles they got in recently. There beer selection was fantastic. Beers of all styles and beers from all over the world. You would be hard pressed not to find something you haven't had.

The service was great, had a dude who knew everything about beer and was good at making recommendations. The food was good as well, we all got sandwiches and apps, but they were all very good.

If you are ever in the area, you MUST stop by this place. It will be well worth the while.

Hophead101, Feb 02, 2009
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4.14/5  rDev -1.4%

Stopped in here on 1/20/09 with some co-workers during a visit to my company for a training session the following day. I told my manager to "take us to a good beer bar." And that he did!

Before parking the car on a side street, I saw Blue Point, Harpoon and Victory signs outside the building, so I knew they'd have at least something good. To my surprise, they had a fantastic beer menu with about 20 or so taps and four beer engines, not to mention a pretty extensive bottle selection. Everything was documented and up-to-date on their menu. Their vast selection included a wide varieties of breweries and styles, ranging from DIPAs to Imperial Stouts and everything in between. They definitely had something for everyone, as my co-workers opted for a nice cross section of styles, including a Belgian Tripel (Sly Fox Incubus), Imp. Stout (Capt'n Lawrence Espresso Stout), DIPA (Two Bros. Hop Juice), Guinness, etc. They also had Victory Old Horizontal and other barleywines and strong ales. Nice selection overall.

Service was friendly and prompt. I also spoke to one of the servers for a while about Captain Lawrence and beer in general, and he was extremely knowledgeable. I didn't try and food, so I can't comment there.

Glad I had the chance to stop by a good beer bar during my brief visit to the area. I'll definitely stop in again if and when I ever come back to the area for work-related reasons.

ffejherb, Jan 21, 2009
Photo of drseamus
4/5  rDev -4.8%

From the outside I could already tell good things were inside. The neon signs were all good brews. Inside it more of the same. All the walls are covered in damn good brewery signs; each me better than the last. We grabbed a table and the waiter came over. It was immediately apparent that he knew nothing about beer which is completely unacceptable. The tap list is impressive to say the least. I asked what the dogfish head seasonal on tap was and he took the tap list from me and scanned it and asked "do you mean flying dog?". No fool, if I meant flying dog I would have asked for it. He had obviously no idea what DFH was. I ended up ordering a flight including some Mad Elf and Arrogant Bastard.

The food list was good for a pub and would be decent for a restaurant. I ended up ordering a burger which was great and apparently the pizzas are great as well.

Prices were reasonable for the area which is generally expensive. And again, the waiter wasn't rude, just had no knowledge of beer and was a bit slow. All in all a must stop for the area.

drseamus, Dec 15, 2008
Photo of kovarkid
4.58/5  rDev +9%

My brother in law lives in White Plains and this is one of the two places we frequent.
Awesome tap selection. 36 beers on taps!
I try to mix it up each time I'm there and have just one pint before moving on to the next one.
The bottle selection (which is laid out behind the bar like soldiers at attention) is outstanding also, but I perfer tap beer.
Whole heartedly recommend going to this place.
Lots of tv's and a small pool table.
Nice long bar and a bunch of table and chair make up the bar area. During the warm weather there is seating outside.

kovarkid, Nov 12, 2008
Photo of nasty15108
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

One of the original Westchester beer bars. Great atmosphere, selection, and food. Good beer decor, lots of tin beer signs and neon lights. The bottle beer selection is top notch. There is a huge beer menu that is broken down into countries with lots of options and taps galore (Sierra Nevada ESB & Shawarz, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Capt Lawrence, Delerium Nocturnum, Arcadia, ect..)including 4 rotating hand drawn casks including Weyerbacher hop infusion, Otter Creek Baltic Porter and Fuller's London Pride.

If Andrew is bartending your in for a good time. He's a funny guy and great with samples.

The food is is top notch and IMO the nachos and wings are the standouts. I highly recommend the Beer Sampler Platter (sample 5 different taps, in wine glasses, for $8) you can't beat it! Worth the trip.

nasty15108, Mar 25, 2008
Photo of hyland24
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

A true diamond in the rough. This place is surrounded by a bunch of other decent local bars, but nothing comes close to the Lazy Boys beer selection.

Good atmoshere with a 20 to 30's crowd. An excellent collection of neon beer signs. It can get a little crowded in the winter, but when summer comes and the sidewalk tables open up outside there is plenty of room.

The place is simple and friendly. Nice well lit and plenty of light. The bar has been around a little while but looks fairly new.

The service is good. The waitresses are friendly and the bartenders are fairly knowledgable which is impressive considering their rediculous beer selection. Most bartenders would be more than happy to make a suggestion on your request and style preferences.

The selection is excellent. You would be hard pressed to find for a beer they they did not have. They keep close to 40 taps at all times with aboot 25 roatating, including Franziskanner, Chimay Triple, Anchor Steam, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Sierra Nevada Pale, and Anchor Steam just to name a few. They also keep a rotating hand pumped Cask Ale currently Fullers London Pride Hand Drawn. Besides the great draft selection they carry several hundred bottles most of which are kept in the basement where you will see the bartender dissappear too every once in a while through a lift up cellar door behind the bar. The beer menu is great and breaks every beer down to style and location.

The wings are top notch. They have about 5 different wing choices including garlic, and sesame barbeque beside the standards. The burgers are also very good. Overall they have an impressive bar menu and I have never heard any complaints about their food from anyone I have eaten their with.

The prices are reasonable but dont expect any buy backs.

Overall great bar experiance and no place around even comes close the the selection and rotation of this place. I highly recommend to anyone in the area. You wont be let down.`

hyland24, Mar 09, 2008
Photo of aerozeppl
4.03/5  rDev -4%

I was staying with a friend for a while in White Plains and he lived about 3 blocks from the Lazy Boy. The basic thing is that this is THE beer bar in Westchester. There is nothing else I ever found that was even close. The selection is daunting and the place is not that bad. The food is ok. If you want good food go to James Joyce next door. You are here for the beer. During the summer you can sit on the patio up front and have a nice Saison or whatever you feel like. Like I said before the food is not that good. The service will range from excellent to awful. Some of the waitresses know about beer some do not. Alex is the main bartender and he is a good guy who will give a recommendation and a sample of anything on tap. Your best bet in White Plains.

aerozeppl, Feb 07, 2008
Photo of diddly
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%

After moving back home to Westchester from Albany, where there actually was a beer bar, I was pretty disappointed in the bars I was going to. Then, I found about about the Lazy Boy, and took a trip over. I was extremely impressed with their selection, with over 30 beers on tap and a huge selection of bottles. All the beers that I have tried have been relatively fresh, although I am sure that there are a few well past their ideal selling date.

The bartenders seem to have a good handle on the beer, but if you sit at a table, you're better off just pointing to the menu when the waiter comes by.

As for the food, it's better than a typical bar, and almost good enough to go even if you don't drink here. The selection is quite good, and their wings apparently have won a few awards in the county.

One problem that I had with the bar is that it is located next to a few bars that aren't really my scene - crowded and loud.

All in all, a great bar to pass a few hours, and really the only place close to get a few decent beers.

diddly, Oct 23, 2007
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Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House in White Plains, NY
93 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.