So I went there to see a college friend play. The waitress took 15 minutes to greet me, I can tell when a person profiles you and thinks you won't tip her (I'm a server myself and yes it happens) after I get my bill, I noticed she had added the tip, which is not only illegal to do (I was at a table by myself) but confirmed my suspicions. I hope you hire better staff and more honest people. I won't go back because the service was bad too.
Really lovely here. Saw Supermambo Vibes Tribute to Tito Puente. Wow. Intimate venue means every seat is a good one. Nice menu. Great vibe. Beautiful crowd: all ages and persuasions. Even though it's small, it was full but not overcrowded. Dance if you want to, there's room. Looking forward to next time. Only complaint is the table minimum. I don't care for places that charge a cover, require a hefty minimum, then, make sure to drop the bill before the set is over because they need you to pay up and leave before the next one. Even when the experience is an excellent one, like this was, it makes me feel like a tourist being hustled. Giving it 5 stars anyway because I left happy despite that.
I really liked this place but the staff wasn't that great. Typical lounge/bar staff. But I will say that The Meatpacking District mostly offers clubs and house music so it's nice to see another variety. The ambience inside is perfect- dim and sexy, not too dark. There are couches along the front entrance and tables all around the stage. Tables have a $20 minimum which seems very reasonable and there's plenty of standing room in front of the stage. Bartenders didn't seem too crowded so it wasn't hard to get a drink, which was nice. The only thing is that they weren't consistent on pricing. That always rubs me wrong when one bartender charges you one thing and the next charges you another. It made me not want to buy another drink. I got there pretty early in the night so I'm sure it gets much busier, but there was only one person at the door, checking people in and doing coat check at the same time. She didn't multi task or communicate very well so there would be a huge crowd waiting to check coats or waiting to come in and made it a little confusing. It's all about a little hustle in those moments, and she didn't seem to have any of that. I like the place and the set up is great but the staff needs to pull it together a little tighter.