by Dawn K. on
Want a grown up place to go... then make it a point to go to this place! I came in to Atlanta for a romantic get away for my anniversary and made a point to make a reservation at Sambuca to enjoy the live Jazz. Not only was the music just what I wanted to set the romantic mood for my big night out, the drinks that we order had a good twist to the norm. I loved making our dinner from ordering from the "small plates" selection. I had high expectations for this restaurant and the staff as well as the food, music and drinks meet up to all of my exceptions and more! Thanks Sambuca for making our anniversary so romantic an special!
by Ben K. on
Honestly, I didn't even know Phoenix Landing served food. Reading the reviews now, it sounds pretty hit-or-miss, and mainly miss. That's okay, though, because the only thing I really wanted to do was push my way through the packed floor and dance embarrassingly poorly while singing along with "It's Raining Men" and "Just Dance" at 80s night. "Just Dance" isn't from the 80s, you say? The DJ looks like he might off himself, or at least quit this job and move far far away? Everybody's pretty sloppy drunk, and someone just spilled a drink on you? Wasn't this supposed to be an Irish bar? It's just that kind of attitude you have to check with your coat, buster. Purists of *any* kind will be disappointed. But let's sit back and look at what's going on here. Mixing in Top 40 hits to 80s sing-alongs? Awesome. I've never been there and heard a song that wasn't danceable. DJ Depressive getting you down? He's just concentrating on maxing out the grooves for you. Give him a break. Drunkards annoying? Catch up. Not quite culturally accurate? Continue catching up. Honestly, this is the best dance venue I've been to in Cambridge. Harvard Square's Hong Kong will always have a place in my heart for its plastic animals and tropical intoxication, but Phoenix comes through in key areas -- more consistent playlist, more people, better seating, fewer Harvard boys. Rock and roll.