by Kara G. on
Kat's is like the place to be for those who hate clubs. I had my 30th birthday party at Kat's and it was pretty fabulous. There is a semi-private area for parties, etc. Just call to reserve and it's free. Kat (the woman who owns the place and she is absolutely gorgeous by the way) was so sweet during my party. She had the space all decorated, really great service and she lets you know that she appreciates your business. No cover charge and free parking, doesn't get any better than that. I've never been impressed with the food at Kat's but I see it as more of an after date chill spot. $5 martinis on Fridays (till 9 pm). Love the live music; you never know who will be performing from week to week, jazz, neo-soul, etc. I love this place, the vibe is chill and relaxed and ladies, there are some cuties here as well. This is one of the few places that you don't need a crew to go with you to feel comfortable, I definitely swing by Kat's for a drink sometimes just to see what's going on and to flirt with a cutie or two.
by Kitty Weinmann on
I really loved the juxtaposition of industrial exterior and dark and swanky interior. Swanky, Asian-style, that is. The big Buddha didn't even pop out at me until I'd been there for an hour. It's pretty dark. Anyhoo, I was very lucky and got a last-minute reservation through a New York-based acquaintance. My friends were running late so I waited for them in the dark bar, feeling very va va voom in my strapless black dress. Service sucked in the bar. I was left unattended and ignored (curse of the single woman who is less than spectacular looking). Later when we were all seated, the bar maitre d' came to the table to let me know that I HAD to close out my bar tab. Which I would have done had I been properly serviced whilst in the bar. Also, someone slopped water on our table, and I had to wipe it up myself. So far, not so good. But, our waitress was helpful; had visited friends at Stanford so we had a point of connection. My meal was wonderful: Malaysia spice encrusted filet mignon. My dessert was wonderful, although tiny: chocolate cake. The bill was astronomical, but I didn't pay so I won't complain. 3 soft drinks, 2 appetizers (frog legs were "eh," but the Buddha Bar Roll was tasty), 3 entrees, 2 desserts, tax and tip: $250.00. Crazy, no? When we stepped outside, there was a hubbub with drunken girls and security officers, but my friend, Rupert, thought is was a sham and that the men were hired to foster a scene with the chippies.