by Cary Wish on
A friend of mine talked me into accompanying him to this Hollywood "hotpot" (his description, not mine) on a Saturday night. If I was rating the place for its decor and ambiance I would rate it 4 stars. It's a great spot and it has a lovely outdoor seating area. I cannot say anything about the food as I did not sample it. Realistically we all know it isn't only about the place; it's about the people that frequent it and the comfort of being there. As for the people that were there it was a very loud boisterous crowd! There was too much Lycra, makeup, hair extensions, platforms, fake eyelashes and faux designer handbags! The men were waxed (eyebrows, chest & arms), wearing unbuttoned shirts with chains, and huge watches (a scene from a bad movie), & sipping cognac and smoking cigars! It was groups of men looking for only one thing on a Saturday night. You may ask how I know this. Well, they were very loudly open and used choice words to express what they wanted! It was very crowded and even though we were seated in a VIP table on the patio there was no shortage of shoving, feet being stepped on and worst of all drunk people spilling drinks! I understand we were outside but that doesn't warrant having both cigarette and cigar smoke blown in my face the entire night! I'm a very patient person but it became intolerable within the first 30 mins! I must say the cocktail staff was not friendly at all. It's as though the drink prices have tips automatically added to them because they were acting as if they had somewhere better to be. I understand serving rude obnoxious people can be annoying but not all people are the same. A smile goes a long way. Needless to say, I would strongly recommend avoiding this spot like the plague! There are much nicer spots in Hollywood with authentic people!
by Dana Mantella on
- Opened late, check! - Friendly and accommodating waiters, check! - Communal table, individual tables, bar, or patio seating, check! - Cool blue lighting on tables in bathroom, everywhere, check! - Tons of beer on tap, check! - Cute little shopping carts that hold french fries, check! I love this place! It made me feel like I'm in a lounge with the lighting and decor. My turkey burger was great. I couldn't really see it clearly with dim lighting and blue light emanating from the table tops, but that didn't really matter, because it was flavorful and cooked to perfection. My absolute fav were the french fries that came with different dipping sauces and sweet potato fries. I can't get over the fact that it was just so darn cute that fries came in mini shopping carts, too adorable...I really wanted to take it home. I would definitely come back!
by Larissa C. on
As my first review I hate to rate this place so poorly, but on the two occasions that I've visited the Phoenix Landing I've wished I hadn't. I was originally lured here with the promise of good music and dancing, however, I made the mistake of showing up on the night they were playing top 40s. The choice of music was not my thing, but my bad for showing up on the wrong night. The second time I went here was a completely different story. This time I wasn't interested in dancing, I just wanted to sit at the bar and kill time until a friend got out of work. The problem with this plan was that the 3 sketchiest men in the world were at the bar. Man 1 = very very drunk man who kept telling me he loved me Man 2 = 45 year old man (only know the age because he kept telling me his age) who kept calling me darling *much rage* Man 3 = young man who made some really inappropriate sexual comments involving me and my scarf After feeling abased and afraid of being followed home and killed, I called a cab and left to meet my friend elsewhere (far away from said gentlemen). Needless to say I will not be coming back here again. Moral of the story: Thank you three men for reminding me why women can't go to bars, or enjoy a drink, by themselves.