by adrienne g. on
Came to Cafe Du Nord last weekend for the very first time to see DAVID J (of previous Bauhaus & Love and Rockets greatness) I also walked out of my 1st concert of the year......he was *horrible*!! There was no Bauhaus or Love and Rockets but an acoustic set full of nothing but covers w/ this soft, breathy, off-key voice. Not my taste at all. Apparently it wasn't anyone else's taste either as droves of people left during the 1st "act"....to the point I was feeling badly for David. He was supposedly doing a 3-act set about love, death & something else, I forget. We made it to halfway through act #2 before calling it quits.... But this didn't detract in the slightest from my fondness of Cafe Du Nord. Small intimate venue - long & skinny & kind of reminds me of Red Devil. Nice rich browns & woods create a cozy, intimate feel. For the most part, it's standing room only w/ *very* limited seating but doesn't seem to get as crowded which is nice so we can actually move around, get to the bar, back to the stage, have some semblance of a decent view, etc....or there's a whole back section w/ a pool table & tables for those who aren't as interested in *seeing* the band Sound was crisp & clear, staff was really nice & the crowd itself was laid back & laughing - even as we were leaving, they joked w/ us that we had such BIG smiles But.....bad karma got me back for deserting the artist w/ a missed train back home & an extra 30 min wait. Should have stayed for the whole show.....
by Shalanda Stasiuk on
It's kind of beyond my comprehension that someone can write a review of a place they've never been, but hell, some people review people and some even review birds so I guess anything is possible. I've actually been to Luckie and it kind of blew me away when I walked in. Located across from the Georgia Aquarium, they do a good job in keeping that aquarium theme going throughout the place. The lighting schemes changed throughout the evening. When we went in, everything seemed to be lit in blue, changing through the ranges to green. By the time we left, that was happening with reds and oranges. There were interesting faucets in the bathroom which kept my sister-in-law and I, as well as another woman, entertained for about 15 minutes as we played with them. Behind the sushi bar there was a wall o' saltwater fish (I found that hysterically funny, or maybe it was the 3 glasses of wine before we got there). 3D landscape images played on flat screens that looked like they'd been created by a Dungeons and Dragons playing sci-fi dork in a crappy 3D computer program. We were with a group of about 30 and they actually had one table big enough to seat the whole group. It was in front of the sushi bar, so I'm guessing that it might have been an "alternative" sushi bar? It had low stools for sitting and was actually pretty cool. What I don't understand about Luckie is what the hell is it? I kind of want to tell these people to pick a lane: restaurant? sushi bar? lounge? bar? What ARE you Luckie? The menu contains almost all standard American fare (burgers, pizza, sandwiches, steaks) and then? A sushi bar. It makes no sense. The food was good, nothing stellar. I can't vouch for the sushi though. The place didn't seem very busy on the night before 4th of July, but maybe it was the fact that everyone in Atlanta would be running the Peachtree the next morning (that didn't stop our group) or the fact that it was new, or the fact that the place is sofa king big that it will never seem full. Personally, being from Austin, I don't see how this place will survive much more than a couple of months. Concepts only seem to work when you nail them down. This just seems like a place that has a multiple personality disorder and needs to get checked into Bellevue for some help, fast. But then, I'm from Austin and I don't know these "big city" type places. I'm giving one extra star for the faucets in the bathroom. Those were totally bad-assed. Otherwise, I just don't "get" Luckie.
by Darrell L. on
ive never eaten here. ive been through a couple times when the dancing was going. here is why there are two stars up there: 1) the night scene is kinda cool 2) while working on a cooking show pilot here, a large roach ran out from under a rag in the kitchen so yeah. dont eat here.