by Quentin Feldstein on
A group of friends, my husband and I went to McFadden's for Talk Like A Pirate party earlier this month. Our friend reserved a table for us. When our friends arrived they were told there was a $50 reservation fee. I'm guessing this is how they make money now because the place was dead, including the bar during their happy hour. We were there to participate in the event going on as well as eat. So we decided to eat. We told the waitress we needed separate tickets and she never mentioned they wouldn't do it until we got the bill. Let's talk food. The food is mediocre at best, even for bar food and extremely overpriced. I had a salad that I paid $10.99 for that I could have gotten at Wendy's for $4 and the Wendy's salad would have more flavor. My husband said his food was okay but he too has also had better burgers. Now I realize that McFadden's gets most of his revenue from the football, hockey and other events going on around it but if they don't do something with what they serve and the prices they won't last long, even with a football stadium 500 feet away. I really wanted to like this place but I just couldn't.
by Beta D. on
We tried this place out last night and loved it! The menu is pretty full, so there's lots to try. We shared a few plates -- the bruscetta, the meatballs, and the daily ravioli (which was a vegetable and ricotta ravioli). Everything was delicious and tasted really fresh. I loved the creamy burratta in the bruscetta. The meatballs were served on grilled bread and a bit of tomato sauce. The meatballs themselves were velvety (maybe a strange word for a meatball...but it's a good thing!) and I liked the tomato sauce -- I would have like a bit more, actually. Instead of the bread, I think I'd like them better served in a crock with tomato sauce, but that's me. The ravioli was so so good! Omg. They were bursting with fresh veggie flavor. The ricotta lent just enough creaminess. I think there was some truffle oil in the mix and it gave the dish a yummy, earthy bite. When the raviolis had been eaten, I couldn't stop sopping up the rest of the sauce with my fingers... I also had a lovely martini. The bartender definitely knows what he's doing! Can't wait to try more dishes on the menu....I have a feeling that it will all be good.
by Ricardo Bayardo on
When i'm in Weho i start off by hitting up Trunks (the bartender Bruce is awesome) and then I walk my tipsy ass next door to Eleven for free cover, free shots, and dancing. I love this place from the dance floor upstairs, to the go-go dancers telling you it's going to cost more than a dollar to put it in "there," to the steel toilets that I end up hugging at the end of the night. This place is one of a my favorite places in the land of the pretentious. Great spot!