by Xavier G. on
I love this place. It's so amazingly intimate, I can always get near the front for my favorite musicians. I love when they make martinis in the back and it sounds like a shaker to the music. I don't know why this place has a 4.5, it's definitely my most favorite music venue in the City. I've seen Sondre Lerche twice last year. Yann Tiersen also (amazing!). and I just saw Howie Day last week. It doesn't matter where you are, near the front, near the back, up in the balcony, you get a good view regardless. It's very intimate, and I've noticed if you stick around earlier before a show, if you're lucky, you can catch the musician rehearsing on stage, and you can hear him from outside the closed doors on the sidewalk. Just to get a little flavor of what is to come. :)
by Mr K. on
Here is the thing. There was a 20 dollar cover at the door...which immediately ruined any sort of fun i may have had as the night went on, especially considering i get free entrance at other name spots...... When we got to the main room I didn't understand the layout inside. Why the hell are there hundreds of couches on the dance floor when the DJ is playing nothing but dance music. So i'm supposed to believe the average club going girl has this mentality "OMG I wanna sit and talk and when the DJ is playing the newest vocoder laced pop track".....be serious. It doesn't really make it anymore intimate it just makes dancing with girls clumsy and annoying...especially with people trying to push their way through this congestive layout. The drinks were also ridiculous expensive. The crowd was dressed up which is cool if that is your thing, just not mine. Really i don't think i've ever had a worse time spending 40 dollars.
by Antonio Simmes on
Tao suggests one of those ridibulously tacky Las Vegas restaurants, only ripped up and transplanted to NYC (only there already IS a Tao in Las Vegas, and it's way cooler than our Tao). Nothing about this place made me feel like eating: the long wait (even though we had a reservation), the cavernous airplane-hangar dimensions, the booming house music, the surly wait staff, the guys in suits with earpieces...unless the Bush twins were getting wasted at the bar, there were way too many guys in suits with earpieces wandering around. The food was pretty good, though it's tough to justify paying so much for asian food in this town. Even if there is a 30-foot concrete buddha watching you eat.