by Nina Y. on
I came here with 9 of my friends on new years eve. Here's my quick pro/con list: Pros: -Since we purchased table service (a few weeks in advance), we didn't have to wait in line out in the rain. A table came with two bottles as well as chasers of our choice. -Cute speak-easy theme. For NYE they gave out free noise makers, fedora hats, and feather boas. Cons: -It was SO CROWDED, there was hardly any room to move or dance! The venue was pretty small. -This is a personal con, but I wish they played more hip-hop/R&B. Or at least more top40 hits (even though top40s get annoying on the radio, they're so fun to dance to because everyone knows it and can enjoy it!) -Spilled drinks EVERYWHERE. The floor was practically wet everywhere I stood. Yes, I know this isn't Slide's fault... but the place just felt dirty. I didn't even want to TRY the bathrooms. -Maybe this was just situational, but the crowd was rude. This included people spilling drinks on each other, and strangers sitting at our table/taking our drinks, random creepers... -The table we were given hardly gave us any room to stand up. I wish they would section the table off or something! -We were also told that "hors d'oeuvres and confections delivered to your table every 30 minutes," which I was really excited about... but we got NOTHING :( -Our champagne was delivered AFTER the countdown... The fact that it was new years eve probably affected the quality of the night, but I definitely do not see myself returning.
by Lester A. on
For the most part, I had a great time here. It was my gf's bday and we decided to have dinner and table service here. Janelle and Jeremy were very helpful in setting everything up for us. We did the $40/person dinner where you choose 5 of 7 dishes to be served. Didn't include tax and gratuity so yes it's pretty pricey for what you're getting. Make sure you have an accurate head count for dinner cuz if you say 18 and only 15 show, you're still paying for 18. just a heads up. As for the food, it was all pretty good. The best dish was the burgers. Obviously you can get a way better meal almost anywhere for 40 bucks but it's the experience I guess. Since we were there for dinner and had table service that took care of cover, i would hope it would. We started out with 2 bottles and right away our hostess asked us for a credit card. We told her we're not using the card to pay for the bottles cuz we were going to collect cash. The moment she took the card she charged the bottles to the card so we had to deal with that, have her reverse the charge and pay cash. Would've been easier if she just listened. I ordered a 3rd bottle and gave her cash and she never bothered coming back with the change. Annoys me when people do that. Other than the hostess we all had a great time. We kept the tables all night from dinner to the party. Place was wall to wall packed. Yes the bathrooms were coed. It was a good experience for the most part like i said. Be prepared to spend money.
by Kevin Sieving on
Oh goodness, where do i start??? Well first off, we came here for a friend's birthday. didn't know quite what to expect, but having stayed at a W before, we knew we were in for a fun time. The restaurant's space is nice. I loved the high ceilings, and the lighting in there made it feel as if it was still daylight well into the evening. The only not so nice thing inhabiting the space were the kids running around our table... Isn't it past your bedtime yet? Sheesh. It's a W... Not a Holiday Inn... That said, we didn't try to let that detract from our fun. On the menu: Starters is always the way to go for me. so we loaded up... Chicken samosas - Amazing... Love the yogurt sauce. Great flavor and crispiness Grilled chicken on skewers - Nice to see grill marks... Lightly sauced and tasty. Very simple, but simple works great for me. Calamari - Tempura style, but with a nice addition of some greens and thinly sliced chiles. Tuni tartare - Sitting upon a bed of avacado, and with a lemon soy (i think), it was pretty decent. Not amazing, But good to have on the table. Tomato and cucumber salad - Fairly simple, but not quite that boring... Ground white pepper on the cucumber salad sitting on top the tomato slices added a nice punch. Broccoli and corn - A side of veggies never hurt... Coconut sticky rice in banana leaf - A sweet and tasty alternative to the seemingly standard jasmine rice. Everything was quite tasty, but I would have to say that my favorite of the night was the samosas. Just full of flavor, and crisped just nicely. To end the evening, we finished off with a nice vietnamese coffee. Mmmm... Not the best in the world, but certainly much better than that latte you paid the same amount for at Starbucks this morning. Don't forget to get your parking validated since otherwise they charge to valet by the hour! The things they get away with...