by Akiko Angold on
Grabbed brunch here with friends visiting from out of town before taking them back to the airport. I was surprised to see the place somewhat empty at 11:30 on a Sunday morning, but it was Thanksgiving weekend. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, giving great suggestions to my out of town friends. I started with the She-crab soup (had to convince my friend that a 'she-crab' is what they call a female crab. hehe) -- you can't go wrong with this soup! A cup is enough, though, as its super rich and flavorful. I then had the bbq pork sandwich with house-made chips. Since the meat overflowed from the bun and spilled onto the plate, this was hard to try eating as a sandwich. That's not a complaint, though, I was happy to use a fork! =)
by Ting Ting L. on
I went to this place after continuously seeing it as the top-booked restaurant in New York City. Definitely a trendy spot, Tao had beautiful modern Asian interior; the place was hopping with trance music and was reminiscent of nightclubs in Hong Kong. The food, however, was disappointing. I ordered the filet mignon with noodles - the dish was overly greasy and salty, and the filet was cut in pieces and overcooked. Overall, a decent place to go but perhaps for lunch, when you wouldn't be overspending on mediocre food!
by Eric W. on
I'm about to attempt something I rarely do on Rateclub - keep things short. I am only doing this to represent the actual time I wish to spend at this Bubble Lounge, which should be just about as long as it takes you to read this little blurb. I'm sure the place is a fine establishment the way it is, but what I really can't stand are the patrons. Row upon row of snooty folks thinking they are hot *ish* is not my idea of good company. I prefer the places with more real people, not the ones faker than the Shroud of Turin. In addition, everyone is just so unfriendly, and even though the joint is seemingly half Asian (more like preppy Ivy League SuburbanizAsians), this little Fobabee from the block definitely does not feel welcome one bit here. I will give them an extra star though, for the mere fact that there is no cover charge, and a lax dress code. At least you won't feel obligated to stay, since you don't have to pay. The end. I'm outta here.