by Meredith R. on
I have been here twice now for very different events and overall I give it three solid thumbs up. Once was for a birthday party on a Saturday night and the second was a private event. The crowds were completely different which says a lot about the venue; it can handle the large, diverse dancing crowd and it can also facilitate an intimate group of adults - so major thumbs up. It's a huge beautiful space with a smaller bar area off to the side, which is where most people congregated for the private event. The bartenders are efficient and are able to handle demanding clientele with ease. The dance floor, when being used, is massive and makes for a great platform for people watching/gawking (on a busy Saturday night!). Overall I'm not a club type-a-gal so I don't know what a 5 star club would be like.
by Diana D. on
Eck, this place is horrifying. Drinks are horrifyingly not strong, atmosphere is horrifying overly packed, bartenders are horrifyingly miserable a**holes, and the people are horrifyingly a bunch of losahs. Who are these people? What is this place? Am I on planet earth?
by Ernesto Canes on
Like other Meatpacking venues, the outside of Buddha Bar is unassuming and you may miss it if you don't pay attention. But the cavernous restaurant is quite an impressive restaurant with dim lighting and beautiful Asian themed decor. A bit reminiscent of Tao but a bit more elegant, I'd say. I wanted to take my cousin who was visiting to a "New York City" restaurant and bar and this place totally delivers. The service was attentive and drinks strong. But wow, we didn't pay attention to what we were ordering or how much it cost and we ended up paying over $200 for drinks alone, for two people! (I think i paid for it with a hang over this morning, too... And we closed the place down! On a Tuesday night!) Great people watching and comfy chairs, I'd go back for sure!