by Monique E. on
Cool bar, very weird crowd. It's older wana be business men hitting on 20 year olds. I couldn't enjoy my night w/ my friends because there was constantly a creep coming up to talk to us.
by Garland Dagenais on
I finally made it to Tangerine. It took me a while, and I went there with high expectations. The start, then, was a bit rocky. I booked a table for 2 through Open Table at 6:30 because they said they didn't have another open spot until 9PM. I knew I'd be too hungry by then. When we arrived, the restaurant wasn't even close to half full. But guess what? They paraded us through the main dining room, past the servers' station, down a dark warren, and into the "private dining room." Well, the private dining room is a wasteland for people who were suckers enough to use Open Table. The room itself was fine, but there was only one other couple in there, no music, no ambiance, and no pillows. I came for the pillows. So, I asked to be moved. (Kinda demanded it, if the truth be told.) They accommodated us. After the bad start, we ended up at a good table next to Joe Pesci's doppelganger and 9 other people who had to listen to him and his amped up delivery for the entirety of their dinner. (And mine, too.) So, we've been moved, sit next to the Joe Pesci from Lethal Weapon 2, and there are candles on the wall. Bring on the food. The food rescued the evening. It was just unusual enough to be great. I had the oysters and sashimi appetizer along with the crispy sea bass. Really, really tasty. And the sauces they used were amazing -- kinda spicy, kinda bitter, and all around super. And the desserts were perfectly sized and tasty. Our waitress was really good -- she poured the wine and got our orders expedited like a real pro. I'd go to Tangerine again. I'd like to start out on a better note from the beginning. (Anyone else have that catch-as-catch-can nervousness about Open Table reservations?) I really liked the food, and think it would be a fun place to go with a group of 6 or 8. I was expecting more, and more pillows, so I'll go with a 3 for now. I liked the food and the hundreds of candles flickering in the wall -- it's just that diss about the "private dining room" that really threw me.
by Seve' M. on
Looking at the picture of Rita D. made me remember that a little over a year ago I practically LIVED at Halo. I was just getting out of school and worked at a bar where all the bartenders and servers were "in the know". They knew where all the cool underground hot spots were and where there were other good bartenders. *Note to self: Bartenders ALWAYS look out for other Bartenders and servers* Really cool laid back place but chic enough to the point where if you didn't look like you just bought the outfit you would stick out like a sore thumb. Can't really Gage the prices of drinks(refer back to previous note). The music is more techno and the lighting just adds to the fact but they will sample in other things so you don't feel like your at a Rave. If the place is still as cool as I remember I have to hit it up next time I'm in Atlanta.