by Francesca R. on
The Phoenix Landing is a magical place where no matter how disinclined to dancing you might be generally, you will find yourself gyrating wildly by the end of the night, swept up by the incredibly energy of a very diverse crowd. I love that there'll be old, young, black, white, employed, homeless, and everything in between getting their very unique groove on here. It would be ridiculous to feel self-conscious when there is a woman in a top hat and mom jeans doing her best old lady pee-pee dance right next to you like she's Ma-fucking-donna herself. This is a great place to go for the whole night. Go early for a leisurely dinner, and stay as they push back the tables and get ready to dance. Dinner time find the place very subdued and easygoing, with reliable food and service. This is not the place to go for picking someone up (thank god), as the crowd just seems to be into partying for its own sake. The vibe is joyfully non-judgemental, where there's no wrong way to dance.
by Shannon B. on
My friends had been raving about this twice-monthly party so I had to check it out for myself. Got there early so the cover was only $6, and it wasn't packed so the dance floor had lots of room for us to get our groove on. The live band from 11-11:30 was awesome, they played mashup songs live which was new for me. The midnight performance was kinda weird, but entertaining, and then I was totally entertained by the featured DJs for the rest of the evening. We danced our butts off and ended up leaving around 1:30, but I could easily see staying til it ends at 3 (especially if I had been in comfier shoes). The crowd is really unpretentious, everyone is just there to dance and have a good time. Lots of couples and groups of friends. Had to knock off one star because I didn't see any cute [straight] eligible men, but my friends say normally the selection is better. You'll definitely catch me at the next one.
by Romelia Nopachai on
I've never been here beyond lunch and happy hour. I'm aware it's some sort of upscale dining place and meat market club after hours, but I only go for the food and occasional drink with friends. They supposedly serve a Spanish-influenced fusion thing. A year or two back this was a decent place to grab lunch despite the fact that their food wasn't particularly Spanish nor was it great. They raised their prices, however, but the quality of food remained mediocre. I don't go here anymore. The food is stupidly overpriced and the pretension here is ridiculous. The only positives are that the wine selection is decent , the happy hour was OK, and their service was always good. If you are looking for a Spanish restaurant this place fails to offer anything particularly good (or Spanish for that matter) and it's over-priced for what you do get. It doesn't feel like Spain, or Miami, rather, it just feels like another awkward place in Seattle trying really hard to be something it is not.