by Gustavo A. L. on
I used to go to LA quite often for my job, and I always made it a point to go to the Improv, the line up has always been top notch, I mean, I've seen Kevin Meaney, Dom Irrera, Louie Anderson and many more. Always a good laugh...but what else do you expect, after all, this is the Los Angeles Improv !
by Jackie D. on
Dear rateclubsers and new visitors to New York. BEWARE: Try entering at your own risk. Please take note: We are four girls, at 10pm, Saturday night and have lived in Los Angeles most of our lives and therefore have experienced every type of club/door scene. After all, we are from Hollywood. Although, NEVER in my life have I experienced the downright awful, disgusting treatment by the A*** at the door of this club. First of all, yes its been hyped up and it might be the best thing to this earth inside, but I will not spend a penny in this place. At $20 a drink, this is too much even for New York. This man was so rude that groups of people turned away. He first said, do you have reservations? No. Do you want bottle service? No. Wait 45 min and we'll see. We were first in line, and an 1 hour and 15 minutes later we had it. This man let in all his nasty friends and supposedly only bottle service people in. LIAR, we saw what was going on. Then after patiently waiting, this man did not take a single person from the line to go in. It starts to rain!!! Me- "Honey (almost threw up in my mouth that i said it- but my sister just turned 21 so I tried)..."Honey, we are four girls, first in line, waiting an hour, its starting to rain. Do you think we will be able to get in tonight?" Douche bag- "What? Who do you think you're talking to? I don't work for you!! I let who and when I want in!" Me- I wouldn't spend a penny in this place! If I was a guy I would have kicked him and in my mind wanted to kick him with my heels, but I'm a lady. I know this sounds like a pity rant, but honestly,. the customer service is HORRIBLE. Get OVER yourselves because when the word gets around about what A**** run this place, you will no longer be the "hot" spot. We walked one block down to "One", kindly told the managers there what type of treatment we just had at Buddha Bar and that we were out of town just wanting to have a nice night. There was a line here too, but this doorman was reasonable. Told us he was only letting girls in and he would hook us up. We got our own table, many reasonably priced $12 martinis, awesome music, friendly bouncers and doormen and all in all the best night at One!!! We understand club culture but there is a limit. This is the meatpacking district Mr. Bouncer, you aren't the ONLY club in the area! Save your money. Go somewhere else. P.S. Another rateclubser point out Ugly clientele - Thats because he lets only his friends in.
by Kimmie Q. on
My Review for this club is from a standpoint of throwing a party here. We did a party here a few years back with Doc Martin, Jeno and Garth and some Acid Totem Residents. The party was off the hook easily filling this club throughout the night. The people running might are easy to work with and really take care of what you need you just have to ask. The big kicker at this club is the Sound System, one of the best in the city. If you get a chance to check out some killer DJs this club will do nothing but justice to your favorite beat. I need to come back to this club as a paying guest rather than putting on the main event, they usually have good parties and acts to go with them.
by Dwain Seiavitch on
The big brick building is divided into two spaces. On the lower level, a jazz trio fills the room with music while diners lounge on big multi-patterned chairs or banquettes with big throw pillows against a wall of brick and gold lame drapes. Marble tables are extremely small and close to one another, making private conversation close to impossible. Upstairs, a lounge with a cover charge and DJ offers a hip young crowd a small place to dance and drink exotic cocktails like a lychee Collins in private nooks or at a leopard-print bar. The kitchen finds its influences primarily in the cuisines of France, Burma, and Japan. Lobster bisque nicely surprised the palate with the addition of coconut curry, but was barely warm, and roast chicken, with a blanket of mango chutney, was bone dry. A good portion of the menu is given over to sashimi and sushi, and the list of small plates list is comprised almost entirely of sushi, too. Not surprisingly, in a place called Roe, there are five versions of caviar, costing more than I care to invest in salty fish eggs. Desserts - warm chocolate cake with coconut ice cream, and creme brulee infused with ginger - had a nice twist and were considerably better than the entrees. I suspect that Roe is more successful as a club than a restaurant; as the latter, it offers nothing outstanding enough to lure me back.