by rebecca s. on
I originally came here for restaurant week last fall. My best friend and I agreed that it was the best decision that we could have made. The restaurant week menu started with laffa and hummus which was so perfectly silky I still dream of it's yumminess. The meal followed with the salatim course of various salads including tabouleh, sweet baby pickles, okra, and a nice carrot salad. The following courses were chosen back and forth between my friend and I so that we would not order anything twice to try all that we could. Dish after dish after dish was brought out, I'm pretty sure we covered a good portion of the menu with the crispy haloumi (served with an amazing fig compote), roasted beats with that delicious tzatziki, fried cauliflower, chicken freekah, kibbi with tahini, and a wonderful serving of hanger steak with eggplant. We washed the meal down with glass after glass of Yemeni #10 and Lemonnana and polished it all off with konafi, and an order of their chocolate cake. I don't think that we have ever had a more enjoyable evening out for restaurant week. The restaurant was crowded but because of it's tall ceilings never felt cramped. The host came over on multiple occasions but without being overbearing to see how we were enjoyng ourselves and to ask if we had any questions about anything being served as it was a rather large Middle Eastern tapas menu, I thought that was a nice touch. We left feeling so full, but not disgustingly bloated because everything was so nice and light and the dishes were brought out spaced enough apart that we had a chance to breathe between rounds. It's a bit on the pricey side if you go on a typical night because the plates are small and add up very quickly, but with all of this rehashing, I'm thinking about maybe going for happy hour tonight. Who's in?
by Scottie Boze on
i dont know...i have mixed feelings about this place. but i'll start with the bad. EXPECT TO SWEAT. this place is small. don't be surprised if you find yourself grinding on someone else's man...on accident. i remember trying to walk to the other side of the room and got sideswipped by a huge sweaty back. ugh! worst of all...they don't make AMFs here! maybe AMFs arent a ny thing who knows, but the bartenders had no idea what i was talking about when i asked for one. on the contrary, i loved the music here. I was in ny for a week...and this was the only bar/club that played decent hip hop. CHEAP COVER!!! considering how expensive drinks are in the city....i was soo happy about the $5.00. really friendly bartenders and bouncers. if you get tired from all the dancing...they've conveniently got a bench against the entire wall. i'm pretty sure i'll come back here when i go back to NY.
by Michael C. on
I'm old and haven't been to a nightclub for ages, but since I was visiting a friend down in LA, he took me to Crash Mansion since his friend was working the bar there. We first went up into the main room, and there was a band playing, but it was still pretty early, so not a whole lot of people there. I liked the fact that there was a fairly large "balcony" outside that we could take our drinks to and have a smoke. Later on, we were taken to a different room for the Qtip party. I liked the vibe in there, although it was a smaller room, and the bartenders were all pretty fun, although I am not sure if we were supposed to be taking shots with them, but no one said anything, so I guess it was cool, but I hate to see how sloppy drinks made after those shots would have been. Being from the Silicon Valley, it was interesting scene for me since the feeling was very different on many levels. One thing that was interesting for me is that the whole scene reminded me of an ad of any hip, cool, technology project, that would have a setting at a nightclub, where you have all these beautiful people all decked out, and then you see everyone texting each other on their cool cell phones. :D