by John B. on
Great value for tasting menu. I thought restaurant that received so many accolades would be priced much higher. Instead, you can get hummus & Laffa, assortments of 8 different vegetables, 2 small plate, 1 grill plate, one desert for $36. That's right. restaurant James Beard and Michelin mentions in their rewards offer regular off-the-menu tasting for $36. That's a pretty sweet deal. Branzino meatballs - awesome Smoked sable - awesome Moussaka - great Veal cheek - most anticipated but didn't like it (too heavy) Lamb grilled dish - great Skirt steak grilled dish with apple - just okay Semifreddo - awesome The dessert with cherry - just okay The dishes are tapa-size, and I agree with Seema that Laffa and vegetable assortments are definitely filler of the meal.
by Alex N. on
Had a rockin good time here at the Saturday night comedy show. Sure, the acts can be duds but whatever, stupid jokes can be funny too. Bar prices are through the roof -- it's that whole "club" atmosphere. As I was leaving the regular club crowd was standing in line (?!) so I booked it out of there and made a beeline for the Chimneysweep.
by Jared Tocco on
If I could split up the stars for this place separately for the band and the restaurant, I would give the band 6 and the restaurant -2, which averages out to 2. The food was okay. I've had better Ethiopian food (Go to Pico in Los Angeles - Little Ethiopia rocks!) It wasn't bad, it was average. The sambussa was really greasy, the lentils that were supposed to be "spicy" did not excite my taste buds and they were stingy with the spongy bread. They charged $4 per drink and for each refill. Fucking ridiculous. The service was crap. The server who sat us said "I guess I'll take care of you" and tossed menus our way, it was obvious she didn't want to be there. Then another girl came up to her and said "Hey this is my table" to which the first girl gladly threw the rest of the menus at the table and walked off. Our waters took over 10 minutes to get out and appetizers even longer. The server claimed "Oh the veggie combo is barely enough for one!" when it's obviously sufficient for two. I hate wasting food and I detest people that make me over-order. People everywhere seemed frustrated with the service: I saw a server spill a glass of wine on someone, yell across the restaurant to say "WHAT!?" while the band was playing. Worst of all, she fucked up our bill and charged us for an extra entree which screwed up our calculations. Fixing this, arguing about the refills and paying the bill took over 45 minutes. Robert Stewart and the band were the saving grace of the night. Thank God for good jazz. If I come back here, I'm going to eat elsewhere.