by blaise s. on
... I'm a fan of Harlot. One of the few clubs that consistently delivers a fun night out. I have to say though, I'm quite ticked at them at the moment. Apparently their operating hours are more of a "suggestion" than a rule. Left my CC there last weekend. Drove cross town tonite (Wed) to pick it up and was told, "oh, we only open for happy hour when it's busy." Really? Info that would have helped BEFORE I drove over. Also, how can you know if it's "busy" before you open? Psychic powers??
by Anastacia Shreck on
I spent my 2007 New Year's Eve here and as a former server in the restaurant industry, I can understand the craziness of a particularly crazy holiday such as NYE, but the service here was deplorable. I paid $200 for my ticket and was told hot appetizers and premium vodka would be served by an attentive server. First off, we waited in the VIP line which was actually far longer than the regular line and when we did get in, we were given a bed at the most traffic-filled spot in the club, next to the bathroom and a constantly overstuffed doorway filled with humans leading into a small bar. We waited about 20 minutes at our bed which was constantly being stepped on by passersby in huge, wet dirty shoes mucking up the white sheets Finally someone in our party braved the crowd to look for our server. After 15 more minutes, an irritated looking woman came over and stated that she could not serve us until she was tipped out $140, once said payment was received, she could bring us our appetizers and drinks, which we could actually have gotten ourselves at the bar since it was open bar all night. We doled out the cash however and after another 20 minutes, our ever "attentive" server brought us a sparse tray of cold, poorly cut sandwiches, a bottle of vodka and a pitcher of orange juice and cola. Splendid...I was already onto my second drink retrieved from the packed bar at this point. I don't remember much of the music or atmosphere, just the really crappy service. After 45 minutes, we happened to see our server pass by and flagged her down for another vodka and mixers. She told us again that before she could bring us anything, we needed to shell out another $140. I was indignant at this point and did not want to pay but everyone mechanically pulled out their wallets again to appease our greedy server. I bregrudgingly did so as well, then headed to the bar once more for slightly faster service ( faster meaning snail's pace). Duvet gets a one-up on watching the ball drop in Times Square but only because you're inside here, and it beats freezing your knickers off outside on December 31st. The best part of the evening was leaving. Happy New Year, indeed...
by Cissy D. on
The evening started off on a bad note when I had to open an extremely heavy door to get inside Le Club on a cold Monday night... from there, it was downhill. I was there for a friend's birthday and we had notified the place at least a month in advance of our large party. We called in advance to make sure they served food and they said they wouldn't be offering a dinner menu that night, but we could get appetizers. This was a LIE! When we arrived they told us the Chef and Owner had gone out to dinner with the investors and no food could be offered. BOO!!! Drinks took about 30 minutes each... this is not an exageration. There was one person working and it was a server attempting to both bartend and serve. He was nice, but really forgetful. Also, we were told jeans were not allowed, but once we were there we saw some stinky hippies wander through in jeans. This angered me. I realize I happened to go on an off night, but the owner should be punished with a bad review for deciding to take the chef out to dinner when they knew a large party was coming.