by Noah K. on
I won't go back to Parish, and here's why... When my date and I arrived, we were seated immediately. We loved the decor and the place looked pretty busy. But that's where the five-star review ends. After we were seated, we waited approximately 4 minutes before the manager came over and offered to bring us some drinks. Our drinks were delivered by our server and we were told she would be "right back." She came back 8 minutes later and brought us some bread at which point we ordered both the appetizer and the entrées, because we honestly didn't know if we would ever see her again. Now before I continue, let me write down exactly what I ordered from the menu: "MISSISSIPPI STUFFED CATFISH: gulf catfish, tasso ham, Louiana crawfish, smoked macque choux, lemon pernod butter" Sounds great, right? And I'm sure it would have been... if it wasn't served on a bed of corn (which I don't eat - taste/texture thing). Granted, I didn't ask what the dish was served over, which was completely my fault as a customer... but on nearly every other dish, the menu stated exactly what the the protein was served with, e.g., "served with parish hash", "served over our buttermilk creamed Jenny Jack grits." I was confused to say the least... and the catfish was nothing to write home about. To top it off, they didn't even seem interested in taking my money to pay for the meal... at least that's what I can only assume considering my credit card was sitting on the cheque for about 6 minutes before the manager realized we were looking around for someone... ANYONE, to help us pay for our mediocre dinners. I probably should have given Parish a one-star rating, but the valet service was pretty good outside and I didn't get food poisoning, so that's gotta count for something, right? Seriously, go to One Midtown Kitchen instead if you're a Concentrics Restaurants fan... because Parish completely missed the mark.
by Bryant Abajian on
If you come here be prepared to make your own fun cause the typical crowd won't do it for you. Interesting concept with lots of bed for people to lounge in at a club but other than that this is just another overpriced Bridge & Tunnel magnet club.
by Bathrooms Only .. on
Yet another dive bar. Supposedly the owner is the same as Down the Hatch, but Jake's Dilemma didn't seem as crowded when I went there on a Thursday night. And as other people pointed out, they have a foosball table. That is very for a good dive bar in my book.