by Gene Cerney on
Showed up here for the $3 Hennessy deal on Tuesday. We definitely took advantage of the heeeeeeeeeeem!!! Yeah, I know... I went to a club on a Tuesday... sigh... Anyway, deal or no deal, this place is not all that great. 1. It's really not that nice or huge to be charging a cover or exorbitant drink prices. Putting a mirror over half of the place does not make it twice as big. We were the first people in the club at 10pm and the bathrooms already looked tore up like it was 1am. 2. There is a lot of discord between the flyers, management, bouncers, bartenders, etc. The flyer said they were open at 9, we got there at 9:30, bouncers told us it was open at 10, and they finally let people in at 10:15 (the special conveniently ended at 11pm). Between their usual drink prices and poor time frames to keep you in line, I definitely would not make plans to go to this place for an occasion since I would not want to be inconvenienced. But if you have time to stop by for a good function, it can be an OK place. Also, you can always go to the City Beer Store next door to wait things out.
by Garland Lazaroff on
I'm a big fan of Israeli food. Humus, Tehina, spicy stuff. It's basically some of my favorite cuisine. It feels a bit silly to do relatively 'common' Israeli food all fancy pants style, but Zahav walks this fine line without stumbling into complete pretentiousness. I was pleasantly surprised when our humus order arrived and wasn't a tiny dainty dish, but a fairly traditional portion size with tasty warm laffa on the side. I'll admit that Mama's humus on 20th street is better as is their array of spicy schug, pickled peppers, etc, but that's for a different experience. Zahav is intentionally trying to do an upscale version of common Israeli fare. If you go in there accepting this concept, you shouid be able to enjoy yourself. While I'm not a fan of tapas style meals, for some reason I was pleasantly stuffed after busting through the 8 salad first course, the humus, and the 3 mezzes, (sheep's milk date pine nut thing, the eggplant with pomegranete and tehina, and the borkas - tasty but pricey when you sit and think about it too hard). We even had to cancel an order of skewered salmon and settled with just the tuna. The tuna was tasty, but we were honestly stuffed at that point and not trustworthy to make a good foodie judgement call. Dessert was pretty good, and the service was VERY warm and helpful. They even threw out some freebies for a birthday in our group. If there were shades of gray here, maybe this review would be a 3.75 or so...but i'd go back so it's a soft "4".
by Meatball J. on
I was a little scared to go in. And I was even a little more scared once I got that far. but, you know what? it was a lot less intimidating after a few drinks. And the dark and heavy music was...(well, not me so much) but interesting. I know each night is different. It is a night club. But, I have good friends that Love this place. and I still love them. So I will be going back, time and time again I am sure.