by ben -. on
This place is a shitshow. I'm not sure where to begin, but after eating there I was left with the distinct impression it's a highly refined scam, everything is designed to separate tourists from their money. The only good thing going for it is that it looks very new york. Huge statue, brick walls, multi levels, cool lighting, obnoxious house music playing all the time, so new york right? "Like, oh my god, right from sex and the city! We don't have anything like this in Tulsa!" Everything is about 3x the price it should be. I tried a few drinks and they're all sickly sweet with no finesse at all. The appetizers are awful: the pork dumplings taste like scallion, you can't taste any lobster in the lobster dumplings, the crab cakes are dry and bready, and the onion rings come with literally TWO rings. TWO. What the fuck. I ordered the "sand pot lobster, shrimp and scallops in black bean sauce' for $34, trying to get something for my money. What I got was a bowl of dry white rice and a big bowl of chopped lobster covered in black bean sauce. No scallops, no shrimp. I couldn't get half the lobster meat out because they decided to coat it in slippery black bean sauce. There wasn't any sauce to put on the rice so I had alternating bites of dry white rice and steamed lobster. Also, the black bean sauce is mostly on the shell, so it was really just un-buttered overcooked lobster. Saddest way to spend $34 at a fancy restaurant. The most bizarre thing about it is that everyone seems so content. All I can imagine them thinking is "We're in new york, of course everything is expensive! Look how big that statue is! Look at the statue!" The emperor has no clothes, these people are idiots, this place is garbage. The tab was $400 + tip for a party of 5. Thank god it was on an expense account, I would sooner drink hobo pee than eat there again.
by Jina Keltz on
I loved this place! I was actually at The Cafe last night for a Rateclub event and had a blast. Not only was there half naked studs dancing on the stage but they have many areas of the building with cool fresh San Francisco Air breezing through the place. There is nothing better then fresh air and wind in your hair when your hot from dancing. This club is huge, there were a bunch of different rooms, and I counted about three bars, there could have easily been more. You would never think that this club was there from the street becuase It looks like a run down broken door. I will definitely be back, next time with my gay boys, not my boy friend.