by John Mansel on
Getting stuck with the over done guys and girls that wanted to get into the club in the first place wasn't the most pleasant experience. "I'm with the guys already inside I should get in too!" and "We're on the guest list!" and "We've been waiting for over 45 minutes! Don't you know who I am?" was thrown around a lot by tons of different people. I will say that at least I wasn't cold on that frigid night because everyone was so crammed together before we got in that I was toasty warm. Also because of this I was able to get better acquainted with the bouncer there and his very nice wool coat. You'd think wool is scratchy but it was actually very soft... Once we FINALLY got in I was more then slightly disappointed at the giant mass of high heeled, tight clothed, over gelled hair and raging hormone crowd. Seriously, it looked like a junior prom scene. And really people, when the hell is a Junior prom ever a GOOD scene? Side note: What is a wiggling, squishy, sweaty mass of bodies gyrating to the sound of the beat to them is the equivalent to dance floor. Very cramped, with no room to breath or keep your dignity. I could go on but I'm trying to repress the memories of that terrible club. If you go I hope that you'll have a better time then everyone I knew had!
by Shannon H. on
I went to the Bossa Nova Brunch on Sunday August 2, 2009. Price fixed 3 course menu for $26.99 per person plus tax and gratuity and open sangria bar. The restaurant has a very nice ambiance. The way the tables were set including the candles was very nice. It was laid back because it was 12pm on a Sunday. I liked that the restaurant was not crowded and had a small intimate feel. It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be but its nice. Wherever you sat you had a good view of the live Bossa Nova band. Now on to the food! The basket of bread on the table was not good because many pieces were super hard making it inedible. For my starter I had the yogurt parfait. It was served in a champagne flute and topped with a tropical fruit compote & coconut almond granola. I enjoyed the topping, but when I got to the actual yogurt that was by itself it was not so good. My friend had the baby green tossed salad, which she said was good and just your standard salad. For my entree there were so many tempting choices but I had the Banana Stuffed French Toast which was so good. It was served with syrup and grilled ham. The sweetness of the syrup on the french toast mixed with the saltiness of the ham tasted so good together! My friend had the barbecue salmon which I was thinking about getting. She loved it. I tried some of hers and loved it too. It was so tender and tasted great. The salmon was served with orange salsa and corn arepa. The corn arepa was not good and was very chewy. For dessert I had the caramel custard flan which was good, if you are a fan of flan. I don't really like flan but got it because it was a choice between that or the empanadas with chocolate and banana. My friend got the empanadas and I tried some of hers it was good and tasted like my french toast. All in all it was nice. The waiters were friendly and attentive. They also kept my glasses of sangria and water full. The constant refills of sangria was great! Bossa Nova Band was great too!
by Emery Heims on
Great vibe, not to strict on the dress code or cover (though i wouldn't push my luck and go in shorts and a sports jersey) this place has really good house music, which surprisingly goes well when you're buzzed. the coolest thing about the place is the bartenders, who are super hot, and super generous. our shot glasses were spilling over because it was filled to the brim. the long island was pretty much all spirits and tiny amount of chaser. the AMF was served in a regular glass, not a mixed drink glass. So one drink does you good for the night. Overall the scene was good, most people were mid 20's from what i could tell, some singles but mostly people came with other people. Still a pretty friendly crowd for a club. When you get tired of the same old hollywood club scene, this is a good respite.