by Cristin Babick on
This was pretty good, but only because it was on the company. I would probably not spend personal $$$ on this one. That being said, it is a beautiful scene...well dressed important-looking people everywhere. Here's what I had: -White Grapefruit Cosmo: pretty good, just a tad too sweet after the first few sips -Really good bread (Naan with yogurt sauce), although it was nothing extraordinary. -Scallops: the waitress claimed these as her favorite. They were good; I would not say they're my favorite. Kinda sweet, just a little too much maybe. -A cheesy white pasta dish with mushrooms, turnip greens, and "sunchokes" Really good for 2 -3 bites, then too rich. -Hamachi with strawberries- good, but again not the best I've had. -cobb salad- average -Sea bass with black truffle- really good for 3 bites. Then too rich. Took it home. -Nutella custard- amazing, I was a little scared of the "popcorn ice cream," but it was a delight -chocolate dish with pear sugar-paper type things: this was actually pretty good in that there was a lot of stuff going on in the dish. The waiter said the best way to have it is to try to have a little of everything on your fork... All in all it was a nice experience. Not my favorite, but pleasant all the same :)
by Roselyn Dion on
Don't be fooled by the glitz and glamor of this place or the fact that a number of celebrities have bowled here. It's all smoke and mirrors. The decor is just a mirage to get people to forget that they actually paid a ridiculous sum of money to bowl and for watered-down drinks. Frankly, it's not worth one's money or aggravation to go to BL. For no frills bowling at a reasonable price, I much prefer the bowling alley at Port Authority. Yeah, it's obviously not an aesthetically-pleasing place, but who the heck really cares if the whole point of one's visit is to go bowling?? So, in closing, if one is seeking to waste money, lose patience and deal with an overcrowded space then I certainly recommend coming to BL. And, if you enjoy hanging out with a number of B & T folk and/or undergrads making douches of themselves, do visit BL. If one isn't a fan of the above, then do avoid BL.
by Max B. on
I don't quite know if I should write a review for Antik, even though I have been there a multitude of times. The problem is that I have never started an evening there. It is far enough of a walk away from my home that, if it is my destination, I end up at a couple of other bars along the way. That being said, I have never been sober enough to really take in the atmosphere, et al. As far as I can remember, it's a dark and lounge-y upstairs/downstairs affair with chandeliers, lots of people and stuffed seating (all of this may be part of an alcoholic hallucination, though). I'm sure it's lovely, as all my friends seem to enjoy it, but I also think it may fall under that homogenous Beatrice Inn/Santos/Lit category which may be kitschy and scene-y but lacks any real individuality or spunk (yes I said spunk). I recently read an article about former nightlife empress Suzanne Barscht and felt sick with envy that I wasn't here, nor legal (not like it mattered), for a time when the NYC club scene embraced individuality and originality as well as democratized fun. Alas, maybe I will find my perfect watering hole one of these days.