by Jonathan J. on
First and foremost, I love the name of this bar/lounge. After hearing that we would be heading to the "Boom Boom Room" I didn't quite know what to expect. Situated at the tail end of the Meat Packing District, this lounge has all the trappings of an upscale NYC lounge. My favorite aspect of this place is the view. What a mighty view it is! Glass windows seem to wrap around the entire room and leaves you breathless as you stumble around in your drink. The food was nothing too special and the waiters weren't very attentive. I think the big sell to this place is location and view..and....the bathroom! Yes! The bathroom! It's a voyeur's paradise! You wind up exposing yourself to all of the lower West Side as a large window cascades in front of you in the urinal. Finding a bathroom is like walking through a fun house at a carnival, with mirrors disguising the hallways. Overall, was a decent experience and definitely a place I'd take a date I want to impress. But the prices are ridiculous and you're mostly paying for the view.
by Michael B. on
Morimoto is an overpriced foo foo sushi bar that looks like a reject set from Kubrick's Space Odyssey. If you are impressed by waiters who dress up like Neo and Trinity and who tell you with excruciating detail the lipid content and which ocean your fish come from, then you'll be right at home. That is, if your home looks like an upside down skateboard ramp. But the food is pretty damned excellent. As for the restroom, I've been able to hold it, so I can't tell you about that. nevertheless, as an inveterate sushi guy from California, I can tell you that you're not getting anything special unless you order the special. I've only been there for lunch a couple times; I don't have 80 bucks to spend on lunch. And what's up with the lavalamp slash condom mandrel lighting fixtures on the tables? I keep expecting Austin Powers to jump out and start go-go dancing with Peggy Lipton at any moment. If you want a totally trippy experience to blow the minds of your hick buddies, Morimoto is perfect. If you just want great sushi, save your pennies.