by Alex K. on
If the Apple store opened a burger place, and gave it somewhat of a nightclub soho feel, this would be the place. I never mess with ordering anything but their staple dish, the "Flip Burger," you won't regret the experience.
by Richard C. on
CWK. I just got up 10 minutes ago and I'm writing this review right now, this very minute, with last night's concert fresh in my mind. I ask you. How is it possible that I've lived in this city of mine for 35 years and I'm still discovering fantastic venues?!?!?! One's that I've never even heard of?!?! The Orpheum Theatre is one of those places that can, if anything, re-ignite that love of live music...if you somehow lost it along the way. As soon as you step through the front doors, you realize that this place is not your usual theatre. I mean, it's an absolutely stunning venue. The architecture, the layout, the attention to detail. All of it. I found myself standing there and looking up many times just to take in the space. It makes you imagine what this place was like back in the 1920's when Ella and Duke were playing away. The stage area is just as great. If you're lucky enough to sit in the orchestra level, you'll find that the acoustics of the place are phenomenal...as I'm sure they are anywhere else in the venue. As others have stated, great sound all around which allows you to appreciate your favorite group even more. The stage is low and the lighting is minimal. On a nostalgic tip there's a very classy, red curtain that comes down in between sets. In an effort to "keep things real," the other rateclubs reviewers have it right on the seating. It's cramped as the spacing between rows is pretty bad. For reference purposes, I'm 5 foot 7 . That said, I spent most of the night standing, enjoying the band, so it didn't take to much away from the show. Fair warning: The Orpheum can easily bump your favorite venue off your list and replace it with itself. I know. It happened to me.