163 Allen St, New York, NY 10002
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03/17/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I run a trivia night here monthly and the owner and management have been so easy to work with. I've only been on week nights so I can't speak for the weekend crowd, but everyone always seems to have a good time. The drinks are reasonably priced and the food is too. I like the upstairs set up because it allows for some privacy and feels a little more cozy but still fits a lot of people.
I recommend this place for events/parties/whatever just because of how accommodating they are.
02/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We celebrated a friend's birthday here recently. Dinner was a set menu of asian-influenced items which came out to about $30 per person. There was a lot of food and it was served family-style. We'd reserved the ""lounge"" area by the front windows in advance so after dinner, we congregated there. It's a good thing we did have our own space as the entire place got packed pretty quickly after about 11pm. It was nice to have our own uncrowded place as the entire place is quite small. It started to get hopping after midnight and there was hardly enough room to squeeze through to reach the restrooms at the back. There's a bouncer that started to ID everyone coming in after 10.30pm. The music ranged from current hip hop and R&B to 80s/90s mixes. The night we went was the coldest night in January and the heat was not working. However, after a few drinks and with the place sardine-packed, I didn't feel the cold at all.
12/09/2008Provided by Citysearch -
12/05/08 - Walked in after 9pm without reservation. The interior design is simple, yet elegant. There were small crowded of young professional look hung by the bar. The dinner area layout is spacious. A very friendly host led us to a corner table. The menu offers variety entrees with very reasonable price. We ordered Salt & Pepper shrimp, Calamari, Chicken Satay and short ribs as entree. The shrimp was nice and tender, the calamari was perfect cooked, not chewing, the chicken satay was grilled perfectly and it came with a small bowl of salad...very healthy...but it doesn't come with dipping sauce?! But the entree was a little disappointment. The rib was overcooked. The servers provided an excellent service. I will go back again soon.
10/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
These guys are great. Great food.. Great drinks. They helped me plan a surprise 30th birthday party for my wife.. all at a reasonable price. the space upstairs was perfect. We didn't run into any problems. They were helpful in setting up a slideshow and allowing us to put posters up. Very accommodating.. Thank you guys!
05/28/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Been here several times of the past few years. And recently they opened a full kitchen! YUM YUM YUM!
My Friends and I had a birthday dinner here before we stayed to party the night away. I had the crispy calamari with curry mayo, and the crispy fish with a spicy sauce and a lychee cheescake for dessert. A couple of drinks each and it was great. The best part the prices didnt empty our wallets afterward!
The manager bought us a round of shots, gave some bottled water to my tipsy girlfriends, and at the end of the night, we couldnt believe we ended up staying here for about 5 hours! One stop shop!
05/20/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I had my 25th bday here along with my friend. We got a nice spot reserved on top floor. The manager was awesome. Drinks were great (lychee martini was the best) and prices were good (under 10 bucks a drink). seating reservation was free. DJ was AMAZING!!! he played everything from 80's (only in the beginnign) to House, R&B, and hip hop. The place got pretty crowded on this saturday night and the dance floor was pumpin - few people sat in their seats all night. But beware...I had 2 full drinks on the table and the busboy picked them up. I complained to the manager and he got me 2 new free ones and told me to watch my drinks...this is a common problem at a lot of places that i go to... come on ppl!! Don't take my drink while im dancing!! i then go to the bar and try and drink of my drinks when my friend yells ""that bartender just took your shot!"" I couldnt believe it happened again! I tried to get his attention but he kept ignoring me and snapping at me ""WAIT YOUR TURN!"" without even looking at me. I finally yelled to the other bartender and name dropped the manager and they got me a new shot and this time i held on tight. I don't see what they gain by stealing people's drinks...i wasn't going to buy a new one that's for sure! Fire that rude bartender!
Overall everyone had a great time! Food is good too!
01/23/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I organized my friend's b'day over Xmas and am very happy to report that everything went off w/o a hitch & everyone had a GREAT time! We lucked out b/c the place wasn't that packed (I've been there when you couldn't walk thru the front door area - much less get room at the bar) so that probably helped. But overall, we had a great time & would totally recommend it. The drinks were reasonably priced (all considering), the staff was really nice & helpful (we brought our own cake & they very nicely gave us plates, etc. to distribute) and the music was pretty good [Now if these places could just get the bouncers to smile once in awhile! *smile*]
01/03/2007Provided by Citysearch -
People hosted my birthday party and my friends and I could not have had a better time. The music, drinks, food and the customer service was more than impressive. This place is also reasonably priced. I looked for a lot of places to have my party, and I am glad I chosed this one.
I was in People on Saturday and we had a great time! The space is very comfortable and the drinks were really tasty. I don't understand what some of these other reviewers are talking about. Reasonably priced drinks, great music and my friends were all over the bartender with the glasses and the tall one. They seem to do a lot of parties on both floors which is cool when your trying to meet new people. I've also been there during the week. Quiet, but nice music and you can actually talk to the bartenders which is nice when it's just you and your girl or guy hangin at the bar. Highly recommended!!!
02/09/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I dont know abt all the good reviews i read abt this place but when i went the place was a bit on the empty side. Upstairs has super low ceilings ( i guess wear flats ladies) and a bit claustrophobic. The drinks were ok, the lychee martinis were pretty good but the music was really really blah. I mean i should have brought my ipod along and plugged it into the speakers (kelly clarkson?!? do people really play that outside the comfort of their bedrms?) my overall recommendation...go elsewhere...theres so many other places on les..... its not so great here
01/21/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Crowded, lots of young people on the lower floor and slightly less young people upstairs. Loud, generic music. Comfy couches if you get table service. Nothing special, yet nothing especially wrong with it. Definitely go with a group to enjoy yourself. No dancing.
11/22/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I threw a surprise party for my sister Friday night. we arrived at 7pm and the place was not too packed. people quickly packed the place. my group mingled amongst ourselves though seats were not plenty (we did have over 20 people). we didn't need a reservation, but another group was coming at 10pm. we didn't expect to be there that late. But it became 1030pm and the staff quietly and nicely reminded us. The bouncer guy kept telling us sorry about this, but he was so nice. They even bought my sister and I a shot before we left. we had a cake and they gave us plates, forks and candles. there is a 1/2 priced happy hour until 8pm on all drinks. everyone was really nice there. i will definitely go again.