I guess... Gone are the days of smoke filled Jazz Clubs packed with eclectic low key anti establishment pot heads zoning out.
The service is slow. The food is weird. But the Jazz?
The Jazz is on point.
My advice is get rid of the valet parking($10) The reservations ($5) per person, and get a new menu... You can keep the names but do change the cuisine...
If you have the $ and the patience you will be rewarded with some pretty good live Jazz...
The restaurant is NOT open for lunch! I showed up last week looking to eat lunch and saw noone in the building. So I went back later that night with friends. I must say the food was delightful. I spoke with a young woman named Marian who said she was the sous chef and a bartender named Madelyn. Madelyn (sp?) seemed very happy to be there, with a great smile and a truly wonderful attitude. Chef Marian was happy and talkative and welcoming. She had a great deal of knowledge of her craft. We talked food for some time. She and the other chef, whom I only got to meet briefly touched every table in the small restaurant between popping into the kitchen to cook and deliver meals to the people waiting. It was a true pleasure to speak with Marian and Maadelyn. On the other hand, it was not a true pleasure to speak with the general manager, Hong (I think) who seemed to want to have nothing to do with his guests. After both the lovely bartender and the chef asked him to come over to me to speak to me, he finally did come from the table in the corner where he was holding court. He smiled at me and looked through me almost, as if I wasn't there. When I asked him questions, he never answered anything directly, rather he danced around the subject and offered to buy me a drink. The place will never make money in this way. When I mentioned to him that the website said they were open for lunch, but they weren't he just smiled, never answered me directly. I asked when they would be open for lunches and he said December 1st. I also asked about Sunday hours and he told me that there would be a Sunday brunch in December. So, out of curiousity, I went back on Saturday, December 1 and low and behold, noone was there... I live accross the street, so it takes no effort to walk over. I returned about 1130 on Sunday and again, noone was there... No brunch? So, I suggest you avoid dealing with Hong alltogether and ask specifically to speak to one of the Chefs. Outside of the manager, it was a very good experience. I will go back if Marian or Madelyn are there, for sure.
I just had my first experience at Stir It Up. I must admit I was not expecting the atmosphere. I was pleasantly surprised. In addition, the waiter was very nice and helpful with assisting us with making a decision. He showed knowledge of the food and how it was prepared (A+). I had the stewed oxtail; and let me just say I wanted to go back there and “slap the cook”. In case you don’t know that’s a very high compliment. My co-worker had the jerk chicken which was very tasty as well. My negative take-aways are (1) the menu should be expanded and (2) they charge you for refills. I know times are hard but who charges for refills on sweet tea?
Took my girlfriend for her birthday and she loved it. We've been to Agatha's and this was different. We liked that "the mob" has this party atmosphere. My girlfriend actually recognized a few of the actors. One of them was on A&E last month. I would say its really a good place to go celebrate. Foods really good and plenty of it we were stuffed. A little noisy at times but it was sold out and people were really partying. I am taking my girlfriend back for the Valentines Day Show. I would say we probably will do this show 2 or 3 times a year if they keep changing it up.
Noni's is also a great place for after work cocktails and a really tasty dinner and don't overlook the party scene on Saturday nights where hipsters from nearby East Atlanta, Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park dance the night away.
If it's $10 all you can eat and $5 all you can drink, your tummy is stuffed to the rim, and your bladder is about to explode. How else are you going to spend $20 per person?
Decent pizza and Italian dishes and one of the few places that reliably delivers around East Point. Open late and offers a pretty wide selection including pizzas, stromboli, calzones, salads, wings, fish, shrimp, and a few desserts. Not great, but not bad at all in my experience.
Pizza = good
Service = terrible
Please don't let sororistitutes take over your server pool, they are apathetic.
The sushi is pretty good but the service can be terrible! We were literally turned away at the door one day for lunch when there were plenty of tables. They only had one waiter working.
I agree, way over ratted. The guys in the back are rude. When I was there last week, our pizza came out wrong and we were blamed for not speaking up when they ran around with our pizza which was not true. The pizza is good, don't get me wrong. But I refuse to spend my money at a place that refuses to recognize the customer and appreciation of the customer.
Good soup small portion.
the crossaints are fabulous, but someone should let them know that bacon can be cooked more than one way (waaay too crispy) service was good and staff was friendly. I imagine i'll be back at some point.
We had a few high-dollar cocktails that were great. A couple of apps that were so-so (chewy popcorn was a let down in an otherwise good mix of flavors in the rail mix) - the boiled peanuts were not available. Our "entrees" were all really good - fish n' grits, shotgun wedding soup, mussels. Our one vegetarian diner was really disappointed with the lack of options.
It's certainly a notch above most other places in the area with the constant exception, Agave. We'll definitely go back.
One other thing - loved the music mix.
4 stars if patrick makes your drink
Place is good, but not worth they money you are going to dish out.
The establishment is okay, the dancers are okay however, some of the staff can be let's just say a little stand-offish! I consider myself to be an extremely observant person!!! I just never get a "welcoming"vibe from them. Perhaps it just me... then again perhaps it not!
I was surprised at your review of Davio's. I took a friend there for a birthday lunch early one Saturday afternoon. It was her favorite restaurant of the moment and since it was her birthday, she got to choose. I liked the atmosphere immediately. Very Boston and the waiter assigned to us was wonderful from the start. Since there weren't many people in the restaurant he had plenty of time to spend with. Yes, the philly cheese spring rolls are from another galaxy. I was eating vegetarian that day and ordered from the 'sides" menu. I'm still trying to reproduce that dreamy, creamy kale dish at home and the mashed potatoes were as light as whipped cream. The haricort vertes were lightly crunchy with bits of ham. Yes, the menu was pricey - $82.00 for lunch but I'd go back in a heartbeat. Although I didn't have wine, they served me some of the most delicious water I have tasted in a while. I understand that they have their own filtration system. My friend had a delicious pinot and her entree was the biggest kobe beef meatball I have ever seen. They allow half portions at lunch which is great although the half portion could have fed two of us.
Walking up to the Tavern you are immediately greeted with happy patrons, lively music and big smiles from the drink girls handing out ice cold bottles of beer in the front patio. Small, annoying revolving doors lead to inside, where, if you haven't been here already, you'll be surprised by a 'confetti' of napkins that rain around you and a loud, healthy 'WELCOME" from the bartender on your right. Dark interior, dim lighting, low table sand a friend wait staff make the place feel welcoming.
The specialty drinks are nothing worth speaking about, the taste, even worse, the wine list however is excellent. The food well makes up for the lack of mixed drink concoctions. A vast variety of menu items makes for difficulty choosing just one of the delectable dishes - once chose, there will be no disappointment.
All in all, it was a very good experience, one I enjoyed immensely with my friends.
A city-within-a-city with an odd sense of self that's slowly acquiring some charm... if you're into the fake 18th-century architecture thing.
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