by Jen Y. on
Amazingly, Tao has withstood the test of time and the ebb/flow in popularity of Asian-fusion restaurants. The food is reliably very good (my personal favorite is the Chilean sea bass), but I love the cocktail menu. If you're game for having a more casual experience, the bar area is fun and they serve apps. I've always enjoyed myself more in that area than in the main dining room.. And it's a heckuvalot more interesting for people watching! Service is ok and the space is beautiful. The visual wow-factor for decor does tip the scale versus the quality of food.
by Thao Divis on
I was really surprised to see so much hating going on for Webster Hall. I didn't have a bad experience at all. I only went for a concert and idn't catch out any of the club atmosphere, which I probably wouldn't be in to anyway. And I'm not going to lie and say I know so much about sound quality. I don't. But I would imagine it would sound bad if it were bad, and it didn't. I saw Sondre Lerche here, and he did seem to be having some guitar problems and so I guess that's the norm of this place, but it made for an entertaining bit of the concert, so I didn't mind. It's got nice decor, a neat seating-ish area off to the side, and for whatever reason was an okay-situated area for a girl who's five-foot-three to see a standing General Admissin show. And a lot of Sondre Lerche fans are tall! Must be a Norweigan thing. For me, the bigger draw-back of this place was the bar. We didn't feel like drinking, but I did order Andrew J. a diet coke- four dollars? Really? I know I should expect it, but still. Boo.