by Desire Kosorog on
The restaurant is a trendy place on 58th ave with a huge buddha displayed as the centerpiece. It specializes in asian fusion so you'll see a lot of familiar dishes like Pad Thai, Peking Duck, Fried Dumplings, etc etc. But the quality is a whole notch higher because of the ingredients used, the way it's displayed, and... because it's Tao. We ordered 4 dishes: Mandarin Sizzled fried rice with Peking Duck, Wok Seared New York Sirloin with Shiitake Mushrooms and Szechuan Potatoes, Roasted Thai Buddha Chicken, and Teppanyaki Swordfish with Ponzu Butter and Asparagus Tempura. (Actually 5 dishes including the 8 dollar edamame beans that we were conned into thinking was a complimentary dish). I would say my favorite was the Roasted Thai Buddha Chicken. The meat was soft and the sauce it came it was so delicious! The fried rice was just fried rice. Sirloin was too tough and chewy for me. I don't really eat anything beyond medium rare. The swordfish wasn't moist enough, so I almost choked. I really liked the sea salt on the edamame beans though? Anyways, dessert was a great finish. We got Tao's famous Giant Fortune Cookie. Served with fresh fruit and drizzled chocolate, this big fortune is half filled with chocolate mousse and the other half with white chocolate mousse, and not to forget 4 big fortunes written out on long scraps of paper! We also got banana pudding, which was not as good but it wasn't disappointing. It had fried bananas on top of fortune cookie crusted banana pudding. It's a dashing place to go to for the mood, the crowd (some celebs), and the aesthetics, some dishes, and definitely dessert. But warning: it's a bit pricey...especially for some disappointment you may be met with.
by Deloras Scargall on
This place is a S.H.I.T.S.H.O.W. and not in a good way either. Every time we've come here, which has been with a few different groups over the years, the girls in our group either get creeped out or pissed off when they keep getting groped. For crying out loud, if you're going to be shady, just look, don't touch. I'll say that rarely, when the place isn't yet packed, the different ambiance and decor between rooms is nice, as are the bartenders, who actually know their way around a bottle. Unfortunately, when people start arriving, which is the whole point of going to a place like this, it gets ugly. For some reason, people keep hearing 'good things' or 'fun things' about trinity, which is why we've ended back here a few times. Let's change that sunny outlook, shall we?
by ThaPymptress on
Fun, friendly, and a little bit seedy. It's everything a good dive should be.
I have always had a fantastic time every time I've stepped into the bar. There is a warm inviting atmosphere cultivated by the owner and his generous attitude. Even though it's COMPLETELY out of my way I will certainly keep returning to this bar over and over again... and it's not just because they let me sing tons of karaoke... okay maybe that's part of it. ;)
by nick d. on
Hallowed ground for Rock N' Roll. My favorite small/mid-sized venue in the world. Fabulous sound, great sight lines, ornate Victorian frescoes and gold-painted trim. Best cheesy wood-paneled backstage ever. Booze is spendy, but you're in the TL- go to a dive and drink up, cheapo.