by Buford Dearin on
I was pleasantly surprised at how solid the food was at this place. I had only been here for some pricey cocktails, but a round of pre-party appetizers on my last visit really hit the spot. A couple girlfriends and I sat upstairs at the first-come first-serve small tables behind the bar. We ordered the BBQ chicken quesadilla, the mushroom flatbread, and the lobster mac n cheese (with orzo, not macaroni). All three dishes had great flavor and came very quickly. The staff was also very accommodating with our ad-hoc hippo seating arrangement, bringing an extra table over so our dishes could fit. All in all, I would definitely go back for an upscale happy hour and some really tasty versions of traditional crowd pleasers.
by Andrew A. on
My favorite bar in NY, but you gotta catch it on a good night. The music is great - they play hiphop and dancehall most of the night. When the place is busy - its packed wall to wall with a very diverse crowd, everyone bumpin to the same beat. On an off nice, its a cool place to chill and listen to some good tunes - r&b, funk, hiphop, etc.
by Jamar Uzelac on
Greenhouse is awesome if you don't have to pay. If, on the other hand, you're not there for an event paid for by your company or any other organization or generous person, you might walk out feeling like you just got mugged. I came here on a Thursday night with basically my entire 60 person company, although we came to the door in waves. We bypassed the massive line but were quoted $500/bottle for our table area. That's obviously a lot of money, but if you're coming to Greenhouse or any place like it, or if you're even reading this review, you're most likely prepared for that kind of money purge. If you don't give a damn, congratulations, and have a great time. Otherwise, it's definitely something to consider, and the doorman's glib demand for massive amounts of money might irritate you somewhat. For those thinking about testing the waters of the club scene for the first time, I come to a place like Greenhouse maybe once or twice a year, and it's always great. I don't care if you are the most stubborn advocate for the dive bar scene and all its advantages over the euro-trashy, pretentious, and shallow club world, these places are a lot of fun if you're in the right mood and you're not there on a weekend. Greenhouse is small, but there is plenty of room to dance and lounge during dance breaks. The service is not overly warm, but your bottle will come promptly and once you get past the door it's unlikely anyone will hassle you. Unfortunately, I can't speak to the regular music selection; I came the night Michael Jackson passed away, so it was all MJ all the time when I was there. The bottom line is, as far as these types of places go, Greenhouse is just as good as any, and if you come equipped with a company credit card, you are in for a really fun night and most likely an unpleasant morning.