by Mark P. on
For me, one star is when you get a roach in your soup. So take that as a measuring stick for my two. The fries were limp, the burger was smashed and tiny. This place does have a certain faded nostalgia as the self-proclaimed world's largest drive-in, and was the restaurant that had the court case that brought an end to segregation in restaurants. Gets some nostalgia points for those.
by Kenny Compston on
This venue is right near NYU, so it caters to its students who must be music savvy to get in. It's a medium-sized venue, but the sound is great. It's popular and located right near Union Square. There is a long line to get in and you might get stuck with some bratty local teenagers, but everybody in line is up for a chat. It's a venue to walk to, so don't think about parking a car. I saw My Morning Jacket, Rilo Kiley, and John Butler Trio there. It's similar to the 9:30 Club in DC or some venues in SF. Great time!
by Lester Stars on
I really enjoyed Tao. I had some friends in from out of town who had been here before and chose our dinner locale, so figured something new to check out. The ambiance was really impressive. Fabulous decorations. I was glad we opted for an earlier dinner, so we were able to be there before it became crazy busy. I can see some of the comments on pricing. I wasn't super hungry, so I opted for one of the rolls and a soup. Their hot and sour soup had shrimp and was amazing. Their spicy yellow tail roll with onion crisps was so fresh and great. So very good sushi! We wrapped up the dinner with their chocolate molten cake. Ahhhh. How can one go wrong there, right? One in our group got the create your own assortment of 3 ice creams/sorbets. The green tea ice cream was great and the espresso ice cream was amazing! I'd definitely go back, especially to check out the bar and grab a martini, as the martini menu looked intriguing, even with its stiff prices.