by Paula K. on
Ladies, watch the heels and the cobblestone streets in front of Griffin, you might go down before you reach the velvet rope with the aloof promoters. Now if this is your tactic for getting in, it might work. God bless my friend for her persistence, we passed all tests and made our way into the club. Inside was crowded, really crowded. The music was great and ladies (only ladies) can dance on the top of the tables in the middle of each lounge section surrounded by velvet couches. Griffin feels more like a giant living room with the chandelier, warm woodwork, and lack of obvious dance floor area. This was a fun NYC dance club, I will go back (if I can get in).
by Jolynn Lovings on
DO NOT PLAN AN EVENT HERE. we made a reservation for my friend's bachelorette party (read: once in a lifetime event) and were told MULTIPLE times that we would (a) not have to wait at the door and (b) everyone in our party would get in. this is the main reason we chose 1 oak, as a smooth party was our biggest concern. upon our early (11 pm) arrival, they acknowledged our party and said they would be ready for us in 20 minutes, so we killed time having a drink at Park. when we came back, the doorman didn't let us in and denied even knowing of our reservation (clearly the first person we spoke to when we arrived not only knew about it, but was expecting us). we were a group of 10 cute girls, tastefully dressed, no bachelorette gear in sight. rumor has it that the club was empty at this point, except for the 3 old men the doorman let in for the "private party" the doorman claimed was happening. this is UNACCEPTABLE. they could have easily told us, in advance, that they don't take bachelorette parties, or large groups, or females, or people under 30, or whatever. but having us actually show up on my friend's one big night only to be turned away is completely ridiculous. so, ***DO NOT PLAN AN EVENT HERE UNLESS YOU DO NOT CARE ABOUT WHETHER THE EVENT ACTUALLY HAPPENS.*** this probably rules out most planned events. additionally, judging by the caliber of people i did see enter the club, i am not sure how much i would want to go at any other point. NJ gold-diggers would probably enjoy it, though.
by Magaly Lage on
I was sad to hear they closed. This was the only sushi place downtown. I loooved their sushi - especially the seared marlin which was only available on special request and only very rarely. But my god was it good. The bartenders were great and the drinks were strong. I wasn't a big fan of the downstairs. I only attempted go there once and there was a $10 cover. This gilrl doesn't pay cover so no go. I'm excited for the reinvention. If the sushi is as good as it was before, I will be back.