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 Will Methvin on
Latin REstaurant because everyone inside was latin and all the dancers had hot latin bodies! The music was awesome and the decor was cool! There was a jungle themed decor with beautifully painted murals; even the ceilings had painted mural work! Drink of the night-Mojitos! There are tables along the sides where people sat for dinner.
by Lynwood Clontz on
wow. where have people eaten before this? applebee's? popeye's fried chicken? this place is ridiculously overpriced and the food is beyond mediocre. so sad. i just went for my birthday and at $139 per person, it should have been a great meal, and sadly, it ranks among my lowest. we ordered chilled lobster, salt and pepper squid, heirloom tomato salad, pumpkin dumplings, coconut soup, jidori chicken, crispy pork belly, venison, dessert. all were mediocre. i HATE mediocre food. nothing inspired and everything very pedestrian. the coconut soup was simply coconut milk and sriracha. the squid was tough- maybe frozen from costco? heirloom tomato salad a touch above the sizzler salad bar. jidori chicken was reminiscent of airplane food, flying COACH. thankfully, everything was only 3 bites, otherwise you'd never be able to force the food down. unfortunately, with such small portions, you need to order a lot to not be hungry anymore, hence $139 per person. the service was good and attentive. though, at one point, when i left the table, someone had picked up my napkin and they failed to bring me another. the sommelier was good and seemed knowledgeable, and eager to please. he chose a good, well-priced bottle of wine for us. the decor was decent. phillippe starck can be a design genius, but this locale is not one of his strongest. the wraps for cold women was a nice touch, though, contrary to another review on here, it is NOT a pashmina. it is simply a wooly/ poly blend wrap. i mean, seriously, someone else reviewing here impressed by the valet service? you should be receiving that valet service anywhere you go. you don't need $14 valet for someone to open doors for you. the music is generally very trite and the crowd is full of wannabe hollywood types that watch a lot of E entertainment television. this restaurant is not for those serious about food. i had much, much higher expectations and, needless to say, will not ever be venturing back. shame.