by Debbie Chiou S. on
omakase is somewhat hit or miss. some plates were out of this world, some were mediocre, and some were a real let down. i don't think it's worth the money, though if you are going to spend the money, splurge for the $120 where you actually get the good ingredients rather than creative renditions of old stand-bys.
by Dong Cerenzia on
Dante's is one of the most original restaurants you'll find in Atlanta. The pirate ship decor is not to be beat, complete with the alligator- worth a star on its own. Although it can be a fun place to take the kids, I think it's a great precursor to a sexy night with your special someone. Choose one of the semi-private tables overlooking the room and relax and enjoy each others company while you take your time. The servers were there when you need them, but not hovering. I'm willing to stake my rateclubs Elite status by saying if you play your cards right, well, you get my drift. The food is as heavy or light as you want- order the cheese fondue as an appetizer. For our dinner we had the beef, pork, chicken and shrimp. The pork was by far the best- marinated with garlicky goodness. A few downsides, though. I wish they had a better selection of wine by the glass. The have a great wine list so you might just want to buy the bottle instead. Also, those tiny little wine glasses say 1970 so lets get progressive and use a better glass. For dessert, the only real choice is the chocolate fondue, which you'll need to order in advance. It's not really sized for two though so you might want to plan a little sweet treat elsewhere afterward.
by Gavin Sanchec on
I've been here about 7 times over 3 years. Twice for bottle service, twice on the list, and about 3 times on a whim. Music: Great House DJs, Reggaeton/Salsa room generally open but also an ok time Layout: Not a fan of the loop around seating because the back bar and DJ booth crowd that end and movement get's stuck. Decor is alright Crowd: Good looking, well dressed, swank-ish - comparably upscale Service: Here's where this place goes to shit. Whereas the bouncers upstairs are mostly nice, everyone else seems makes it seem like Underbar takes the discarded liquor handles and shove them up their employee's asses. 1st time I went for bottle service we had to renegotiate bottle prices like 3 different times (once upstairs in line, once downstairs at the door, and then again at our table) with different people saying different things. On top of that they gave us a difficult time about getting in quickly and kept us at the table forever. Two nights ago (and the reason I'm inclined to write this review) I tried to go to Underbar. I was on Thomas' list from http://Going.com. First off, the place is totally empty and it's 11:00pm. That's fine, maybe it'll fill up. We walk straight to the door and I tell her "Thomas' list." She looks at me and my party of 10 others and says the list doesn't exist. I say that if it's not under his name, it's probably with http://Going.com. She then, exceptionally rudely, tells me that there's no Thomas or Going list and asks me my name. Then she says I'm not on the list again. I ask for the manager. The other woman, who's been sitting there quietly the entire time, then says "oh, what website? " I say Going. "Oh, yeah, that website, it'll be 20 bucks." Now, Underbar is usually 20 bucks but because of a DJ was 25. The list, however, was for 15 bucks regardless. So I inform them of that. "The website says 15 bucks." "No," she says, again angry and annoyed, "it's 20 bucks because today the cover is 25." I ask for the manager, she says "I am the manager." Then I say, "Ok, then who's your boss because I'd be more than happy to walk out of here, report you to the better business bureau, post this to rateclubs and every other review site I know, and then take this to the State Attorney where my lawyer sister works so that this bait and switch scheme can be dealt with." All of the sudden there's another general manager. "Oh, um, I'll call the general manager." And finally the general manager says to let us in at 15. By that point I was pissed, my friends were pissed, and we were like fuck it - we'd rather pay 20 bucks at estate than them 15. So they lost well over 600 dollars between the 11 of us that night and the ill will that we'll spread beyond. They're a poorly run establishment and treat their customers like crap. Spend you money there if you'd like, but there are plenty of other comparably nice venues in Boston I'd rather enjoy my nights at. Underbar is not worth the headache.