by Arlena Delgadilo on
Highlights: The bread is always super soft, fresh, and delicious. The sandwich ingredients are as good as they come. The staff is super friendly and helpful. They offer a Go Local discount - $1 off for every $10 you spend. They use earth-friendly take out containers. The mango iced tea is amazing and the chocolate chip cookies are the best I've ever had! I love this place, and I try to go there as often as possible. Don't wait to have a late lunch here, they do run out of items later in the day, although the danishes are buy one get one free after 3pm. That cream cheese danish is to die for!
by Jayne Pottorff on
Why isn't this place WAY more popular than it is? This Park is quickly becoming one of my favorite places for brunch and late night drinks. I am determined to drink in every space they have (the Atrium, Red Room, and Penthouse look GORGEOUS) but so far always seem to get sat in the Main Room and Garden which is gorgeous all lit up and night. If you're having drinks try the Pretty Kitty or the Highline cocktail! Service can be a little slow, but always friendly. BE AWARE: at 10:00pm they switch from restaurant and go more into Bar/Lounge mode and won't let anyone in w/o ID --- even if you have dinner reservations! Still love it tho. :)
by Chris D. on
This review is for Tuesday nights with DJ Romeo Cologne. I love funk, and I love to shake my ample ass. I love new funk (Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings) and old funk (James Brown, Curtis Mayfield). So, Tuesday nights at The Star Bar sounds like a great choice, right? Hmmm, not so much. First, the event shouldn't be called "DJ Romeo Cologne's Funk Disco Party" (I pulled that from Star Bar's website). It should be called DJ Quasi's (I think that's his name) Funk Hip Hop Top 40 Party with Special Guest Romeo Cologne." Romeo didn't hit the CD changer until 1:15 AM(last call is at 2:30). Is it really his night if the "opener" spins for 3 hours and he does less than two? I've NEVER been to a concert where the opener performed longer than the headliner. The second problem is Quasi's song selection. Ya see, I went to The Star Bar for funk. I walked in the bar around 11:15. He played decent music for about 30 minutes. Then it went to shit. Can someone tell me what is funky about Madonna's "Hey Mr. DJ"? No shit, he really played that song. He was also playing recent hip hop and other assorted bullshit. I was waiting for him to play Ice Ice Baby. This went on till Romeo took over. Romeo started with Disco Lady(Johnnie Taylor), followed it up with Shining Star (Earth, Wind, and Fire), and some decent funk I wasn't familiar with. I left after his third song. Ok, here's the money shot: Now, if I wanted to hear Hey Mr. DJ or Who Let the Dogs Out (no, he didn't play that song) I could have found a club in the burbs. So if you are looking for real funk, avoid Tuesdays at The Star Bar (or don't show up till 1:30). If you live close and want to dance, it's not a bad option. Just don't expect to hear much funk. And to think I was really looking forward to spending some time at The Star Bar (I had my first Funk Disco Party about 10 years ago, and it was a blast). Who knows, maybe Romeo will take it back over and it'll be good again. Oh yeah! Someone drop me a line and let me know if Saturday nights at The Cleremont Lounge are the same setup. I want to go, but not if I have to hear fucking Madonna.