Gin Lane

★★★★☆

Food

Food
More choices in New York:
Resultset_next

Kitchen Twenty Two

36 E 22nd St New York, NY

Resultset_next

Supermac

348 7th Ave New York, NY

3.9048 42
Hi! Sign in to let us know how Gin Lane was?
Write a Review
.

The service was awful! And yes, Caroline the manager is just RUDE! They don't care, they think they are hot stuff-- and the food isn't good. We were there last Thursday at 7:00 and the place was empty and the serever still could keep up. Not reccommeded. Go somehwere else.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The service was awful! And yes, Caroline the manager is just RUDE! They don't care, they think they are hot stuff-- and the food isn't good. We were there last Thursday at 7:00 and the place was empty and the serever still could keep up. Not reccommeded. Go somehwere else.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Management

.

Gin Lane offers one of the best dining experiences down in the Meatpacking district by far! Great bar, solid tasty food, and great customer service. It has it all. If your lucky snag a table outside on the patio, or under the roof. Service and atmosphere are better on the weekdays, supposedly the are consistently jammed packed on the weekends. I dont normally write reviews, however I went last Wednesday and had such a great time. Wine list covers all the basics and is affordable. Great addition to the area! Will be back....

2
★★★★★

Gin Lane offers one of the best dining experiences down in the Meatpacking district by far! Great bar, solid tasty food, and great customer service. It has it all. If your lucky snag a table outside on the patio, or under the roof. Service and atmosphere are better on the weekdays, supposedly the are consistently jammed packed on the weekends. I dont normally write reviews, however I went last Wednesday and had such a great time. Wine list covers all the basics and is affordable. Great addition to the area! Will be back....

Pros: Patio dining

Cons: too busy on the weekends.

.

I have officially found a new home on Sundays: Gin Lane! Aside from the amazing room, surprising huevos rancheros, and Marvin Gaye soundtrack, there is an open skylight in the middle of the room, and all tasty libations and wine are half off all day on Sundays. Granted I wasn't thrilled the last Thursday I was there and dropped serious money on just a few martinis at the bar, but half off Opus One this past Sunday more than made up for it. The server was great, attentive but comfortable. The place was a little hectic, but I suppose that's because it was rocking. Overall the brunch was outstanding, amazing food and service, and great prices!

1
★★★☆☆

I have officially found a new home on Sundays: Gin Lane! Aside from the amazing room, surprising huevos rancheros, and Marvin Gaye soundtrack, there is an open skylight in the middle of the room, and all tasty libations and wine are half off all day on Sundays. Granted I wasn't thrilled the last Thursday I was there and dropped serious money on just a few martinis at the bar, but half off Opus One this past Sunday more than made up for it. The server was great, attentive but comfortable. The place was a little hectic, but I suppose that's because it was rocking. Overall the brunch was outstanding, amazing food and service, and great prices!

Pros: Half Off Sundays

.

My husband took me to Gin Lane to celebrate our one year anniversary......so romantic, it was perfect! As a true foodie, I have to admit that he must have been under some pressure: I don't like boring stodgy restaurants, I want to have fun, but I need to have sophisticated food, Gin lane fit the bill. Instead of novel frills, I was very impressed by both the menu and specials, continental staples prepared with fresh ingredients, simple and clean. We started with the Seafood Plateau, standard but grand in portion size, presentation, and what a cocktail sauce! After the seafood, we split a refreshing ice berg wedge salad. For the entrees, my husband devored the surf and turf, and indulged in the duck. Our server Mark was very knowledgable, astute, and genuine. He made the night memorable with a devine chocolate platter for dessert, he even comped it. Aside from the food, the Grapefruit Julep was so good, I think my husband just might start bringing me back to gin lane on a weekly basis!

2
★★★★★

My husband took me to Gin Lane to celebrate our one year anniversary......so romantic, it was perfect! As a true foodie, I have to admit that he must have been under some pressure: I don't like boring stodgy restaurants, I want to have fun, but I need to have sophisticated food, Gin lane fit the bill. Instead of novel frills, I was very impressed by both the menu and specials, continental staples prepared with fresh ingredients, simple and clean. We started with the Seafood Plateau, standard but grand in portion size, presentation, and what a cocktail sauce! After the seafood, we split a refreshing ice berg wedge salad. For the entrees, my husband devored the surf and turf, and indulged in the duck. Our server Mark was very knowledgable, astute, and genuine. He made the night memorable with a devine chocolate platter for dessert, he even comped it. Aside from the food, the Grapefruit Julep was so good, I think my husband just might start bringing me back to gin lane on a weekly basis!

Pros: Romantic, great food

.

went to Gin lane Saturday,for my sisters b-day party,and it ended up being an awesome night.
the place is majestic,amazing food,and very attentive service!
Tried the crabcakes,and the branzino special ,and it was great, very fresh and well seasoned.
Sorry( MF20) but you must be sad with the world!
dont get upset with yourself, try Yoga, it will help you.
Gin Lane is set for a good start.
Ohh, Marty the bartender makes the best drinks!!

2
★★★★★

went to Gin lane Saturday,for my sisters b-day party,and it ended up being an awesome night.
the place is majestic,amazing food,and very attentive service!
Tried the crabcakes,and the branzino special ,and it was great, very fresh and well seasoned.
Sorry( MF20) but you must be sad with the world!
dont get upset with yourself, try Yoga, it will help you.
Gin Lane is set for a good start.
Ohh, Marty the bartender makes the best drinks!!

Pros: thumbs up

Cons: bit noisy,but understandable, for a saturday.

.

Disappointing Sunday brunch experience. I live on the block and I was excited about having a great new brunch place to frequent. Unfortunatley Gin Lane will not see my business or the business of my friends again.
FOOD: The food is not bad - but its mediocre at best - I have enjoyed tastier brunches in many other places right in the area.
STAFF/SERVICE: It's not about you - expect indifference with a small side of attitude. What started the whole experience off on a negative note was that half of the people at my table received a menu with an outdated prix fixe card, which offered a $16 meal with an unlimited cocktail. The rest of us got the updated $20 meal with unlimited soft drinks. We called the waiter's attention to it, expecting to have him honor what was presented (and we asked him to), but he waffled for a bit before he ran and told got his manager. She came over with a fake smile and insincere tone... "Hiiiiiiiiii.....I'm reeeeally sorryyyyyyyyy, buuuuuuttt.... that's our ooooooold brunch priiiiiiice...and it changed todaaaaaayyyyy" It felt like she was telling us to get over it because we were not getting what was presented in our menus, and did not so much as even offer 1 drink on the house just to make nice. This is not a place that cares about repeat business.
DRINKS: Good, but order yourself a few at a time. They take about 10-15 minutes to arrive.
THE CHECK: Don't expect to get it easily. You'll ask for it, and 10 minutes later someone will come by and observe that you still didn't get it, and then bring it over in another 5 mintues.
THE SPACE: (here is the one true positive) Absolutley beautiful. The ceiling is even open to the sky, which is great in concept, but be warned...it feels great for the first few minutes to be inside and sitting in the sun, but then you will get very hot - there is no air circulation like you would have on the sidewalk. They need to install some ceiling fans of of the exposed beams.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Disappointing Sunday brunch experience. I live on the block and I was excited about having a great new brunch place to frequent. Unfortunatley Gin Lane will not see my business or the business of my friends again.
FOOD: The food is not bad - but its mediocre at best - I have enjoyed tastier brunches in many other places right in the area.
STAFF/SERVICE: It's not about you - expect indifference with a small side of attitude. What started the whole experience off on a negative note was that half of the people at my table received a menu with an outdated prix fixe card, which offered a $16 meal with an unlimited cocktail. The rest of us got the updated $20 meal with unlimited soft drinks. We called the waiter's attention to it, expecting to have him honor what was presented (and we asked him to), but he waffled for a bit before he ran and told got his manager. She came over with a fake smile and insincere tone... "Hiiiiiiiiii.....I'm reeeeally sorryyyyyyyyy, buuuuuuttt.... that's our ooooooold brunch priiiiiiice...and it changed todaaaaaayyyyy" It felt like she was telling us to get over it because we were not getting what was presented in our menus, and did not so much as even offer 1 drink on the house just to make nice. This is not a place that cares about repeat business.
DRINKS: Good, but order yourself a few at a time. They take about 10-15 minutes to arrive.
THE CHECK: Don't expect to get it easily. You'll ask for it, and 10 minutes later someone will come by and observe that you still didn't get it, and then bring it over in another 5 mintues.
THE SPACE: (here is the one true positive) Absolutley beautiful. The ceiling is even open to the sky, which is great in concept, but be warned...it feels great for the first few minutes to be inside and sitting in the sun, but then you will get very hot - there is no air circulation like you would have on the sidewalk. They need to install some ceiling fans of of the exposed beams.

.

Go some where else for dinner.

Yes, the room is pretty cool, but the service, food, and attitude overshoadow the decor. I had the French Onion Soup to start. It was so salty I had to ask for my glass of water to be filled 3 times (which wouldn't have been so bad if the waiter service wasn't so inadequate). The beef carpaccio was tough and drowned in truffle oil, while my pork chops could pass for baked ham covered in grease.

Caroline the manager couldn't care less that we were unhappy with the service or the food. When we told her the food was subpar, the waiter service was poor and complained about our table being given away because we were TEN, (YES TEN!!!) minutes late, she blew it all off. Guess what CAROLINE! This restaurant will be out of business in three months and you'll be out of work. Take that Caroline, you snob.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Go some where else for dinner.

Yes, the room is pretty cool, but the service, food, and attitude overshoadow the decor. I had the French Onion Soup to start. It was so salty I had to ask for my glass of water to be filled 3 times (which wouldn't have been so bad if the waiter service wasn't so inadequate). The beef carpaccio was tough and drowned in truffle oil, while my pork chops could pass for baked ham covered in grease.

Caroline the manager couldn't care less that we were unhappy with the service or the food. When we told her the food was subpar, the waiter service was poor and complained about our table being given away because we were TEN, (YES TEN!!!) minutes late, she blew it all off. Guess what CAROLINE! This restaurant will be out of business in three months and you'll be out of work. Take that Caroline, you snob.

Pros: Room

Cons: Lousy food, over-priced and there are much better places to go

.

While you enjoy your meal, wondering if you?ve ever experienced something so good, you?ll soon realize that you?re actually incapable of remembering much; because you?ve been drinking some of the most amazing wines you?ve ever paired with a meal and you?re ready for another bottle! Gin Lane prides themselves on the breath and depth of their wine cellar because a) it is actually a TRUE wine cellar as opposed to the wine ?closets? that many NYC restaurants have, b) the wines are hand-picked and paired with the unique flavors of their chef?s creations making for an unbelievable dining experience, and c) while their wines are superb, they are also affordable allowing you the opportunity of eating a proper meal instead of having tasty food and ?ehh? wines as happens so often in the Meatpacking District.

It?s not often that you can find class juxtaposed with great food and outstanding nightlife. So, next time you?re in the mood to wow your palette and really enjoy yourself, take a trip over to Gin Lane. We guarantee that after one night there, you?ll be emailing us asking how you too can write about how much you love the gem of the Meatpacking District!

Read more reviews at Spungle (dot) com

2
★★★★★

While you enjoy your meal, wondering if you?ve ever experienced something so good, you?ll soon realize that you?re actually incapable of remembering much; because you?ve been drinking some of the most amazing wines you?ve ever paired with a meal and you?re ready for another bottle! Gin Lane prides themselves on the breath and depth of their wine cellar because a) it is actually a TRUE wine cellar as opposed to the wine ?closets? that many NYC restaurants have, b) the wines are hand-picked and paired with the unique flavors of their chef?s creations making for an unbelievable dining experience, and c) while their wines are superb, they are also affordable allowing you the opportunity of eating a proper meal instead of having tasty food and ?ehh? wines as happens so often in the Meatpacking District.

It?s not often that you can find class juxtaposed with great food and outstanding nightlife. So, next time you?re in the mood to wow your palette and really enjoy yourself, take a trip over to Gin Lane. We guarantee that after one night there, you?ll be emailing us asking how you too can write about how much you love the gem of the Meatpacking District!

Read more reviews at Spungle (dot) com

Pros: great food, beautiful bar, superior service

Cons: too many people are learning about how great this place truly is

.

went to gin lane again, now my 3rd time and it only gets better!
1 st - i met this beautiful and awesome girl at the bar ,over a round of the most amazing cocktails.( thanks Marty)
then ordered some crabcakes and a grilled tuna ,IT WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD, everything was just happening at is best. the music was awesome ,just a bit loud sometimes,the crowd was great.
And Andre the guy at the door,is awesome ,it's quite hard in N.Y to get door guys in an establishment to be so cool and polite.
wait for me gin lane i'll be there again.

2
★★★★★

went to gin lane again, now my 3rd time and it only gets better!
1 st - i met this beautiful and awesome girl at the bar ,over a round of the most amazing cocktails.( thanks Marty)
then ordered some crabcakes and a grilled tuna ,IT WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD, everything was just happening at is best. the music was awesome ,just a bit loud sometimes,the crowd was great.
And Andre the guy at the door,is awesome ,it's quite hard in N.Y to get door guys in an establishment to be so cool and polite.
wait for me gin lane i'll be there again.

Pros: Food,decor, and helping me to meet my date.

Cons: music a little loud sometimes

.

Gin Lane is definitely a great spot to check out. The menu has a great variety to choose from and the food is consistently good. I have eaten here many times and have been more than satisfied every time. The atmosphere is awesome and the interior design is breathtaking. They did such a good job with this place - it definitely has an old feel to it with a very hip edge at the same time. The DJ is great and the variety of 80s, 90s, and today hits add so much to the place. I have also been to just the bar for drinks and it's definitely a good after work place or Saturday night spot - the drink menu is incredible! I highly recommend!

2
★★★★★

Gin Lane is definitely a great spot to check out. The menu has a great variety to choose from and the food is consistently good. I have eaten here many times and have been more than satisfied every time. The atmosphere is awesome and the interior design is breathtaking. They did such a good job with this place - it definitely has an old feel to it with a very hip edge at the same time. The DJ is great and the variety of 80s, 90s, and today hits add so much to the place. I have also been to just the bar for drinks and it's definitely a good after work place or Saturday night spot - the drink menu is incredible! I highly recommend!

Pros: Food, Drinks, and Ambience

.

I went to Gin Lane with my wife this passed Tuesday. Randomly in the Meatpacking District on a weeknight, I had no interest in trying one of the, far too many, mega destination restuarants, I had heard of Gin Lane's great cocktails and thought to try it out. I found Gin Lane to be an intimate, totally comfortable, and completely charming gem of a restaurant. Although it was hard to find, a non descript white facade, sandwiched in between the Diner and Comix, I was blown away the second I walked in. Very cool scene, but not overcrowded. I sampled two of the signature cocktails, the Bees Knees was far better than Signapore Sling. We then proceeded to have a delightful dinner of porcini ravioli and the special of the night, a Suckling Pig....then back to the bar!!! Overall a great time, I will definitely be back to Gin Lane.

2
★★★★★

I went to Gin Lane with my wife this passed Tuesday. Randomly in the Meatpacking District on a weeknight, I had no interest in trying one of the, far too many, mega destination restuarants, I had heard of Gin Lane's great cocktails and thought to try it out. I found Gin Lane to be an intimate, totally comfortable, and completely charming gem of a restaurant. Although it was hard to find, a non descript white facade, sandwiched in between the Diner and Comix, I was blown away the second I walked in. Very cool scene, but not overcrowded. I sampled two of the signature cocktails, the Bees Knees was far better than Signapore Sling. We then proceeded to have a delightful dinner of porcini ravioli and the special of the night, a Suckling Pig....then back to the bar!!! Overall a great time, I will definitely be back to Gin Lane.

Pros: Beautiful interior, great food, value

Cons: No sign out front, hard to find

.

Went to Gin Lane last Saturday for brunch with a bunch of friends and had an amazing time. Their prices are extremely affordable, and they offer unlimited brunch cocktails. The Marty Vaz South West Bloody Marty is amazingly spicy and tangy. They also offer a passion fruit bellini that is out of this world. The menu they offer have all the classics covered with a little twist that works very well. Gin Lane is just that, classic in most respects but offering little twist and turns that are delightful and welcomed. I have not been there for dinner yet but plan on going very soon. I have only heard wonderful things about their menu and service. Finally there is a good, reliable, neighborhood joint right in the heart of the Meat Packing District!

2
★★★★★

Went to Gin Lane last Saturday for brunch with a bunch of friends and had an amazing time. Their prices are extremely affordable, and they offer unlimited brunch cocktails. The Marty Vaz South West Bloody Marty is amazingly spicy and tangy. They also offer a passion fruit bellini that is out of this world. The menu they offer have all the classics covered with a little twist that works very well. Gin Lane is just that, classic in most respects but offering little twist and turns that are delightful and welcomed. I have not been there for dinner yet but plan on going very soon. I have only heard wonderful things about their menu and service. Finally there is a good, reliable, neighborhood joint right in the heart of the Meat Packing District!

Pros: service

Cons: none

.

My wife & I checked out Gin Lane with another couple and had a great time. Our server was very friendly and accomodating. The food was served fresh and in a timely manner. After dinner, we hung out at the bar for a couple of cocktails. We really liked Gin Lane and would definitely go back. Oh yeah, the space itself was beautiful!

2
★★★★★

My wife & I checked out Gin Lane with another couple and had a great time. Our server was very friendly and accomodating. The food was served fresh and in a timely manner. After dinner, we hung out at the bar for a couple of cocktails. We really liked Gin Lane and would definitely go back. Oh yeah, the space itself was beautiful!

Pros: service, decor, cuisine

.

I recently dined there with two other friends. The decor was impressive and the service was the same. I especially liked the pork chop, served with a sweet maple glaze, and the cocktails. We all liked the cocktails so much that when done dining we stayed for another round at the bar. The DJ was awesome. But above all, the attitude of this restaurant was welcoming. If you have one night to impress a date, wine and dine colleagues, or just to mix it up on a night out with friends, Gin Lane is a great bet.

2
★★★★☆

I recently dined there with two other friends. The decor was impressive and the service was the same. I especially liked the pork chop, served with a sweet maple glaze, and the cocktails. We all liked the cocktails so much that when done dining we stayed for another round at the bar. The DJ was awesome. But above all, the attitude of this restaurant was welcoming. If you have one night to impress a date, wine and dine colleagues, or just to mix it up on a night out with friends, Gin Lane is a great bet.

.

I have been to Gin Lane for dinner and was amazed by the raw bar. My entree was fresh and sides were amazing. The service was great, the waiter made me feel right at home and catered to my requests.
Not only is it a great dinner place but be sure to catch the $16 brunch. Cocktail, fresh fruit, eggs with some vegetables polished off with dessert..what more can you ask for ..for only $16! Of course if you want to just meet some friends for drinks the bar has a great atmosphere with FUN drinks ..make sure to try the Sangria Sling!!

1
★★★☆☆

I have been to Gin Lane for dinner and was amazed by the raw bar. My entree was fresh and sides were amazing. The service was great, the waiter made me feel right at home and catered to my requests.
Not only is it a great dinner place but be sure to catch the $16 brunch. Cocktail, fresh fruit, eggs with some vegetables polished off with dessert..what more can you ask for ..for only $16! Of course if you want to just meet some friends for drinks the bar has a great atmosphere with FUN drinks ..make sure to try the Sangria Sling!!

Pros: Great decor and atmosphere, good service and amazing food

Cons: get get enough of Gin Lane

.

Went to Brunch at Gin Lane a few months ago and was amazed by the decor. Dark wood and exposed brick with rich accents. Plus a jazz band. Perfect Sunday brunch. Food was okay. The service was so-so. The waitress seemed to not know what was going on with our order most of the time, but she at least put forth effort. Decided to return this past weekend for brunch and quickly realized what a huge mistake it was. Please kindly read the comments from "mpacta". I was one of the friends who had mimosa spilled down her back. The entire brunch felt like a circus. It seems that management was not present at brunch and this group of clowns trying to serve brunch had no idea what was going on. The service was slow, food mediocre and the attitude of the servers made me feel extremely unwelcome. We asked for bread and water and did not receive for many minutes. It was difficult to get anyone's attention. The restaurant was not full so I do not see why there was a lack of attention. After a good 15-20 minutes of sitting waiting for someone to take our order the waitress came around. About 3 of the orders were served incorrectly or not served at all. When I asked for pepper the waitress seemed put-out. Then the drink was spilled down my back. The waiter did apologize and bring napkins, but I would have expected another apology from our main waitress/hostess. But no one there has any class. I have never been to Gin Lane for any other meal except brunch. So perhaps they serve a wonderful dinner. I will never know because I will never return to Gin Lane.

1
★★☆☆☆

Went to Brunch at Gin Lane a few months ago and was amazed by the decor. Dark wood and exposed brick with rich accents. Plus a jazz band. Perfect Sunday brunch. Food was okay. The service was so-so. The waitress seemed to not know what was going on with our order most of the time, but she at least put forth effort. Decided to return this past weekend for brunch and quickly realized what a huge mistake it was. Please kindly read the comments from "mpacta". I was one of the friends who had mimosa spilled down her back. The entire brunch felt like a circus. It seems that management was not present at brunch and this group of clowns trying to serve brunch had no idea what was going on. The service was slow, food mediocre and the attitude of the servers made me feel extremely unwelcome. We asked for bread and water and did not receive for many minutes. It was difficult to get anyone's attention. The restaurant was not full so I do not see why there was a lack of attention. After a good 15-20 minutes of sitting waiting for someone to take our order the waitress came around. About 3 of the orders were served incorrectly or not served at all. When I asked for pepper the waitress seemed put-out. Then the drink was spilled down my back. The waiter did apologize and bring napkins, but I would have expected another apology from our main waitress/hostess. But no one there has any class. I have never been to Gin Lane for any other meal except brunch. So perhaps they serve a wonderful dinner. I will never know because I will never return to Gin Lane.

Pros: Beatutiful decor, excellent pre fixe brunch with unlimited drinks

Cons: Unmanaged staff with poor serving skills

.

Heard some nice things about Gin Lane so we decided to check it out. My wife and I went for dinner and we were immediately struck by how beautiful the space was. We were each greeted warmly by the hostess and our waiter was very accomodating, explaining menu items and wines. I had a porterhouse steak which was cooked perfectly while my wife had chicken. We shared a couple of sides(asparagus & mashed potatoes), both very tasty. We skipped dessert but had some port to close out the night. All in all, a great dining experience.

2
★★★★★

Heard some nice things about Gin Lane so we decided to check it out. My wife and I went for dinner and we were immediately struck by how beautiful the space was. We were each greeted warmly by the hostess and our waiter was very accomodating, explaining menu items and wines. I had a porterhouse steak which was cooked perfectly while my wife had chicken. We shared a couple of sides(asparagus & mashed potatoes), both very tasty. We skipped dessert but had some port to close out the night. All in all, a great dining experience.

Pros: Ambiance, service, food

Cons: none

.

Gin Lane, prix fixe brunch, $16, which include choice of soup/salads, the main course, and unlimited mimosas, screwdrivers, or bloody marys(YEAH!) . The restaurant was beautiful, with exposed brick walls, flocked velvet wallpaper and a glass ceiling over the main dining area that let in huge amounts of sunlight, creating a nice counterpoint to the luxe/dark/rustic style of the interior. I started to become very excited about this little brunch.

But you know what they say about looks. We had a party of ten, which, as a server, I KNOW can be difficult. It took a bit for us to be seated even after all of our party had arrived, even though our table was clearly available(the hostess was amiable, though). Everything went downhill after that. It was a good ten minutes before anyone acknowledged our presence, and ten people (especially these ten people) sitting in the middle of the restaurant is hard to miss. We were not given waters, no "I'll be with you shortly", nothing.

Finally, the hostess decided to come over and take our order. When our soups/salads arrived, two of my dining companions first courses were missing. No note was taken of this by the gentlemen who delivered them and they had to be ordered in two seperate rounds, partially our fault for not speaking up immediately.

Orders of coffees, refills on cocktails,proffered by yet a third server, took an unecessary amount of time to be delivered(again, approximately ten minutes), and the staff seemed to have perfected the, as one friend later dubbed it, the "if I don't make eye contact, you don't need anything" method of serving. The icing on the cake was when one of our servers, the third, mind you, spilled half a mimosa all over TWO of my friends backs and and only managed one lackluster "sorry".

The interior was beautiful, and the food, croque monsieurs, fruited french toast, and excellent salads were all good, but not good enough to save this underwhelming dining experience.

1
★★★☆☆

Gin Lane, prix fixe brunch, $16, which include choice of soup/salads, the main course, and unlimited mimosas, screwdrivers, or bloody marys(YEAH!) . The restaurant was beautiful, with exposed brick walls, flocked velvet wallpaper and a glass ceiling over the main dining area that let in huge amounts of sunlight, creating a nice counterpoint to the luxe/dark/rustic style of the interior. I started to become very excited about this little brunch.

But you know what they say about looks. We had a party of ten, which, as a server, I KNOW can be difficult. It took a bit for us to be seated even after all of our party had arrived, even though our table was clearly available(the hostess was amiable, though). Everything went downhill after that. It was a good ten minutes before anyone acknowledged our presence, and ten people (especially these ten people) sitting in the middle of the restaurant is hard to miss. We were not given waters, no "I'll be with you shortly", nothing.

Finally, the hostess decided to come over and take our order. When our soups/salads arrived, two of my dining companions first courses were missing. No note was taken of this by the gentlemen who delivered them and they had to be ordered in two seperate rounds, partially our fault for not speaking up immediately.

Orders of coffees, refills on cocktails,proffered by yet a third server, took an unecessary amount of time to be delivered(again, approximately ten minutes), and the staff seemed to have perfected the, as one friend later dubbed it, the "if I don't make eye contact, you don't need anything" method of serving. The icing on the cake was when one of our servers, the third, mind you, spilled half a mimosa all over TWO of my friends backs and and only managed one lackluster "sorry".

The interior was beautiful, and the food, croque monsieurs, fruited french toast, and excellent salads were all good, but not good enough to save this underwhelming dining experience.

.

Went last night for dinner and the place was rockin for a Monday Night...... Highly recommend going with a group or on a date. Don't go if you have to get up for work in the morning, the bartenders will have you drinking all night long........

2
★★★★★

Went last night for dinner and the place was rockin for a Monday Night...... Highly recommend going with a group or on a date. Don't go if you have to get up for work in the morning, the bartenders will have you drinking all night long........

Pros: Prob the only non Sushi Rest in the neighborhood, finally.....

Cons: I was late for work today......

.

Lovely service, great location and fabulous food!
They accommodated a group of 20 for a lovely brunch and their unlimited cocktails are wonderful!!
A great find.

2
★★★★★

Lovely service, great location and fabulous food!
They accommodated a group of 20 for a lovely brunch and their unlimited cocktails are wonderful!!
A great find.

Pros: Service and Value

Cons: Nothing!

.

Gin Lane as the best crabcakes in town!!!
This new place ,that used to be the old village idiot will definnetly stay around.
i was there last Friday and it was packed, i managed to skeak in ,for a drink and a couple of appetizers and surely i understood what everyone is raving about!!
4 words : amazing food,amazing croud!!
this will sure be a place that i will spend time in.

2
★★★★★

Gin Lane as the best crabcakes in town!!!
This new place ,that used to be the old village idiot will definnetly stay around.
i was there last Friday and it was packed, i managed to skeak in ,for a drink and a couple of appetizers and surely i understood what everyone is raving about!!
4 words : amazing food,amazing croud!!
this will sure be a place that i will spend time in.

Pros: great food and drinks

Cons: a bit crowded ,but fun.

.

The first thing you notice about a restaurant when you walk in is the people,
attractive and well dressed Individuals very New York, men in mod suits and
women wearing the latest trends. Gin Lane brings you back to luxurious Old World
New York. Voices are hushed and you can hear the well chosen music from early
70's chill out rock and R&B played overhead. The interior design is impeccable so
you feel comfortable and cozy. The lighting just right with candles on the tables to
see the menu. When you look up there is a magnificent skylight to feel the stars above.

We noticed how well informed the professional staff is when our waiter explained
the specials and we asked his advice on the wine list. His recommendation of the
Shiraz Saignee, Morgan Australia 2005 Rose had a kissable flavor with a lovely bouquet.

I started with a Belgian Endive Salad with Maytag Blue Cheese, Spiced Pecans,
and Balsamic Reduction a well balance taste that danced in your mouth. My entree
was one of the specials of the night Sea Bass on a bed of Spinach Spaetzle,
lentils and pancetta and tasted ambrosial and special indeed.

My girlfriend ordered the roasted red pepper cream Soup with toast and goat
cheese topping, excellent in taste, texture, smooth and creamy. Her entree was
the Sauteed Imported Dover Sole A la Meuniere a classic dish with a classic zing.
As a connoisseur of macaroni & cheese she chose Gin Lane's macaroni & cheese
as a side dish that exceeded her expectations. As lovers of fries, we shared a side
of their Home Cut Fries.

The service and food at our cozy dinner was excellent, timely and scrumptious.
We were full and late for a party so we did not have time for dessert or any of the
14 specialty Cocktails they offer made by The King of Cocktails, Dale DeGroff,
so we will definitely come back to this splendid restaurant.

2
★★★★★

The first thing you notice about a restaurant when you walk in is the people,
attractive and well dressed Individuals very New York, men in mod suits and
women wearing the latest trends. Gin Lane brings you back to luxurious Old World
New York. Voices are hushed and you can hear the well chosen music from early
70's chill out rock and R&B played overhead. The interior design is impeccable so
you feel comfortable and cozy. The lighting just right with candles on the tables to
see the menu. When you look up there is a magnificent skylight to feel the stars above.

We noticed how well informed the professional staff is when our waiter explained
the specials and we asked his advice on the wine list. His recommendation of the
Shiraz Saignee, Morgan Australia 2005 Rose had a kissable flavor with a lovely bouquet.

I started with a Belgian Endive Salad with Maytag Blue Cheese, Spiced Pecans,
and Balsamic Reduction a well balance taste that danced in your mouth. My entree
was one of the specials of the night Sea Bass on a bed of Spinach Spaetzle,
lentils and pancetta and tasted ambrosial and special indeed.

My girlfriend ordered the roasted red pepper cream Soup with toast and goat
cheese topping, excellent in taste, texture, smooth and creamy. Her entree was
the Sauteed Imported Dover Sole A la Meuniere a classic dish with a classic zing.
As a connoisseur of macaroni & cheese she chose Gin Lane's macaroni & cheese
as a side dish that exceeded her expectations. As lovers of fries, we shared a side
of their Home Cut Fries.

The service and food at our cozy dinner was excellent, timely and scrumptious.
We were full and late for a party so we did not have time for dessert or any of the
14 specialty Cocktails they offer made by The King of Cocktails, Dale DeGroff,
so we will definitely come back to this splendid restaurant.

Pros: Great Location

Cons: None

.

After hearing all of the buzz about the former Plaza Hotel's young star chef Antonio Cardoso and his new home, Gin Lane, I had to see if the billed 'Classic Continental' cuisine held true. In short....it did! The Dover Sole, Steak Tar Tar, and most importantly the New York Cheesecake were just as splendid as I remember from those of the Oak Room. Great food, great drinks, and what a scene, it's like the Oak Room reborn!

2
★★★★★

After hearing all of the buzz about the former Plaza Hotel's young star chef Antonio Cardoso and his new home, Gin Lane, I had to see if the billed 'Classic Continental' cuisine held true. In short....it did! The Dover Sole, Steak Tar Tar, and most importantly the New York Cheesecake were just as splendid as I remember from those of the Oak Room. Great food, great drinks, and what a scene, it's like the Oak Room reborn!

.

I went to Gin Lane with some girlfriends for a relaxed evening of wine and appetizers this Monday. We sat in the gorgeous dining room, and what was supposed to be some 'picking' turned into a full blown dinner of tasty snacks. The Steak Tar Tar, Crab Cakes, and the Cheese Plate were particularly delicious, the wine, Rose of course, was tasty as always. I just might make Gin Lane my new pantry!

2
★★★★★

I went to Gin Lane with some girlfriends for a relaxed evening of wine and appetizers this Monday. We sat in the gorgeous dining room, and what was supposed to be some 'picking' turned into a full blown dinner of tasty snacks. The Steak Tar Tar, Crab Cakes, and the Cheese Plate were particularly delicious, the wine, Rose of course, was tasty as always. I just might make Gin Lane my new pantry!

Pros: Great food

.

My party of six arrived twenty minutes late last Thursday, I expected a disaster. Naturally the uber stylish host informed me that we were late and that he had given away the table, being that we were more than 15 minutes late....unfortuntately standard for a hot Meatpacking restaurant. However what was not so standard, was that he offered my entire party a round of champagne on the house for the inconvenience, and found us a table before we could even finish it! Five minutes later we were sitting down to an outright fabulous dinner, guided by an attentive waitstaff, and get this NY: even friendly bus boys!!!! I'll be back just for the warm staff.

2
★★★★★

My party of six arrived twenty minutes late last Thursday, I expected a disaster. Naturally the uber stylish host informed me that we were late and that he had given away the table, being that we were more than 15 minutes late....unfortuntately standard for a hot Meatpacking restaurant. However what was not so standard, was that he offered my entire party a round of champagne on the house for the inconvenience, and found us a table before we could even finish it! Five minutes later we were sitting down to an outright fabulous dinner, guided by an attentive waitstaff, and get this NY: even friendly bus boys!!!! I'll be back just for the warm staff.

Pros: Excellent staff

Cons: They give your table away after 15 minutes

.

I went to Gin Lane on Saturday night to see what the latest, trendy, Meaptacking 'restaurant' was all about. I expected the typcial plastic techno, cold service, and generic contemporary American fusion cuisine, with a 'hot' crowd. I have to say I was more than pleasantly surprised, but shocked, to find, not another hybrid restaurant / lounge / nigthclub, but something pure and simple: a neighborhood restaurant. The ambiance, although intimidating at first, draws you right in, and the unique benched seating arrangement could not have been more comfortable. With Otis Redding crooning through the speakers, and the glowing lighting, I felt...dare I say RELAXED!!!! The service was even friendly and attentive. I tried what the waiter described as the Fall menu, and I was blown away by the ravioli, then the night's special, a braised lamb shank. Even if it has the feel of a restaurant that has been around for a century, I found Gin Lane to be entirely refreshing. I will will definitely be back!

2
★★★★★

I went to Gin Lane on Saturday night to see what the latest, trendy, Meaptacking 'restaurant' was all about. I expected the typcial plastic techno, cold service, and generic contemporary American fusion cuisine, with a 'hot' crowd. I have to say I was more than pleasantly surprised, but shocked, to find, not another hybrid restaurant / lounge / nigthclub, but something pure and simple: a neighborhood restaurant. The ambiance, although intimidating at first, draws you right in, and the unique benched seating arrangement could not have been more comfortable. With Otis Redding crooning through the speakers, and the glowing lighting, I felt...dare I say RELAXED!!!! The service was even friendly and attentive. I tried what the waiter described as the Fall menu, and I was blown away by the ravioli, then the night's special, a braised lamb shank. Even if it has the feel of a restaurant that has been around for a century, I found Gin Lane to be entirely refreshing. I will will definitely be back!

Pros: Service, classic cuisine, ambiance

.

Went to Gin Lane last week for the first time with a couple of friends and had a very good time. Room is very comfortable and inviting. Has a real fall feel to it. Servers were attentive but not too aggresive. The drinks were awesome and well made. We did not feel rushed even though it was a busy night. The food was simple, well made, fresh, and different from all the asian fusion you see down there. Good crowd, hip, fun...all in all it was a great night out. We will be back again!!!

2
★★★★★

Went to Gin Lane last week for the first time with a couple of friends and had a very good time. Room is very comfortable and inviting. Has a real fall feel to it. Servers were attentive but not too aggresive. The drinks were awesome and well made. We did not feel rushed even though it was a busy night. The food was simple, well made, fresh, and different from all the asian fusion you see down there. Good crowd, hip, fun...all in all it was a great night out. We will be back again!!!

Pros: Decor, staff, drinks!!!

Cons: none

.

This was my first time at Gin Lane.After mixed reviews i had to check it out!!
starting with the astuning and amazing decor,i was promply and attentivelly taken care by the young and very professional waitstaff.
The food was extraordinary, i had the Seared Tuna ,wich was cooked perfectly and very tasty,and my girlfriend had the crabcakes ,wich she can't stop raving about.
the bar scene is unbeliaveble almost coming out of a old classic movie.
Also to mention this is now the "celeb" in spot of N.Y
I will higly recommend it.

2
★★★★★

This was my first time at Gin Lane.After mixed reviews i had to check it out!!
starting with the astuning and amazing decor,i was promply and attentivelly taken care by the young and very professional waitstaff.
The food was extraordinary, i had the Seared Tuna ,wich was cooked perfectly and very tasty,and my girlfriend had the crabcakes ,wich she can't stop raving about.
the bar scene is unbeliaveble almost coming out of a old classic movie.
Also to mention this is now the "celeb" in spot of N.Y
I will higly recommend it.

Pros: Great food and service

Cons: a little too dark

.

I had a dinner party at Gin Lane last weekend and everything was pretty good. The daily special, a lamb chop, was absolutely perfect. Another entree at the table was the pork chop, which was also great. I would highly reccomend this place for a casual dinner and great drinks. This place does not try to be a cool lounge or club, it simply is what it is. A cool place in the middle of Asian fusion hell. Great drinks, music and great looking people. I just hope the rest of MPD dosen't find out about this place and the bridge and tunnel crew starts comming in.

2
★★★★★

I had a dinner party at Gin Lane last weekend and everything was pretty good. The daily special, a lamb chop, was absolutely perfect. Another entree at the table was the pork chop, which was also great. I would highly reccomend this place for a casual dinner and great drinks. This place does not try to be a cool lounge or club, it simply is what it is. A cool place in the middle of Asian fusion hell. Great drinks, music and great looking people. I just hope the rest of MPD dosen't find out about this place and the bridge and tunnel crew starts comming in.

Pros: Drinks and Atmosphere

Cons: Had to wait 15mins for reserved table

.

I won't get into the bartender who frowns like someone just sh*t on his birthday cake, or the inept host station (waited an hour after our reservation time until one of our party spoke with the manager, we then had our choice of 4 prime tables....suprise!!) or even the fact that it took them 45 minutes to get bread to our table.......no, I'll just focus on the food.
It would be too easy to just say it sucked, so I'll give you additional details. It took an hour for them to bring us our appetizers. The only one that was cooked (crabcakes) was cold and mushy....just terrible. The main courses were even worse. Make sure to order your steak medium well, as medium rare was pretty much raw. How can you mess up something so basic as cooking a steak?? The seared tuna was cold, (No.....not just the inside, the whole thing! Isn't the object to have the outside be hot and the medium rare part to be cool?) and the sun dried tomato/olive 'sauce' was so amateur it was laughable. Does anyone taste the food before sending it out?? The ceasar salad was lifeless, reminding me of McDonalds salad with their ceasar dressing. The sea bass was actually decent. Ok, it came out to the table cold, but at least it was at one point a decent dish. The onion soup was a weak effort and the tuna carpaccio was decent. The best dish of the night was the salad wedge....but anyone could do the same with a head of iceberg lettuce, a knife and some marie's blue cheese dressing. Bottom line - if they insist on trying to be a restaurant, they will go out of business, shortly. They should convert the whole space into a lounge and capitalize on their nice decor. And make sure to lose the bartender.....he'll drive everyone away!!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I won't get into the bartender who frowns like someone just sh*t on his birthday cake, or the inept host station (waited an hour after our reservation time until one of our party spoke with the manager, we then had our choice of 4 prime tables....suprise!!) or even the fact that it took them 45 minutes to get bread to our table.......no, I'll just focus on the food.
It would be too easy to just say it sucked, so I'll give you additional details. It took an hour for them to bring us our appetizers. The only one that was cooked (crabcakes) was cold and mushy....just terrible. The main courses were even worse. Make sure to order your steak medium well, as medium rare was pretty much raw. How can you mess up something so basic as cooking a steak?? The seared tuna was cold, (No.....not just the inside, the whole thing! Isn't the object to have the outside be hot and the medium rare part to be cool?) and the sun dried tomato/olive 'sauce' was so amateur it was laughable. Does anyone taste the food before sending it out?? The ceasar salad was lifeless, reminding me of McDonalds salad with their ceasar dressing. The sea bass was actually decent. Ok, it came out to the table cold, but at least it was at one point a decent dish. The onion soup was a weak effort and the tuna carpaccio was decent. The best dish of the night was the salad wedge....but anyone could do the same with a head of iceberg lettuce, a knife and some marie's blue cheese dressing. Bottom line - if they insist on trying to be a restaurant, they will go out of business, shortly. They should convert the whole space into a lounge and capitalize on their nice decor. And make sure to lose the bartender.....he'll drive everyone away!!

Pros: cool space

Cons: everything else

.

Wanted to see what all the hype was about.....WENT...and certaintly won't be going back. Food was OK (French Onion soup was good, classic blue cheese wedge terrible, everything else was average),....and service SO SO. With the amount of great restaraunts in NYC this one does not separate itself, nor do I think will it stand the test of time. Check it out if you like a nice atmosphere an ONLY going for drinks, PASS on the food!

1
★★★☆☆

Wanted to see what all the hype was about.....WENT...and certaintly won't be going back. Food was OK (French Onion soup was good, classic blue cheese wedge terrible, everything else was average),....and service SO SO. With the amount of great restaraunts in NYC this one does not separate itself, nor do I think will it stand the test of time. Check it out if you like a nice atmosphere an ONLY going for drinks, PASS on the food!

.

I rarely pan a restaurant this much. But, they got Dale DeGroff to do the cocktails......and the cocktails sound great but they are just god awful? And there's a wine list that is just about the worst in this neighborhood--read--there is nothing to drink on it at any price point---dover sole that is not dover sole, crab legs that are frozen not fresh, no table side service for ceaser salad (why bother?) cardboard tomatoes while it's still tomato season. Oh--the candied pecans in my salad were good but the salad itself was watery and tasteless. This all adds up to money to throw around but no one has a clue what good food it. Good food might have saved the place. Oh, I thought the people working there were sweet...well meaning, but at $30 an entree and above? I rest my case. If I were advising this place in business...close down and reopen with a new attitude before word gets around. This is a place food people should avoid. If you don't care? Well, the lighting is good, and if you're drinking straight vodka you can't lose.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I rarely pan a restaurant this much. But, they got Dale DeGroff to do the cocktails......and the cocktails sound great but they are just god awful? And there's a wine list that is just about the worst in this neighborhood--read--there is nothing to drink on it at any price point---dover sole that is not dover sole, crab legs that are frozen not fresh, no table side service for ceaser salad (why bother?) cardboard tomatoes while it's still tomato season. Oh--the candied pecans in my salad were good but the salad itself was watery and tasteless. This all adds up to money to throw around but no one has a clue what good food it. Good food might have saved the place. Oh, I thought the people working there were sweet...well meaning, but at $30 an entree and above? I rest my case. If I were advising this place in business...close down and reopen with a new attitude before word gets around. This is a place food people should avoid. If you don't care? Well, the lighting is good, and if you're drinking straight vodka you can't lose.

Pros: Romantic lighting.

Cons: Food and drink. Bar bartending, terrible wine list.

.

I was there for dinner this weekend. The food was great, i had the pork chop and my date had the filet which was cooked to perfection. Throughly enjoyed the decor with the big fireplace and solid wood bar in the front. We stayed afterwards and had a couple of drinks at the bar which made for a great evenning. Definetly going to head back again and would like to try out their lunch menu out as well...Highly Recommend!!

2
★★★★★

I was there for dinner this weekend. The food was great, i had the pork chop and my date had the filet which was cooked to perfection. Throughly enjoyed the decor with the big fireplace and solid wood bar in the front. We stayed afterwards and had a couple of drinks at the bar which made for a great evenning. Definetly going to head back again and would like to try out their lunch menu out as well...Highly Recommend!!

.

Gin Lane is a great restaurant with a stylish bar in the front. I've had a great steak there, I like their fish, and their crab cakes are good too (not sure what moc123 was talking about). Probably the real selling point of the place is the ambiance. The decor is very posh, and touches like the ceiling skylight, fancy wall paper, and the oversized chairs give it a modern feel. Take you date there I recommend reserving one of the tables near the back fireplace. The bar is a great place to grab drinks with friends, and perhaps youll bump into some celebrity if you are into that kind of thing. Friendly staff bartenders will chit-chat if they arent too busy and waiters are attentive.

2
★★★★★

Gin Lane is a great restaurant with a stylish bar in the front. I've had a great steak there, I like their fish, and their crab cakes are good too (not sure what moc123 was talking about). Probably the real selling point of the place is the ambiance. The decor is very posh, and touches like the ceiling skylight, fancy wall paper, and the oversized chairs give it a modern feel. Take you date there I recommend reserving one of the tables near the back fireplace. The bar is a great place to grab drinks with friends, and perhaps youll bump into some celebrity if you are into that kind of thing. Friendly staff bartenders will chit-chat if they arent too busy and waiters are attentive.

Pros: Ambiance, food, friendly staff

Cons: Reasonable prices, but drinks not cheap

.

Interesting and well done decor (great club chairs). Way too loud. You know its a problem when your waiter tells you he screws up orders because he can't hear patrons! Speaking of waiters...horrible and unapologetic service...the food typical...But I can only judge the food that showed up (about 3/4 of what we ordered...followed by another lame and rote "I'm sorry"!).
I'm sorry too...that I went here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Interesting and well done decor (great club chairs). Way too loud. You know its a problem when your waiter tells you he screws up orders because he can't hear patrons! Speaking of waiters...horrible and unapologetic service...the food typical...But I can only judge the food that showed up (about 3/4 of what we ordered...followed by another lame and rote "I'm sorry"!).
I'm sorry too...that I went here.

Pros: Nice design.

Cons: Terrible service and typical food. Overpriced, loud.

.

Went for dinner with a small group and was very dissapointed - this place does not know what it is - a Restaurant?, a bar?, a club? MAKE UP YOUR MIND! We ordered food and it was like something from my senior prom or a catering hall! The crab cake came cold! The filet look like they were making 10,000 in the back room with no presentation or care. Folks - for $$$$ go around the corner to The Old Homestead and have it done right! The drinks were decent and there was a lot of not needed attitude! Dont Waste Your Time!

1
★★☆☆☆

Went for dinner with a small group and was very dissapointed - this place does not know what it is - a Restaurant?, a bar?, a club? MAKE UP YOUR MIND! We ordered food and it was like something from my senior prom or a catering hall! The crab cake came cold! The filet look like they were making 10,000 in the back room with no presentation or care. Folks - for $$$$ go around the corner to The Old Homestead and have it done right! The drinks were decent and there was a lot of not needed attitude! Dont Waste Your Time!

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Foor, Service, Value

.

Being that there are like 1234867843 million asian themed restaurants in a 5 block radius in the district, having such a unique establishment in the area is refreshing. Their extensive drink menu not only sounds great but tastes so delicious you would want to go back for more. The bartenders really know how to create the perfect cocktail. And if you are not sure what you like ask Marty the bartender, he will concoct a coktail that is out of this world. Oysters rockefeller were yummy. The retractable roof was a surprise and so was the fireplace. The meatpacking district was getting overrated up until now. Gin Lane brought the area some class.

2
★★★★★

Being that there are like 1234867843 million asian themed restaurants in a 5 block radius in the district, having such a unique establishment in the area is refreshing. Their extensive drink menu not only sounds great but tastes so delicious you would want to go back for more. The bartenders really know how to create the perfect cocktail. And if you are not sure what you like ask Marty the bartender, he will concoct a coktail that is out of this world. Oysters rockefeller were yummy. The retractable roof was a surprise and so was the fireplace. The meatpacking district was getting overrated up until now. Gin Lane brought the area some class.

Pros: Cocktail Menu, Service, retractable roof

Cons: My alcohol tolerance being too low to sample every cocktail off the menu

.

food was sub par. seafood platter was diner quality. main courses were nothing special....had a salmon main that lacked flavor. service was friendly, but inconsistent (professional waiter, owner checked in to say hello, but there were finished plates left on the table for too long and unfilled drink orders). the room is well appointed...keep in mind this is the old Village Idiot space so turning it into something presentable was no small feat. good scene (billy joel was there the night we went), but thats expected in the neighborhood. net/net: given the other great restaurants in the area, you better off spending your $ on better food somewhere else.

1
★★★☆☆

food was sub par. seafood platter was diner quality. main courses were nothing special....had a salmon main that lacked flavor. service was friendly, but inconsistent (professional waiter, owner checked in to say hello, but there were finished plates left on the table for too long and unfilled drink orders). the room is well appointed...keep in mind this is the old Village Idiot space so turning it into something presentable was no small feat. good scene (billy joel was there the night we went), but thats expected in the neighborhood. net/net: given the other great restaurants in the area, you better off spending your $ on better food somewhere else.

Pros: good space, good scene

Cons: bad food, overpriced

.

went there last night. its one of these places thats a magnet for Jersey people so they can feel comfortable in "the meatpacking"
i'm sure it'll do well, but avoid it like the plague.

1
★★☆☆☆

went there last night. its one of these places thats a magnet for Jersey people so they can feel comfortable in "the meatpacking"
i'm sure it'll do well, but avoid it like the plague.

.

I recently had an amazing dinner at the newly opened Gin Lane with three friends. We ordered the one-tiered seafood platter, which was the smallest option, and not only was it the freshest seafood I have ever tasted but it was a very generous portion. We each ordered different entrees and were all extremely pleased. The waiter was courteous and professional yet not at all overbearing. The sides were to die for. My favorite were the mashed potatoes. The mac and cheese was equally as good. I just loved this place. It is one of the most beautiful bars in NYC. And although it pops up under bars & clubs on this site, it is as much a restaurant and a great one at that!

2
★★★★★

I recently had an amazing dinner at the newly opened Gin Lane with three friends. We ordered the one-tiered seafood platter, which was the smallest option, and not only was it the freshest seafood I have ever tasted but it was a very generous portion. We each ordered different entrees and were all extremely pleased. The waiter was courteous and professional yet not at all overbearing. The sides were to die for. My favorite were the mashed potatoes. The mac and cheese was equally as good. I just loved this place. It is one of the most beautiful bars in NYC. And although it pops up under bars & clubs on this site, it is as much a restaurant and a great one at that!

Pros: The music was great too. Not too loud but a great mix of classic and new

.

The outside of Gin Lane looks unsuspecting but once you are inside, wow! The aestietics bring back the Plaza's Oak Room, but updated, more hip and less pretentious. Retractable skylight is a really nice touch. Great artwork from famed photographer Albert Watson, and beautiful wallpaper (be sure to ask about it). Menu is simple and modest in price. Drinks a little pricey, but about right for the area. Great for a date or bringing a bunch of friends. You'll have a good time and won't feel violated. Check it out before the red ropes appear.

2
★★★★★

The outside of Gin Lane looks unsuspecting but once you are inside, wow! The aestietics bring back the Plaza's Oak Room, but updated, more hip and less pretentious. Retractable skylight is a really nice touch. Great artwork from famed photographer Albert Watson, and beautiful wallpaper (be sure to ask about it). Menu is simple and modest in price. Drinks a little pricey, but about right for the area. Great for a date or bringing a bunch of friends. You'll have a good time and won't feel violated. Check it out before the red ropes appear.

Pros: Ambience, Service, Aestetics

Cons: Music was a little loud for the amount of people that were there.

.

I havent even darkened the door yet, but I have called 4 times today and tried to talk to a human.
Nobody has returned a call.

If it is such a classic experience (as their voice mail declares) then why isnt their a person to answer the phone or at least an hours of operation message?

I really need a drink after all that!

1
★★★☆☆

I havent even darkened the door yet, but I have called 4 times today and tried to talk to a human.
Nobody has returned a call.

If it is such a classic experience (as their voice mail declares) then why isnt their a person to answer the phone or at least an hours of operation message?

I really need a drink after all that!

Editorial from

In Short
From the Chesterfield leather banquettes, dark wood tables, wrought-iron chandeliers and flocked wallpaper in the dining room, to the bar's marble floors, wingback chairs and suspender-clad bartenders, this is theā€¦

 

Wait, you're the expert.

If you've been to or used Gin Lane, leave a review.

It's easy, only takes a couple of minutes and you'll help thousands make an informed decision.



Write a Review