La Caverna - Corprate Events - New York

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★★★★★

Words can not explain how I feel

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Hands down the best nightclub in the Lower East Side. I would definitely recommend booking your next event here. Great food, ambiance and staff at affordable prices. Definitely try the La Caverna Cosmo!

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★★★★★

Hands down the best nightclub in the Lower East Side. I would definitely recommend booking your next event here. Great food, ambiance and staff at affordable prices. Definitely try the La Caverna Cosmo!

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Saturday night, 3/24/12\r\n1)\tBouncer had a bad day, was terribly rude and I think he may have been racist too!\r\nApparently, he had an issue with chicks and their attitudes and suggested I had such attitude because I asked why I had to get in line in a flirtatious tone (when there was no one on line and others were just walking up to the door, getting their ids checked and going in- including my friend). That ONE question denied me entrance to La Caverna, at first. So, I apologized Im sorry if I offended you, but I have a right to defend myself (if Im being called a chick with an attitude). He then said If I was being an ass to him, I would be an ass to his bartenders. Wow, what an assumption to make of me, when I asked a question and then Apologized (in case he did have a bad day, Ive been there too!.) Anyhow, I should have walked away, but my friend went to find the manager. \r\n\r\nDuring that wait, I watched this bouncer have most people get behind the line, and then watched him let 3 women with light/fair skin ton do exactly what my friend did skip the get in line part and go right to the bouncer at the door. I didnt think much of that, until I saw the reviews that they may have some racial preferences at La Caverna that turned away an African American reviewer for a birthday party. I guess Ill never know what it was.oh well. \r\n\r\nWhen the manager came out and spoke to me, he didnt do much to change the situation. I made it clear that I would be happy to post a review about my experience on line, Im sure it would certainly help their already not so great reviews. I suppose he felt threatened by reviews and didnt want me to walk away pissed, so asked me to please go ahead in and have a good time.\r\n\r\nWhat a waste of my time..\r\n\r\n2)\tOverly crowded, basement, smelled like sweat, there was nowhere to move/dance. \r\n\r\n3)\tYou better hope theres no fire, you may never get out!\r\n\r\nIf youre in your college party days, this may be an ok spot for you..but otherwise, I would definitely pass and go elsewhere. Based on my review and some others, you could be insulted by the bouncer or bartender or just ignored by your service staff. Dont expect service with a smile here! Apparently, the folks that run this place have very low to NO standards of service. \r\n\r\nThe reviews are so skewed; you can take a chance and decide for yourself. As for me, I wish I had not wasted my time. Live & learn!\r\n

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★☆☆☆☆

Saturday night, 3/24/12\r\n1)\tBouncer had a bad day, was terribly rude and I think he may have been racist too!\r\nApparently, he had an issue with chicks and their attitudes and suggested I had such attitude because I asked why I had to get in line in a flirtatious tone (when there was no one on line and others were just walking up to the door, getting their ids checked and going in- including my friend). That ONE question denied me entrance to La Caverna, at first. So, I apologized Im sorry if I offended you, but I have a right to defend myself (if Im being called a chick with an attitude). He then said If I was being an ass to him, I would be an ass to his bartenders. Wow, what an assumption to make of me, when I asked a question and then Apologized (in case he did have a bad day, Ive been there too!.) Anyhow, I should have walked away, but my friend went to find the manager. \r\n\r\nDuring that wait, I watched this bouncer have most people get behind the line, and then watched him let 3 women with light/fair skin ton do exactly what my friend did skip the get in line part and go right to the bouncer at the door. I didnt think much of that, until I saw the reviews that they may have some racial preferences at La Caverna that turned away an African American reviewer for a birthday party. I guess Ill never know what it was.oh well. \r\n\r\nWhen the manager came out and spoke to me, he didnt do much to change the situation. I made it clear that I would be happy to post a review about my experience on line, Im sure it would certainly help their already not so great reviews. I suppose he felt threatened by reviews and didnt want me to walk away pissed, so asked me to please go ahead in and have a good time.\r\n\r\nWhat a waste of my time..\r\n\r\n2)\tOverly crowded, basement, smelled like sweat, there was nowhere to move/dance. \r\n\r\n3)\tYou better hope theres no fire, you may never get out!\r\n\r\nIf youre in your college party days, this may be an ok spot for you..but otherwise, I would definitely pass and go elsewhere. Based on my review and some others, you could be insulted by the bouncer or bartender or just ignored by your service staff. Dont expect service with a smile here! Apparently, the folks that run this place have very low to NO standards of service. \r\n\r\nThe reviews are so skewed; you can take a chance and decide for yourself. As for me, I wish I had not wasted my time. Live & learn!\r\n

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We have been using La Caverna for our company's corporate events for the past 2 years. Although this is the first year I have personally worked with this venue, I could not believe how incredible the customer service was..\r\n\r\nONLY go through Nick!!! My corporate event held approx 50 people. For our budget, Nick worked very carefully to fulfill our price range with our menu + beer and wine drink list. Although no one can stop talking about the steak in the office for the next WEEKS, my personal favorite was the calamari. YUM!\r\n\r\nThe owners are so helpful and are very loyal to their customers. Big venue, dark ambience. Plus, they set up a back up DJ for us when ours didn't come through. La Caverna comes highly recommended.

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★★★★★

We have been using La Caverna for our company's corporate events for the past 2 years. Although this is the first year I have personally worked with this venue, I could not believe how incredible the customer service was..\r\n\r\nONLY go through Nick!!! My corporate event held approx 50 people. For our budget, Nick worked very carefully to fulfill our price range with our menu + beer and wine drink list. Although no one can stop talking about the steak in the office for the next WEEKS, my personal favorite was the calamari. YUM!\r\n\r\nThe owners are so helpful and are very loyal to their customers. Big venue, dark ambience. Plus, they set up a back up DJ for us when ours didn't come through. La Caverna comes highly recommended.

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We have been using La Caverna for our company's corporate events for the past 2 years. Although this is the first year I have personally worked with this venue, I could not believe how incredible the customer service was..\r\n\r\nONLY go through Nick!!! My corporate event held approx 50 people. For our budget, Nick worked very carefully to fulfill our price range with our menu + beer and wine drink list. Although no one can stop talking about the steak in the office for the next WEEKS, my personal favorite was the calamari. Yum!\r\n\r\nThe owners are so helpful and are very loyal to their customers. Big venue, dark ambience. Plus, they set up a back up DJ for us when ours didn't come through. La Caverna comes highly recommended.

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★★★★★

We have been using La Caverna for our company's corporate events for the past 2 years. Although this is the first year I have personally worked with this venue, I could not believe how incredible the customer service was..\r\n\r\nONLY go through Nick!!! My corporate event held approx 50 people. For our budget, Nick worked very carefully to fulfill our price range with our menu + beer and wine drink list. Although no one can stop talking about the steak in the office for the next WEEKS, my personal favorite was the calamari. Yum!\r\n\r\nThe owners are so helpful and are very loyal to their customers. Big venue, dark ambience. Plus, they set up a back up DJ for us when ours didn't come through. La Caverna comes highly recommended.

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What a great place. Too many of these historic places try too hard, rest on their laurels, are relevant only to tourists. This place is still relevant and the place to be downtown. We did not have a chance to try the food but the atmosphere, the music, the crowd, the service, all interesting and real. Also cute girls. Recomendet for first date.\r\n\r\n

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★★★★★

What a great place. Too many of these historic places try too hard, rest on their laurels, are relevant only to tourists. This place is still relevant and the place to be downtown. We did not have a chance to try the food but the atmosphere, the music, the crowd, the service, all interesting and real. Also cute girls. Recomendet for first date.\r\n\r\n

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Dec 4 2010 went to LA Caverna sat night "" wow ""stopped in for dinner and drinks large selections on the menu some of my all time favorites great cocktails pricing is a bargin drinks were huge the transformation into a night club is a nice feeling we danced to the wee hours Dj was great cant beat La Caverrna for a Great Time ""Tommy""

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★★★★★

Dec 4 2010 went to LA Caverna sat night "" wow ""stopped in for dinner and drinks large selections on the menu some of my all time favorites great cocktails pricing is a bargin drinks were huge the transformation into a night club is a nice feeling we danced to the wee hours Dj was great cant beat La Caverrna for a Great Time ""Tommy""

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Last night I was at La Caverna.\n I loved this restaurant! The food is so delicious and the atmosphere is great. A nice peaceful place to eat in an elegant setting. Highly recommend! \n

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★★★★★

Last night I was at La Caverna.\n I loved this restaurant! The food is so delicious and the atmosphere is great. A nice peaceful place to eat in an elegant setting. Highly recommend! \n

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I went over to this place to check it out for b-day party. It looked awesome. Great decor,check. Great service, check. No bottle requirement to reserve a table, check. I was going to book it then and there but the bartender said I had to call to book...\n\nSo I call to reserve it, give the guy all of my info, # of people, time and at the very end he asks my name to reserve it. I tell him, my name. He says ""That's an interesting name. Is it French?"" I say ""No, it's African, actually."" He then tells me that he made a mistake and that they actually don't have space left that night. \n\nI didn't think anything of it until I retold the story to a friend and it dawned on me that he might have been lying because he found out that I was black. Still, I didn't know for certain so I was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Then my friend says he'll call and try to book the same night with the same info. He calls and once again gives all of his info to the guy and at the end the guy asks ""That's an interesting name. Where is it from?"" My friend says ""It's Italian."" and they chit chat about Italy for a few minutes. Then the guy says ""Ok. You're booked.""\n\nThat's when my jaw dropped. Blatantly prejudicial. It sucks too because it's a nice place that I wanted to go to. But I will never EVER give them my business. And you shouldn't either.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went over to this place to check it out for b-day party. It looked awesome. Great decor,check. Great service, check. No bottle requirement to reserve a table, check. I was going to book it then and there but the bartender said I had to call to book...\n\nSo I call to reserve it, give the guy all of my info, # of people, time and at the very end he asks my name to reserve it. I tell him, my name. He says ""That's an interesting name. Is it French?"" I say ""No, it's African, actually."" He then tells me that he made a mistake and that they actually don't have space left that night. \n\nI didn't think anything of it until I retold the story to a friend and it dawned on me that he might have been lying because he found out that I was black. Still, I didn't know for certain so I was willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Then my friend says he'll call and try to book the same night with the same info. He calls and once again gives all of his info to the guy and at the end the guy asks ""That's an interesting name. Where is it from?"" My friend says ""It's Italian."" and they chit chat about Italy for a few minutes. Then the guy says ""Ok. You're booked.""\n\nThat's when my jaw dropped. Blatantly prejudicial. It sucks too because it's a nice place that I wanted to go to. But I will never EVER give them my business. And you shouldn't either.

Pros: Great decor, hookah, decent music

Cons: Racist

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We were at la caverna and my friends clutch was stolen by a fat latina guy in an orange and white striped shirt and jean shorts \nit is a nice looking place but too crowded and they dont put any AC on for a basement bar it should be much cooler in there \nkind of a safety hazard \ndo not set anything you own down in there unattended you wont see it again

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★☆☆☆☆

We were at la caverna and my friends clutch was stolen by a fat latina guy in an orange and white striped shirt and jean shorts \nit is a nice looking place but too crowded and they dont put any AC on for a basement bar it should be much cooler in there \nkind of a safety hazard \ndo not set anything you own down in there unattended you wont see it again

Pros: good music I guess

Cons: underground no AC bag stealing individual let in wet floors

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The themed bar: it can turn out well, or seem a bit trite. La Caverna tries, but doesnt quite make it. Clearly, lots of effort went into making this thing: stalactites, stalagmites, somewhat pointy rock formations, and the dim lighting all luridly scream: Hey look! Im a cave! The bar, sprawling and conveniently located over the entire middle of the floor, was accessible enough, and plentiful booth space gave it a lounge-y vibe. However, a snarky bartender soured my mood, even when the half-bobbing, half-standing crowd surged to an oddly remixed Lady Gaga tune. Also, the bathroom was inexplicably closed for at least a half-hour, and the line spilled out into the dance floor. Not kosher.

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★★☆☆☆

The themed bar: it can turn out well, or seem a bit trite. La Caverna tries, but doesnt quite make it. Clearly, lots of effort went into making this thing: stalactites, stalagmites, somewhat pointy rock formations, and the dim lighting all luridly scream: Hey look! Im a cave! The bar, sprawling and conveniently located over the entire middle of the floor, was accessible enough, and plentiful booth space gave it a lounge-y vibe. However, a snarky bartender soured my mood, even when the half-bobbing, half-standing crowd surged to an oddly remixed Lady Gaga tune. Also, the bathroom was inexplicably closed for at least a half-hour, and the line spilled out into the dance floor. Not kosher.

Pros: Not crowded

Cons: Trying real hard

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I enjoyed your clubs atmosphere, until I, and my party of over one dozen, were greeted with apathetic at BEST bartending and a sub par beer list. I then proceeded to get shoved rudely by someone, and in my attempts to merely stand up straight, was confronted aggressively by a greasy haired, portly troglodyte of a ""bouncer."" I, and my party, suddenly realized it was past our bedtime, and time to go to another bar that actually cares about its patrons. Good luck with your movie-set dramatics, they could have worked if it wasn't for your thoroughly inept ""security."" I hope you enjoy the fruits of your completely undeserved success.

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★☆☆☆☆

I enjoyed your clubs atmosphere, until I, and my party of over one dozen, were greeted with apathetic at BEST bartending and a sub par beer list. I then proceeded to get shoved rudely by someone, and in my attempts to merely stand up straight, was confronted aggressively by a greasy haired, portly troglodyte of a ""bouncer."" I, and my party, suddenly realized it was past our bedtime, and time to go to another bar that actually cares about its patrons. Good luck with your movie-set dramatics, they could have worked if it wasn't for your thoroughly inept ""security."" I hope you enjoy the fruits of your completely undeserved success.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: everything else. May as well have had gum on the walls

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I went on Saturday night and it was great. My friends and I did hookah and had some drinks. The prices were good and the music was great.

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★★★★☆

I went on Saturday night and it was great. My friends and I did hookah and had some drinks. The prices were good and the music was great.

Pros: music, drinks, crowd

Cons: over crowded & bathroom

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Everytime I've been here I had a blast. \r\nDespite the overcrowding and the mandatory coat check, its not a bad place to celebrate the night with good drinks, dance music, and no cover. No hassle at the door and nice bartenders. Drinks are cheap but they make them STRONG. I will definitely be stopping by again when I'm in the area.

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★★★★☆

Everytime I've been here I had a blast. \r\nDespite the overcrowding and the mandatory coat check, its not a bad place to celebrate the night with good drinks, dance music, and no cover. No hassle at the door and nice bartenders. Drinks are cheap but they make them STRONG. I will definitely be stopping by again when I'm in the area.

Pros: no attitude, strong drinks

Cons: overcrowded, small bathroom

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Fun and funky over the top cave decor. Underground and made to look like an actual cavern. The drinks were fine if a little expensive and it is a bit much when crowded.

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★★★☆☆

Fun and funky over the top cave decor. Underground and made to look like an actual cavern. The drinks were fine if a little expensive and it is a bit much when crowded.

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I had a decent time here last year for my birthday. I wouldnt have my birthday there again, but it wasnt bad at all.

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★★★☆☆

I had a decent time here last year for my birthday. I wouldnt have my birthday there again, but it wasnt bad at all.

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Cheesy place. Cheesy crowd. Crowded. Not good crowded. With all the good places around here, give this one a pass.

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★☆☆☆☆

Cheesy place. Cheesy crowd. Crowded. Not good crowded. With all the good places around here, give this one a pass.

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Based on the prior reviews, I decided to arrange a party for Saturday night. I spoke with Nick, the manager on Tuesday to make arrangements. After a thorough conversation, Nick assured me everything would be set and if we had any problems to ask for him personally. When we arrived Saturday there was no list at the door and my guest were told they needed to wait for my arrival. Once I arrived I spoke with Nick who said he would not honor our conversation unless we purchased a bottle. Out or principal, I find this bate and switch tactic despicable. 12 people ready to enjoy an evening out; they would have made much more on our individual ordering. I highly recommend finding another establishment if you're looking to plan event or night out.

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★☆☆☆☆

Based on the prior reviews, I decided to arrange a party for Saturday night. I spoke with Nick, the manager on Tuesday to make arrangements. After a thorough conversation, Nick assured me everything would be set and if we had any problems to ask for him personally. When we arrived Saturday there was no list at the door and my guest were told they needed to wait for my arrival. Once I arrived I spoke with Nick who said he would not honor our conversation unless we purchased a bottle. Out or principal, I find this bate and switch tactic despicable. 12 people ready to enjoy an evening out; they would have made much more on our individual ordering. I highly recommend finding another establishment if you're looking to plan event or night out.

Cons: Rude and unethical Management

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Sadly, we were not attended to...at all...or acknowledged. From the moment we walked in, no one asked us if we needed help. Two of my girlfriends and I walked in for some drinks on Aug. 31st at around midnight and took a seat. There were only about 10 people in the whole place and the bartender saw us walk in, but said nothing. Neither she nor the barback advised us that there was no table service and proceeded to attend everyone else while obviously ignoring us. We were very disappointed, seeing that we had lots of money to spend that evening, and simply walked out. Being that all 3 of us worked in the service industry, we were more than patient (we waited at least 15 minutes before we left) and willing to tip well had things gone accordingly. Tis a shame!

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★☆☆☆☆

Sadly, we were not attended to...at all...or acknowledged. From the moment we walked in, no one asked us if we needed help. Two of my girlfriends and I walked in for some drinks on Aug. 31st at around midnight and took a seat. There were only about 10 people in the whole place and the bartender saw us walk in, but said nothing. Neither she nor the barback advised us that there was no table service and proceeded to attend everyone else while obviously ignoring us. We were very disappointed, seeing that we had lots of money to spend that evening, and simply walked out. Being that all 3 of us worked in the service industry, we were more than patient (we waited at least 15 minutes before we left) and willing to tip well had things gone accordingly. Tis a shame!

Pros: Nice place

Cons: Terrible service, I can't tell you if anything was good or not though

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Went here for a friend's birthday. I thought the place would be bigger since it's also a lounge on weekends. The decor was nothing special, just some cave-like walls with candles. The waterfall was a small stream that looked like something from a drinking fountain. Drinks were good. Food is another story. Most of us got the Penne dishes after we were told that they ran out of the lobster ravioli (20 minutes after putting our order in). The pasta was nothing special, it was like the boxed pasta you can buy at supermarkets. It was hard, it looked like it was sitting out for a while and was lukewarm. A few also got the chicken and strip steak and it was ok. It was really salty-I had to drink after each bite. Most of the time our water glasses were empty-the waitress never really checked up on us. The bartender was also in and out most of the time. When she was at the bar she was sitting there with an LSAT book which I thought was weird-shouldn't you NOT want your customers to see you are bored at work? Won't come back here again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went here for a friend's birthday. I thought the place would be bigger since it's also a lounge on weekends. The decor was nothing special, just some cave-like walls with candles. The waterfall was a small stream that looked like something from a drinking fountain. Drinks were good. Food is another story. Most of us got the Penne dishes after we were told that they ran out of the lobster ravioli (20 minutes after putting our order in). The pasta was nothing special, it was like the boxed pasta you can buy at supermarkets. It was hard, it looked like it was sitting out for a while and was lukewarm. A few also got the chicken and strip steak and it was ok. It was really salty-I had to drink after each bite. Most of the time our water glasses were empty-the waitress never really checked up on us. The bartender was also in and out most of the time. When she was at the bar she was sitting there with an LSAT book which I thought was weird-shouldn't you NOT want your customers to see you are bored at work? Won't come back here again.

Pros: drinks

Cons: cold salty food

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I agree with other reviewers. It is true that this place can be irritatingly crowded.\r\n\r\nHowever, I always have a really good time here. Pretty decently mixed, diverse, and managable clientele. Some cute girls. Sorry, I wasn't paying too much attention to the guys. Music is not the best but good to dance to. Drinks are strong. Bartenders are friendly and good looking, and somehow manage to keep your booze flowing constantly despite serious overcrowding around the bar. \r\n\r\nExtra points for friendly bouncers.

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★★★★★

I agree with other reviewers. It is true that this place can be irritatingly crowded.\r\n\r\nHowever, I always have a really good time here. Pretty decently mixed, diverse, and managable clientele. Some cute girls. Sorry, I wasn't paying too much attention to the guys. Music is not the best but good to dance to. Drinks are strong. Bartenders are friendly and good looking, and somehow manage to keep your booze flowing constantly despite serious overcrowding around the bar. \r\n\r\nExtra points for friendly bouncers.

Pros: Staff Thumbs up.

Cons: Not a whole lot really. Crowded.

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my friend and i were just looking for somewhere to eat and stumbled upon this restaurant. we were thrown off walking down stairs but was amazed how great of an atmosphere it was and that the restaurant looked like a cave. only prob was service was kind of slow

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★★★★★

my friend and i were just looking for somewhere to eat and stumbled upon this restaurant. we were thrown off walking down stairs but was amazed how great of an atmosphere it was and that the restaurant looked like a cave. only prob was service was kind of slow

Pros: great atmosphere

Cons: service could have been quicker

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Went here for the second time with some buddies last Sunday.\r\nGood music and nice cute girl behind the bar. It wasn't too crowded this time but it can be waaaaaaaaaay too crowded the last time I went.

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★★★★☆

Went here for the second time with some buddies last Sunday.\r\nGood music and nice cute girl behind the bar. It wasn't too crowded this time but it can be waaaaaaaaaay too crowded the last time I went.

Pros: Cute bartenders, good music

Cons: crowded

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Definitely a fire hazard. Max capacity is around 150 but there had to be over 200 people down there. It was hot and stuffy. You would have to stand under the large fans to get any kind of air. Music was good; mostly hip-hop. Friendly bartenders.

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★★★★☆

Definitely a fire hazard. Max capacity is around 150 but there had to be over 200 people down there. It was hot and stuffy. You would have to stand under the large fans to get any kind of air. Music was good; mostly hip-hop. Friendly bartenders.

Pros: No Cover, Good Music

Cons: Overly Crowded

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I'm part of a weekly Wednesday drinking group of 30 or so regulars who love to drink, geek out, talk and eat after work. We check out a different bar each week. We've been kicking around the city for 12 years. In that time we've visited several hundred bars (with repeats of faves). I'm always on the hunt for a bar that stands out in a way. The size and decor of La Caverna puts it over the top. It's one of those places that you don't forget. That's probably the only good thing going for it. That, and the staff, who were attentive and warm. Otherwise, the food was average, and the drinks were standard. I'd probably only return if I knew I needed a large party space, and I didn't need food on the agenda.

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★★★☆☆

I'm part of a weekly Wednesday drinking group of 30 or so regulars who love to drink, geek out, talk and eat after work. We check out a different bar each week. We've been kicking around the city for 12 years. In that time we've visited several hundred bars (with repeats of faves). I'm always on the hunt for a bar that stands out in a way. The size and decor of La Caverna puts it over the top. It's one of those places that you don't forget. That's probably the only good thing going for it. That, and the staff, who were attentive and warm. Otherwise, the food was average, and the drinks were standard. I'd probably only return if I knew I needed a large party space, and I didn't need food on the agenda.

Pros: Large Space, Stands Out from the Rest

Cons: Food Was Not Great

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I held my company Christmas party here over a year ago and still haven't forgiven the way the served the food. They gave us paper plates and fake silverware. I had been VERY specific about what I wanted and they ignored me completely. It's a tacky, cheap joint with poor management. DON'T RISK IT.

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★☆☆☆☆

I held my company Christmas party here over a year ago and still haven't forgiven the way the served the food. They gave us paper plates and fake silverware. I had been VERY specific about what I wanted and they ignored me completely. It's a tacky, cheap joint with poor management. DON'T RISK IT.

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my friend wanted to celebrate her birthday in a trendy but somewhat cozy lounge. instead of opting for expensive meatpacking district, she suggested la caverna. since i was the one technically ""hosting"" the party, i researched the place and felt good about what it looked like nd all it had to offer. we gave la caverna a list of guests and a head count in advance. the day of her party, there was a huge line. i was happy to think that it was a popular place. i went up to the bouncer and guess what? he said wait in line! embarassed, i waited in line before another friend who had arrived early was able to vouch for me. in addition, i had brought some trendy friends along to this place because the website touted it as such. when we FINALLY made it in, boy, was i surprised. the decor was so-so, but please, they were playing dirty rap and the clientele was, well, dirty. people were basically grinding up against each other everywhere. it was so crowded, the line to the bathroom spanned the length of one wall! i had to use the bathroom so i went to the bathroom and oh my god! a maintenance guy went in there while i was peeing so he could ""repair"" something but eveyrthing worked. at this point, i was so embarassed to have lent my name to the event.\r\nthe clientele was nasty, the music sucked, it was too crowded and dirty, and it was a sausage fest. for a club that supposedly allows more girls than guys, there sure were alot of guys there..most of whom proceeded to grab and grin at me. i was HORRIFIED. my friend opened a tab and t hey wouldnt let her close it until they pumped her for $$. and food? what food? this place doesnt serve food! at least not on saturday nights\r\n\r\nthis place was so awful and i am so embarrassed. i will NEVER walk into this place again. i may sound mad, but nothing can convey the horror of that night. after exactly 20 minutes, i left my best friends ""party"" and went home in a cab that cost me a day's pay.

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★☆☆☆☆

my friend wanted to celebrate her birthday in a trendy but somewhat cozy lounge. instead of opting for expensive meatpacking district, she suggested la caverna. since i was the one technically ""hosting"" the party, i researched the place and felt good about what it looked like nd all it had to offer. we gave la caverna a list of guests and a head count in advance. the day of her party, there was a huge line. i was happy to think that it was a popular place. i went up to the bouncer and guess what? he said wait in line! embarassed, i waited in line before another friend who had arrived early was able to vouch for me. in addition, i had brought some trendy friends along to this place because the website touted it as such. when we FINALLY made it in, boy, was i surprised. the decor was so-so, but please, they were playing dirty rap and the clientele was, well, dirty. people were basically grinding up against each other everywhere. it was so crowded, the line to the bathroom spanned the length of one wall! i had to use the bathroom so i went to the bathroom and oh my god! a maintenance guy went in there while i was peeing so he could ""repair"" something but eveyrthing worked. at this point, i was so embarassed to have lent my name to the event.\r\nthe clientele was nasty, the music sucked, it was too crowded and dirty, and it was a sausage fest. for a club that supposedly allows more girls than guys, there sure were alot of guys there..most of whom proceeded to grab and grin at me. i was HORRIFIED. my friend opened a tab and t hey wouldnt let her close it until they pumped her for $$. and food? what food? this place doesnt serve food! at least not on saturday nights\r\n\r\nthis place was so awful and i am so embarrassed. i will NEVER walk into this place again. i may sound mad, but nothing can convey the horror of that night. after exactly 20 minutes, i left my best friends ""party"" and went home in a cab that cost me a day's pay.

Cons: long line, crowded, bad service, rude clientele

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I went there with a group for a Xmas party. There are only 3 tables which should be a clue that maybe this place isn't really serious about being a restaurant. The food is way less than ordinary. The sauce for the fried calamari was Hun'ts tomato sauce. The sauce for the tasteless polenta with mushrooms was mostly balsamic vinegar. The Penne Vodka, well besides being inedible, shouldn't even be on the menu. Then to top it off, I got sick from the food later that night.\r\n\r\nIt is clearly there as a club and they should concentrate on really good bar food. Stop pretending to be a restaurant. Also the lights would be dimmer in a club environment and you wouldn't be able to notice the tacky, dirty looking decor.\r\n\r\nI would never go again and never, never, never recommend it to even my worst enemy.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went there with a group for a Xmas party. There are only 3 tables which should be a clue that maybe this place isn't really serious about being a restaurant. The food is way less than ordinary. The sauce for the fried calamari was Hun'ts tomato sauce. The sauce for the tasteless polenta with mushrooms was mostly balsamic vinegar. The Penne Vodka, well besides being inedible, shouldn't even be on the menu. Then to top it off, I got sick from the food later that night.\r\n\r\nIt is clearly there as a club and they should concentrate on really good bar food. Stop pretending to be a restaurant. Also the lights would be dimmer in a club environment and you wouldn't be able to notice the tacky, dirty looking decor.\r\n\r\nI would never go again and never, never, never recommend it to even my worst enemy.

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NEVER GO TO LA CAVERNA!!!! I have never been treated so rudely by a doorman! I showed up at about 11:30 on a Saturday night with three friends. Surprisingly there was no line! We were going to meet a friend inside for his birthday. When I opened the door to come in I was literally pushed outside by the doorman. He barked that he needed my ID. While getting my ID out of my purse he pushed me back outside again. I gave him the ID and said I wanted to come in from the cold. He said he wasn't going to let anyone in if I didn't wait outside. After getting my ID back I stepped inside, had my hand stamped, and then started to walk down the hall to the bar. He called me back. I said I was going inside to wait for my friends. He said he wasn't letting any of us in. I was then again put back out in the cold. Still not quite sure what happened?? I went around the corner with my friends to Boss Tweeds and had a really fun night. NEVER GO TO LA CAVERNA!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

NEVER GO TO LA CAVERNA!!!! I have never been treated so rudely by a doorman! I showed up at about 11:30 on a Saturday night with three friends. Surprisingly there was no line! We were going to meet a friend inside for his birthday. When I opened the door to come in I was literally pushed outside by the doorman. He barked that he needed my ID. While getting my ID out of my purse he pushed me back outside again. I gave him the ID and said I wanted to come in from the cold. He said he wasn't going to let anyone in if I didn't wait outside. After getting my ID back I stepped inside, had my hand stamped, and then started to walk down the hall to the bar. He called me back. I said I was going inside to wait for my friends. He said he wasn't letting any of us in. I was then again put back out in the cold. Still not quite sure what happened?? I went around the corner with my friends to Boss Tweeds and had a really fun night. NEVER GO TO LA CAVERNA!!!!!!!

Pros: wouldn't know?

Cons: Doorman with an agenda

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I've been here a few times, always had fun. If you go after 12 on the weekends the place is a madhouse. It's not a bad idea to call ahead to get on the list so you and your group are assured entry, especially if you are all guys. But once you go inside you see that this place is so unique and not your average club. The music is good, the drinks are very strong (and not expensive), the girls behind the bar are super sweet and hot and me and my friends always have a great time.

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★★★★☆

I've been here a few times, always had fun. If you go after 12 on the weekends the place is a madhouse. It's not a bad idea to call ahead to get on the list so you and your group are assured entry, especially if you are all guys. But once you go inside you see that this place is so unique and not your average club. The music is good, the drinks are very strong (and not expensive), the girls behind the bar are super sweet and hot and me and my friends always have a great time.

Pros: strong drinks, cute bartenders, nice crowd

Cons: very crowded on weekend nights

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The place has a really cool decor and the food was delicious...it was just completely dead on a Wed at 8:30. It would be a really great place if they just get more people in there!

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★★★☆☆

The place has a really cool decor and the food was delicious...it was just completely dead on a Wed at 8:30. It would be a really great place if they just get more people in there!

Pros: Great Food and Decor

Cons: Hardly anyone there!

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Wow, this was bad. I can not remember the last time I has such a terrible dining experience in Manhattan. The food wasn?t even the issues (it was nothing special, not horrible), but the service was really deplorable. No one there knew what they were doing.\r\n\r\nIt started at the bar with the bartender that was not at all helpful in determining what types of gin they had available (i.e. ?Nope, we don?t have that; no we don?t have that either??). We decided on gin and tonic after she admitted to not knowing how to make some of the drinks on the drink menu.\r\n\r\nAt dinner our waitress took her time getting our wine, which finally came after we had already started eating our appetizers. Once we were finished with the apps, we had to remind her that she hadn?t even taken our orders for the main course. She was a mess. Additionally, management couldn?t be bothered to print out new menus, they just scratched out items off the dingy existing ones.\r\n\r\nThe decor was terrible as well. The place looked like a throwaway from the Disney World ride, Pirates of the Caribbean, but with a DJ booth. I don?t think management knows what they want this place to be, a club, lounge, or restaurant. Regardless, they are getting all three wrong.

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★☆☆☆☆

Wow, this was bad. I can not remember the last time I has such a terrible dining experience in Manhattan. The food wasn?t even the issues (it was nothing special, not horrible), but the service was really deplorable. No one there knew what they were doing.\r\n\r\nIt started at the bar with the bartender that was not at all helpful in determining what types of gin they had available (i.e. ?Nope, we don?t have that; no we don?t have that either??). We decided on gin and tonic after she admitted to not knowing how to make some of the drinks on the drink menu.\r\n\r\nAt dinner our waitress took her time getting our wine, which finally came after we had already started eating our appetizers. Once we were finished with the apps, we had to remind her that she hadn?t even taken our orders for the main course. She was a mess. Additionally, management couldn?t be bothered to print out new menus, they just scratched out items off the dingy existing ones.\r\n\r\nThe decor was terrible as well. The place looked like a throwaway from the Disney World ride, Pirates of the Caribbean, but with a DJ booth. I don?t think management knows what they want this place to be, a club, lounge, or restaurant. Regardless, they are getting all three wrong.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Service, decor, lighting, etc.

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went there the other night for dinner and we all really enjoyed the food. They didn't pack us in like sardines and the music was good, but just good enough to eat to, we ate our dinner had some drinks and left off into Manhattan nightlife. I would definitely recommed checking out this place.

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★★★★☆

went there the other night for dinner and we all really enjoyed the food. They didn't pack us in like sardines and the music was good, but just good enough to eat to, we ate our dinner had some drinks and left off into Manhattan nightlife. I would definitely recommed checking out this place.

Pros: room to eat

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When you first walk downstairs you feel like you have found a cool new place. Interesting decor, good music, elbow room. But, after you've stayed for an hour you find out that it isn't all that. The scene is fun if you are in a group, not a good place to meet people. The biggest downer - the skeevy staff. Despite their being room at the bar, the bartenders are impossible to track down. Overall, the ceiling is original and nothing else is special about this place.

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★★★☆☆

When you first walk downstairs you feel like you have found a cool new place. Interesting decor, good music, elbow room. But, after you've stayed for an hour you find out that it isn't all that. The scene is fun if you are in a group, not a good place to meet people. The biggest downer - the skeevy staff. Despite their being room at the bar, the bartenders are impossible to track down. Overall, the ceiling is original and nothing else is special about this place.

Pros: location, decor is interesting, good tunes

Cons: the crowd and service

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Not worth the visit. Avoid this place. The menu is limited, food was mediocre at best (I would've rather had the standard bar grub instead), and the prices were ridiculous. I was disgusted when we got the bill.\r\n\r\nI didn't like the layout of this place. It was extremely awkward having dinner at a small table right next to a sofa with people lounging and sipping their cocktails. \r\n\r\nIf the drinks were better, I would've given it a higher rating. But they weren't.

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★★☆☆☆

Not worth the visit. Avoid this place. The menu is limited, food was mediocre at best (I would've rather had the standard bar grub instead), and the prices were ridiculous. I was disgusted when we got the bill.\r\n\r\nI didn't like the layout of this place. It was extremely awkward having dinner at a small table right next to a sofa with people lounging and sipping their cocktails. \r\n\r\nIf the drinks were better, I would've given it a higher rating. But they weren't.

Cons: Pricey, mediocre food, inconsistent drink mixing

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Only had time to stop in for a couple of drinks, but I will definitely go back for some of the food I saw, based on comments by other customers there. Service was fine and drinks were reasonable, but the decor and atmosphere put this place up near the top.

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★★★★★

Only had time to stop in for a couple of drinks, but I will definitely go back for some of the food I saw, based on comments by other customers there. Service was fine and drinks were reasonable, but the decor and atmosphere put this place up near the top.

Pros: Decor, combination of Resturaunt/Lounge

Cons: Not alot right near by

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i just hosted a birthday party here, and the owner (Nick) could not have been nicer. he called me a week before just to confirm, and no one had any trouble at the door - everyone was whisked right into the party. there was great music, and the drinks were moderately priced for a manhattan bar ($7 or $8 a drink).\r\nALSO, just to add to his great customer service, Nick called me 3 days after the party, to make sure i was happy with the turnout, and that i didnt have any problems.\r\nGREAT PARTY PLACE!

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★★★★★

i just hosted a birthday party here, and the owner (Nick) could not have been nicer. he called me a week before just to confirm, and no one had any trouble at the door - everyone was whisked right into the party. there was great music, and the drinks were moderately priced for a manhattan bar ($7 or $8 a drink).\r\nALSO, just to add to his great customer service, Nick called me 3 days after the party, to make sure i was happy with the turnout, and that i didnt have any problems.\r\nGREAT PARTY PLACE!

Pros: coat check, cool decor, good music, moderately priced drinks

Cons: gets crowded later on (around 1:30AM)

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I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone since it has no loyalities to its regular customers. That is a big reason why. The staff is just has no personality. Basically, from viewing the website, I wanted to have a private party hosted there. And the party planner who I spoke to by the name of Nick, just was most unfriendly person I have ever talked to. But basically we arranged to have a party in 3 weeks. Then told me he will be contacting me tommorrow with exact party arrangements. I did not receive a call from Nick until week later where he notified me that he was all booked up and that i should move my party to another day. (remind you that he already agreed from to have party) Then had the nerve to say that i must of been talking to someoen else with the party. I'm very shocked they are still in business. And I wouldn't waste your time or money at this unfriendly environment. Its New York City, there are hundreds of better places to have a private party or even to go to for a good time.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone since it has no loyalities to its regular customers. That is a big reason why. The staff is just has no personality. Basically, from viewing the website, I wanted to have a private party hosted there. And the party planner who I spoke to by the name of Nick, just was most unfriendly person I have ever talked to. But basically we arranged to have a party in 3 weeks. Then told me he will be contacting me tommorrow with exact party arrangements. I did not receive a call from Nick until week later where he notified me that he was all booked up and that i should move my party to another day. (remind you that he already agreed from to have party) Then had the nerve to say that i must of been talking to someoen else with the party. I'm very shocked they are still in business. And I wouldn't waste your time or money at this unfriendly environment. Its New York City, there are hundreds of better places to have a private party or even to go to for a good time.

Pros: Couldnt' think of any pro's

Cons: Service & unfriendly environment

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i loved the lower level...but it was steaming hot..dripping with sweat all over..what happened to the ventilation, i don't know...and the bartender made me buy an extra drink because she said there is a minimum per credit card charge...OMG..i was like what ever..give me another one...

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★★★☆☆

i loved the lower level...but it was steaming hot..dripping with sweat all over..what happened to the ventilation, i don't know...and the bartender made me buy an extra drink because she said there is a minimum per credit card charge...OMG..i was like what ever..give me another one...

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My question is, how is this place still in business? The food is awful, the waiters are cold and the decor is hideous! My friend picked this place base on its website. The place does not look anything close to the photos on the website. Bottom line, don't waste your money!

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★☆☆☆☆

My question is, how is this place still in business? The food is awful, the waiters are cold and the decor is hideous! My friend picked this place base on its website. The place does not look anything close to the photos on the website. Bottom line, don't waste your money!

Cons: everything was terrible

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Went here with a group for dinner and drinks. The decor is definitely is cool, and the food and drink were pretty tasty. The only thing that doesn't fit in is the hookas people were smoking. Place was empty until about 11:30. I'd try it out for a drink or even for an inexpensive dinner.

2
★★★★☆

Went here with a group for dinner and drinks. The decor is definitely is cool, and the food and drink were pretty tasty. The only thing that doesn't fit in is the hookas people were smoking. Place was empty until about 11:30. I'd try it out for a drink or even for an inexpensive dinner.

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This is the nicest ""basement"" I've been to. When you walk in you feel like you're in a nice cave. The decor and mood is nicely done. Very cozy, romantic with dim lights. The music also is soothing and relaxing. Sometimes a bit loud if you'd like to chit chat with friends. I think this place is great for a date. While the menu doesn't offer much and what it does have I think is a bit pricey for what it is, the drinks are very tasty.

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★★★★★

This is the nicest ""basement"" I've been to. When you walk in you feel like you're in a nice cave. The decor and mood is nicely done. Very cozy, romantic with dim lights. The music also is soothing and relaxing. Sometimes a bit loud if you'd like to chit chat with friends. I think this place is great for a date. While the menu doesn't offer much and what it does have I think is a bit pricey for what it is, the drinks are very tasty.

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I wouldn't recommend this place since it has no loyalities to its regular customers. I went the previous week, had an ok time and returned the next week with friends convincing them to check it out. The doorman turned us away for no reason other than he didn't think weren't fitting the bill. I was insulted after being there many times before. Even after explaining that I'm a regular customer and spend on average $50-100 a night in drinks, he still pulled rank and gave us attitude. You know what, forget this place. I can think of hundreds of other bars in NYC with cleaner bathrooms where I'd rather spend my $$$.

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★☆☆☆☆

I wouldn't recommend this place since it has no loyalities to its regular customers. I went the previous week, had an ok time and returned the next week with friends convincing them to check it out. The doorman turned us away for no reason other than he didn't think weren't fitting the bill. I was insulted after being there many times before. Even after explaining that I'm a regular customer and spend on average $50-100 a night in drinks, he still pulled rank and gave us attitude. You know what, forget this place. I can think of hundreds of other bars in NYC with cleaner bathrooms where I'd rather spend my $$$.

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a bunch of friends and i went here on a friday night- where, apparently you have to be on a list to get in. on a FRIDAY night?? i think not! the bouncer was such an ***. i have no idea why he wouldnt let us in bc right after us, 3 girls got in no problem without being on a list. this place SUCKSSSSSSSSSS

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★☆☆☆☆

a bunch of friends and i went here on a friday night- where, apparently you have to be on a list to get in. on a FRIDAY night?? i think not! the bouncer was such an ***. i have no idea why he wouldnt let us in bc right after us, 3 girls got in no problem without being on a list. this place SUCKSSSSSSSSSS

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Then this is the place for you! The cave atmosphere is cool, made it very cozy, our waitress was prompt and quite nice, for late night cocktails it'll work. \r\n\r\nHowever, DO NOT eat here...I haven't had ""fake"" mashed potatoes since I was a kid in camp, my chicken dish was OK, not amazing...I actually ended up getting sick afterwards, so eat at your own risk.\r\n\r\nit's basically a bar/lounge that serves food, not a restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

Then this is the place for you! The cave atmosphere is cool, made it very cozy, our waitress was prompt and quite nice, for late night cocktails it'll work. \r\n\r\nHowever, DO NOT eat here...I haven't had ""fake"" mashed potatoes since I was a kid in camp, my chicken dish was OK, not amazing...I actually ended up getting sick afterwards, so eat at your own risk.\r\n\r\nit's basically a bar/lounge that serves food, not a restaurant.

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La Caverna should go into the Bar/Clubs section too. Always has good music after 11:30/midnight- hip-hop, reggae, etc. Average prices ($8 for mixed drink), bartenders are tricky. Watch out for the dark-haired girl who makes you show ID for water! The long-haired guy is nice, though, as is the bathroom bouncer, Manny. Sometimes he'll dance with you while you wait. Lots of tables and chairs to put your jackets, so no real need for the coat check. The tables are free, so you don't have to get a bottle that costs $250 that other lounges require - ridiculous! I've been here on a few Fridays and Saturdays a couple times this year already, and it's always cool. Parking can be tricky (watch for parking reg's that prohibit parking at meters from midnite to 3 AM).

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★★★★★

La Caverna should go into the Bar/Clubs section too. Always has good music after 11:30/midnight- hip-hop, reggae, etc. Average prices ($8 for mixed drink), bartenders are tricky. Watch out for the dark-haired girl who makes you show ID for water! The long-haired guy is nice, though, as is the bathroom bouncer, Manny. Sometimes he'll dance with you while you wait. Lots of tables and chairs to put your jackets, so no real need for the coat check. The tables are free, so you don't have to get a bottle that costs $250 that other lounges require - ridiculous! I've been here on a few Fridays and Saturdays a couple times this year already, and it's always cool. Parking can be tricky (watch for parking reg's that prohibit parking at meters from midnite to 3 AM).

Pros: No cover, Great DJ, Lots of places to sit

Cons: No cute guys, Only 1 bathroom

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I had dinner at La Caverna with a group of friends recently. It was the worst dining experience of my life. The waitress was totally inept - when we asked to order wine and for a round of waters (since we were sitting for 30 minutes without getting any), she snapped ""one thing at a time!"" We tried two different wines, they were both bad. We waited over an hour for our food, which tasted worse than your average school cafeteria fare. Out waitress never came back to our table after taking our food orders. The DJ played terrible cheesey techno at an unbearable volume. We could barely hear each other talk. Then of course the after-dinner drinks crowd swarmed in and started hovering over our table while we tried to choke down the rest of our dinner. Do NOT eat here!

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★☆☆☆☆

I had dinner at La Caverna with a group of friends recently. It was the worst dining experience of my life. The waitress was totally inept - when we asked to order wine and for a round of waters (since we were sitting for 30 minutes without getting any), she snapped ""one thing at a time!"" We tried two different wines, they were both bad. We waited over an hour for our food, which tasted worse than your average school cafeteria fare. Out waitress never came back to our table after taking our food orders. The DJ played terrible cheesey techno at an unbearable volume. We could barely hear each other talk. Then of course the after-dinner drinks crowd swarmed in and started hovering over our table while we tried to choke down the rest of our dinner. Do NOT eat here!

Cons: bad service, bad food, bad crowd

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This was the worst dinner I have ever had in New York. First, the bartender had to come back four times to ask us to repeat our five drinks -- she wasn't sure how to make a gin martini. We sat, waited a half hour for bread and water, another half hour for appetizers, and at least ONE HOUR more for dinner. The food was about as good as cafeteria food, but not as warm -- from the instant mashed potatoes and frozen breaded chicken to the tasteless pasta. We waited another hour to see the waitress again to get the check. The music was bad bad techno, and the famed space was a conglomeration of Starbuck's furniture, lame pseudo-Goth curtains, stalagtites, and tables that looked like they came from a low-end catering service. I came with guests from out of town, and it was an almost comically bad experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was the worst dinner I have ever had in New York. First, the bartender had to come back four times to ask us to repeat our five drinks -- she wasn't sure how to make a gin martini. We sat, waited a half hour for bread and water, another half hour for appetizers, and at least ONE HOUR more for dinner. The food was about as good as cafeteria food, but not as warm -- from the instant mashed potatoes and frozen breaded chicken to the tasteless pasta. We waited another hour to see the waitress again to get the check. The music was bad bad techno, and the famed space was a conglomeration of Starbuck's furniture, lame pseudo-Goth curtains, stalagtites, and tables that looked like they came from a low-end catering service. I came with guests from out of town, and it was an almost comically bad experience.

Pros: nothing

Cons: food, service, atmosphere

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I have been here three times already. I love the ambiance, it makes you feel as if you are in an actual cave. The food is good, not excellent, they should work on the menu and have more choices.\nOverall, it's a place to experience and have a nice romantic date.\nIt's very cozy and relaxing. Should go on a weekday to avoid crowds.

2
★★★★★

I have been here three times already. I love the ambiance, it makes you feel as if you are in an actual cave. The food is good, not excellent, they should work on the menu and have more choices.\nOverall, it's a place to experience and have a nice romantic date.\nIt's very cozy and relaxing. Should go on a weekday to avoid crowds.

Pros: Ambiance, Great Date Spot, Affordable

Cons: Not close to Trains, Menu Choices, Weekend Crowd

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I have no idea who these people are who like the ""ambiance"" of this place... it's totally cheesy! Think Disneyland ride. Maybe good for a laugh, but please have some class and don't bring a date!

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★★☆☆☆

I have no idea who these people are who like the ""ambiance"" of this place... it's totally cheesy! Think Disneyland ride. Maybe good for a laugh, but please have some class and don't bring a date!

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