Tillman's Bar & Lounge

★★★☆☆
Classy Chelsea lounge channels Harlem with classic cocktails and cool jazz tracks.
  • 165 W 26th St

    New York, NY 10001

    Cross street: nr. Seventh Ave.

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  • 212-627-8320

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I used to like this place, mainly for the music. That was because I brought a date there and the doorman blatantly hit on her TWICE in front of me. So unprofessional and unclassy. Boo to this place.

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★★★★★

I used to like this place, mainly for the music. That was because I brought a date there and the doorman blatantly hit on her TWICE in front of me. So unprofessional and unclassy. Boo to this place.

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Very poor service! Slow too! Poor management! My friends and I visited this restaurant twice, hoping the second visit would be better than the first - the second visit was worse!... The waitress (same waitress on both occasions) ignored the table and only came to serve us after repeated attempts to flag her down! The manager engaged in an argument as she exclaimed to us that the reason the service was so poor/slow was because someone had missed a train and someone had called in sick!... And after receiving poor service, we were still charged a convenience tip for our table of 4!... On a good note, the food was good, and the music was nice...

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★☆☆☆☆

Very poor service! Slow too! Poor management! My friends and I visited this restaurant twice, hoping the second visit would be better than the first - the second visit was worse!... The waitress (same waitress on both occasions) ignored the table and only came to serve us after repeated attempts to flag her down! The manager engaged in an argument as she exclaimed to us that the reason the service was so poor/slow was because someone had missed a train and someone had called in sick!... And after receiving poor service, we were still charged a convenience tip for our table of 4!... On a good note, the food was good, and the music was nice...

Pros: Good food, Good music!

Cons: Expensive food, Loud music!

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I read about 12 reviews before I went there yesterday. I had been once before and I didn't remember it being as bad as some say here. So I was very critical during my recent visit. It is LOUD; it's like eating dinner in a club. But the music was great. And yes, the service wasn't great. A guy tried to bus my drink while there was clearly still whiskey in my glass. But it wasn't poor either. They brought things promptly and were attentive. We were also nice to the waitress; that might have helped.

This is a great date spot if you want to lean in and repeat everything into your partner's ear. And the food was outstanding. BBQ ribs falling off the bone, the mac and cheese with bacon, patty melt...yeah, I tried them all yesterday...excellent. There was also a fantastic dance party going on in the back, appeared to be a group of coworkers getting it in and rump shaking.

Maybe they are under new management...?

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★★★★☆

I read about 12 reviews before I went there yesterday. I had been once before and I didn't remember it being as bad as some say here. So I was very critical during my recent visit. It is LOUD; it's like eating dinner in a club. But the music was great. And yes, the service wasn't great. A guy tried to bus my drink while there was clearly still whiskey in my glass. But it wasn't poor either. They brought things promptly and were attentive. We were also nice to the waitress; that might have helped.

This is a great date spot if you want to lean in and repeat everything into your partner's ear. And the food was outstanding. BBQ ribs falling off the bone, the mac and cheese with bacon, patty melt...yeah, I tried them all yesterday...excellent. There was also a fantastic dance party going on in the back, appeared to be a group of coworkers getting it in and rump shaking.

Maybe they are under new management...?

Pros: Decor, food

Cons: Loud, service

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We went in early on a Tuesday to be seated in what I thought was a bad seat - in the middle of the place! I asked to be moved and was informed ALL the empty tables were "reserved" however, every one of the tables was still empty when we left. Waitress paid us no attention. She took too long to take our order, and when she did come over she couldn't hear us for the music. Club or restaurant....not sure but if you want to conversate over dinner this def isnt the place!! The waitress never asked us how the food was and we had to ask for our check even though the table was cleared and our drink glasses were empty. I had to ask a bus boy to get me a glass of water because I couldnt even get the waitresses attention. I will say the grilled cheese was pretty good, but sooo not worth it!

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★☆☆☆☆

We went in early on a Tuesday to be seated in what I thought was a bad seat - in the middle of the place! I asked to be moved and was informed ALL the empty tables were "reserved" however, every one of the tables was still empty when we left. Waitress paid us no attention. She took too long to take our order, and when she did come over she couldn't hear us for the music. Club or restaurant....not sure but if you want to conversate over dinner this def isnt the place!! The waitress never asked us how the food was and we had to ask for our check even though the table was cleared and our drink glasses were empty. I had to ask a bus boy to get me a glass of water because I couldnt even get the waitresses attention. I will say the grilled cheese was pretty good, but sooo not worth it!

Pros: Grilled cheese IS good!

Cons: Loud Music, Bad Service

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my best friend had her birthday at this lounge yesterday. We arrived at 7 and all the tables were reserved except one by the exit, we took it. At 9 the manager comes and tells us the table was reserved and asked us to move. She was very rude and pretty much screaming. We did not leave and she came back asking us to get up again and to stand by the bar because we had been there since 7. The waitress came to us every hour. DON'T GO TO THIS PLACE HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE

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★☆☆☆☆

my best friend had her birthday at this lounge yesterday. We arrived at 7 and all the tables were reserved except one by the exit, we took it. At 9 the manager comes and tells us the table was reserved and asked us to move. She was very rude and pretty much screaming. We did not leave and she came back asking us to get up again and to stand by the bar because we had been there since 7. The waitress came to us every hour. DON'T GO TO THIS PLACE HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE

Pros: good food

Cons: horrible service

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I used a Groupon (you pay $20 for a $40 voucher) and when our food came out, the manager came over and insisted we move tables. She said that since we had a Groupon (which I had called ahead for and verified that could be used on a Saturday night!), we had to give up our table to others who wanted it.

We got moved TWICE. So in the middle of our meal, a busboy came and moved us. Then when we got comfortable at a new table, we got MOVED AGAIN! The manager was not apologetic. She basically blamed us for having a Groupon and therefore felt justified in moving us in the middle of our meal.

Also, the live music only lasted 45minutes for the entire night. The band kept taking breaks. Very bizarre.

Could have been an amazing experience because there are very few places like this, but the management and limited live music really ruined the night.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used a Groupon (you pay $20 for a $40 voucher) and when our food came out, the manager came over and insisted we move tables. She said that since we had a Groupon (which I had called ahead for and verified that could be used on a Saturday night!), we had to give up our table to others who wanted it.

We got moved TWICE. So in the middle of our meal, a busboy came and moved us. Then when we got comfortable at a new table, we got MOVED AGAIN! The manager was not apologetic. She basically blamed us for having a Groupon and therefore felt justified in moving us in the middle of our meal.

Also, the live music only lasted 45minutes for the entire night. The band kept taking breaks. Very bizarre.

Could have been an amazing experience because there are very few places like this, but the management and limited live music really ruined the night.

Pros: Great music, delicious food

Cons: POOR MANAGEMENT

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The staff including the manager was very rude, THEY made my staff very uncomfortable. The manager and waitstaff were extremely rude I will never visit this lounge again

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★☆☆☆☆

The staff including the manager was very rude, THEY made my staff very uncomfortable. The manager and waitstaff were extremely rude I will never visit this lounge again

Pros: the place was very nice

Cons: terrible service

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We reserved space for a party of 20. Later when some of our group started departing, one of the staff came over and rudely started moving our tables around while we are still sitting there. When asked what's going on, he just said "you guys have enough space in the corner for 12 people. ( a booth with hardly enough space for 5 people mind you). After expressing that we still have enough people to fill out our reserved area, he just continued moving us around, looked at his watch, then said "well you guys are supposed to be out of here soon anyway." After that rudeness, the majority of the party left... Leaving the birthday girl distraught and very unhappy. Stay away from this neo-soulless excuse if a tragedy. Did I mention it took 30 minutes for the waitress to get my drink? Yeeah.

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★☆☆☆☆

We reserved space for a party of 20. Later when some of our group started departing, one of the staff came over and rudely started moving our tables around while we are still sitting there. When asked what's going on, he just said "you guys have enough space in the corner for 12 people. ( a booth with hardly enough space for 5 people mind you). After expressing that we still have enough people to fill out our reserved area, he just continued moving us around, looked at his watch, then said "well you guys are supposed to be out of here soon anyway." After that rudeness, the majority of the party left... Leaving the birthday girl distraught and very unhappy. Stay away from this neo-soulless excuse if a tragedy. Did I mention it took 30 minutes for the waitress to get my drink? Yeeah.

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I came in with 3 of my friends for a girls night out and we had such a good time. We planned on coming in early for a few drinks before going out but ended up staying. The manager was hilarious and our waitress kept the drinks flowing. Of course we were the first ones dancing, but others joined in. The place was vibing late night, and the DJ (I don't know what his name was) was killing it.

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★★★★★

I came in with 3 of my friends for a girls night out and we had such a good time. We planned on coming in early for a few drinks before going out but ended up staying. The manager was hilarious and our waitress kept the drinks flowing. Of course we were the first ones dancing, but others joined in. The place was vibing late night, and the DJ (I don't know what his name was) was killing it.

Pros: The cocktails - Harvey Wallbanger.... and the music

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The atmosphere is undeniably heavy. The staff rude and extremely arrogant.

They do not look for or nurture repeat customers. Who are they to be so 'selective?' The place was practically empty!

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★☆☆☆☆

The atmosphere is undeniably heavy. The staff rude and extremely arrogant.

They do not look for or nurture repeat customers. Who are they to be so 'selective?' The place was practically empty!

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Yes!!!! I've heard great things about this establishment and have been twice and have been treated poorly twice. The "gentlemen" at the door are very rude and attempt to make you feel less than or as if you need a secret password to enter. The manager is as rude if not more. My girlfriends and I sat at a booth and the manager immediately informed us that we could not sit there because it was for bottle service only. Instead of welcoming us, and politely asking what we would be having, he (1) was very rude and curt, (2) assumed we were not there to enjoy the night and buy a few bottles of wine which was our intent.

I have several friends that have had bad experiences at the door as well. Needless to say I have not returned NOR do I recommend to others

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★☆☆☆☆

Yes!!!! I've heard great things about this establishment and have been twice and have been treated poorly twice. The "gentlemen" at the door are very rude and attempt to make you feel less than or as if you need a secret password to enter. The manager is as rude if not more. My girlfriends and I sat at a booth and the manager immediately informed us that we could not sit there because it was for bottle service only. Instead of welcoming us, and politely asking what we would be having, he (1) was very rude and curt, (2) assumed we were not there to enjoy the night and buy a few bottles of wine which was our intent.

I have several friends that have had bad experiences at the door as well. Needless to say I have not returned NOR do I recommend to others

Pros: Best place to be treated poorly

Cons: The Staff

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Overrated. I met a few friends and we proceed to go in. (mind you it was relatively empty) We were treated as if we were trespassing.. Maybe the staff was tired. (Are they being treated fairly?) No excuse for arrogance.

This is a service business. The word spreads quickly. Remember, you are in business to gain repeat business (Unless you are a tourist trap) The food and drink are standard fare and too expensive. The drinks. Too little for too much.

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★☆☆☆☆

Overrated. I met a few friends and we proceed to go in. (mind you it was relatively empty) We were treated as if we were trespassing.. Maybe the staff was tired. (Are they being treated fairly?) No excuse for arrogance.

This is a service business. The word spreads quickly. Remember, you are in business to gain repeat business (Unless you are a tourist trap) The food and drink are standard fare and too expensive. The drinks. Too little for too much.

Pros: Beautiful million dollar renovation

Cons: Everything else

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My boyfriend and I went to eat here while we were visting last week. We thought it was great. The doorman let us right in, coat check, and than we were seated right away, and there were a good amount of people in there. Its a darker restaurant with candles on all the tables which i loved and the food and beer called Blue Point were absolutely delicious. A little expensive, but het, its New York.It was totally worth it and I plan on going there again next time I visit New York

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to eat here while we were visting last week. We thought it was great. The doorman let us right in, coat check, and than we were seated right away, and there were a good amount of people in there. Its a darker restaurant with candles on all the tables which i loved and the food and beer called Blue Point were absolutely delicious. A little expensive, but het, its New York.It was totally worth it and I plan on going there again next time I visit New York

Pros: best patty melt and chips ever!

Cons: none

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It's unfortunate but my days of going to Tillman's are numbered. After a few years of patronage I was very disappointed at the way my girlfriend and I were treated there last week. We were having a great girl's day out and went to Tillman's to continue the fun.

The waitress was pushy, constantly "asking" us if we wanted another round, though her frequency was obviously implying that we weren't throwing them back fast enough. The manager came over to us to very rudely rush us after the waitress's pushiness wasn't working.

We made friends with a couple nearby and we were all involved in a lively conversation. The manager came over and asked us to move over (next to the couple) as if to imply there was a "no talking across tables" rule.

As if that weren't enough, as we were paying the bill, the manager comes over and moves us again. This time because there was a "party that he needed to seat immediately". The party never came (because that was a lie) and we were very insulted.

I confronted the very rude manager, who unapologetically told me that he "was not being rude".

Never again.

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★☆☆☆☆

It's unfortunate but my days of going to Tillman's are numbered. After a few years of patronage I was very disappointed at the way my girlfriend and I were treated there last week. We were having a great girl's day out and went to Tillman's to continue the fun.

The waitress was pushy, constantly "asking" us if we wanted another round, though her frequency was obviously implying that we weren't throwing them back fast enough. The manager came over to us to very rudely rush us after the waitress's pushiness wasn't working.

We made friends with a couple nearby and we were all involved in a lively conversation. The manager came over and asked us to move over (next to the couple) as if to imply there was a "no talking across tables" rule.

As if that weren't enough, as we were paying the bill, the manager comes over and moves us again. This time because there was a "party that he needed to seat immediately". The party never came (because that was a lie) and we were very insulted.

I confronted the very rude manager, who unapologetically told me that he "was not being rude".

Never again.

Pros: Good Chicken Sandwich

Cons: Pushy Waitress, Rude Manager, No Customer Loyalty

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My co-workers and I went to Tillman's to unwind after a hellish week at work. What we found was a less than stellar experience at Tillman's. It was not busy yet we were treated as if we were invading their space. I take it we weren't up to par in the 'cool' factor. 'Cool' is subjective. After a round of drinks, we paid the bill and left to go to another establishment that welcomed us with open arms. Tillman's, I suggest you treat everyone as a repeat 'cool' customer. Repeat business is a goal that ensures success.

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★☆☆☆☆

My co-workers and I went to Tillman's to unwind after a hellish week at work. What we found was a less than stellar experience at Tillman's. It was not busy yet we were treated as if we were invading their space. I take it we weren't up to par in the 'cool' factor. 'Cool' is subjective. After a round of drinks, we paid the bill and left to go to another establishment that welcomed us with open arms. Tillman's, I suggest you treat everyone as a repeat 'cool' customer. Repeat business is a goal that ensures success.

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Couple of colleauges/friends and I went to Tillman's around 9PM in Nov-early Dec timeframe (sorry do not remember the exact day). The staff insisted that we can only get in if we bought bottle service! The place was deserted and they were being moronic and asking for bottle service! They lost out on decent word of mouth since one of the person with us owns the high-rise buildings in that area; he was disgusted by the behavior of the staff. Economy is not improving anytime soon, lets see how long their pseudo-elite behavior will keep them in business.

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★☆☆☆☆

Couple of colleauges/friends and I went to Tillman's around 9PM in Nov-early Dec timeframe (sorry do not remember the exact day). The staff insisted that we can only get in if we bought bottle service! The place was deserted and they were being moronic and asking for bottle service! They lost out on decent word of mouth since one of the person with us owns the high-rise buildings in that area; he was disgusted by the behavior of the staff. Economy is not improving anytime soon, lets see how long their pseudo-elite behavior will keep them in business.

Pros: None

Cons: Staff and service

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Went to Tillman's recently and experienced none of what some of the negative reviews said. I went with a group of friends, waited for a very short while, went in and had a great time. The service was attentive, drinks were very good and the vibe was really cool. I'd definitely go back.

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★★★★★

Went to Tillman's recently and experienced none of what some of the negative reviews said. I went with a group of friends, waited for a very short while, went in and had a great time. The service was attentive, drinks were very good and the vibe was really cool. I'd definitely go back.

Pros: Ambiance, Service, Vibe

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Went there to meet a few ladies t that I hadn't seen in years and the doorman told me and a friend that given that the place was packed, we had to have the ladies come outside to let us in. We called the ladies and they came to the front to get us in but upon walking in, the manager stated in a very arrogant and condescending manner that he would only let us in if we agreed to buy a bottle of something ranging in price from $150-$400. We were surprised because the doorman told us all we needed to do is have a member of our party escort us in. We debated with him for a minute or two and he (manager) then abruptly changed his mind and told us we were no longer welcomed in the establishment even if we decided to purchase a bottle - he thought the lady who was escorting us was rude to him. So we left. When we got to the corner the doorman yelled at us to come back. We decided to come back and since we hadn't seen our friends in years we decided to buy a bottle. When we got in we were surprised to find many empty tables and the bar was thin - so the doorman lied. We sat down at the table and the waiter came by and harassed us to buy the bottle. We looked around and there were no tables with bottles, just regular drinks. When we questioned this she brought back the rude and arrogant manager who insisted that we buy a bottle or leave. He was extremely rude about it. He basically strong armed us into buying a bottle of expensive champagne.

Bottom line is that I will never go back there or give this place another dime of my money and I suggest the same to everyone else.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went there to meet a few ladies t that I hadn't seen in years and the doorman told me and a friend that given that the place was packed, we had to have the ladies come outside to let us in. We called the ladies and they came to the front to get us in but upon walking in, the manager stated in a very arrogant and condescending manner that he would only let us in if we agreed to buy a bottle of something ranging in price from $150-$400. We were surprised because the doorman told us all we needed to do is have a member of our party escort us in. We debated with him for a minute or two and he (manager) then abruptly changed his mind and told us we were no longer welcomed in the establishment even if we decided to purchase a bottle - he thought the lady who was escorting us was rude to him. So we left. When we got to the corner the doorman yelled at us to come back. We decided to come back and since we hadn't seen our friends in years we decided to buy a bottle. When we got in we were surprised to find many empty tables and the bar was thin - so the doorman lied. We sat down at the table and the waiter came by and harassed us to buy the bottle. We looked around and there were no tables with bottles, just regular drinks. When we questioned this she brought back the rude and arrogant manager who insisted that we buy a bottle or leave. He was extremely rude about it. He basically strong armed us into buying a bottle of expensive champagne.

Bottom line is that I will never go back there or give this place another dime of my money and I suggest the same to everyone else.

Pros: Nice upscale and trendy crowd

Cons: rude manager and staff

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Given the current state of the economy, it is fantastic to learn that the owners of Tillmans have made so much money that they don't wish any more - at least that is the impression given to my two friends and I earlier tonight - Thursday, November 20, 2008. While attempting entry, the doorman told us: "We so busy tonight, that unless you want to throw some bottles around, you can't come in!" It struck us as a classic club denial line, because we were the only ones on the street seeking entry, and the lobby was empty. We explained that we came specifically to see DJ Jazzy Nice spin a set because it had been years since I left New York and last heard Jazzy play live. The doorman went on to say that the venue has not had a Thursday Night DJ for the past 3 weeks and the music was being played off of an I-pod. Very Classy! In our youth we would have gotten irate with this treatment,, but now that we have a few more years of wisdom; We simply choose to spend our money in an establishment that welcomed our patronage and was truly packed. After enjoying a night of beverages and laughter in a venue up the block, on the way back to our car, the doorman offered to let us in. We stepped in, looked at the largely empty Tillmans and laughed all the way home about the invisible crowd Tillman's is now attracting. If you are one of the Beautiful Invisible people - this place is for you!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Given the current state of the economy, it is fantastic to learn that the owners of Tillmans have made so much money that they don't wish any more - at least that is the impression given to my two friends and I earlier tonight - Thursday, November 20, 2008. While attempting entry, the doorman told us: "We so busy tonight, that unless you want to throw some bottles around, you can't come in!" It struck us as a classic club denial line, because we were the only ones on the street seeking entry, and the lobby was empty. We explained that we came specifically to see DJ Jazzy Nice spin a set because it had been years since I left New York and last heard Jazzy play live. The doorman went on to say that the venue has not had a Thursday Night DJ for the past 3 weeks and the music was being played off of an I-pod. Very Classy! In our youth we would have gotten irate with this treatment,, but now that we have a few more years of wisdom; We simply choose to spend our money in an establishment that welcomed our patronage and was truly packed. After enjoying a night of beverages and laughter in a venue up the block, on the way back to our car, the doorman offered to let us in. We stepped in, looked at the largely empty Tillmans and laughed all the way home about the invisible crowd Tillman's is now attracting. If you are one of the Beautiful Invisible people - this place is for you!!

Pros: Great looking Venue

Cons: Angry Staff - Poor Customer Relations

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From the outside it doesn't look like much, but as soon as you walk in you forget about all that. The vibe and ambiance is very chill, with a faint smell of incense and good music. I've gone to many happy hours there, and recently arranged a little party after work and we had excellent seating and were treating very well by the manager and staff. The food is delicious ( I recommend the plantain chips- yum) The drinks are average price for NYC, and it's just a stress-free, relaxing and fun environment. Later on it gets busier and louder and I heard at night they have live music, which my friends love. If you're looking for a relaxing evening filled with good food, drinks, and a good time- give Tillman's a try! But later on get ready to party a little ;)

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★★★★★

From the outside it doesn't look like much, but as soon as you walk in you forget about all that. The vibe and ambiance is very chill, with a faint smell of incense and good music. I've gone to many happy hours there, and recently arranged a little party after work and we had excellent seating and were treating very well by the manager and staff. The food is delicious ( I recommend the plantain chips- yum) The drinks are average price for NYC, and it's just a stress-free, relaxing and fun environment. Later on it gets busier and louder and I heard at night they have live music, which my friends love. If you're looking for a relaxing evening filled with good food, drinks, and a good time- give Tillman's a try! But later on get ready to party a little ;)

Pros: Great vibe, good food, avg. priced drinks, and fun music.

Cons: Can't think of any!

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So the vibe is cool, pretty good cocktails, great grill cheese midnight snacks I have been a loyal customer for the last year but their service has been since downgraded. Last year up until even early this year the staff were so modelsique, exotic but also professional and efficent now they are rude and tired. Im giving this poor review because my service was not up to par with what the Tillman's expenience used to be. On one saturday around 930pm our server however, somewhat attractive i.e. tall, slim, tanned skin ,short hair who served our table, took 20 minutes before we got our drinks and got our drinks wrong, she must have mixed it up with another table because she did bring the corrected drinks shortly. She continued to take our order for appetizers and entrees impatiently even a bit rude. When our entrees arrived this server touched my hand in a very flirtatious manner in front of my date and though she is somewhat attractive this was not normal behavior. When she wasn't serving tables I could hear her talking so loud I could tell you her life story (she's from Maryland). Her behavior was jumpy, irritable, definately questionable. Our sandwiches were good, the music was good but what good is that if the server who sets the tone of the experience and dampens the mood. What happened to all your lovely gracious staff? Shame on you. Get your act together Tillman's!
A disappointed guest

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★☆☆☆☆

So the vibe is cool, pretty good cocktails, great grill cheese midnight snacks I have been a loyal customer for the last year but their service has been since downgraded. Last year up until even early this year the staff were so modelsique, exotic but also professional and efficent now they are rude and tired. Im giving this poor review because my service was not up to par with what the Tillman's expenience used to be. On one saturday around 930pm our server however, somewhat attractive i.e. tall, slim, tanned skin ,short hair who served our table, took 20 minutes before we got our drinks and got our drinks wrong, she must have mixed it up with another table because she did bring the corrected drinks shortly. She continued to take our order for appetizers and entrees impatiently even a bit rude. When our entrees arrived this server touched my hand in a very flirtatious manner in front of my date and though she is somewhat attractive this was not normal behavior. When she wasn't serving tables I could hear her talking so loud I could tell you her life story (she's from Maryland). Her behavior was jumpy, irritable, definately questionable. Our sandwiches were good, the music was good but what good is that if the server who sets the tone of the experience and dampens the mood. What happened to all your lovely gracious staff? Shame on you. Get your act together Tillman's!
A disappointed guest

Pros: Great music, cocktails

Cons: poor service

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Went to Tillman's with a few friends and had a great time. Good service, good music, good vibe, good location. Met some nice people that night too. We'll be back!

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★★★★★

Went to Tillman's with a few friends and had a great time. Good service, good music, good vibe, good location. Met some nice people that night too. We'll be back!

Pros: Service, Vibe

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Read the 1 star reviews becasue they are truly accurate. Me and my sister went to New York for the 1st time ever to celebrate our birthday's. We actually called 3 weeks in advance to make reservations to Tillman's and was told a week in advance would be fine. We called back 1 week before our trip and reservations was set at Tillmans for our 1st night time spot, bad mistake....We arrived to have the doorman with the huge chip on his shoulder tell us that he didnt have our names on the guest list. I even gave him the date, time, and name of who I made the reservations with, and he still acted smug and condensending as we just stood there while he got the manager. Finally we were excorted in this place that was half full with plenty of tables still open, and trust me the picture you see is just about the exact size of the place with a small bar area in the back. We ordered our food and had to return the seafood gumbo due to the simple fact that there was no seafood at all. We called the waitress over and she said that the seafood was just chopped up fine so you couldnt see it. The manager had the nerves to say they dont specialize in food because its a bar. We were so disappointed in the place and I wish I would have believed the 1 star comments because were right on the nose. Especially about the doorman who obvviously has little man complex who is trying to have what little authority he will ever have in that type of capacity. He must be a relative of the owner who is helping him out with a job because Im not sure what he could possibly do if things got out of order but run in the other direction. Sorry, but he was simpy rude......STAY AWAY FROM TILLMAN'S IT IS SO OVERATED!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Read the 1 star reviews becasue they are truly accurate. Me and my sister went to New York for the 1st time ever to celebrate our birthday's. We actually called 3 weeks in advance to make reservations to Tillman's and was told a week in advance would be fine. We called back 1 week before our trip and reservations was set at Tillmans for our 1st night time spot, bad mistake....We arrived to have the doorman with the huge chip on his shoulder tell us that he didnt have our names on the guest list. I even gave him the date, time, and name of who I made the reservations with, and he still acted smug and condensending as we just stood there while he got the manager. Finally we were excorted in this place that was half full with plenty of tables still open, and trust me the picture you see is just about the exact size of the place with a small bar area in the back. We ordered our food and had to return the seafood gumbo due to the simple fact that there was no seafood at all. We called the waitress over and she said that the seafood was just chopped up fine so you couldnt see it. The manager had the nerves to say they dont specialize in food because its a bar. We were so disappointed in the place and I wish I would have believed the 1 star comments because were right on the nose. Especially about the doorman who obvviously has little man complex who is trying to have what little authority he will ever have in that type of capacity. He must be a relative of the owner who is helping him out with a job because Im not sure what he could possibly do if things got out of order but run in the other direction. Sorry, but he was simpy rude......STAY AWAY FROM TILLMAN'S IT IS SO OVERATED!!!!

Pros: Music was good

Cons: Doorman, Food, and Service

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After hearing about this place for a while, I decided to check it out with a couple of friends after work. We were dressed in business attire, so dress code issues were nonexistent. The doorman was obnoxious and condescending. He insisted that we do bottle service or leave. Even if we were going to do bottle service, the overbearing and fierce manner in which he went about it put us off, so we went somewhere else. Not wanting to rush to judgment about the place, I gave it another chance and came again another day with a friend, the same thing happened, so we succumbed and did bottle service. This is not a classy place at all, they don't respect their customers and the service is poor. They act like it is the only place in NYC and like it is a five star restaurant/lounge. There is no substantive food menu, so eat before you come (unless you want sandwiches). Overall, this place is way overated and is nothing more than a Subway Restaurant with alcoholic beverages.

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★☆☆☆☆

After hearing about this place for a while, I decided to check it out with a couple of friends after work. We were dressed in business attire, so dress code issues were nonexistent. The doorman was obnoxious and condescending. He insisted that we do bottle service or leave. Even if we were going to do bottle service, the overbearing and fierce manner in which he went about it put us off, so we went somewhere else. Not wanting to rush to judgment about the place, I gave it another chance and came again another day with a friend, the same thing happened, so we succumbed and did bottle service. This is not a classy place at all, they don't respect their customers and the service is poor. They act like it is the only place in NYC and like it is a five star restaurant/lounge. There is no substantive food menu, so eat before you come (unless you want sandwiches). Overall, this place is way overated and is nothing more than a Subway Restaurant with alcoholic beverages.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Obnoxious and overbearing doorman/salesman, poor service, below average food

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I love that its so sultry. The place is a best kept secret so far. the intergraty of the crowd is great. Alot of beautiful people. Not sure how they pull that off.
When I saw this place and knew right away this was the spot to host my next social networking event! The members of NetMixer are held to a certain standard and Tilmans has that. I will be hosting there regularly. check us out at Netmixer-events dot com

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★★★★☆

I love that its so sultry. The place is a best kept secret so far. the intergraty of the crowd is great. Alot of beautiful people. Not sure how they pull that off.
When I saw this place and knew right away this was the spot to host my next social networking event! The members of NetMixer are held to a certain standard and Tilmans has that. I will be hosting there regularly. check us out at Netmixer-events dot com

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my girlfriends and I stopped in for drink before a movie and end up having a blast! great vibe, fun people, and good food!

2
★★★★★

my girlfriends and I stopped in for drink before a movie and end up having a blast! great vibe, fun people, and good food!

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Date of visit: 07/05/2008. I got there with couple of friends and the host was extremely rude to us when we tried to sit a table. He gave us an attitude and wouldn't let us sit unless we bought a bottle; mind u there were at least 3 other tables with cokctails not bottles. Obviously not a classy place, they just pretend to be chick but they are not, classy places have classy customer service. I will never go back there and would not recommend it to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

Date of visit: 07/05/2008. I got there with couple of friends and the host was extremely rude to us when we tried to sit a table. He gave us an attitude and wouldn't let us sit unless we bought a bottle; mind u there were at least 3 other tables with cokctails not bottles. Obviously not a classy place, they just pretend to be chick but they are not, classy places have classy customer service. I will never go back there and would not recommend it to anyone.

Pros: no pros

Cons: the service was abominable

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This is a popular place for a mixed hipster crowd. Highly recommend.
Make reservations, if you can't and you just want to pop in...make it easy on yourself.

Come dressed nice-- and for the guys--you should come with 2 reasonably attractive well dressed girls. Most of the places in Chelsea with a doorman are this way (unfortunately).
They play lots of international stuff...Brazilian, hip hop, reggae and so on. The drinks are a bit overpriced but worth it. I always meet really cool, interesting, young professionals, musicians, and artists when I go to this place.
By the way...let me clue in some of the people complaining of not getting in because they're white or because they were under dressed:

if you are a dude come with girls(2 to 1 ratio or more), dress decent (think hipster), make reservations (if not...have 3 girls to every guy in your party), and smile at the doorman. Follow that and you should be fine.
BTW, I've never made reservations for this place, but I always get a table because I won't ever bother if I can't round up atleast 3 of my female friends.

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★★★★★

This is a popular place for a mixed hipster crowd. Highly recommend.
Make reservations, if you can't and you just want to pop in...make it easy on yourself.

Come dressed nice-- and for the guys--you should come with 2 reasonably attractive well dressed girls. Most of the places in Chelsea with a doorman are this way (unfortunately).
They play lots of international stuff...Brazilian, hip hop, reggae and so on. The drinks are a bit overpriced but worth it. I always meet really cool, interesting, young professionals, musicians, and artists when I go to this place.
By the way...let me clue in some of the people complaining of not getting in because they're white or because they were under dressed:

if you are a dude come with girls(2 to 1 ratio or more), dress decent (think hipster), make reservations (if not...have 3 girls to every guy in your party), and smile at the doorman. Follow that and you should be fine.
BTW, I've never made reservations for this place, but I always get a table because I won't ever bother if I can't round up atleast 3 of my female friends.

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I tried Tillman's for an after work event a few weeks back. We had about 12-15 people and everyone had a great time. They had live music that everyone seemed to enjoy. The service at the bar was top notch. The drinks were good, and everything was reasonably priced. For my money this place was a refreshing change of pace for me and my co-workers, we will definitely try it again.

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★★★★★

I tried Tillman's for an after work event a few weeks back. We had about 12-15 people and everyone had a great time. They had live music that everyone seemed to enjoy. The service at the bar was top notch. The drinks were good, and everything was reasonably priced. For my money this place was a refreshing change of pace for me and my co-workers, we will definitely try it again.

Pros: Service, Ambiance, Drinks

Cons: n/a

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I saw the place on the net and thought it was a great place to have my going away party. I made a reservations for my party for 6:30. When the majority of the group shows up at 7, he didn't have enough space for us to sit and when more people came he was turning them away at the door saying that he couldn't justify giving me another table unless the bought bottle service. I made the reservation for 20 people and he sits us in a section that held 10 people. Bottle service begins at 10pm and he was turning my friends away at 8:30. The service is HORRIBLE. The host (with the fake English accent) is really pompus and arrogant. He said that we weren't drinking enough. The service was so bad that we closed out our bill and left early and some of my friends paid for food that they did not recieve and we were charged food that had already been paid for. Our bill was $400! We drank from 7pm-8:30 and we weren't drinking enough?! Don't wast your time going here. The drinks are too much money for what you are getting. This place is not worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I saw the place on the net and thought it was a great place to have my going away party. I made a reservations for my party for 6:30. When the majority of the group shows up at 7, he didn't have enough space for us to sit and when more people came he was turning them away at the door saying that he couldn't justify giving me another table unless the bought bottle service. I made the reservation for 20 people and he sits us in a section that held 10 people. Bottle service begins at 10pm and he was turning my friends away at 8:30. The service is HORRIBLE. The host (with the fake English accent) is really pompus and arrogant. He said that we weren't drinking enough. The service was so bad that we closed out our bill and left early and some of my friends paid for food that they did not recieve and we were charged food that had already been paid for. Our bill was $400! We drank from 7pm-8:30 and we weren't drinking enough?! Don't wast your time going here. The drinks are too much money for what you are getting. This place is not worth it.

Cons: Service, Service, Service

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I met my friend here for a drink after work and it is the most faux-bougeroise, typically Manhattan lounge I've had the displeasure of visiting in a very long time. Both the manager and waitress were rude, suggesting that I sit in the back area while waiting for my friend and made no effort to find a better seating solution for me when I pointed out that I'd rather not sit in the back.
The waitress is a mouth-breather
When I kindly asked if I could sit in another area the waitress told me to consult the manager. I'm not the one getting paid to find these answers for myself. In a place that expects class from its clientele, I expect excellent service from it's staff and help.
The only pleasant person there is the bartender, and I suspect it's because he cares about his tips.

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★☆☆☆☆

I met my friend here for a drink after work and it is the most faux-bougeroise, typically Manhattan lounge I've had the displeasure of visiting in a very long time. Both the manager and waitress were rude, suggesting that I sit in the back area while waiting for my friend and made no effort to find a better seating solution for me when I pointed out that I'd rather not sit in the back.
The waitress is a mouth-breather
When I kindly asked if I could sit in another area the waitress told me to consult the manager. I'm not the one getting paid to find these answers for myself. In a place that expects class from its clientele, I expect excellent service from it's staff and help.
The only pleasant person there is the bartender, and I suspect it's because he cares about his tips.

Pros: none

Cons: the 70s furniture needs to be refurbished

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Went to Tillman's last night with a couple of friends, and even while waiting for one to arrive, we knew this was our kind of place. The crowd is beautiful, classy, not the typical Saturday night folks (read: no bridge and tunnel). Doorman was friendly and the rest of staff very attractive and very sweet and accomodating. Bar area gets really crowded, wish they used the back room more for the lounge part or dancing. Drinks are a bit expensive, $11. Overall though, it had a great soulful vibe that me and my friends have been looking for and great music (classics) that had everyone singing along.

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★★★★☆

Went to Tillman's last night with a couple of friends, and even while waiting for one to arrive, we knew this was our kind of place. The crowd is beautiful, classy, not the typical Saturday night folks (read: no bridge and tunnel). Doorman was friendly and the rest of staff very attractive and very sweet and accomodating. Bar area gets really crowded, wish they used the back room more for the lounge part or dancing. Drinks are a bit expensive, $11. Overall though, it had a great soulful vibe that me and my friends have been looking for and great music (classics) that had everyone singing along.

Pros: ambience, soulful all the way

Cons: crowded, expensive drinks

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Went to Tillman's on a Saturday night with my girlfriend and had a great time. The dj's music set a nice atmosphere. We had a great waiter, the drinks were good as was the food. No need to write much more as that's all we were looking for: good vibe, service drinks & food and Tillman's delivered all of the above.

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★★★★★

Went to Tillman's on a Saturday night with my girlfriend and had a great time. The dj's music set a nice atmosphere. We had a great waiter, the drinks were good as was the food. No need to write much more as that's all we were looking for: good vibe, service drinks & food and Tillman's delivered all of the above.

Pros: Service, drinks, food, ambiance

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This past Saturday I went to this establishment at 11:30pm with the intent to celebrate my sister's birthday. She had researched the net and fell in love with what this place "appeared" to represent online. The doorman was very RUDE, SELECTIVE and OBNOXIOUS to potential customers. If you did not have a reservation or were on a "guest list" you could not gain admittance unless you bought a bottle for $225.00 and table service. After being ignored for more than 10 minutes, the doorman "claimed" the bar was full and they were only offering bottle service at that time. First, it was too early for the bar to be full and second I don't know many places that charge that much money for a bottle of vodka. Unless you are the model type or with a group of pretty single women, don't bother.

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★☆☆☆☆

This past Saturday I went to this establishment at 11:30pm with the intent to celebrate my sister's birthday. She had researched the net and fell in love with what this place "appeared" to represent online. The doorman was very RUDE, SELECTIVE and OBNOXIOUS to potential customers. If you did not have a reservation or were on a "guest list" you could not gain admittance unless you bought a bottle for $225.00 and table service. After being ignored for more than 10 minutes, the doorman "claimed" the bar was full and they were only offering bottle service at that time. First, it was too early for the bar to be full and second I don't know many places that charge that much money for a bottle of vodka. Unless you are the model type or with a group of pretty single women, don't bother.

Pros: NOTHING

Cons: EVERYTHING, ESPECIALLY THE DOORMAN

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So, I've tried this place about 3 times, hoping that my experience would get better but it has not. It's so bad that whenever I have friends who want to get together at this place, I have to warn them in advance about the rude bouncers, the condescending managers and the inattentive wait staff.

Once I was told I had to have bottle service (mind you it was a weeknight before 10) to get in....until of course I dropped the right name and they let me in. My friend had a birthday there and several of his guests were left out in the cold b/c the rude bouncers wouldn't let them in despite his reservation. I waited over 20 minutes once for a waitress so I could get a drink, and when I went to the bar to get it myself, she complained to the management b/c she couldn't get my tip.

The manager/owner is arrogant, the bouncers are rude, the waitresses have attitudes and the bartenders are condescending. It's like everyone who works there needs an attitude adjustment. Such a shame b/c the food is actually good and the place is very cute. If you're not into drama, don't bother.

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★☆☆☆☆

So, I've tried this place about 3 times, hoping that my experience would get better but it has not. It's so bad that whenever I have friends who want to get together at this place, I have to warn them in advance about the rude bouncers, the condescending managers and the inattentive wait staff.

Once I was told I had to have bottle service (mind you it was a weeknight before 10) to get in....until of course I dropped the right name and they let me in. My friend had a birthday there and several of his guests were left out in the cold b/c the rude bouncers wouldn't let them in despite his reservation. I waited over 20 minutes once for a waitress so I could get a drink, and when I went to the bar to get it myself, she complained to the management b/c she couldn't get my tip.

The manager/owner is arrogant, the bouncers are rude, the waitresses have attitudes and the bartenders are condescending. It's like everyone who works there needs an attitude adjustment. Such a shame b/c the food is actually good and the place is very cute. If you're not into drama, don't bother.

Pros: Good sandwiches, Nice ambience

Cons: Rude and condescending management, inattentive waitresses

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Stopped in Tillmans the other night for a drink with a friend and walked out saying that this was our new favorite place. From the moment we walked in the staff greeted us and served us with such a great vibe. Everyone was so knowledgable of the drinks and food along with the groovy music playing in the background that by the end of the night we felt like we had made 6 new friends. Great drinks (the Moscow Mule is incredible), Great Food (the french onion soup grilled cheese rocks), Great Music (heard some of my ultimate faves that I hadn't heard in so long), Great Service (groove on girls!)

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★★★★★

Stopped in Tillmans the other night for a drink with a friend and walked out saying that this was our new favorite place. From the moment we walked in the staff greeted us and served us with such a great vibe. Everyone was so knowledgable of the drinks and food along with the groovy music playing in the background that by the end of the night we felt like we had made 6 new friends. Great drinks (the Moscow Mule is incredible), Great Food (the french onion soup grilled cheese rocks), Great Music (heard some of my ultimate faves that I hadn't heard in so long), Great Service (groove on girls!)

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wow! I really love this spot.I stumbled across it after work and couldn't believe it was in my neighborhood...the music and the vibe was so warm. ..my waitress was attentive and friendly. will definitely be back....loved my salad but they could use some vegetarian items on the menu..

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★★★★★

wow! I really love this spot.I stumbled across it after work and couldn't believe it was in my neighborhood...the music and the vibe was so warm. ..my waitress was attentive and friendly. will definitely be back....loved my salad but they could use some vegetarian items on the menu..

Pros: service,music, ambience, crowd

Cons: need vegetarian options

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I went to Tillmans and was very disappointed with the service. The waitress had an attitude and just like someone mentioned before management ignored my party as well after I complained. After my last experience I never returned and don't plan on going back. It's too bad because I enjoyed the atmosphere but that's overshadowed by the bad service. I hope they read this over there and take note. Please get rid of that manager. He's awful.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went to Tillmans and was very disappointed with the service. The waitress had an attitude and just like someone mentioned before management ignored my party as well after I complained. After my last experience I never returned and don't plan on going back. It's too bad because I enjoyed the atmosphere but that's overshadowed by the bad service. I hope they read this over there and take note. Please get rid of that manager. He's awful.

Pros: Music

Cons: everything else including the food, staff, need to add more variety to the menu

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We never got our food after waiting over an hour after we had ordered. Mind you I was in a party of only 2 people. When we where seated we where not left with menus or anything. It took more than 15 minutes for someone to even come over and acknowlege us. We ordered our drinks and requested a menu which took another 15 minutes then was asked did we want to order drinks which I replied we had already ordered our drinks (mind you this is the same person who took the order in the first place). Once we finally placed a food order we tried to be as patient as possible, finally after waiting a half hour we flagged a waitress and asked about our food and she said she would check and came back after about 10 minutes and stated that they where backed up in the kitchen and we should get our food shortly. After another 15 minutes the same waitress stated to us that we looked really hungry as she passed us. We tried to remain pleasent and we asked if they could possible bring out a bread basket or something we could munch on until the food came. We were told they don't have anything like that. We finally gave up and left after, I kid you not it was close to, an hour and half (how long does it take to make grill cheese anyway). Then we spent the next few minutes trying to get someones attentiion so that we could pay for the drinks. We made a point to let them know we where leaving which they really didn't seem to care. We never got any response from who appeared to be the manager. At first he come over and reassured us that we would get our order then after more than a half an hour passed he would not give us eye contact at all. When we finally left we got no apologies from the manager, but the coat check girl was very apologinic, not even an offer for our inconvience. I tried to be so patient I really wanted to try the food, and although the place was really small I loved the ambiance and the music, that is the only reason why I gave them any stars at all.

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★★☆☆☆

We never got our food after waiting over an hour after we had ordered. Mind you I was in a party of only 2 people. When we where seated we where not left with menus or anything. It took more than 15 minutes for someone to even come over and acknowlege us. We ordered our drinks and requested a menu which took another 15 minutes then was asked did we want to order drinks which I replied we had already ordered our drinks (mind you this is the same person who took the order in the first place). Once we finally placed a food order we tried to be as patient as possible, finally after waiting a half hour we flagged a waitress and asked about our food and she said she would check and came back after about 10 minutes and stated that they where backed up in the kitchen and we should get our food shortly. After another 15 minutes the same waitress stated to us that we looked really hungry as she passed us. We tried to remain pleasent and we asked if they could possible bring out a bread basket or something we could munch on until the food came. We were told they don't have anything like that. We finally gave up and left after, I kid you not it was close to, an hour and half (how long does it take to make grill cheese anyway). Then we spent the next few minutes trying to get someones attentiion so that we could pay for the drinks. We made a point to let them know we where leaving which they really didn't seem to care. We never got any response from who appeared to be the manager. At first he come over and reassured us that we would get our order then after more than a half an hour passed he would not give us eye contact at all. When we finally left we got no apologies from the manager, but the coat check girl was very apologinic, not even an offer for our inconvience. I tried to be so patient I really wanted to try the food, and although the place was really small I loved the ambiance and the music, that is the only reason why I gave them any stars at all.

Pros: Atmosphere, music

Cons: drinks over priced, service horrible

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We were in town visiting a friend who lives in the area, and he took us there for a friend's birthday party. We got there around 8pm on a Saturday night. It wasn't very crowded until later on in the night. First off, the girl working at the door was VERY rude. In my opinion, she shouldn't even be working there because everyone else was more than friendly, but somehow she still has a job!

We sat down to eat, and the menu is all grilled cheese type sandwhiches, as I recall. I ordered the original with tomato soup, it was the best I've had (other than my own). Comes with some spicy/sweet chips and black eyes peas. Very good, and everyone I was with enjoyed their meal.

This lounge has a very nice atmosphere and great funky music. I've read a lot of reviews that their drinks were weak, I bought beer so I can't say.

I plan to go back next time I'm in town, I loved the place! Again, all of the employees were more than friendly, except the door girl.

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★★★★★

We were in town visiting a friend who lives in the area, and he took us there for a friend's birthday party. We got there around 8pm on a Saturday night. It wasn't very crowded until later on in the night. First off, the girl working at the door was VERY rude. In my opinion, she shouldn't even be working there because everyone else was more than friendly, but somehow she still has a job!

We sat down to eat, and the menu is all grilled cheese type sandwhiches, as I recall. I ordered the original with tomato soup, it was the best I've had (other than my own). Comes with some spicy/sweet chips and black eyes peas. Very good, and everyone I was with enjoyed their meal.

This lounge has a very nice atmosphere and great funky music. I've read a lot of reviews that their drinks were weak, I bought beer so I can't say.

I plan to go back next time I'm in town, I loved the place! Again, all of the employees were more than friendly, except the door girl.

Pros: Great Food & Music

Cons: Door Girl, prices for some drinks.

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Finally, a place with great atmosphere that doesn't play the same hiphop/dance songs as everywhere else.

I met some friends here for a birthday gathering on a Saturday night. We had a reserved area in the back by the fireplace. The fireplace, although beautiful, put out so much heat, we asked that it be turned off to avoid getting kicked out for indecency. The wait staff was great, the doorman extremely polite, the music upbeat, yet smooth. A great change of pace. The bar itself is small and gets packed quick, but the back area has some room to move. Getting bottle service or food will get you a table.

My only complaint... weak drinks. I thought it was just me, but my friends also complained of their usual drinks tasting "off". (It's hard to mess up a Bacardi and coke.) I opted to get my next drink directly from the bar to watch the bartender make it. The heavy-handed pour and clarity of the beverage led me to tip heavily and assume I would not be leaving anytime soon. Unfortunately, I barely tasted any rum. Being in Manhattan, I expect to pay $10-15 per drink; but, I also assume I'll get a decent drink. Three drinks later, I felt like I drank nothing but a beer. Watered down rum? I think so.

Overall, I recommend this place just for the ambiance alone. I will definitely return... assuming I remember to bring my flask to bring the drinks up to par.

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★★★☆☆

Finally, a place with great atmosphere that doesn't play the same hiphop/dance songs as everywhere else.

I met some friends here for a birthday gathering on a Saturday night. We had a reserved area in the back by the fireplace. The fireplace, although beautiful, put out so much heat, we asked that it be turned off to avoid getting kicked out for indecency. The wait staff was great, the doorman extremely polite, the music upbeat, yet smooth. A great change of pace. The bar itself is small and gets packed quick, but the back area has some room to move. Getting bottle service or food will get you a table.

My only complaint... weak drinks. I thought it was just me, but my friends also complained of their usual drinks tasting "off". (It's hard to mess up a Bacardi and coke.) I opted to get my next drink directly from the bar to watch the bartender make it. The heavy-handed pour and clarity of the beverage led me to tip heavily and assume I would not be leaving anytime soon. Unfortunately, I barely tasted any rum. Being in Manhattan, I expect to pay $10-15 per drink; but, I also assume I'll get a decent drink. Three drinks later, I felt like I drank nothing but a beer. Watered down rum? I think so.

Overall, I recommend this place just for the ambiance alone. I will definitely return... assuming I remember to bring my flask to bring the drinks up to par.

Pros: Great ambiance, music. Great for romance or chilling with friends.

Cons: Weak drinks.

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Good music and atmosphere, but if you are hungry, this is not the place to be. You should probably arrive at 5:00 to have any acknowledge you. Hopefully if you are the only one there you will get noticed.
A yummy grilled cheese and tomato soup would have been great on a chilly wintery evening, but that didn't happen. Being crowded is a good sign; however sitting at a table for some time not being acknowledged is not. Sad to write this because I was a fan of the place before my last experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

Good music and atmosphere, but if you are hungry, this is not the place to be. You should probably arrive at 5:00 to have any acknowledge you. Hopefully if you are the only one there you will get noticed.
A yummy grilled cheese and tomato soup would have been great on a chilly wintery evening, but that didn't happen. Being crowded is a good sign; however sitting at a table for some time not being acknowledged is not. Sad to write this because I was a fan of the place before my last experience.

Pros: Music

Cons: Service

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I wanted to check out Tillman's with a couple of my friends. We work in the area and heard that their food was good comfort food. Well, we never got a chance to try the food. Tillman's has a beautiful build-out. The interior is appealing, the simple menu looks great. Unfortunately, the wait-staff is horrible. We were seated at a table and was told that we had a 45 minutes to eat and get out. They really made us feel like low-lifes. They would not look at us or acknowledge us while we sat ready to order. We are in our young thirty's, work hard for our money, and we are regular nice people. We thought we were customers that could enjoy the atmosphere and get good food. But you need some kind of service or any service to be a customer. We left our table after 45 minutes of no service. I expressed how disheartened I was by the experience to the host and the front door staff. They wanted to give us drinks, but really it was a little too late. So sad. I was starving and wanted to eat, but I left upset and hungry!

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★☆☆☆☆

I wanted to check out Tillman's with a couple of my friends. We work in the area and heard that their food was good comfort food. Well, we never got a chance to try the food. Tillman's has a beautiful build-out. The interior is appealing, the simple menu looks great. Unfortunately, the wait-staff is horrible. We were seated at a table and was told that we had a 45 minutes to eat and get out. They really made us feel like low-lifes. They would not look at us or acknowledge us while we sat ready to order. We are in our young thirty's, work hard for our money, and we are regular nice people. We thought we were customers that could enjoy the atmosphere and get good food. But you need some kind of service or any service to be a customer. We left our table after 45 minutes of no service. I expressed how disheartened I was by the experience to the host and the front door staff. They wanted to give us drinks, but really it was a little too late. So sad. I was starving and wanted to eat, but I left upset and hungry!

Pros: Nice build-out.

Cons: Service.

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My friend took me here the other day and I loved it...Of course I appreciate a great trendy hot spot but this treasure tucked away on 26th street was just what I needed for a change of pace. The vibe was chill, the music was outstanding.. I could not stop tapping the table and rocking to the beat in my seat..The food was cool. it's a sandwich menu..The drinks were a little weak but nothing to be overly upset about. The crowd is cool and space is intimate. I am definitely going back and I would recommend for anyone looking for something new and exciting...

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★★★★★

My friend took me here the other day and I loved it...Of course I appreciate a great trendy hot spot but this treasure tucked away on 26th street was just what I needed for a change of pace. The vibe was chill, the music was outstanding.. I could not stop tapping the table and rocking to the beat in my seat..The food was cool. it's a sandwich menu..The drinks were a little weak but nothing to be overly upset about. The crowd is cool and space is intimate. I am definitely going back and I would recommend for anyone looking for something new and exciting...

Pros: Music, vibe, space

Cons: drinks were a little weak but not horrible.

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...but horrible for large parties. I made arrangements 2 weeks in advance for a party of roughly 30. Was told they could only reserve seating for 12, but no prob, there is drinking and dancing, lots of space. I made no issue of it, as all would not arrive at the same time, and no one was eating. No credit card was requested, no stress. We arrive, and the story has now changed!

The manager I spoke with was not in that evening and I am informed they "always" require bottle service for parties over 10 on weekends. When I flat out refused as that was not what I'd agreed to, they then asked why I was trying to squeeze 30 people into a seated area for 12, as if this was somehow my idea! The waitress begrudgingly accepted that we would not be getting bottle service and agreed to start a tab, to serve us each and every time with a grimace, a shrug, and an overall bad attitude. We were also told that after 2-3 hours we would probably have to give up the table!

I'd come to Tillmans before, always receiving pleasant and accomodating service but was appalled by the lack of professionalism, rudeness, and overall feeling that my business wasn't welcome. They need to hire better staff, especially management. I will not be back!

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★★☆☆☆

...but horrible for large parties. I made arrangements 2 weeks in advance for a party of roughly 30. Was told they could only reserve seating for 12, but no prob, there is drinking and dancing, lots of space. I made no issue of it, as all would not arrive at the same time, and no one was eating. No credit card was requested, no stress. We arrive, and the story has now changed!

The manager I spoke with was not in that evening and I am informed they "always" require bottle service for parties over 10 on weekends. When I flat out refused as that was not what I'd agreed to, they then asked why I was trying to squeeze 30 people into a seated area for 12, as if this was somehow my idea! The waitress begrudgingly accepted that we would not be getting bottle service and agreed to start a tab, to serve us each and every time with a grimace, a shrug, and an overall bad attitude. We were also told that after 2-3 hours we would probably have to give up the table!

I'd come to Tillmans before, always receiving pleasant and accomodating service but was appalled by the lack of professionalism, rudeness, and overall feeling that my business wasn't welcome. They need to hire better staff, especially management. I will not be back!

Pros: Good music

Cons: poor management, unfriendly waitresses

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It's a great looking spot, trendy and chic. Ok for an after work or a cool out spot, the music kept at low tones (just beats) yet is all over the place; until late night. Theres NO DANCING... The drinks are weak and the staff is flaky... They start off great yet they grow tired or comfortable with you. They are not good with large crowds. Set up more for one on one attention.

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★★★☆☆

It's a great looking spot, trendy and chic. Ok for an after work or a cool out spot, the music kept at low tones (just beats) yet is all over the place; until late night. Theres NO DANCING... The drinks are weak and the staff is flaky... They start off great yet they grow tired or comfortable with you. They are not good with large crowds. Set up more for one on one attention.

Pros: Over all Ambience cool

Cons: unsure about staff,

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When the waitress brought me the wrong order and I discovered it was the wrong entree after taking a few bites, she blamed me for eating someone else's food....WHAT??? Don't bother asking to speak to a manager if anything goes wrong either, even the upper management staff is extremely rude. Nice atmosphere, completely ruined by the staff.

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★☆☆☆☆

When the waitress brought me the wrong order and I discovered it was the wrong entree after taking a few bites, she blamed me for eating someone else's food....WHAT??? Don't bother asking to speak to a manager if anything goes wrong either, even the upper management staff is extremely rude. Nice atmosphere, completely ruined by the staff.

Pros: nice ambiance

Cons: staff

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I've stopped by several times to see if I could recapture the fun that I had on my first visit. The truth is I've had even better times when I've gone back. The bartender remembered my cocktail and made a great suggestion when I wanted to try something new. The music is amazing. I found that I had to stay for just.. one.. more ...song so many times. Lot's of great friendly people. A rare gem.

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★★★★★

I've stopped by several times to see if I could recapture the fun that I had on my first visit. The truth is I've had even better times when I've gone back. The bartender remembered my cocktail and made a great suggestion when I wanted to try something new. The music is amazing. I found that I had to stay for just.. one.. more ...song so many times. Lot's of great friendly people. A rare gem.

Pros: great ambiance

Cons: get there early before it gets crowded

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I went here on a Wednesday night- very cool vibe- good music, comfy booths. Service was good, drinks are a bit pricey. I'd recommend the regular grilled cheese sandwich- mainly because I like how it comes with tomato soup.

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★★★★★

I went here on a Wednesday night- very cool vibe- good music, comfy booths. Service was good, drinks are a bit pricey. I'd recommend the regular grilled cheese sandwich- mainly because I like how it comes with tomato soup.

Pros: music, grilled cheese

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This place is great if you are bar hopping for the night. The atmosphere was is awesome. The bree grilled cheese was amazing, I thought the drinks were a little on the weak side. I had 3 mojitos and didn't feel a buzz at all. The cocktail waitress was very friendly. Give this place a shot.

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★★★★★

This place is great if you are bar hopping for the night. The atmosphere was is awesome. The bree grilled cheese was amazing, I thought the drinks were a little on the weak side. I had 3 mojitos and didn't feel a buzz at all. The cocktail waitress was very friendly. Give this place a shot.

Pros: Atmosphere, service, food

Cons: Drinks are weak and expensive

 

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