Revitali Cafe Bar & Restaurant

★★★☆☆

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A lot of comments read that the place is horrible because it charges for everything but the 18% gratuity is written on the cover of the menus and they do not charge you for sitting on the tables. Though I don't know how legal it is to charge a gratuity to a party of two it is shown. The one drink minimum and one hookah per couple seems quite unreasonable but again, you have the option to bail. Though Revitali no longer provides belly dancing shows the only rule they have added has been the one hookah per couple. What I do not know is if the place has closed in favor of its expansion on the same avenue, SCARAB. In any event, my only advice to you all is to be more attentive and avoid the headaches once you receive the check by being more prepared .

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★★★☆☆

A lot of comments read that the place is horrible because it charges for everything but the 18% gratuity is written on the cover of the menus and they do not charge you for sitting on the tables. Though I don't know how legal it is to charge a gratuity to a party of two it is shown. The one drink minimum and one hookah per couple seems quite unreasonable but again, you have the option to bail. Though Revitali no longer provides belly dancing shows the only rule they have added has been the one hookah per couple. What I do not know is if the place has closed in favor of its expansion on the same avenue, SCARAB. In any event, my only advice to you all is to be more attentive and avoid the headaches once you receive the check by being more prepared .

Pros: Spacious and decorative.

Cons: Expensive and the service could be better.

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We were overcharged and flat out lied to in this place. We were charged a high gratuity rate (18%) for a table of only four people. This is actually illegal since you need at least 6 people to be charged a gratuity rate. And to top it all off, we were first told that they could only take two credits and then told that their credit card machines were suddenly out of service probably so they dont pay the processing fees. But then they still took them. The management just kept lying to our face. And finally the service was horrible. We had to wait a while just to get a glass for our drinks and they acted like they did us a favor when they brought something over.Though we did not order food, please note that other reviews say this place is not hygenic (has mice..etc). So I highly advice to avoid this place that seems to survive on unfairly overcharging its customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

We were overcharged and flat out lied to in this place. We were charged a high gratuity rate (18%) for a table of only four people. This is actually illegal since you need at least 6 people to be charged a gratuity rate. And to top it all off, we were first told that they could only take two credits and then told that their credit card machines were suddenly out of service probably so they dont pay the processing fees. But then they still took them. The management just kept lying to our face. And finally the service was horrible. We had to wait a while just to get a glass for our drinks and they acted like they did us a favor when they brought something over.Though we did not order food, please note that other reviews say this place is not hygenic (has mice..etc). So I highly advice to avoid this place that seems to survive on unfairly overcharging its customers.

Pros: none

Cons: poor service, high gratuity charge, rude manager

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I have been going to Revitalis for about 2 years now with so many different groups of people, all who have loved it. The managers are so sweet and friendly, and are easy to get to know. I was there just last night and the service was interactive, taking photos of us with hats and funny faces. The waiters and waitresses are fun and friendly. If you like to have a chill and relaxed night you can go here, or a fun and hyped night. The hookah is amazing, my favorite being the mon cherie (sp?) or the jasmine. I have yet to try the food there, but if it is anything like the service, ambiance, hookah, and people, then it will be just fantastic. I love this place and the people! GO TO REVITALI!!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Revitalis for about 2 years now with so many different groups of people, all who have loved it. The managers are so sweet and friendly, and are easy to get to know. I was there just last night and the service was interactive, taking photos of us with hats and funny faces. The waiters and waitresses are fun and friendly. If you like to have a chill and relaxed night you can go here, or a fun and hyped night. The hookah is amazing, my favorite being the mon cherie (sp?) or the jasmine. I have yet to try the food there, but if it is anything like the service, ambiance, hookah, and people, then it will be just fantastic. I love this place and the people! GO TO REVITALI!!

Pros: People, ambiance, hookah flavors, music

Cons: NADA

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This is by far the worst customer service I have ever received. The highlights of the night were the rejection of the coupon (good anytime) and the automatic >20% gratuity for a party of four. The food was terrible, the chicken fingers looked like chicken beaks on shredded lettuce, the french fry basket would have been better if it were Ore-Ida from my oven, and the chicken kebab would have been better if they dredged the trash of the kebab place across street and stuck a $12 price tag on it. Then when we discussed our displeasure with the owner/manager he took our driver's licenses and started yelling at us and threatened to throw us out, which probably would have been more pleasant than staying any longer than we already had. All in all, New York is a big city, take a pass on this place as you walk by, and find somewhere better.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is by far the worst customer service I have ever received. The highlights of the night were the rejection of the coupon (good anytime) and the automatic >20% gratuity for a party of four. The food was terrible, the chicken fingers looked like chicken beaks on shredded lettuce, the french fry basket would have been better if it were Ore-Ida from my oven, and the chicken kebab would have been better if they dredged the trash of the kebab place across street and stuck a $12 price tag on it. Then when we discussed our displeasure with the owner/manager he took our driver's licenses and started yelling at us and threatened to throw us out, which probably would have been more pleasant than staying any longer than we already had. All in all, New York is a big city, take a pass on this place as you walk by, and find somewhere better.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Can't think of a thing

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This is by far the worst place I've ever been to, in the history of me going out in Manhattan. I can't believe it's still open after all the complaints and poor decor these people have displayed. This place is so unhygenic and to top it all off, they try to cheat you. This is New York City...not the backwoods of some weird town where you can do as you please. You're going to get in trouble one of these days. I hope this place closes down.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is by far the worst place I've ever been to, in the history of me going out in Manhattan. I can't believe it's still open after all the complaints and poor decor these people have displayed. This place is so unhygenic and to top it all off, they try to cheat you. This is New York City...not the backwoods of some weird town where you can do as you please. You're going to get in trouble one of these days. I hope this place closes down.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Service, quality of food & drinks, owners, price, gratuity, etc.

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This hookah bar is the worst one in the city. The ambiance is horrible and the service is disgraceful!!! The food was nothing to write home about, might I add.

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★☆☆☆☆

This hookah bar is the worst one in the city. The ambiance is horrible and the service is disgraceful!!! The food was nothing to write home about, might I add.

Pros: No Pros here

Cons: A ton...

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Do not come here. i wish citysearch had an option for zero stars. Possibly, the worst bar/hookah lounge in Manhattan. I happened upon this place randomly and the whole experience was terrible. First, although we ordered a 20 dollar hookah and food, we were forced to order a drink a person to be served. The waitstaff was rude and acted as if we were bothering them by coming in! When we were done, they refused to accept our credit card telling us that the credit card machines turn off after a certain hour. My friends and I have all worked at bars and know quite well that the credit card machines turn off when the bar decides they turn off. They tried to get us to get cash from the ATM instead. Of course, they wanted the surcharge! OVerall the service was terrible and we were lied to. There are so many great places in the east village to smoke a hookah, go somewhere..anywhere else!

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★☆☆☆☆

Do not come here. i wish citysearch had an option for zero stars. Possibly, the worst bar/hookah lounge in Manhattan. I happened upon this place randomly and the whole experience was terrible. First, although we ordered a 20 dollar hookah and food, we were forced to order a drink a person to be served. The waitstaff was rude and acted as if we were bothering them by coming in! When we were done, they refused to accept our credit card telling us that the credit card machines turn off after a certain hour. My friends and I have all worked at bars and know quite well that the credit card machines turn off when the bar decides they turn off. They tried to get us to get cash from the ATM instead. Of course, they wanted the surcharge! OVerall the service was terrible and we were lied to. There are so many great places in the east village to smoke a hookah, go somewhere..anywhere else!

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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I agree, if there was a no stars option I would have chosen it. Manager was totally rude to the waitress and since she turned out to be a friend of a friend I got the inside scoop...the waitresses have to turn over all cash to the manager including their tips (they are given a portion of their tips at the end of the night based on the manager's determination of how much they deserve). They are also not allowed to eat anything and have a limit on how much water (because obviously they are not allowed anything else) they can drink throughout their 10 hour shifts. This is probably why anyone who has been there more than once has not seen the same waitress twice. Oh, and I had to demand my receipt after I paid which made me think that there's a lot of under the table stuff going on there.

There are enough other places in the East Village that are great to hang out and smoke a hookah. There is no reason anyone should have to tip management especially when they are abusive to their staff and customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree, if there was a no stars option I would have chosen it. Manager was totally rude to the waitress and since she turned out to be a friend of a friend I got the inside scoop...the waitresses have to turn over all cash to the manager including their tips (they are given a portion of their tips at the end of the night based on the manager's determination of how much they deserve). They are also not allowed to eat anything and have a limit on how much water (because obviously they are not allowed anything else) they can drink throughout their 10 hour shifts. This is probably why anyone who has been there more than once has not seen the same waitress twice. Oh, and I had to demand my receipt after I paid which made me think that there's a lot of under the table stuff going on there.

There are enough other places in the East Village that are great to hang out and smoke a hookah. There is no reason anyone should have to tip management especially when they are abusive to their staff and customers.

Pros: There are none

Cons: Plenty

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So when we first walk into Revitali we ask if there is a minimum or if we can JUST smoke hookah. Oh no, the lady assures us, no minimum....that in fact, most people go here to just smoke. So we proceed. My friend thought he was getting tap water with our hookah, my other friend was getting a beer anyway, so when I declined, the waiter informed me there was a one drink minimum per person...so I ask for sparkling water. They bring my friend a 16 oz. bottle of Poland Spring, and I see the guy whip out a 12 oz. can of Canada Dry seltzer water and pour it in a glass. I was thinking more along the lines of San Pellagrino... So in the end what was supposed to be $15 worth of hookah came to be a $38 bill... First, they have a required 18% gratuity, AND they charged $4 for that bottle of Poland Spring, and even worse, $5 for that $0.25 can of carbonated water! It doesn't even make sense...a bottle of Poland Spring costs more than a can of Canada Dry seltzer. We won't be back! It's one thing to push minimums on a busy night but at 6:30 PM when there are only 3 tables being utilized is ridiculous. This place is so cheap they don't have paper towels in the bathroom, nor a toilet paper holder, and they water down the soap! The toilet also had some no. 2 smeared across the basin, and the women's bathroom was out of order all together.

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★☆☆☆☆

So when we first walk into Revitali we ask if there is a minimum or if we can JUST smoke hookah. Oh no, the lady assures us, no minimum....that in fact, most people go here to just smoke. So we proceed. My friend thought he was getting tap water with our hookah, my other friend was getting a beer anyway, so when I declined, the waiter informed me there was a one drink minimum per person...so I ask for sparkling water. They bring my friend a 16 oz. bottle of Poland Spring, and I see the guy whip out a 12 oz. can of Canada Dry seltzer water and pour it in a glass. I was thinking more along the lines of San Pellagrino... So in the end what was supposed to be $15 worth of hookah came to be a $38 bill... First, they have a required 18% gratuity, AND they charged $4 for that bottle of Poland Spring, and even worse, $5 for that $0.25 can of carbonated water! It doesn't even make sense...a bottle of Poland Spring costs more than a can of Canada Dry seltzer. We won't be back! It's one thing to push minimums on a busy night but at 6:30 PM when there are only 3 tables being utilized is ridiculous. This place is so cheap they don't have paper towels in the bathroom, nor a toilet paper holder, and they water down the soap! The toilet also had some no. 2 smeared across the basin, and the women's bathroom was out of order all together.

Pros: Thumbs down

Cons: Nothing

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My first time..and DEFINITELY last! I've heard such horrible things about this place from countless people, that I had to experience it on my own. I've never heard anything positive about this place and I'm not talking about reviews I read online either. Although, I suspected the negative reviews were all real. I also realized the positive ones were all fake because it sounded like the same person was writing it. The grammar is so poor that it makes it quite clear that all the positive reviews were written by the shady owners. Anyhow, now that you know to disregard all the fake reviews, I must say....I went to Revitali and realized ALL the negative things were true. The food was horrible and ofcourse we were overcharged. The drinks were not good and ofcourse we were overcharged. The hookah was nothing special and ofcourse..we were overcharged. At the end of the night, we found that we had a 20% gratuitiy on our bill along with charges we did not make..so ofcourse ...again..we were...overcharged! Do you see a pattern here? Stay away from this place. They rip you off and feed you bad food. Before you get food p0isoning or G0d knows what else.....steer clear from such shady characters.

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★☆☆☆☆

My first time..and DEFINITELY last! I've heard such horrible things about this place from countless people, that I had to experience it on my own. I've never heard anything positive about this place and I'm not talking about reviews I read online either. Although, I suspected the negative reviews were all real. I also realized the positive ones were all fake because it sounded like the same person was writing it. The grammar is so poor that it makes it quite clear that all the positive reviews were written by the shady owners. Anyhow, now that you know to disregard all the fake reviews, I must say....I went to Revitali and realized ALL the negative things were true. The food was horrible and ofcourse we were overcharged. The drinks were not good and ofcourse we were overcharged. The hookah was nothing special and ofcourse..we were overcharged. At the end of the night, we found that we had a 20% gratuitiy on our bill along with charges we did not make..so ofcourse ...again..we were...overcharged! Do you see a pattern here? Stay away from this place. They rip you off and feed you bad food. Before you get food p0isoning or G0d knows what else.....steer clear from such shady characters.

Pros: Absolutely nothing

Cons: Absolutely EVERYTHING

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This hookah bar is the Worst one in the city. The ambiance is absolutely horrible and the service is disastrous! They also have disgusting, c0ntaminated food ...which is the biggest negative.

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★☆☆☆☆

This hookah bar is the Worst one in the city. The ambiance is absolutely horrible and the service is disastrous! They also have disgusting, c0ntaminated food ...which is the biggest negative.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything AND the owners are shady

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This place suks @ss. Can't say it more eloquently. This place suks @ss. I'm from L.A. & in town working for NY FashionWeek. note: I absolutely LOVE this city & I've only been here for 2 weeks so far. I love hookah, so I decided to go to this place with some friends who were in the area. I first want 2 say that I have NO idea what the rules are for Hookah Bars in NY. We walk in, we're the only ones there, which was ok cuz we weren't looking to go crazy. We sit down & they tell us there is a drink minimum to even be there. So we all order a drink (shltty champagne mixes & random beer, not to mention the $5 waters) Already upset, we get our mango hookah & it was nothing special. Long story short, the bill came & I had to do a double take cuz I could've sworn we were trying to steer clear of the expensive bars. It's all good though, we figured NYC prices are just generally higher for certain things. We then complained about the extra shish order that was on the bill that we didnt order & was NOT served to us. Then we realized they slapped on a hefty gratuity, & that is when things got ugly. There were only 4 of us. I called the @sshole manager over & mentioned to him that NO WHERE on the menu or on any signs did it say ANYTHING about a ridiculous gratuity for 4 people. He then told me that there is a gratuity for even 2 people, so he DOUBLED our gratuity. He says that all of his customers are usually regulars & already know that in NYC, there is ALWAYS a gratuity like that. I'm skeptical (sounds ridiculous) but again, Im not from here so I take his word for it. I just politely said that he should probably state that on the menu or tell all customers aside from the loners who smoke hookah by themselves that there will be a gratuity. He was a total @ss about it, made me feel stupid for not KNOWING about this "manhattan hookah bar" rule, so we paid the stupid bill & walked out. I really wish I had read about this place beforehand.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place suks @ss. Can't say it more eloquently. This place suks @ss. I'm from L.A. & in town working for NY FashionWeek. note: I absolutely LOVE this city & I've only been here for 2 weeks so far. I love hookah, so I decided to go to this place with some friends who were in the area. I first want 2 say that I have NO idea what the rules are for Hookah Bars in NY. We walk in, we're the only ones there, which was ok cuz we weren't looking to go crazy. We sit down & they tell us there is a drink minimum to even be there. So we all order a drink (shltty champagne mixes & random beer, not to mention the $5 waters) Already upset, we get our mango hookah & it was nothing special. Long story short, the bill came & I had to do a double take cuz I could've sworn we were trying to steer clear of the expensive bars. It's all good though, we figured NYC prices are just generally higher for certain things. We then complained about the extra shish order that was on the bill that we didnt order & was NOT served to us. Then we realized they slapped on a hefty gratuity, & that is when things got ugly. There were only 4 of us. I called the @sshole manager over & mentioned to him that NO WHERE on the menu or on any signs did it say ANYTHING about a ridiculous gratuity for 4 people. He then told me that there is a gratuity for even 2 people, so he DOUBLED our gratuity. He says that all of his customers are usually regulars & already know that in NYC, there is ALWAYS a gratuity like that. I'm skeptical (sounds ridiculous) but again, Im not from here so I take his word for it. I just politely said that he should probably state that on the menu or tell all customers aside from the loners who smoke hookah by themselves that there will be a gratuity. He was a total @ss about it, made me feel stupid for not KNOWING about this "manhattan hookah bar" rule, so we paid the stupid bill & walked out. I really wish I had read about this place beforehand.

Pros: Zero Pros

Cons: Everything

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There is a reason why this place is always dead empty. The minute they get poor victim to walk through their door....they rip them off and treat them like sh*t. Unless you like abuse....avoid this place like the plague. Also...I saw m1ce running around! I was so gr0ssed out!

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★☆☆☆☆

There is a reason why this place is always dead empty. The minute they get poor victim to walk through their door....they rip them off and treat them like sh*t. Unless you like abuse....avoid this place like the plague. Also...I saw m1ce running around! I was so gr0ssed out!

Pros: NADAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Cons: EVERYTHINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

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This place was the worst Hookah bar I have ever been to. The service was nothing but atrocious. The owners were just pathetic and shady. They're deceptive thieves. Their food is gross. They over charge AND they place a 20% gratuity charge on your bill. Ofcourse, you wont know about this until the very last minute. YOu might even find charges you didn't make. There are so many great hookah bars out there, but let me tell you..this is NOT one of them. This place is unacceptable.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place was the worst Hookah bar I have ever been to. The service was nothing but atrocious. The owners were just pathetic and shady. They're deceptive thieves. Their food is gross. They over charge AND they place a 20% gratuity charge on your bill. Ofcourse, you wont know about this until the very last minute. YOu might even find charges you didn't make. There are so many great hookah bars out there, but let me tell you..this is NOT one of them. This place is unacceptable.

Pros: None

Cons: All things

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Great place for Hookah, excellent service, Great Time! The ambiance of the place is great and the waitress was nice and very accommodating. This has been the best hookah bar that I've visited in the entire city! The food was great as well.

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★★★★★

Great place for Hookah, excellent service, Great Time! The ambiance of the place is great and the waitress was nice and very accommodating. This has been the best hookah bar that I've visited in the entire city! The food was great as well.

Pros: Excellent Food, Great ambiance, great service.

Cons: None

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The hookah tastes amazing. The fantastic atmosphere with lighting makes me feel like I'm in an authentic hookah joint. The service is fantastic and I feel at home when I'm here. I absolutely love this place and will never go anywhere else in my entire life.l

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★★★★★

The hookah tastes amazing. The fantastic atmosphere with lighting makes me feel like I'm in an authentic hookah joint. The service is fantastic and I feel at home when I'm here. I absolutely love this place and will never go anywhere else in my entire life.l

Pros: Service, Quality of Hookah, and quality of food

Cons: None at all!

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This is a great hookah bar. There are great flavors. The people are engaging and interesting and you will definitely a quality time. The lighting and ambiance is great and fits the mood of the bar and you will not regret going there.

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★★★★★

This is a great hookah bar. There are great flavors. The people are engaging and interesting and you will definitely a quality time. The lighting and ambiance is great and fits the mood of the bar and you will not regret going there.

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I go here almost every week. Its great. Food is great, drinks are great, and the hookah is AWESOME!!!!

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★★★★★

I go here almost every week. Its great. Food is great, drinks are great, and the hookah is AWESOME!!!!

Pros: really good service

Cons: none that i can see

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This hookah bar is the best one in the city. the ambiance is so nice and the service is awesome!!! They also have amazing food which is a plus!!!!

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★★★★★

This hookah bar is the best one in the city. the ambiance is so nice and the service is awesome!!! They also have amazing food which is a plus!!!!

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i love this place its a very nice hookah bar i love it so much! i highly recommend this place! the food is great too! the service is awesome! like i said, highly recommended!

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★★★★★

i love this place its a very nice hookah bar i love it so much! i highly recommend this place! the food is great too! the service is awesome! like i said, highly recommended!

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After attending this bar i felt complete with myself. The lighting made everything better, and put the bunch in a euphoric state of mind. the service was excellent. Overall an amazing place

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★★★★★

After attending this bar i felt complete with myself. The lighting made everything better, and put the bunch in a euphoric state of mind. the service was excellent. Overall an amazing place

Pros: great service and atmosphere

Cons: mayve a little pricey, but nothing.

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my first time, but certainly not my last! service, AMAZING! lighting put us in the zone, captured the attitude. service was quick, friendly, and excellent! overall A++++++!

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★★★★★

my first time, but certainly not my last! service, AMAZING! lighting put us in the zone, captured the attitude. service was quick, friendly, and excellent! overall A++++++!

Pros: atomosphere, service

Cons: none!

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This place was the best Hookah I have ever experienced. The service was nothing but friendly. The lighting was perfect. I loved the ambiance and the chic nature of the lounge.

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★★★★★

This place was the best Hookah I have ever experienced. The service was nothing but friendly. The lighting was perfect. I loved the ambiance and the chic nature of the lounge.

Pros: Great Ambiance

Cons: Nothing

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Hello, I went to Raviteli two weeks ago, and I had the greatest time. It was such a great time and the service was amazing!!!! The ambiouncious of the whole bar was great! I cannot wait to come back. The service was great as well, our waiter was increadible and SOOOO fun! He made my Friday night a blast!

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★★★★★

Hello, I went to Raviteli two weeks ago, and I had the greatest time. It was such a great time and the service was amazing!!!! The ambiouncious of the whole bar was great! I cannot wait to come back. The service was great as well, our waiter was increadible and SOOOO fun! He made my Friday night a blast!

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I have been here over and over again because the hookah is incredible. I love the atmosphere and the great sound system. There's always interesting people and I have never had bad service. The hookahs last forever and be sure to be ready to taste some great flavor.

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★★★★★

I have been here over and over again because the hookah is incredible. I love the atmosphere and the great sound system. There's always interesting people and I have never had bad service. The hookahs last forever and be sure to be ready to taste some great flavor.

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Atrocious.Terrible.Horrible, rude service. Lied too about accepting credit cards before we at. There are plenty of fun hookah bars in the city, don't waste your time here . In fact, I have never before written a review of any bar in NYC, but this place was such an abomination that I decided to sign on just to discourage people from having the terrible experience I had. Go elsewhere!! Anywhere else

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★☆☆☆☆

Atrocious.Terrible.Horrible, rude service. Lied too about accepting credit cards before we at. There are plenty of fun hookah bars in the city, don't waste your time here . In fact, I have never before written a review of any bar in NYC, but this place was such an abomination that I decided to sign on just to discourage people from having the terrible experience I had. Go elsewhere!! Anywhere else

Pros: You'll save money by never returning again.

Cons: Everything! I mean, the worst.

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Everything about this place is miserable. Miserable owners. Miserable food. Miserable pay check. Miserable service. Miserable hookah. I've been here twice and both times I had a miserable experience. I'm friends with somebody who used to be on the wait staff and I heard the same thing no stars for revitali said in his/her review.

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★☆☆☆☆

Everything about this place is miserable. Miserable owners. Miserable food. Miserable pay check. Miserable service. Miserable hookah. I've been here twice and both times I had a miserable experience. I'm friends with somebody who used to be on the wait staff and I heard the same thing no stars for revitali said in his/her review.

Pros: Thumbs down

Cons: a long list....

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All I can say is BOO. This place is so bad. I've never encountered such unprofessional behavior before in my life. They might as well not even have a price list because they charge you whatever they feel like charging you. You don't get your money's worth and their food and drinks are cheap and gross. I'm surprised this place is still open. You'll never find me here again.

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★☆☆☆☆

All I can say is BOO. This place is so bad. I've never encountered such unprofessional behavior before in my life. They might as well not even have a price list because they charge you whatever they feel like charging you. You don't get your money's worth and their food and drinks are cheap and gross. I'm surprised this place is still open. You'll never find me here again.

Pros: Music was okay.

Cons: Service, quality of food & drinks, owners, price, gratuity, etc.

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I went here with my wife last Friday. Not only did I get overcharged at this place, but I noticed some critters running around. I did not order any food because that disgusted me. We only had 2 drinks a piece and one hookah. We ended up with an $80.00 bill. They added this ridiculous gratuity on the tab, but they also added extra items that we did NOT order.
Please do not even give this place a try. They are so deceptive. Reading through all the reviews makes me believe all the good reviews were written by the owners.

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here with my wife last Friday. Not only did I get overcharged at this place, but I noticed some critters running around. I did not order any food because that disgusted me. We only had 2 drinks a piece and one hookah. We ended up with an $80.00 bill. They added this ridiculous gratuity on the tab, but they also added extra items that we did NOT order.
Please do not even give this place a try. They are so deceptive. Reading through all the reviews makes me believe all the good reviews were written by the owners.

Pros: Absolutely nothing

Cons: EVERY SINGLE THING

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If there was a no stars option I would have chosen it. Manager was totally rude to the waitress and since she turned out to be a friend of a friend I got the inside scoop...the waitresses have to turn over all cash to the manager including their tips (they are given a portion of their tips at the end of the night based on the manager's determination of how much they deserve). They are also not allowed to eat anything and have a limit on how much water (because obviously they are not allowed anything else) they can drink throughout their 10 hour shifts. This is probably why anyone who has been there more than once has not seen the same waitress twice. Oh, and I had to demand my receipt after I paid which made me think that there's a lot of under the table stuff going on there.

There are enough other places in the East Village that are great to hang out and smoke a hookah. There is no reason anyone should have to tip management especially when they are abusive to their staff and customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

If there was a no stars option I would have chosen it. Manager was totally rude to the waitress and since she turned out to be a friend of a friend I got the inside scoop...the waitresses have to turn over all cash to the manager including their tips (they are given a portion of their tips at the end of the night based on the manager's determination of how much they deserve). They are also not allowed to eat anything and have a limit on how much water (because obviously they are not allowed anything else) they can drink throughout their 10 hour shifts. This is probably why anyone who has been there more than once has not seen the same waitress twice. Oh, and I had to demand my receipt after I paid which made me think that there's a lot of under the table stuff going on there.

There are enough other places in the East Village that are great to hang out and smoke a hookah. There is no reason anyone should have to tip management especially when they are abusive to their staff and customers.

Pros: yeah right!

Cons: Every aspect

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I celebrated my 30th birthday here and it was a total disaster. We were a group of 6 and ended up with a ridiculous bill. We had no choice, but to shell out the dough. Everybody was upset and some people ran out of money. The worst part was when I got home and ended up throwing up. I ended up getting food pois0ning from the chicken kebob I had. I had a bad feeling about this place and I was right. Always go with your gut instincts. This was the worst birthday experience ever.
Happy Birthday to me!

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★☆☆☆☆

I celebrated my 30th birthday here and it was a total disaster. We were a group of 6 and ended up with a ridiculous bill. We had no choice, but to shell out the dough. Everybody was upset and some people ran out of money. The worst part was when I got home and ended up throwing up. I ended up getting food pois0ning from the chicken kebob I had. I had a bad feeling about this place and I was right. Always go with your gut instincts. This was the worst birthday experience ever.
Happy Birthday to me!

Pros: Not a damn thing

Cons: oh brother......

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Two weeks ago, I was on a date with a wonderful lady. We were walking around and decided to go into Revitali for some hookah. Big mistake! We should've realized it was better not to go in since the place was completely empty. We ordered an appetizer, 2 teas, and a hookah. The appetizer was awful. We didn't even finish it. There was something wrong with the tea and well the hookah was what it was. We were clearly disappointed, but decided to not make a complaint and just go elsewhere. Our bill then arrives with a 20% gratuity added on to it. This was just absurd. Again, I decided not to put up a fight and just pay up. I figure a poor review is worth a lot more. I would not reccommend this place, if it was the last place on earth.

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★☆☆☆☆

Two weeks ago, I was on a date with a wonderful lady. We were walking around and decided to go into Revitali for some hookah. Big mistake! We should've realized it was better not to go in since the place was completely empty. We ordered an appetizer, 2 teas, and a hookah. The appetizer was awful. We didn't even finish it. There was something wrong with the tea and well the hookah was what it was. We were clearly disappointed, but decided to not make a complaint and just go elsewhere. Our bill then arrives with a 20% gratuity added on to it. This was just absurd. Again, I decided not to put up a fight and just pay up. I figure a poor review is worth a lot more. I would not reccommend this place, if it was the last place on earth.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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This restaurant is a rip off and everything is of poor quality. I hated being there and did not enjoy myself one bit. If you want hookah, try Horus cafe.

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★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant is a rip off and everything is of poor quality. I hated being there and did not enjoy myself one bit. If you want hookah, try Horus cafe.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Poor quaity; obnoxious owners; gratuity; price

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ok so today i was getting a piercing. it looks really bad on me. i was depressed but i discovered this hookah place and i loved it to much it made me really happy! the environment is awesome. ambiance is great. highly recommended like other people say. go to this hookah bar!

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★★★★★

ok so today i was getting a piercing. it looks really bad on me. i was depressed but i discovered this hookah place and i loved it to much it made me really happy! the environment is awesome. ambiance is great. highly recommended like other people say. go to this hookah bar!

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i went to revitali yesterday, it was amazing! the best hookah place in nyc. you'll love it there everyone should come here!!!!!!!!! the food is great too

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★★★★★

i went to revitali yesterday, it was amazing! the best hookah place in nyc. you'll love it there everyone should come here!!!!!!!!! the food is great too

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if your Asian you'll love this place......cause like the hookah is so cool. and this place was awesome when i went.

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★★★★★

if your Asian you'll love this place......cause like the hookah is so cool. and this place was awesome when i went.

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I've been to a lot of hookah bars in the city. Revitali is by far one of the best in New York. The hookahs are top notch, the food is great, and the employees are super friendly. I highly recommend this place :)

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★★★★★

I've been to a lot of hookah bars in the city. Revitali is by far one of the best in New York. The hookahs are top notch, the food is great, and the employees are super friendly. I highly recommend this place :)

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revitali has very good drinks and food. the happy hour is awesome. definitely highly recommended! i agreew ith all the positive reviews!

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★★★★★

revitali has very good drinks and food. the happy hour is awesome. definitely highly recommended! i agreew ith all the positive reviews!

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The best service ever. No other place like this can beat Revitali!!! Would any reccommend this place to anyone. Best hookah in NYC. i went to many hookah bars in nyc.. Can not compare to this one, that how go it is. There is lots of space and a good place to chill. Every one who does hookah should come here!!

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★★★★★

The best service ever. No other place like this can beat Revitali!!! Would any reccommend this place to anyone. Best hookah in NYC. i went to many hookah bars in nyc.. Can not compare to this one, that how go it is. There is lots of space and a good place to chill. Every one who does hookah should come here!!

Pros: Reasonal Price!!!

Cons: Nothing is bad about it

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This place is awful. Pay no attention to all the 'fake' positive
reviews. They're written by the conniving owners (I think we all know this by now).
This is , by far, the worst place you can find yourself in. There are tons of nice places in NYC. Do yourself a favor and find a different place unless you want to be fed r@t in fested food and to be ripped off,

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is awful. Pay no attention to all the 'fake' positive
reviews. They're written by the conniving owners (I think we all know this by now).
This is , by far, the worst place you can find yourself in. There are tons of nice places in NYC. Do yourself a favor and find a different place unless you want to be fed r@t in fested food and to be ripped off,

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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This place is a cr1m1nal establ1shment in many ways. In fine print it says theyre not supposed to charge a gratuity for parties under 6, but these people think theyre in the backwoods of iran and could do what they please and change rules at the drop o f a hat. Bottom line... Av0id like the pl@gue. One word..LAWSUIT.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is a cr1m1nal establ1shment in many ways. In fine print it says theyre not supposed to charge a gratuity for parties under 6, but these people think theyre in the backwoods of iran and could do what they please and change rules at the drop o f a hat. Bottom line... Av0id like the pl@gue. One word..LAWSUIT.

Pros: Not a damn thing

Cons: No Comment

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There are great hookahs, great customer service and they will do anything to accomodate customers. I would highly recommend this location, especially if you do before 7 because of the great buy one hookah get one free special. It is still great outside of the happy hour, and i usually go with friends after hours because it is really social and great.

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★★★★★

There are great hookahs, great customer service and they will do anything to accomodate customers. I would highly recommend this location, especially if you do before 7 because of the great buy one hookah get one free special. It is still great outside of the happy hour, and i usually go with friends after hours because it is really social and great.

Pros: everything is great

Cons: none

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ive been to so many hookah bars in NYC...and revitali is the best hookah place ive been to.
the people who own it are really nice. the hookahs are really good too.
the space and area is very comfortable and they cater to all your needs regarding hookahs.
this is the best hookah place in NYC and everyone should go here.

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★★★★★

ive been to so many hookah bars in NYC...and revitali is the best hookah place ive been to.
the people who own it are really nice. the hookahs are really good too.
the space and area is very comfortable and they cater to all your needs regarding hookahs.
this is the best hookah place in NYC and everyone should go here.

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this place is great. Great service and i feel at home here. Iv gone a few times with friends and i always enjoy coming here. Il be back soon.

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★★★★★

this place is great. Great service and i feel at home here. Iv gone a few times with friends and i always enjoy coming here. Il be back soon.

Pros: its great

Cons: nope

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It is quite obvious all the positive reviews are being written by the same person aka owners of this crappy joint.
Don't fall for any of it. Do not go in. Read all the negative reviews. They are very similar if not identical to my
experience at this place. I went there myself just to make sure all the negative reviews were true because I got so curious.
The health code violation thing is very concerning. I googled it also and man, I'd stay away from this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

It is quite obvious all the positive reviews are being written by the same person aka owners of this crappy joint.
Don't fall for any of it. Do not go in. Read all the negative reviews. They are very similar if not identical to my
experience at this place. I went there myself just to make sure all the negative reviews were true because I got so curious.
The health code violation thing is very concerning. I googled it also and man, I'd stay away from this place.

Pros: I wish there was something

Cons: Where do I start?

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Im a freshman at NYU and after meeting some friends, we decided to go to a hookah lounge. One of my friends couldn't stop raving about this place, Revitali, and was he right! I love this spot, the service is great, they treat you great. The staff is soo cool, chill and make your time there time enjoyed! The owners are cool and very friendly. I am wheelchair bound and it's the nicest place ever. even when the place is packed (which happends often) they ake sure the service is above and beyond. I can't get enough of this place. I just love it, and so do ALL my friends I bring with me. I highly recommend it! The ambiance makes you not want to leave, lights low, decor great and everyone is loving the time there!

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★★★★★

Im a freshman at NYU and after meeting some friends, we decided to go to a hookah lounge. One of my friends couldn't stop raving about this place, Revitali, and was he right! I love this spot, the service is great, they treat you great. The staff is soo cool, chill and make your time there time enjoyed! The owners are cool and very friendly. I am wheelchair bound and it's the nicest place ever. even when the place is packed (which happends often) they ake sure the service is above and beyond. I can't get enough of this place. I just love it, and so do ALL my friends I bring with me. I highly recommend it! The ambiance makes you not want to leave, lights low, decor great and everyone is loving the time there!

Pros: GREAT TIME

Cons: can't find it.

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This is the worst bar/restaurant I've ever been to. Hole in the wall, dive bars, are better than this. My friends and I got overcharged. They have this stupid outrageous gratuity added to the bill. The food was gross. The drinks were terrible.
I've had better hookah. I hate that fat lady owner, she's disgusting and so are the rest of the sleazy people working over there. I read one of these reviews talking about health code violations so I decided to search on google. I was scared at all the violations....vermin, r0aches, etc. Avoid this place at all costs! I'm shocked it hasn't closed down yet!

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★☆☆☆☆

This is the worst bar/restaurant I've ever been to. Hole in the wall, dive bars, are better than this. My friends and I got overcharged. They have this stupid outrageous gratuity added to the bill. The food was gross. The drinks were terrible.
I've had better hookah. I hate that fat lady owner, she's disgusting and so are the rest of the sleazy people working over there. I read one of these reviews talking about health code violations so I decided to search on google. I was scared at all the violations....vermin, r0aches, etc. Avoid this place at all costs! I'm shocked it hasn't closed down yet!

Pros: Are you kidding me????

Cons: Every stinkin thing about this place

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I dont even know where to start. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE FANCY FURNITURE, PLEASE!! First of all, the prices are outragous, 20% gratuity for nothing. This place was a roachh house. I ordered the hummus salad which was really good( its not "homemade" its sabras hummus from the deli next door) but they served the bread in a basket. Appearantly they didnt notice the 12 cockkroaches that piled out of the basket. I was freaking out. I was sitting right bar the bar faceing the door, I tried to call the bartender over to tell him but he was too busy on his phone and what looked like the owner and wife were outside smoking a cigarette and the man looked like he was getting chewed up by his wife lol any ways, forget about the food and roachess, appearntly I saw something a little fishey, I know they dont have a liquor license, but I looked over my shoulder at the bar and I saw the guy owner pouring out a brown liqued ( either tequilla or whiskey) into coffee mugs and they served it to group of kids that looked no older than 17-18 which I then at this point had enough of this place I asked for the check and went to Sahara East...WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! WOW...Anyways the little underage serving and the cockkroaches were caught on video my new 10.0 megapixel camera with a spotlight just so everything is nice and clear. Im sure the department of health would know wat to do with the pictures and videos.

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★☆☆☆☆

I dont even know where to start. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE FANCY FURNITURE, PLEASE!! First of all, the prices are outragous, 20% gratuity for nothing. This place was a roachh house. I ordered the hummus salad which was really good( its not "homemade" its sabras hummus from the deli next door) but they served the bread in a basket. Appearantly they didnt notice the 12 cockkroaches that piled out of the basket. I was freaking out. I was sitting right bar the bar faceing the door, I tried to call the bartender over to tell him but he was too busy on his phone and what looked like the owner and wife were outside smoking a cigarette and the man looked like he was getting chewed up by his wife lol any ways, forget about the food and roachess, appearntly I saw something a little fishey, I know they dont have a liquor license, but I looked over my shoulder at the bar and I saw the guy owner pouring out a brown liqued ( either tequilla or whiskey) into coffee mugs and they served it to group of kids that looked no older than 17-18 which I then at this point had enough of this place I asked for the check and went to Sahara East...WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! WOW...Anyways the little underage serving and the cockkroaches were caught on video my new 10.0 megapixel camera with a spotlight just so everything is nice and clear. Im sure the department of health would know wat to do with the pictures and videos.

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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I had my birthday here a few months ago and everything was absolutely revolting. Not only was the food horrible and the service unpleasant, but seeing the bill--was a story of it's own. The bottom line is, we got ripped off...we got ripped off immensely. Moreover, the place was absolutely empty on a Friday night and there was no belly dancer in sight. I suspect the two glowing reviews above were written by the owner. Check out how the font and the poor English of both reviews are so very identical. Nice touch-- In any case, If you're ever around Revitali on 1st ave...don't walk...RUN. I also read some 'interesting' health inspection information on this place, Apparently our friends at Revitali have been violating some pretty serious codes...simply google Revitali Restaurant Violations.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had my birthday here a few months ago and everything was absolutely revolting. Not only was the food horrible and the service unpleasant, but seeing the bill--was a story of it's own. The bottom line is, we got ripped off...we got ripped off immensely. Moreover, the place was absolutely empty on a Friday night and there was no belly dancer in sight. I suspect the two glowing reviews above were written by the owner. Check out how the font and the poor English of both reviews are so very identical. Nice touch-- In any case, If you're ever around Revitali on 1st ave...don't walk...RUN. I also read some 'interesting' health inspection information on this place, Apparently our friends at Revitali have been violating some pretty serious codes...simply google Revitali Restaurant Violations.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything

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COZY ATMOSPHERE, AMAZING MUSIC, HANDSOME WAITERS AND HOOKAH MEN, EXQUISITE DESIGN, THE OWNERS ARE VERY ACCOMODATING, VERY COOL HANG OUT SPOT, VERY CHILL, COMFORTABLE, AND THEIR HAPPY HOUR IS AWSOME YOU CANT AN $8 HOOKAH ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE CITY, AND THEIR FOOD IS SOOOOOOOOOO DELICIOUS, AFFORDABLE, GREAT PLACE TO CHECK OUT.

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★★★★★

COZY ATMOSPHERE, AMAZING MUSIC, HANDSOME WAITERS AND HOOKAH MEN, EXQUISITE DESIGN, THE OWNERS ARE VERY ACCOMODATING, VERY COOL HANG OUT SPOT, VERY CHILL, COMFORTABLE, AND THEIR HAPPY HOUR IS AWSOME YOU CANT AN $8 HOOKAH ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE CITY, AND THEIR FOOD IS SOOOOOOOOOO DELICIOUS, AFFORDABLE, GREAT PLACE TO CHECK OUT.

Pros: SERVICE,QUALITY,NO COVER CHARGE

Cons: NONE

 

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