Uptown Tapas & Sushi Bar

★★★☆☆

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Me and the owners of Uptown tapas had a verbal agreement to have lavish thursdays

unf. Last night the Manager(A racist)informed me that he put a stop to it.
He called me the "N"Word and Told me all I brought in were "N" Customers.

I am filing various complaints

sorry for the trouble

God bless

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★☆☆☆☆

Me and the owners of Uptown tapas had a verbal agreement to have lavish thursdays

unf. Last night the Manager(A racist)informed me that he put a stop to it.
He called me the "N"Word and Told me all I brought in were "N" Customers.

I am filing various complaints

sorry for the trouble

God bless

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I've only been here and Cafe Layal. The hookah's the same at both places. Only the finger food is good so stick to the late night menu. It gets crazy busy on weekend. Drinks are expensive but strong. Don't go before 10pm unless you're in high school .... after hours get pretty packed. MONDAYS are JAMMED pack and that's when celebrities come like Rockets players. VIP is worthless and you have to order bottles.

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★★★☆☆

I've only been here and Cafe Layal. The hookah's the same at both places. Only the finger food is good so stick to the late night menu. It gets crazy busy on weekend. Drinks are expensive but strong. Don't go before 10pm unless you're in high school .... after hours get pretty packed. MONDAYS are JAMMED pack and that's when celebrities come like Rockets players. VIP is worthless and you have to order bottles.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I've only been to Uptown a few times, but it's been nice every time I've been there. Yes, you do have to pay for parking, but I've learned that if you park next door at Sam's Boat, they won't say anything to you. If you're looking for a place to just go and chill by yourself, then Wednesday through Thursday (before 8:30) is a good time to go. They have a DJ and free wi-fi. You can choose from two indoor rooms to lounge in, or go out on the patio. If you're looking for more of a busy scene, then after 9:00 during the week is usually the time to go. Monday evening was pretty awesome, because they brought in a bunch of local rap artists who played their music and asked for people's opinions. After they finished that, it was more like a club where the people could dance and just have a good time. I haven't tried the food or the hooka, but my friends have enjoyed both. As far as the minors... They go out onto the patio, and the bartenders and waitstaff look out for each other there. I didn't notice any underage drinking while I was there. I'd go back, and I've invited my friends to go with me.

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★★★★☆

I've only been to Uptown a few times, but it's been nice every time I've been there. Yes, you do have to pay for parking, but I've learned that if you park next door at Sam's Boat, they won't say anything to you. If you're looking for a place to just go and chill by yourself, then Wednesday through Thursday (before 8:30) is a good time to go. They have a DJ and free wi-fi. You can choose from two indoor rooms to lounge in, or go out on the patio. If you're looking for more of a busy scene, then after 9:00 during the week is usually the time to go. Monday evening was pretty awesome, because they brought in a bunch of local rap artists who played their music and asked for people's opinions. After they finished that, it was more like a club where the people could dance and just have a good time. I haven't tried the food or the hooka, but my friends have enjoyed both. As far as the minors... They go out onto the patio, and the bartenders and waitstaff look out for each other there. I didn't notice any underage drinking while I was there. I'd go back, and I've invited my friends to go with me.

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Good Hookah! Good Hang Out Spot! Good Music! Bring Friends! Casual Attire! Only Bad Thing Is You Have To Pay For Parking!

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★★★★☆

Good Hookah! Good Hang Out Spot! Good Music! Bring Friends! Casual Attire! Only Bad Thing Is You Have To Pay For Parking!

Pros: Good Ambience & Music

Cons: Parking

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i have to admit i was excited to go to this place because i love to smoke hookah. i went there with 3 of my friends and regardless of whether you valet or park yourself you have to pay. as soon as we walked in the place was totally empty inside except for the dj headbanging to himself. we figured since we wouldn't get our $5 back we would at least smoke some hookah and get a bite to eat. BIG mistake. as soon as we walked onto the patio we were surrounded by annoying high schoolers who were obviously drinking. after finally getting the waitresses attention we ordered some food. the sushi didn't even have fish in it, the beef was black it was so burned and the tortillas tasted like cardboard. as soon as we unwillingly finished our meal we headed over to marys. we will never go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

i have to admit i was excited to go to this place because i love to smoke hookah. i went there with 3 of my friends and regardless of whether you valet or park yourself you have to pay. as soon as we walked in the place was totally empty inside except for the dj headbanging to himself. we figured since we wouldn't get our $5 back we would at least smoke some hookah and get a bite to eat. BIG mistake. as soon as we walked onto the patio we were surrounded by annoying high schoolers who were obviously drinking. after finally getting the waitresses attention we ordered some food. the sushi didn't even have fish in it, the beef was black it was so burned and the tortillas tasted like cardboard. as soon as we unwillingly finished our meal we headed over to marys. we will never go back.

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It looked nice on the outside, and then you find out they charge for parking! You walk in and you get overwhelmed with an empty cheesy over-the-top dance bar. You walk through to a nice set up patio, so you think it's going to be alright. But you look around and realize that it's full of high school kids, no really. Overpriced drinks, overpriced and LOUSY sushi, and granted, they give you 3 coals on hookah, but it just wasn't clean.

If you want to go to a place where it's a bunch of high school kids that are loud and obnoxious with overpriced food, hookah, and drinks, this is the place to go.

It's well worth the time go across the street to Mary'z where they actually have Lebanese food and hookah instead of these cringe-worthy finger foods.

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★☆☆☆☆

It looked nice on the outside, and then you find out they charge for parking! You walk in and you get overwhelmed with an empty cheesy over-the-top dance bar. You walk through to a nice set up patio, so you think it's going to be alright. But you look around and realize that it's full of high school kids, no really. Overpriced drinks, overpriced and LOUSY sushi, and granted, they give you 3 coals on hookah, but it just wasn't clean.

If you want to go to a place where it's a bunch of high school kids that are loud and obnoxious with overpriced food, hookah, and drinks, this is the place to go.

It's well worth the time go across the street to Mary'z where they actually have Lebanese food and hookah instead of these cringe-worthy finger foods.

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything, unless you're in high school.

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This was my first time trying hookah and I was pretty excited, but my visions of pillow-clad lounging were soon dashed by this taccy, half-baked joint. From the moment we arrived, my girlfriend and I knew we were setting ourselves up for a fall. The place doesn't look too bad as you drive up, although I'm confused as to why they would surround the patio with plastic boarding suitable on a construction site. Whether you self-park or valet "you're going to pay $5" we were told - awesome. No sooner had we entered the terminally empty 'dance room' had we turned right around to head back for our car. After a short debate, we decided to stay - given that Mary's (a better hookah bar) was jam-packed. Having sat outside and ordered from our 'I wish I was someplace else' waitress, it became quickly apparent that Uptown serviced Houston's highschool posse after mall hours. Feeling old at 25 isn't nice; nor is listening to whiney teens sing Happy Birthday to each other. In terms of the hookah, I have no means to compare, but it was okay. As for the food, we were disappointed to say the least. Overpriced, unauthentic and desperate. For a $10 sushi dish we recieved 6 pieces that were ready to fall apart at mere glance.

If you're over 12 - don't go here. And definitely don't take a date here.
If you're under 12 - choose the bubblegum hookah, you'll love it.

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★☆☆☆☆

This was my first time trying hookah and I was pretty excited, but my visions of pillow-clad lounging were soon dashed by this taccy, half-baked joint. From the moment we arrived, my girlfriend and I knew we were setting ourselves up for a fall. The place doesn't look too bad as you drive up, although I'm confused as to why they would surround the patio with plastic boarding suitable on a construction site. Whether you self-park or valet "you're going to pay $5" we were told - awesome. No sooner had we entered the terminally empty 'dance room' had we turned right around to head back for our car. After a short debate, we decided to stay - given that Mary's (a better hookah bar) was jam-packed. Having sat outside and ordered from our 'I wish I was someplace else' waitress, it became quickly apparent that Uptown serviced Houston's highschool posse after mall hours. Feeling old at 25 isn't nice; nor is listening to whiney teens sing Happy Birthday to each other. In terms of the hookah, I have no means to compare, but it was okay. As for the food, we were disappointed to say the least. Overpriced, unauthentic and desperate. For a $10 sushi dish we recieved 6 pieces that were ready to fall apart at mere glance.

If you're over 12 - don't go here. And definitely don't take a date here.
If you're under 12 - choose the bubblegum hookah, you'll love it.

Pros: They let you leave whenever you want.

Cons: It might be easier to list things that aren't bad?

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Let me start off by saying OMG!!! I loved this place?.. The atmosphere of the lounge was perfect if you want to relax and be claim with there excellent hookah you can sit out on the patio which is beautiful especially at night?. If your looking to dance and be in a club type setting there?s a dance floor and loud music are if you want to just sit inside and enjoy a few drinks there?s a area for you as well?. The drinks were inexpensive the club decor was gorgeous and as a first time hookah user I loved it (try it with a few shots of patron in your water). Uptown Tapas i?ll be seeing you again this weekend?.

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★★★★★

Let me start off by saying OMG!!! I loved this place?.. The atmosphere of the lounge was perfect if you want to relax and be claim with there excellent hookah you can sit out on the patio which is beautiful especially at night?. If your looking to dance and be in a club type setting there?s a dance floor and loud music are if you want to just sit inside and enjoy a few drinks there?s a area for you as well?. The drinks were inexpensive the club decor was gorgeous and as a first time hookah user I loved it (try it with a few shots of patron in your water). Uptown Tapas i?ll be seeing you again this weekend?.

Pros: Atmosphere

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very laud music with weird combinations of style , overprice the drinks and hookha when you recive the tab , poor service , this place is a cheap immitation , a joke, a circus when you recive and want to pay your tab! wanna have fun ,stay away of this place !!

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★☆☆☆☆

very laud music with weird combinations of style , overprice the drinks and hookha when you recive the tab , poor service , this place is a cheap immitation , a joke, a circus when you recive and want to pay your tab! wanna have fun ,stay away of this place !!

Pros: location

Cons: poor management!

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Great place to bring your friends out on a weekend and they have a wide variety of hookah flavors. It was well worth my time being there dancing with my friends and getting drinks. The wait staff was decent and the owners were very nice people. If you want to have a fun night out i recommend this place! The prices were decent not to expensive just about right for the food portion.

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★★★★★

Great place to bring your friends out on a weekend and they have a wide variety of hookah flavors. It was well worth my time being there dancing with my friends and getting drinks. The wait staff was decent and the owners were very nice people. If you want to have a fun night out i recommend this place! The prices were decent not to expensive just about right for the food portion.

Pros: Cheap drinks, good music, tasty food, hookah

Cons: Parking cost $5

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The past 5 times I have been there that place has been bumping with loud music and everyone seemed to be having a good time. The service was acceptable and the food was decent. The hookah was a lot better then the hookah joint next door (Marys) and overall i really enjoyed myself.

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★★★★★

The past 5 times I have been there that place has been bumping with loud music and everyone seemed to be having a good time. The service was acceptable and the food was decent. The hookah was a lot better then the hookah joint next door (Marys) and overall i really enjoyed myself.

Pros: Food, Music, Enviroment

Cons: none

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This is a different enviroment than one would expect. The Decor from street level is very misleading to this place. A plastic white sign with bright bulbs behind the sign to illuminate it. A simple wine glass and the words uptown read from it.

I would not expect this place to be of somewhere you go to drink, dance, hookah, relax. Not from the front at least.

A few friends and I were looking to do hookah for the night. Ended up at this horrible dive off of richmond and hillcroft. We left there quickly, and I google maped on my celluar phone for a hookah. Uptown was the first to pop up. This was listed as a Tapas and Sushi bar. We were expecting elagence with a price to come with it. Actually, we called to made sure they had hookah. This they did.

After paying $5 for parking (which was in a poor parking lot), my friends and I enter the place to see a small dance floor packed with people. Right away, this was a good sign. We wondered around like lost ducks for a few minutes and figure out there is an outside area. We are smokers, and we want to do hookah. We sit down and within minutes a very personable waiter serves us. He has our drinks quickly, and helps us decide on what hookah to do.

So outside is quite the inverse of the inside dance floor. It is relaxed, and fun. So with this I was able to go dance and get crazy, as well as go back outside, relax and hang out with my friends. The waitstaff was fantastic. The place was busy as hell, but still we felt special with the waitstaff. Usually at bars everyone is neglected a lot. I cannot fault bars, but to have the kind of service we did. wow.

There was a third room none of us went into. Still don't know anything about it. It appeared to have couches was a relaxing room of some sort.

We settle down for the night, ended up with a $42 tab. That includes hookah and quite a few drinks.

Fantastics experince. Would and have suggested to many people for night life.

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★★★★★

This is a different enviroment than one would expect. The Decor from street level is very misleading to this place. A plastic white sign with bright bulbs behind the sign to illuminate it. A simple wine glass and the words uptown read from it.

I would not expect this place to be of somewhere you go to drink, dance, hookah, relax. Not from the front at least.

A few friends and I were looking to do hookah for the night. Ended up at this horrible dive off of richmond and hillcroft. We left there quickly, and I google maped on my celluar phone for a hookah. Uptown was the first to pop up. This was listed as a Tapas and Sushi bar. We were expecting elagence with a price to come with it. Actually, we called to made sure they had hookah. This they did.

After paying $5 for parking (which was in a poor parking lot), my friends and I enter the place to see a small dance floor packed with people. Right away, this was a good sign. We wondered around like lost ducks for a few minutes and figure out there is an outside area. We are smokers, and we want to do hookah. We sit down and within minutes a very personable waiter serves us. He has our drinks quickly, and helps us decide on what hookah to do.

So outside is quite the inverse of the inside dance floor. It is relaxed, and fun. So with this I was able to go dance and get crazy, as well as go back outside, relax and hang out with my friends. The waitstaff was fantastic. The place was busy as hell, but still we felt special with the waitstaff. Usually at bars everyone is neglected a lot. I cannot fault bars, but to have the kind of service we did. wow.

There was a third room none of us went into. Still don't know anything about it. It appeared to have couches was a relaxing room of some sort.

We settle down for the night, ended up with a $42 tab. That includes hookah and quite a few drinks.

Fantastics experince. Would and have suggested to many people for night life.

Pros: Atmosphere, service, quality

Cons: pricey food

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I just love this place! Finally a nice casual "lounge" close to the Richmond strip and Galleria.

I do love my sports bars but at least once a week I love to sit on a nice lounge area for a glass of wine and now I don't have to drive all the way to midtown to do that.

Great crowd, beautiful people and prices that don't break your bank. Ambiance is brilliant inside and out. Great place to take a date. They have a great outside area that I will be having my B-Day at next month.

Being a Pinot Grigio drinker I was delighted with their house selection and at only $6 a glass you can't go wrong. I did try and get the name of the wine, but the wait staff didn't seem to know. While they are all very attentive, they are not the best informed about their establishment, but I will write that up as teething pains in this new bar.

If you get the hooka, and you must if your at this bar, try it with vodka in the water for a little extra kick.

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★★★★☆

I just love this place! Finally a nice casual "lounge" close to the Richmond strip and Galleria.

I do love my sports bars but at least once a week I love to sit on a nice lounge area for a glass of wine and now I don't have to drive all the way to midtown to do that.

Great crowd, beautiful people and prices that don't break your bank. Ambiance is brilliant inside and out. Great place to take a date. They have a great outside area that I will be having my B-Day at next month.

Being a Pinot Grigio drinker I was delighted with their house selection and at only $6 a glass you can't go wrong. I did try and get the name of the wine, but the wait staff didn't seem to know. While they are all very attentive, they are not the best informed about their establishment, but I will write that up as teething pains in this new bar.

If you get the hooka, and you must if your at this bar, try it with vodka in the water for a little extra kick.

Pros: Great ambiance, great crowd and prices.

Cons: Parking is not the best.

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i wasn't sure what to expect from this small little place on richmond, but im glad i went. i went with some of my girlfriends and we were definetely pleased with the the service and the food. (i recommend the crab cakes)

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★★★★☆

i wasn't sure what to expect from this small little place on richmond, but im glad i went. i went with some of my girlfriends and we were definetely pleased with the the service and the food. (i recommend the crab cakes)

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I really liked this place, the service was good, the food was great! very elegant place and the patio just adds a romantic touch to end the night just right. There wasn't a lot of people which helped to have a great conversation with my date. If you have never tried the hookah, it is an awsome experience. You will definetely have a good time there.

No reason not to go back and enjoy a nice quiet dinner

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★★★★☆

I really liked this place, the service was good, the food was great! very elegant place and the patio just adds a romantic touch to end the night just right. There wasn't a lot of people which helped to have a great conversation with my date. If you have never tried the hookah, it is an awsome experience. You will definetely have a good time there.

No reason not to go back and enjoy a nice quiet dinner

Pros: Food, ambience, hookah

Cons: Parking

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The stuff they call tapas, like shrimp and sausage, tasted of freezer-burn
and were way over-salted, maybe to give them some flavor. I, too, get the impression
that they are complete restaurant newbies....seemed like a lot of items were taken from a box and
reheated or micro-waved. And the servers seemed lost, although the place had only two other people.
A pathetic attempt to charge us for three more wines than we drank;
but when we called them on it, they sheepishly adjusted the tab, and apologized.
Think they will be apologizing for a lot, judging from the horrid food. Scary place.

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★☆☆☆☆

The stuff they call tapas, like shrimp and sausage, tasted of freezer-burn
and were way over-salted, maybe to give them some flavor. I, too, get the impression
that they are complete restaurant newbies....seemed like a lot of items were taken from a box and
reheated or micro-waved. And the servers seemed lost, although the place had only two other people.
A pathetic attempt to charge us for three more wines than we drank;
but when we called them on it, they sheepishly adjusted the tab, and apologized.
Think they will be apologizing for a lot, judging from the horrid food. Scary place.

Pros: Close to home

Cons: Not worth the drive

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beautiful place I loved the decoration very nice at first I was surprised because I thought that it was gonna be very expensive but I was mistaken the prices are really reasonable and the food was very tasty, but what I loved the most was the patio along with the hookah so many flavors to choose from, I had an awesome time and my date was very impressed.

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★★★★★

beautiful place I loved the decoration very nice at first I was surprised because I thought that it was gonna be very expensive but I was mistaken the prices are really reasonable and the food was very tasty, but what I loved the most was the patio along with the hookah so many flavors to choose from, I had an awesome time and my date was very impressed.

Pros: Thumps up

Cons: nothing at all

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Thought maybe I was too critical when I wrote a horrible review of Uptown Tapas. So, stopped back. It was just as bad, if not worse. None of the waitstaff I had encountered before was there. Scary fact #1: treat the waitstaff as you do the customers...and the waitstaff is gone. The new hires had no clue about the food. They seemed lifted off the street to show up and carry food to the tables. This place reminded me of Mel Brook's "Young Frankenstein", but without the intended irony. Just very, very funny, in a sad way. Positive: hey! they didn't try to overcharge this time!

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★☆☆☆☆

Thought maybe I was too critical when I wrote a horrible review of Uptown Tapas. So, stopped back. It was just as bad, if not worse. None of the waitstaff I had encountered before was there. Scary fact #1: treat the waitstaff as you do the customers...and the waitstaff is gone. The new hires had no clue about the food. They seemed lifted off the street to show up and carry food to the tables. This place reminded me of Mel Brook's "Young Frankenstein", but without the intended irony. Just very, very funny, in a sad way. Positive: hey! they didn't try to overcharge this time!

Pros: Poor waitstaff

Cons: Nothing to warrant a tip

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The food is a joke and the service was mediocre. My date and I stopped by for a quite dinner and ended up with the worst dinning experiences ever. On top of all this their prices are completely out of line for the portions and services provided. I would recommend staying away from this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food is a joke and the service was mediocre. My date and I stopped by for a quite dinner and ended up with the worst dinning experiences ever. On top of all this their prices are completely out of line for the portions and services provided. I would recommend staying away from this place.

Pros: Now I know to stay away

Cons: Food and Services was awful with outrages prices

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Great place, I 've been there 4x already and can't get enough of it , great atmosphere the owners are great and all the staff is really friendly of course there has been some misunderstandings but hey!! it happens and if you are one of those persons that complain about every little thing well don't go out. my personal opinion is go there you wont regret it.

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★★★☆☆

Great place, I 've been there 4x already and can't get enough of it , great atmosphere the owners are great and all the staff is really friendly of course there has been some misunderstandings but hey!! it happens and if you are one of those persons that complain about every little thing well don't go out. my personal opinion is go there you wont regret it.

Pros: Thumps up

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I was also a victim of this dive. The worst part is a member of my party knew the owner. I visited in December was charged 2 days later and now just got charged again Feb 5th. Call your bank or your credit card dispute dept. We all got credit and they are going after the restaurant - if you can call it that.

If you decide to go here despite what i said, do NOT pay with a credit card.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was also a victim of this dive. The worst part is a member of my party knew the owner. I visited in December was charged 2 days later and now just got charged again Feb 5th. Call your bank or your credit card dispute dept. We all got credit and they are going after the restaurant - if you can call it that.

If you decide to go here despite what i said, do NOT pay with a credit card.

Pros: it was empty and owner didn't care about city ordinance so WE SMOKED ALL NIGHT

Cons: being robbed

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The number listed for the business is a fax number. I frequented the restaurant 2x in December and was billed accordingly. It is now February and I find that they have billed me again for both of the visits. I am trying to resolve the issue but there is no way to reach them.

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★☆☆☆☆

The number listed for the business is a fax number. I frequented the restaurant 2x in December and was billed accordingly. It is now February and I find that they have billed me again for both of the visits. I am trying to resolve the issue but there is no way to reach them.

Pros: Good bar.

Cons: Portion size not in line with prices.

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Service was great and the owners were friendly and take care of their guests. The hookah was filled every time it was out. The ambience of the patio was like being in a dreamlike state with white drapes flowing in the wind with the aroma of the hookahs to follow. The food was decadent and delicious! I tried an appetizer and it was very tasty! I would highly recommend this for a night out with close friends and your favorite conversationalists. Also to add to the scene was a live jazz band that just made the night! Happy Hookahing!

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★★★★★

Service was great and the owners were friendly and take care of their guests. The hookah was filled every time it was out. The ambience of the patio was like being in a dreamlike state with white drapes flowing in the wind with the aroma of the hookahs to follow. The food was decadent and delicious! I tried an appetizer and it was very tasty! I would highly recommend this for a night out with close friends and your favorite conversationalists. Also to add to the scene was a live jazz band that just made the night! Happy Hookahing!

Pros: Ambience, Hookah, Date Spot

Cons: Prices

 

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