very nice party place, overpriced food, good drinks, good music, great whole atmosphere, favorite hot spot, bad service
A trailer love-den and classy bar--finally, a trendy hot spot worth the wait behind the velvet rope..
Waltz down a mirrored hallway to a patio where DJs spin the night away. Dance or mingle among the trees, relax on a cozy couch or sneak into the always-packed love den. Just through the dining area is the homey martini and sake bar with patterned wallpaper, mirrors replacing windows and cozy seats. The crowd fluctuates depending the DJs, but they're always low-key and sexy with just a touch of glamour.
best food. i had a great meal and an amazing night. it's been a while since i've been to HC. i had some friends in town, and they wanted a hidden gem, and i took them here. it had changed a little bit, with the bar on the other side of the fish tank, but we had a blast. we got to sit outside for dinner and it's beautiful. you get to foreget about LA for awhile. i had the ahi tuna with an amazing sauce, my other 2 friends had the filet and the pumpkin raviolis, and the chicken potstickers where a good app. i found the server to be very helpful and his recomendations were spot on. i asked him about a place to get drinks after and he said here, that DJs come in around 10. by the time we finished eating the bar was packed and the atmoshere had changed into one of the coolest nite clubs i'd been to. the crowd was diverse and my friends ended up making new friends. it was a great time. it's been a long time since i had so much fun in one spot without having to drive all over town.
Closed?. Tried to go with some friends last night and the place was completely shuttered. The whole block was like a ghost town.
Bad food to go along with the bad service. We went there for dinner for my friends birthday and despite the place being completely empty (we were there pretty early) the service was poor. The food did not take long, and tasted like it too. The noodles were undercooked and the sauce tasted like it was out of a can, and it was way over priced for the quantity and quality. They were very small portions for the price. When we told the waiter about the food, he didn't want to tell the chef for fear of making the chef angry. I will definetely not go back to this place for dinner.
Best Birthday Ever!.
It's a great hot spot to bring your friends. I went there for my 25th birthday and I had a large group. The place isn't too large where you feel like you're in an airport hanger and it isn't too small like a house party. It's just the right size for your group. The drinks were tasty (but what do I remember) and the music was amazing. It was cool because it had lots of places to sit so you could lounge and drink, and the dance floor was open enough for you to dance afterwards. The scene was a good mix, it wasn't too much of just one type of crowd which kind of takes away from that pretentious LA scene. Very good vibes, awesome party place!
We went in on Fridays and we got all the girls in for free. I think Guys have to pay 10-15 but that's cheaper than other places.
Ditto. Great place to celebrate with friends.. Just had the best birthday ever there. The other reviewers were right about the staff: so make this place. And in such a gorgeous space. The DJ kept playing great hip-hop songs. The food was even delish! Completely recommended for your next get-together.
Great Place!. I just had my birthday party there and it was amazing. The staff was very helpful and incredibly attentive. The DJ played a really good mix of Hip Hop and reggae. The outside patio was beautiful. I definitely plan on going back.
cozy. a cute place that isn't pretentious. this place offers a great atmosphere and plenty of area for people to loung and chat or walk around mingle. i've been there for two birthday events and both nights hip hop was spun. definitely worth a visit if you're looking for a chill place to have fun with friends. a word of warning: the wait for the restroom is ridiculous though, as there is only one stall for the ladies.
The Canteen. We went on Saturday, August 2nd to celebrate my friend's 26th birthday. The place was truely hopping. Got there at 11 pm and the dancing started around 1130. Music was pure hip hop. One dance floor. Drinks are typical Hollywood at $10. Enough room on the dance floor (even for my drunk female friends)! A little hot with little A/C but that just makes you drink more! We had the whole trailer to ourselves but spent most of the time on the dance flooor. Second time there and not the last!
Cool -- No Grass, Though. One of the great things about the Canteen was that it used to have a backroom with a grass-covered floor. Not Astroturf -- real grass. The room also had an aquarium with a shark and an eel. Those things are gone now -- but the bar still serves cold bottles of Newcastle, is comfortable and spacious, and doesn't become too much of a scene before it gets dark; the back patio is a good place to sit and chat from about 8 till 10pm. The featherbeds and trailer, as inspired as they are, are a little skanky; the food is a bit overpriced.
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