Seattle >Food & Dining > Ibiza Dinner Club
528 Second Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810447.602128 -122.332363
Tues-Fri Sat-Sun 5pm-2am
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Pioneer Square
Saturday Night Allure @ Ibiza is Awesome. – I usually like going to bars more than clubs but I'll go to clubs if I like the music & venue. I moved to Seattle in June and I've been looking for a Saturday night spot where I can just chill, enjoy some drinks, and meet some cool people. I finally found a place that I love going to: Allure. They always have a great DJ, good music, great drinks, cool bartenders and bouncers, and I always meet some interesting people at the bar. Plus they have 3 bars so it doesn't take forever to get a drink. The dance floor is great too, not huge, but not too crowded (not a big fan of the whole meat market thing). The layout is really cool, and the VIP lounge is pretty chill and doesn't get overcrowded. I'm glad I finally found a cool spot to chill because I really haven't found many places in Seattle that play good music and have such a great atmosphere. I'll definitely be going back to Ibiza on Saturday nights.
Do NOT turn to Ibiza to host your private event!!! – For the love of God please never book Ibiza for your private event. We had a private birthday party here and it was hell on earth, I was stressed the entire time. We had about 100 people come through our venue throughout the night and Ibiza management said we had to order up $1,000 worth of drinks. Found out after everyone was invited that this could only be on 1 card. Management promised everything would work out... wrong! Promised 2 waitresses and 1 bouncer and only 1 waitress showed up randomly every 30 minutes. People who weren't part of our party were charging drinks against our tab and got away with it! When all was said and done I ended up paying about $400 dollars. You win some, you lose some right? Wrong! Went home and Ibiza charged over $1,000 to my credit card. Had to have 2 charges reversed through my bank. Save yourself time, money, and a headache and go with a different venue for your private event.
Do NOT go! – This place is a joke. My friends and I paid to reserve table service at this bar and we saw our waitress twice in a four hour period. When we did see her she was rude and unfriendly and brought us the wrong drinks. When we tried to talk to the management about it, the owner Abi, called us "ungrateful" and "stupid" and he refused to try to resolve the issue. I cannot explain how unhappy I was with the experience I had at Ibiza. I am still in shock that the owner was so rude to everyone in our party. If you go here, expect to be treated poorly by the staff.
I am a good cook. I eat out rarely, and only in carefully screened places. This was a good experience. Nice presentation. Small portions, Crowded and a little on the loud side but overall good food. Service could be improved. Staffing a is a difficult part of running a restaurant (I once run one), so I can forgive the short coming if not repeated over time. I will go again. The chef seems to know what he is cooking.
Over rated under staffed – I went herefor happy hour. There was one server working the whole inside and outside. She was nice but didn't have the time to take our orders. Eventually a friend went to the bartender and complained about the service. He took the order and sent the server over. She apologized. Even after that we still had trouble getting service. The drinks and food were OK. It was very pricey. And they over charged my card. Something I am still trying to correct.
I wanted to love Ibiza... – Ibiza Dinner Club does not emulate the Spanish night-life as I had hoped. This place bills itself as an upscale, classy club. On weekend nights, it is actually a be-seen place for younger (20 to 30-something) adults with some cash, run by juvenile adults with potentially your cash. I walked in on a couple occasions during the week wondering if they were really open yet. I realize that every establishment has slow times, but there is something to be said for being receptive and welcoming, even during lulls in clientele. I see that someone already mentioned how bad the general manager, Brooke, is; though I won?t chime in on the name-calling. She was actually very nice to me while she was pretending to be concerned about my jacket that the coat check gave to the wrong person?.
Yes, I checked my coat and forgot it when I left. The next day I called the club and someone answered the phone @ 4pm, but said that he couldn?t do anything to help me and I had to wait until 7pm when they opened for service. I came in and there was no jacket ? it had been given to someone else. Brooke apologized, gave me her phone number and told me to call her the next day and she would let me know what she could find out. I called, and after 4 days she finally called back with a message saying that the woman who had my jacket wanted me to have her phone number? so we could work it out ourselves. Apparently, the woman with my jacket was as unsuccessful as I was in getting Brooke to promptly return her call. More than a week after Ibiza?s coat-check gave my jacket to someone else; I chased it down and made their wrong right. I expect that a truly high-caliber establishment would have delivered a client's jacket that was misplaced by their coat check.
I work in this industry and I go out often, and this is the first time that the lack of professionalism and poor service has driven me to find a venue to share a bad review.
What a d0uchebag – A group of friends and I got there a little before 10 (they were still in dinner mode) for some drinks. We sat down, ordered drinks and everything was fine. They switch to nightclub mode and started using the worst sound system I have ever heard at a bar/club. I went outside with a buddy to have a smoke and when we walked back in, this very rude stamp checker asked "do you have a stamp?". I kindly explained to him that we were there since dinner service and we do not have a stamp. After some words thrown back and forth, they gave us a stamp so we can re-enter. Time goes on, went outside a couple more times and came back in without problems. But then the last time we went outside the stamp checker d0uchebag rudely told us we needed to check our coats before we are allowed back in. I proceeded outside thinking nothing of it, maybe he mistaken us for other people. So my buddy and I go back in and he grabbed us and said "check your coat". We proceeded to explain the whole situation to him again and he just rudely said "I don't care, you need to check your coat or stay outside". I told him I had a tab still open and my credit card was still inside. If he would kindly let me in, I will close the tab and leave this place as I do not feel welcome here anymore. He still said no. So my friend ended up hold my coat for me outside in the cold so I could go back in and close my tab to get my credit card back. As I was closing my tab, I told our waitress what has happened and she was very nice about it. She offered to walk us out so she could talk to the d0uchebag herself. She told him that we had been there all night and its ridiculous how he treated us and he gave her a rude look and said, thats the rules. She obviously didn't want to fight this meathead douche in front of all the customers so she kindly offered her apology and we left. I WILL NEVER GO BACK to this place EVER again and I suggest to everyone that reads this to STAY AWAY.
Really BAD Customer Service – My girlfriend and I decided to go to Ibiza for a Happy Hour. We've read good reviews on the citysearch and decided to give it a try. We left very dissappointed. I do not believe that if you come for a happy hour and not a dinner you should be treated differently. If so, then it is a discrimination. We did not get water and menus until we literally had to ask twice. So that process took about 20 mins. The food took forever and even to pay a bill was exhausting. We wanted to leave, but already ordered food. So, we had to suffered through, so to speak. The appetizers' portions were tiny. This place is day and night compared to Anthony's, our long-time favorite.
If you want a hateful experience, but are with papparatzo, go here! – GAWD! What a nightmare! First of all, they don't bother to tell you that you must be 21 to get in. We had reservations the day after Christmas with our 16-year-old from -out-of-town and auntie-really-wants-to-impress neice. They weren't open. We get there...the doors are locked. We go elsewhere for dinner. I call the next day and the blame game starts: "Who did you make the reservation with? What was her name? Why can't you remember...it was only 14 days ago that you made the reservation?" All that glitters is not gold...When I dined there before, the service is uninterested, if not downright rude and slow if you aren't pretty enough. Brooke, the general manager is a B* and a C* and has a horrifyingly terrible attitude when it comes to making something right. Yeah, their food is OK...but it so soooo expensive and microscopic portions. Not even to mention the crazy expensive cocktails that take 20 minutes to come. The only reason we were going to go there again was because I had a $100 gift certificate. I can think of a thousand places in Seattle who deserve your business more than they do: Red Fin (where Hulk Hogan dined 5 nights in a row when in town...I saw him there twice), DragonFish, Tango, Ruth Chris, Nijmo, Wasabi Bistro, Marjorie, Etta's, Lola, Brasa, Union, Campagne (both the cafe and the restaurant) Restaurant Zoe, Flying Fish, Purple Cafe, the restaurant at the W (Ocean-something), Harvest Vine, El Gaucho, Wild Ginger, Dalia Lounge, Cheesecake Factory and the hot dog stand near the convention center. Heck...I'd even go for Ray's Boathouse (which I hate) over Ibiza. Please! Please! Please! don't go. We will all be doing Seattle a favor by neglecting Ibiza to the point that they close their doors.
This chef knows the alchemy of food! – Very swank atmosphere! High ceilings, low lighting, flowing walls of chiffon undulating, private tables with low bench beds, and a urban unisex bathroom in shimmering irredescent tile. Definitely looks like a place for a romantic evening of fun.
I met after work for a quick wine and small plate with a few girlfriends. HA!! We ended up staying until after 9pm partaking in many small plates, each one an exquisite execution and a unique presentation. We tried the Calamari Steak with a remolade of olives, nuts, and cheese...melt in your mouth good. Clams with Chorizo...spicy and great sauce for dipping the crusty bread. Ceviche of lobster, scallop and shrimp was to die for...topped with an orange/citrus grenache that made the flavors pop in my mouth. A Tuna Salad arrived next served in a Spanish Niccoise style complete with quail egg, potatoes, veggies and a spicy sauce for dipping surrounding a bed of well dressed spicy greens. The Empanadillas arrived warm from the oven with spicy cheese and carmelized onions oozing from these little packages that were cooked to perfection. Speaking of decadent, we ordered the flourless Choocolate Cake that was filled with a nut reduction reminiscent of a Reeses Peanut butter cup. And if that was not enough, we tried the Creme Brulee that arrived topped with an orange slice that had been dusted with coarse sugar and toasted to perfection.
I almost shed a tear when we were leaving because this fabulous live band was just warming up to play some great danceable south of the border salsa music. Definitely have to bring my husband here on a date night!
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