1 Penn Plaza, New York, NY | Directions 1011940.750083 -73.992760
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Chelsea
TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Worst and Rudest service I've ever experienced. I am a super nice kid who took a friend there for his last day of his vacation in NYC and we had a terrible experience. The server was RUDE. It took her over 15 minutes to greet us. She gave us tap water that tasted so rubbery that we couldnt drink it and then she said "the water is fine" and it was NOT. Then we never saw her again (a food runner brough our food to us that took forever and the server never checked up on us) until I had to leave my seat and go find her to ask for our check. I still tipped her well bc I try to be understanding and when I said Thank You she didnt answer and just nodded her head to walk away and get back to the other girls who work there to finish telling them a story. The girls who work there were so busy chatting with eachother that i notced all tables were being neglected. The food was bad and the service was even more awful
Awessommee – This is a great bar right across from MSG. The food is fine and the service is great. I was always told that ppl in NY are mean and what not, but that couldnt be more false! The bartenders were very nice and pretty ;)i also liked their uniforms... I reccomend this place alll day!
Big Beers – Thanks for the big beer mugs, that certainly makes up for the fact that you rarely see you server - or that a few of the bar tenders have MAJOR 'TUDE. The less interactions you need to have with the staff, the better.
Besides that, the place is nice, especially the newer outdoor patio area. Decent for an afterwork drink if you commute from Penn or work in the area.
Good location – So I went to local after work last week to meet up with a few friends that head home to jersey from penn station. Based on the fact this place is right there and has a roof it made for a great place to have a couple of drinks after work. This place does get packed as the area's usual suspects get out of work, but then again its midtown so what else can you expect. Get there early and there's probably less of a crowd.
Stolen – I was at Local relatively recently with some friends after work for drinks. We actually had a good time, up until the point where I looked down (within 5 feet of where I was standing) for my bag so I could leave, and it was gone. After much searching and talking to the manager (remember this - who said they rarely have any thefts there), I resigned myself to the fact that someone walked off with it.
Amazingly, I heard two very similar stories within the last few weeks. A co-worker told me that a friend of his was drinking at the bar upstairs, and placed his bag on on the floor against the bar and it went missing as well. After doing his own frantic search, it turned up that it was behind the bar, but there were some items missing.
Finally, another friend of mine was there recently as well and she was inside the bar, and had her bag on a chair next to her, only to have it disappear as well. This time, no luck in finding it though.
Without getting into full-on details on each story and what exactly was stolen, I find it ironic that the bar doesn't have many thefts - according to the manager - but that 3 people had their stuff stolen there within a month's time with similar circumstances.
For this reason, I nor any of my friends will return to this bar. Whether it be some random people who come in and steal people's stuff, or whether there's more to the story, who knows. Not going back.
Trashy Bartenders – I went there with my boyfriend before a Ranger playoff game, I walked away to use the bathroom and the female bartender was all up on him, but when she saw me coming back she backed off. Needless to say she slipped him her number and we are now broken up.
Girls watch your guys, there are lots of eye candy in this place. For the record, she wasn't all that hot, matter of fact they all look pretty used up. Oh and the serviced sucked!
Good Spot – Great afterwork spot...drinks are good and the bartenders are hot - especially a short-haired brunette - anyone know her? However, management is just okay...could be much better, but the atmosphere is good and the help is great.
Overpriced and TERRIBLE service – I work at a restaurant right down the street from Local and always thoght it looked like a nice place to grab a few drinks on a beautiful sunny evening (not too many rooftops bars in midtown). Come to find out it is a complete rip off with lazy waitresses. My friend and I sat up on the roof (which was, admittedly, lovely) and waited a few minutes to be greeted by our server. She came over, took our drink order and came back 5 minutes later with a draft of Blue Moon that was only 3/4 full and one of their "specialty drinks". The "special" martini I had was delicious and quite strong but definilty not woth the 15 dollars I was charged for it (it was Stoli for christ's sake!). We got the hummus and pita plate which was very tasty. However, after ordering our snack and first round of drinks we didn't see our waitress for a good half hour to forty five minutes (correction, we saw her, made eye contact, tried to get her attention and were ignored). It was not even busy! As a waitress, I understand that sometimes you get slammed and accidently neglect a table because you are running your butt off. No, she was just sauntering around in her minidress and stilletos trying to look hot while not doing her job. We did see the busboys a lot. They were very eager to clear our drinks and our waters while we were still drinking them (nearly half full). We get our check and the martinis were overpriced at 15 bucks(however understandable as they were house specialties), but 8 dollars for a COORS LIGHT? People can say "well, it's midtown" all they want, but I work at a place down the block that caters to the same corporate crowd and coors light is $5.50. So, we hardly saw the waitress all night but then she gives us the check and hovers over our table like a vulture waiting for her tip. We only left a 15 percent tip (normally leave 25-30) and would have left considerably less, but both being waitress, fear karmic retribution. I would be fired for the kind of service we received.
Great Roof, Great Service – Love this place for their fantastic roof. Good place to stop in for a drink before a show at MSG or Hammerstein. Gets packed after work, so try and get their early if you want to snag a seat.
He swung first!! – I will admit I used to be an avid fan of local west. Not b/c of the great service (one chick refused to serve me b/c I called her "Sweet T*Ts", but i thought coming from a girl that would be a compliment) or the great food, or good drinks (I only drink Heiny Bottles it's not too hard to mess up) but simply bc the location to MSG. I would stumble out of a game and always end up there. Last night, after the Rangers Islanders game was no different. Why a bar located directly across from MSG would not put security on for a rangers islanders game I have no idea!!! The place was packed w/ islanders fans who were starting fights w/ every Rangers fan that was in there. Long story short...Some 6'2" "man" Thought it was acceptable to swing at me a 5'4" chick. And while all this ruckus was going on...Noone stopped serving beer! No manager available to talk to me, no bouncer on duty. So i was left to fend for myself. So yes I did p*nch him, but only b/c he tried to h!t me first. Apparently it's every man for themselves in Local.
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