754 9th AVE. 51st St., New York, NY | Directions 1001940.763509 -73.987073
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
"Nouvelle diner food" "spun well" is the genre of this "groovy" "album"-themed Thai-American in Hell's Kitchen; its "old LP menus", "action figures of Michael Jackson to the Spice Girls" and "quirky" "wanna-be actor" staff make it a "fun" "locals" place.
And the price is right. - Zagat
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Vynl - You'll love the vibe! – Love the Theme! Ok, Like a Big kid I had to peak into each of the bathrooms, too cool. Ya gotta go see to understand. I met Brian the manager and he was so inviting and welcoming. We stayed at least an hour longer than plan for another round after a great meal. I had the Tuna. Fabulous! Great place, so glad my friend Arnold suggested we stop in after the Gadzillion Bubble show, which was really cute, who knew you could do soooo much with a Bubble and to boot, we sat one aisle over from Tom Cruise, a bubbly ;) Thursday to start the weekend off right.
If you are not a gay ( GUY ) be aware . – I never been so mistreated in a restaurant before, from the hostess not knowing what she was doing, to the bartender assuming I didnt need the mananger from a flippy Waiter waiter with a bad attitude . Serious, hospitality ?? WOW - If you are not a gay guy with with D*** hanging out I assume you cannot get service at that place. Its one thing to be gay friendly because they make your place trendier but hey... Let it run it for you and this is what you get !! DRAMA !! I will totally never step at this place once again . Cannot compliang about the food because I did not had a chance to eat it . Hospitality its not found at this location . Bad service and attitude its for sure the last thing I seak when going out to dinner . After asking for a table and being told that it would take 25 min - after walking around the block we come back and ask the status of the table ( the hostess told us ) I told you 25 min .. How long has it been ?? HELLO >....... Thats how you talk with a guess, I don't care if had been one minute . If they know anything about customer serivce, they should know that is not it . If I ask for the manager I do not need the waiter to tell me I do not need to talk to him .. thats for me to decide . And over all, the prima donna's who are used to offer 1/2 good customer serivces got upset once someone who actually didnt take their half CAN service .
Oh, and the table I waited for 1/2 hour didnt exist because they had a private party ... Someone forgot to mention that too !!
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Swanky and Good – This place has some really great food and a really cute atmosphere. It makes me love HK!
nice staff ! @ Chelsea VYNL – Food is ok ! a bit overpriced to this fast asian food! Love the decoration ! Marlon is a great Waiter !!! The best !!! VYNL - 15th st and 8'av
The food wasn't good – I didn't enjoy the fried chicken meal (but then again I'm from the deep south where chicken is always perfection) nor did I enjoy the macaroni with bread crumbs. It was flavorless. The drinks were sooooo good and the service was excellent.
What a Surprise! – To be honest, this probably isn't a place I would choose to go for dinner and drinks. I met my friend here for her Birthday. And I have to say, what a pleasant surprise. The speciality cocktails were great and reasonably priced and the food excellent. The atmosphere is fun and cute and the "themed" bathrooms are the best part. Only thing I can say negative is that the service wasn't great. The staff weren't too accommodating or friendly. But not horrible. I've definitely had worse. All around, good experience and I'll be back.
All around good place – My boyfriend and I went there on a Monday and were greeted with a smile and a very informed server. I have to disagree with previous reviews, I found the service to be great. I loved the themed bathrooms and can't wait to go back to check out the one i missed(odd eh?). I should mention that the food was deliciously filling and the watermelon lemonade(expressively reccommended by the waiter) was just what he said it would be, "Fantastic"! I had a good time eating there. How often does that happen?
WORST Service in New York – Hostess was friendly tonight, but the wait staff couldn't be bothered with my boyfriend and me. I had to literally stop a waiter with my hand after we had been ignored for 15 minutes. He was totally offended that I actually asked him for a beer! 15 minutes later I had to stop another waiter because I wanted to actually eat food at this restaurant and I needed someone to take my order. The waiter looked at me annoyed and was condescending when I asked him questions about the extensive menu.
Don't patronize restaurants like these. They're not worth it. The management should be ashamed that their staff treat people this way (as also indicated by other reviewers on this site). The management should hire people who want their patrons to have a good fun time and enjoy their experience, instead of "wanna be" models with horrific attitudes.
Good good, good atmosphere but TERRIBLE SERVER !! – Today during luch I went there to have my lunch! The host was very nice, everybody over there have very good looking, tattoos etc etc, but my waiter i think was more interested in his visual instead of giving a good service! When I was in the midle of my appetizer the runner came with the sandwich and left withou any explanation!
The place is beautiful very clean, the food delicious, but for hospitality business it's not only good looking that matters. Personality is the point!
Probably I will never come back there because I felt ofended by the server service! and..yes I gave 20% tip as usual!!
COMPLETE DISASTER! – WORST SERVICE EVER!
Just went to the opening of the Columbus Avenue branch tonight. Never again! The service was horrible and the host was so RUDE! He was so busy talking to the staff that he completely ignored all the patrons. The food was good but I base all of my return visits on great service. This place definitely did not have it! I will never go back to this location but will continue to visit the other location on 9th Ave.
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