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“disappointing despite chic location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stravinskij Bar

Stravinskij Bar
Ranked #65 of 565 Nightlife in Rome
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Rome, Italy
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347 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“disappointing despite chic location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Yes, the bar itself is cosy and its location steps away from piazza del Popolo is particularly lovely in summer when one can sit in the courtyard. But the service has declined over time and on this latest visit was not worthy of a luxury hotel.
The waiters are clearly uninterested and unprofessional. My son was having a cocktail while waiting for us and when we joined him and ordered two more drinks, I had to ask for the bar snacks (olives and crisps) to go with them. We had three Bloody Marys between us and not one tasted the same or was made to the same proportions.
We did experience the exclusivity of the place secondhand through the rich Russians who sat down at the next table with their shopping bags labeled Gucci, Louboutin and Armani and through the confused elderly woman in a fur coat who asked the waiter to help her make a call on her mobile phone.
A place to see and be seen, if you don't mind paying EUR20 for a badly made cocktail and indifferent service.

Visited January 2014
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New Orleans
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Hmmm. The only POOR rating on anything I give for my 12 days in Italy”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

Arriving around 11pm on a lovely, clear Friday night in mid September, we had high hopes. Yes, there is a lovely courtyard; and the weather was spectacular. but that's about it. There was not a peep of music - where did we get the idea we could hear some smooth jazz in the background? Our waitress said they only have music in the summer. It was a 'see and be seen' kind of place. Everyone very formal and stuffy. And it was quite empty. Quiet hushed tones. shhh! The cocktails on the menu were pricey and not very tasty. We left after one drink. Maybe we just picked an 'off night'?!

Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“great bar”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2011

A phenomenal bar with a great vibe. Definitely worth the visit if you are in Rome.

Visited June 2011
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Odivelas, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Don't miss near Piazza del Papolo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2010

If you are near Piazza del Papolo you shouldn't miss a end of the day drink in Hotel de Russie bar (Stravinskij Bar - Via Babuino 9). The hotel has a fantastic outside area but inside the hotel, since it has a U shape. The bar is in the garden with a lovely chic atmosphere. Of course that comes with a price (7€ for a cappuccino) but they will serve you loads snacks for free to go along with your drink.

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