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Review of Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue Club - CLOSED

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Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue Club
Reviewed 25 July 2008

Hated it, won't ever go back!!! My husband and I tried it out shortly after it opened. It was very , very crowded and we were told by the hostess not to leave as it would be only a short wait till the fondue bar opened up spots for dinner. Sure, we thought we'll buy some drinks and enjoy the band, needless to say, 2 1/2 hours later we'd had enough. We walked out mentioned to the Manager why we were leaving he hands us his business card and says next time call early and make a reservation!! Never again! BTW I inform everyone I know who attempts to try out this place about our experience.

4  Thank tedandlisa90
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Reviewed 8 December 2007

The Village West in Claremont's downtown area is trying hard. Really, really hard. Three Forks isn't quite cutting it, and neither are the Mediteranean nor Thai restaurants. On a whim, we decided to visit the Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue Club. Here are our impressions. The decor is very tacky, but in a cool kinda way. They are trying very hard to resonate with the 70s crowd. However, the service is nonexistent. We had reservations for 7:30 on a Sunday night and they couldn't quite figure out where to seat us. We sat at the bar for quite a while, and the bartender couldn't, or wouldn't, take our order. We finally flagged down a waittress to get a couple of drinks. Finally, we were shown to our table, the same one that had been set up and empty from the moment we arrived. Before the jazz combo started playing, the prerecorded music was loud - very, very loud. Don't go there if you want to carry on any kind of meaningful conversation. However, once the jazz combo started playing, it was magic. We were there when the Matt Snyder group was playing and it was really great. We ordered several kinds of fondues (vegetable, meat, and dessert) and can hands down say "Eat before you go!" There was not enough food there to feed a flea! But we didn't mind because the music was really great and we enjoyed hanging out with our friends. As the music changes daily, do your homework before you go. We lucked out on our night, but you might not be as lucky.

9  Thank Taxlass23
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