This location was extremely too small for it to be advertised for anything other than a in-house hotel bar. The room has four couch seating area along the window with the supposedly picturesque views of the city (probably before the current construction/expansion of the nearbing buildings). Only true decent view is that of timesquare (slightly). A few more minature chairs and tables along the wall and in the corner; other then that, no room or seats. Not to mention the majority of the tables all have reserved labels so finding a seat out of the limited available is pretty darn impossible.
Drinks - with a price tag of $15 each, you'd hope they were absolutely delicious, can't stop until the last drop, kind of good. My friend and me ordered the watermelon mojoito (they were all out of watermelon, before 9pm on a Saturday), so we went with a margarita. Worse drink ever, but at $15 a pop, choked both hers and mine down ... My friend was disgusted and switched to wine because in her words, "they should not be able to mess up wine".
Waitress - nice and attentive, given the proximity of the space.... hoped that would be the last thing they messed up on.
Music - the DJ came on a little after 9pm and cranked the music so loud, you were forced to yelling across the table. Terrible scenario for such a small, intimate setting and suggest the DJ turn the music down to a decent level. At least until they remove the chairs from the wall and turn the small space into an even tinier dance floor.
As one waitress explained, the chairs are removed around 11/11:30ish and then the space turns into a drunken mess.
I gave this place an average rating because sadly, it's the "too be expected" in NYC (over priced drinks, very small space and mediocre results for a place labeled Lounge). However, if you are staying at the Dream hotel, this is one of three bars you could hang out in and that is fine for the people who stay at the hotel but others traveling to go exclusively to Ava Lounge, same yourself the time and money and choose another destination.
Final note, be careful when stepping off the elevator... the floor just to the left that is covered my an area rug, felt uneven, weak and at times as if it might cave-in. I say that because in order to reach the bathrooms you have to travel past/over this narrow space.
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