201 Park Ave S, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.736582 -73.988526
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Union Square, Gramercy Park
Awesome party – Get ready for an unforgettable New Year's Eve 2011 celebration at Underbar! Kick back and enjoy a free 5 hour Premium Open Bar from 9pm -2am. Voted #1 Chic Boutique Hotel Bash for NYE 2011 ! You'll also receive complimentary entry to the after party at Kiss & Fly.
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Citysearch Editorial Review – The lighting at the subterranean lounge at the W Hotel in Union Square--most of which emanates from small sconces--is quite dim, but luckily, everyone tends to look better in the dark, even Underbar's well-heeled clientele. Hang out in the central area after work with colleagues, or seduce a date later in the night in one of the red, curtained-off booth areas. Either way, you’ll hear a mix of indie rock and Top 40 hits, and should expect to shell out for pricey, somewhat cleverly named cocktails like the Peartini ($16) or the Clementine Crush (Svedka clementine vodka, orange juice, ginger root, tonic and sugar; $13). Though expensive, drinks are served by a team of staffers who are are easy on the eyes, clad in tight black outfits.
Great Service, Good music, Strong Drinks – I came in a couple weeks ago on a Wed night and this place was jumping We got one of those little private banquettes, and had a sick time. Our waitress gave us impeccable service, and was not only on top of her game but had a great personality too. (A rarity amongst most lounges in the city)!! I definitely recommend stopping in her during the week for some drinks and debauchary!!!
Best Place to Cuddle – Place is in basement but has great atmosphere for cuddling with sweetie. Lounge and bar not bad either. Only downfall drinks are pricey.
The worst bartenders in the city! – It was just shocking how rude the bartenders were... one of them spoke exceptionally rudely with my date for no reason whatsoever!! Not just the guy behind the counter but also the female bartender who later refused to serve us coz we refused (obviously!) to tip the guy after the way he spoke to her. it was the worst experience i've ever had with a NYC establishment and I for one am NEVER going back to this place... do yourselves a favor and leave this wanna be bar of your radar.
Great Tuesday Nights After dinner – Went to Underbar Tuesday night after dinner at Olive around 9pm with a friend visiting from Brussels and my sister. My sister and I had been there on a Friday night about 6 months ago and did not like the vibe, crowd or expensive martinis. But we decided to give Underbar another go as we had eaten dinner upstairs and it was close. There were plenty of comfy couches/chairs. We settled at a table and ordered a very reasonably priced bottle of Pinot Grigio. Great music, decor and waitress. Started getting very busy at 10pm. Good looking crowd. We would have stayed to party but my girlfriend had jet-lag, so we unfortunately had to leave at 10:30. We were so glad we went as we had a great time. My sister and I will definately be back with friends on another Tuesday night.
Romantic and intimate for a first date if you can get a curtained table – I had a first date here. At first I thought it was loud and noisy and not conducive for getting to know someone. Then, I was led to a curtained enclave which was very intimate and actually very romantic. The service was not bad, our waitress was gorgeous I noticed, although I'm glad my date did not seem to notice. She was attentive. The drinks were not bad, a little outrageously priced compared to other places but the place seems to warrant the price with its high end like upscale decor.
Mixed feelings – The ambiance was great. The music was good. Couples definately want to get a table behind the velvet curtains that surround the walls.The bathrooms are clean. The only draw is the bartenders are rude!
Great for a weeknight – I went there on a weekday with someone and it's a great place to just relax. Haven't tried it out on a weekend though, it seems a bit small for my taste. There is a grapefruit-basil martini type of drink that is an interesting try.
What a waste! – We walked in and were totally ignored by the staff. Keep in mind the place was close to empty. When we finally got the bartender to acknowledge us she made our drinks and continued to have an conversation with her co-worker. We asked about sitting down and she acted as if we had interrupted her and she was annoyed. We sat down in one of the empty seats but, we had to go back to the bar to get more drinks, more then once! The waitresses never came over to our table except to remind us that we had to get up when she needed the table for bottle service. This was right after she watched us refilled our drinks at the bar? In fact the only time I saw her do any work or show any interest was when a bunch of people got a bottle. I assume this is because she has to do little work for a tip thats included. Don't waste your time.
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