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Comment Archives: Locations: Spaces & Places: Music Venues: 2 Stars

Re: “Clarette Club

dirty bar I get sick every time I drink there they need a bar rescue. Good music but the guy who books the band is a total douche bag who thinks he is a rock star.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by Dirty Girl on 11/02/2013 at 1:42 PM

Re: “RJ's Bob-Be-Que Shack

No A/C and one of the specialities is sweet potato fries but they were so salty and almost burnt you could not eat them...
Turkey was ok but the sauce was so dang hot.
It was pretty sad tonight!! The owner worked for Plaza 111 and the biggest restaurants in New York. Invest in an A/C unit tight wad!!!!!

Posted by ann shaffer on 08/06/2011 at 9:16 PM

Re: “Mike Kelly's Westsider

Burnt fries, burnt bread, undercooked chicken ... the food that came out should never have left that kitchen!
Rating Detail:
Food: 1
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 1
Value: 2
Overall: 2

Posted by Natalie on 02/07/2010 at 12:38 AM

Re: “Llywelyn's Pub

We ordered couple pitchers of beer, and were billed $30, put $40 in cash in the folder, got change back and than in 3 minutes a girl from behind the bar jumps out and grabs the change (~$10 or over 30% which we did not intend to leave - too much of a tip) and mumbling something about them needing the little folders for checks runs away with the $10. While not much of a loss - the impression it left on us was such that we never visit this pub again. It stinks. Otherwise - a regular cheap pub.
Rating Detail:
Food: 3
Service: 1
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 2
Overall: 2

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Samorodok on 05/22/2009 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Chaz on the Plaza

The happy hour at the Raphael Lounge was a weekly affair. One happy hour at the Chaz and we are looking for a new place. Happy hour consist of $1 off wine and appetizers. We had the cheese plate for two and it was a joke. For $19 there was a small appetizer for one. No bread or crackers or mustard. Don't waste your time one this place. Music was ok but far too loud. We mentioned this to the waiter but nothing happened. It is a small area and the loud music made it impossible to talk.
Rating Detail:
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 2
Overall: 2

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dennis Reese on 03/16/2009 at 1:14 PM

Re: “B.B.'s Lawnside BBQ

As far as BBQ goes, I'm done with BB's Lawnside BBQ. Even if it were slightly beyond mediocre I'd be reluctant to wait through their hellish service. Unless you're drinking some kind of booze, or have a party of 4 or more people, don't expect your drink to be refilled quickly. Also, do not dine out on the deck. Your server will in all likelihood, forget you're out there, especially if the music is going. I've had three separate servers who, when viewed from the deck, were just standing idly enjoying the music while I was dying of thirst, needing something to aid in choking down their tough ribs or their dry brisket. I shouldn't be too harsh. The BBQ is hit and miss. I recall once having a brisket sandwich that wasn't offensive, and some short ends that were somewhat tender. The BBQ sauce is good as are their skillet fries. But BBQ shouldn’t be a gamble. Most of the time their ribs were tough and their meats were dry. I mean, meat isn't supposed to effortlessly fall of the bone, but I mean I was tearing at these ribs to get the meat off. I couldn't even taste the smoke the last few times I went. Come here for the atmosphere sure. The music? Definitely. The booze? Okay. But don't expect to get good BBQ or attentive service here.
Rating Detail:
Food: 2
Service: 1
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 2
Overall: 2

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Z on 03/12/2009 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Soho 119

The store is pretty much empty. Everything is 70% off or more which is good but since they have almost nothing new when other stores are full of new merchandise tell me they are going out of business.
Rating Detail:
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 3
Overall: 2

Posted by JoAnn on 03/10/2009 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Jardine's

I went to Jardine's For my 18th birthday party with a group of 10.The food was pricey but well made and music was great. The server was very kind and on point. Everything went well until we were leaving, most of our party reached the car with an exception of two. Several minutes later they arrived at the car, informing us the bartender, not even our server followed them out of the restaurant complaing about the $10 tip we left. She said a 10 dollar tip is what you leave a waiter who didn't do well, when really thats all we could afford to give after spending $160. She kept on, asking if anybody in the party could give more... She ruined any chances of anybody in our party ever returning there, even though the music was beautifully done.
Rating Detail:
Food: 4
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 4
Value: 1
Overall: 2

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Morgan on 01/21/2009 at 10:51 AM

Re: “R.A. Long's Sawmill

This restaurant has a great atmosphere but the food and service leave much to be desired. I have eaten here twice with different levels of service ranging from good to horrible. The food has never been good. I have had to send my entree back both times I was there. The tuna was a horrible cut and was inedible. The KC strip was served rare instead of medium well and was very balnd as if there was no seasoning what-so-ever. We did not recieve our appetizer and other people at our table did not recieve their side dishes. The menu is limited and overpriced.
Rating Detail:
Service: 1
Atmosphere: 3
Value: 1
Overall: 2

Posted by Dusty on 01/17/2009 at 9:41 AM

Re: “RC's Back Door

When were seated at 3 36" square wobbly tables, a for sure smell of something not so good. 30 min for drinks to arrive look down & there is a cockroach on my beer glass. SO I do the smart thing, I smash it on the table with a splenda packet. So I get a hold of waitress attention, ask for manager. He was happy to supply another beer, but other than that. His reply " what ya gonna do?" Well 98% of anyone would have just got up & left. I had been coming here to RC's since it opened. Well lets just say when you have to find your waitress, then when you get up for a refill from the kitchen. Yourself. Food was pretty much like it used to be, portions are smaller. If it were not for the food, I doubt I would even speak of the old place again. Please for the love of apple butter, get rid of the dam carpet. Geeze, that is the same stuff from how long ago? Clean, clean the heck out of the place. Refinish, redo, repaint. All that being said, maybe a different waitress.. & No cockroach. Just an old memory, still better than any dam applebee's,chili's or any other of those dam yuppie joint's.
Rating Detail:
Service: 1
Atmosphere: 1
Value: 3
Overall: 2

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by jewwells on 01/11/2009 at 3:23 PM

Re: “The Red Balloon

So the Karaoke Clique took a trip to celebrate a birthday at the Red Balloon Bar & Grill in Shawnee, Kansas. This bar is a hole-in-the-shopping-center joint off 75th Street and I-35. Typically these kind of places scream friendly, down-home fun, and after reading a few reviews on the net prior to the occasion, I was eager to see what this place had to offer. Now the Red Balloon is strictly a karaoke bar that offers the joy of amateur singing 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It was even voted as the Pitch's Best of Kansas City 2006 for karaoke bars. You would think this would be the karaoke junkie's heaven! Well the clique and I agree that this is a place that any true karaoke fan should NOT go. Is that harsh? Perhaps. But so is sitting at the back of a cramped little bar for 3 hours, watching people singing 3 and 4 times and never getting your chance to sing even once. Now I know there are people who just go to karaoke once in a while and enjoy letting loose and singing in front of everyone. However, there are those people who are diehard karaoke participants. They go weekly, sometimes daily and expect to be able to sing at least 2 or 3 songs during the course of an evening. The Karaoke Clique is obviously one of those that truly go to karaoke bars to sing while releasing some social butterflies and enjoying a few drinks. We do not go to a karaoke bar to sit and watch the regulars and the Johnson County yuppies who paid the KJ to move up on the song list sing repeatedly. Now I will say that the wait staff was incredibly nice. They were prompt and friendly with our bar orders and interestingly enough, they do not get an hourly pay, but simply work for tips. I guess that might explain their kind nature. After hours of sitting and waiting to sing though, I asked our waitress why I have seen some people sing repeatedly and none of us have been called to sing even once. She informed me that the karaoke DJ (which in karaoke terms we call a KJ) allows singers to pay him in exchange for a quick move up the list. Now, I am not sure if the bar owns the karaoke system and the KJ works directly for them or if they hire a company to come in and handle the karaoke. It appears to me that the bar would own it because any respectable karaoke company would not allow such greedy practices to take place. So for all you true karaoke lovers, the Karaoke Clique does not recommend taking a trip to Shawnee and investing in a rude KJ’s five-year plan. The crowd was diverse and the wait staff was friendly, but the behavior of the KJ makes it impossible for someone to come off the street and enjoy a night at the Red Balloon. THE LOW DOWN KJ: Rude & greedy SONG CHOICE: Large selection ALCOHOL PRICE: Average WAIT STAFF/BAR STAFF: Friendly & prompt ATMOSPHERE: Cramped BATHROOMS: Tiny & dirty, though pleasantly scented and apparently there was a pair of panties tossed in the trash (those naughty JoCo girls) FOOD: N/A – Grill had already closed CROWD: Very diverse www.MySpace.com/KaraokeClique
Rating Detail:
Service: 4
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 3
Overall: 2

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Karaoke Clique Writer on 12/15/2008 at 12:54 AM

Re: “The Drop

The Drop used to be a great place, but now after the Chef left for the Westport burger joint, the food has changed for the worse. The olive plate is not as diverse, and presentation no where close to that of the previous times. Also, the bruschetta is a big heavy handed now. The service is good however.
Rating Detail:
Food: 1
Service: 3
Atmosphere: 2
Value: 2
Overall: 2

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Gareth on 11/08/2008 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Nara

(continued) Every waiter/waitress I liked has been removed as well. The bar staff has improved, immensely. But good luck getting a good seat! The bar is so tiny for them to be focusing all of the place's energy on it. The sushi is awsome. Very fresh. Takes a while but if you saw how small the sushi bar was you'd understand.
Rating Detail:
Food: 3
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 2
Overall: 2

Posted by KLFBasscadet on 12/11/2007 at 6:58 PM

Re: “Nara

Oh. My. God. Can you say clusterf***? The place is, to quote, "demented and sad but social". I've been there quite a bit. I will probably not go back except to drink, maybe. I've told my friends that we should eat somewhere else and really only go there for drinks if necessary. I'm telling you this too. Atmosphere is very pretty but just know that with all of it's glitz it lacks ev-e-ry-thing else. Then I first went there, last year, the place was awesome. They had this wacky chef who made very interesting cuisine, and he would come out and chat with you about it. The food was amazing. There was a pretty solid staff and the atmosphere was delightful. Since then every plate that I liked has been removed from the menu. A couple of wines I liked are no more. For this restaurant wanting to be known for sake, that menu certainly hasn't grown much. Cocktails have become bizzaro >Pernod tastes like liquorice people, just so you know
Rating Detail:
Food: 3
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 2
Overall: 2

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by KLFBasscadet on 12/11/2007 at 6:54 PM

Re: “Nara

Sushi is not fresh. Other dishes are overpriced and bland. Chefs don't know how to make the rolls or sushi very well as they kept falling apart. Service is also abysmal. Atmosphere is great however. Go there to hang out and drink, just don't eat there.
Rating Detail:
Food: 2
Service: 2
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 2
Overall: 2

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Foodie on 11/06/2007 at 10:28 AM

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