I gave one star because I had to. The Owners are fast talking, intense and two faced who tried to hustle me as soon as I met them. The space is beautiful but the service is bad. I had a friend who was an employee of baco. After they quite they said that the owners were unable to keep up with many health code standards and where very abusive to their staff.
I love this place! Just moved to the neighborhood and am so happy to be nearby. There are always bizarre things happening there- I've been once and I'm totally going back- maybe there will be another naked dance party!
I purchased a pair of Calvin Klein fames at the Cohen's store on Lexington Avenue and 86th Street, NYC. The cost of the frames was $300. and the progressive lenses cost was $280 plus I paid an additional $65. for the "glare free" lenses. The total cost of these glasses came to $645. At the time that I ordered the glasses, I was informed that I must pay in FULL before glasses can be ordered. Thus, I paid using my AMEX card. The next wk., I went into the store to pick up my new glasses and to my disappointment, I found that I could not see properly. I had the optometrist at the store examine my eyes (the cost for the exam was $40). The exam lasted about 5 minutes and I was told that my own eye doctor wrote a stronger precription for distance for me than I actually needed. I thought that to be somewhat strange since my eye doctor is a very well respected, competent doctor and I have been seeing him for many years. Nevertheless, Cohens re-did the prescription according to their optometrist's prescription and a week later, when I put the new prescription on, I still felt as if I could not see well. It was as if all three lenses (progressives have 3 sets of lenses) were too close together thus, images were merging, or so it seemed as I looked out of these lenses. Nevertheless, I tried to "get used to progressives" as I was told one must do. After 3 days, I went back to the store, and discussed the vision problems I was having. The technician and saleslady at this store were both very nice and helpful throughout. They advised me to have distance lenses put in the frames instead; that I might feel more comfortable. I would then have to use separate reading glasses for reading. I agreed that probably be best. Since progressives are more costly than distance lenses, I asked how much of a credit I would receive. (Cohen's does not offer cash refunds; only store credit.) I was told that I had an $80 credit and I chose an inexpensive frame for readers so I would not have to spend any more money. Suddenly, the manager of the store came out from behind (I had never seen her before), told me that the reading glass lenses would be very heavy and thick (actual lense would pertrude from the lens). I asked to see a sample of what she was talking about and was Shocked to see "coke bottle lenses". My eyesight only requires a 200 strength prescription so I questioned why the lenses need be so thick. The store manager told me that if I wanted to "upgrade" to thinner lenses, it would cost me an additonal $100....(Basically $200 for reading glasses if you include the credit I already had...) I already spent almost $700. in this store. I will not give them another penny of my money. I believe this manager has very poor customer service ability...Considering that there are many other optical stores available for customers to choose from, I would think that this Cohen's would care to treat their customers decently. From my experience with Cohen's I must adivise people to stay away...Go to an eyeglass store that will look out for YOUR EYES rather than have THEIR EYES on your wallet. Go someplace that cares to treat their customers decently, otherwise you might wind up as disappointed and as I.
On top of the pushy owner and wild kids and slow service I would never advise anyone to eat here.
all you have to look at is how many times the DOHMH shut them down... thats the department of health
4/30/2009 with 64 violations, 5/19/2009 with 94 violations (they said they were closed for spring cleaning) and the latest inspection 5/22/2009 they still had 6 sanitary violations.
just look at some the sanitary violations they were shut down for and decide if you still want to eat there.
some of the violations.
Sanitary Violations 1.) Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained.
2.) Food contact surface not properly maintained.
3.) No facility available to wash, rinse, and sanitize utensils and/or equipment not provided.
got to see Little Boots here about a week ago...it's got a great space for concerts and the circular stage makes for a really good show.
Yes, I have saved the remains of a Crocodile Lounge pizza in my purse for later.
Lost my phone at this fratty spot last Saturday after too many $15 buckets of Heineken. Got mad at scantily-clad cocktail server for refusing to give me a free Jell-O shot. Still had a pretty good time.
The source of my favorite meal of all time. Sit at the bar and make sure Yasuda's your chef. In addition to slicing up heaven in raw fish form, he knows how to entertain a crowd.
Really cheap pitchers of PBR AND you can smoke while you hang out in the backyard garden. There's also a guy that comes in sometimes late-night selling empanadas... And comfortable couches to crash on when you go into a drunken, empanada coma. Basically, you could live there.
Great sweet potato fries. Loses points for having separate spinach dip and artichoke dip appetizers, rather than combining the two.
The BEST Thai around. Fucking great. The coconut soup haunts me--
The place is gorgeous!
Access Artisans does not pay the artisans who make jewelry and objects of art sold at the store. The owners do not answer phone calls and never returns calls. Do not support this store. Despite their name, Access Artisan does not support the Artists it represents.
5 stars for the shrimp tacos!! There tacos truck rocks!!
Get the pork butt here!
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