Brooklyn >Belmont Lounge
If You are Around Union Square might be worth checking out.... I went to the Belmont Lounge several times about a year or so ago, and wanted to check it out again. I returned this past weekend and noticed that drinks were outrageously priced given this is really just a bar with a lounge area in the back $16 for a vodka tonic + bud light bottle :O The outdoor space makes this place kinda worth checking out and the general lounge area is nicely set up with cool round seating area and surrounded by curtains to give people some privacy. Things to watch out for are weekend nights, Irving Plaza after show crowds, and the general buffoons that hang around union square. I wouldnt plan a night around this place, but the outdoor space deserves some consideration especially on week days. The rest is rather forgetable. I didnt have any problems with the service.
best bday spot. i dont know if they changed staff or what, but i didnt experience any of the problems of the other ppl....The service ws hot, the food ws better than bar food, and the dj rocked it!! And all of this was on a lazy tuesday night! If you wanna go chill in a dark living room enviornment with the option to dance i suggest gathering some friends up and heading over there!!
Citysearch Editorial Review. Nestled between Irving Plaza and Union Square, this cozy, dimly lit bar toes the line between swanky meet market and well-worn party bar. In the early evening, a crowd of local professionals dominates the front bar, chatting over appetizers and cold beers; as night falls, a younger swarm of singles takes over the velvet couches in the back lounge, where a DJ churns out an endless string of crowd-pleasers, and slender cocktail waitresses traipse about, balancing trays of martinis. A door policy that's just relaxed enough, without being a free-for-all, produces a good crowd and an even match-up of guys and girls.
Rude service from the waitress and manager!.
Unnecessary aggravation during a celebratory time and I had gone there before a few times.....
A disappointment all around.......
Time went: 8/31 at 9pm.
Poor Service!!! Read all the people who wrote bad reviews before you go there!!!.
We had been there several times and went there for a celebration. Big Mistake! The service was HORRIBLE! We couldn't get any service from the waitress after she brought us menus. We left after waiting for 15-20 minutes.
Don't go there!!!
4 starts for belmont lounge!
First off, the garden area is perfect for enjoying the nice summer nights. I was there with a few friends and we didn't want to leave because of the great space.
after a few passion fruit mojitos (which i highly recommend) i was enjoying the place even more. The chicken satay was excellent as well.
Our waitress was really sweet and talkative, and it made the whole experience even better.
awful service. Yesterday, we went to this bad place. I'm very upset. The 2 waitresses on the counter in the entrance were very impolite. I never saw nothing like this! They answered impolitely and in front of our evident disappointment, they laughs in our. I advise you: don't go to this lounge...it's the shame because the place is not bad...the owner should change the waitresses.
What a disappointment. I recently went to Belmont Lounge, and after having been there a few dozen times over the past 8 years I found out that gratuity for god-aweful service is mandatory at this place. My entire party and I (consisting of about 25 people) was asked to leave. Funny enough, all my experiences to date have been fun and pleasant. But after that evening I will be sure never to go back. The manager that evening (shaved head man with an aweful white shirt that obviously belonged to his little brother) and an little man in a suit with glasses asked us to leave but little do they know that they messed with the wrong people.
STAY AWAY FROM HERE. OVERPRICED, TERRIBLE SERVICE, RUDE PEOPLE - that's how I'd summarize my experience here. It USED to be cool, but not anymore...not sure if they changed owners, but it's a complete turn-around from what it used to be. My friends opened up tabs only to be over-charged for their drinks, tacked on other people's drinks and then trash talked to. They're theives - so make sure you check your receipt! The customer isn't always right in this "establishment" where the "management" will defend their ignorant waitresses who spill drinks, can't add, give attitude and can barely walk a straight line. I'm not hard to please and this is the only negative review I've ever written - tbut in all honesty this place is terrible. Save your money and go to a nearby bar for a much better time.
EXTREMELY RUDE -- BAD EXPERIENCE. A group of us recently went to Belmont for a friend's 30th birthday party and had a similar bad experience as the others. First of all, they didn't even have our reservations which had been previously called in. Second of all, the waitress could not figure out who was supposed to be on which tab, despite it having been explained 5 times to her - 4 people on one tab, 4 on another. Throughout the night she spilled a drink on me, and got numerous items wrong on the tab. Another member of our party had to have her change the bill 3 times before it was correct, and the waitress gave her a complete attitude. Mostly everyone in our party was forced to get their drinks from the bar because the waitress was nowhere to be seen and they alos did not want a problem with the bill. Were were overcharged on our bill and the staff was then surprised at the measly tip that was left. The manager, or whoever he was, came over and asked why we left the tip we did. He asked if there was a problem with the service. I explained that there was. He then proceeded to kick our entire party of over 20 people out of "his establishment. " In normal circumstances, I tip well, even for average service. Our group is very easy-going and not looking to cause any problems. My question is, Why the hell do you ask about the service if we are expected to leave a tip regardless of our service? Why don' t you look into who you're hiring and maybe you will get a better tip in the future. It really is unfortunate, because that had been a favorite place to go for many people in the group for years. I don't know if it's under new management or what, but we will not be going back to Belmont Lounge EVER AGAIN. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE.
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