F&F: Bar Pleiades

January 26th, 2010 by Vanilla Ice


PX This presents THE F&F REVIEW

Hey, sorry we couldn’t make it to "Friends&Family," we were out of town/ had to work/ not invited. We’re really glad we finally managed to come by, though— it’s so nice to see you!
What’s that? You would still like us to take the time to fill out the F&F survey, because you’d love to take advantage of all our vast experience, knowledge, insight, and expertise as long as we’re already here? Because you invited 75 people to F&F, and afterward all you got was 41 "Congrats[es]!" 22 "Awesome[s]!" 3 "Ciao[s]!" and 9 "Best of lucks[s]!" ?
Of course, we’d be honored. Oh ha, yesss, we’ll be honest— brutally honest even, ha ha! After all, that’s what friends & family are for!
No no please, don’t send anything more, we’re stuffed, we can’t breathe, you’ll have to roll us out of here, ha ha ha… !


Bar Pleiades

What was your first impression?
It’s very dark. But elegant!

Please rate the Bar:
Smaller than I imagined, for some reason. But comfortable; beautiful chairs. The bartender’s a nice enough chap, pretty much what you’d expect. Oh, but they’re out of olives— and for any bar, much less a bar of this caliber, that’s surprising and disappointing.

Please rate the drinks/ cocktails/ wine:
The wine by the glass list is brief but eclectic, although I think they could have done better. The cocktails list is for true aficionados; impressive… but a good martini is out the window? Hmm.


Please rate the Dining Room:
N/A. There’s a rather spacious lounge with tables in the back, though. Cozy, pretty.

Please rate the BOH:
Bar Pleiades only offers a limited snacks menu; canapés, charcuterie, cheese. A few more selections could really enhance its appeal.

How was the staff?
Adept, professional, friendly.

What did you eat?/ How was the food?
Canapé selection for 2 (risotto croquette with truffle, goat chees and beet salad on baby endive, hamachi "roll") : Not bad, and not badly priced ($16). It’s better than nothing, I suppose.

What did you like?
The furniture. The bathroom.

What did you dislike?
All the wasted potential?

What was your last impression?
I wish there were a few more places built like this downtown.

Would you come back?
If I were in the area and had a special meeting or something, then yes.

Thank you, and hope to see you soon!
Thank you and all the best…




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