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230 Fifth

230 Fifth Ave., 20th fl., New York, NY, 10001
at 27th St.
212-725-4300

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8
"Recommended"

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78% would go back.

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Horror story _DO NOT GO_

By ed830 on 6/1/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I've been there two times and will never return.... abusive bouncers, snobby staff that only pay attention to sleezy business men who throw hundreds at the "cocktail waitresses", expect to wait hours for a drink, horrible service, way over priced, disgusting drunks that taste like cough syrup.... There are so many amazing bars in the city with good views. Do not give these people business! I've shared my horror story with other friends who have similar stories about this place as well!

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72 out of 136 people found this review helpful.

Absolute Worst Club in Manhattan

By Vanderbilt32 on 7/12/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

i would never go back to this club. Even for the Manhattan scene, the bouncers are severely pretentious meanwhile wearing H&M suits. The drinks are very watered down and the decor is a hideously purple. The best this club has to offer is the view and no offense but any respectable East Sider can offer the same luxury up on a silver platter. Overall, I will never subject myself to such an awful club again and I STRONGLY suggest you do the same.

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90 out of 160 people found this review helpful.

Worst Customer Service

By coops on 7/29/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

This establishment has employed the rudest people that I have ever encountered. Curt, crass, cursing, and altogether abrasive, unless you enjoy being screamed at I would never go to this bar.

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81 out of 136 people found this review helpful.

dont bother wasting ur time

By adri27 on 8/26/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I went to 230 Fifth ave this past saturday and the service me and my friends received was horrible to say the least. The drinks are overpriced to begin with but I get it, you are paying for the view. At 11 oclock, my friends were online waiting to get in & after an hour waiting, they were told to buy 2 bottles or get off the line. We had just bought a bottle upstairs waiting fpr these group of friends so we got the manager to tellhim that. At first he said he would let them in if they bought 1 bottle...once they were in, he told them they had to buy 2 and they couldn't even get their own table..they had to squish into ours... THe manager, Steve, is an a***ole. He was disrespectful and rude. . Then in the middle of the night while we were dancing, the waiter cleans our table and takes our bottles away while they were still half full....the service sucked...the food and drinks are overpriced...the only nice thing was the view. I would never step foot in that place again....

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108 out of 183 people found this review helpful.

Worst Experience Ever

By designernyc on 8/31/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I have lived in NYC for 11 years and never have I been treated so poorly. I went here with two of my gfs. We are well dressed, good looking NYC girls. They said there was a slim chance we were getting in b/c we weren't getting bottle service, yet the white girls behind us got in with no problem even though they weren't getting bottle service. Hmm, is it b/c I am Indian and the two friends I was with were Indian and Chinese? When I called the bouncer out it, he actually said "It's not necessarily b/c you're not white." NOT NECESSARILY?? So there's the possibility? Awesome. This place should not exist.

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88 out of 145 people found this review helpful.

Terrible Service

By yamile1104 on 10/26/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I understand its the happening place right now, however that does not give anyone the right to treat people so disrespectful. I will never set foot in that place ever again and if anyone else whats to have a good time I don't recomend that place. The Jerk at the door should be fired if you want to keep in business.

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61 out of 122 people found this review helpful.

DO NOT GO TO THIS BAR -- they are RACIST

By Nilsa_Lugo on 10/29/2008

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I have never, ever been so turned off by a bar in my life. I was invited to the bar to celebrate my friends birthday. My friend was there waiting and purchased a 3 bottle service (over $900). We arrived, and the bouncers asked us were we on a guest list. I explained, we are there for a party. He said, unless we purchased a bottle service, we could NOT get in. I explained my friend upstairs had purchased bottles. His next excuse was it was TOO CROWDED so we had to wait. We waited patiently, and noticed the bouncer allowing in others (white crowds), all latinos, blacks and other races were being pushed aside to wait. NONE of the people they let in were asked the questions we were asked (guest list, bottle service) and NONE were told it was too crowded. I am going to call the better business bureau and report this place, I have video to prove what took place that night. The bouncers should all be FIRED for racism. I let the bouncers know I would NOT spend a dime of my well earned money there.. they did NOT deserve our business!!!

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113 out of 193 people found this review helpful.

Very rude. Horribly slow service! Poor management issues

By MixinPoisons on 5/8/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I like the concept of a rooftop bar in NYC but for the aggravation of such poor service and arrogant belligerance from surprisingly even the management, this place is simply not worth your time. You would think if nothing else at least the management should know better than to treat customers poorly. In a time of recession such as this we have enough issues to deal with without being yelled at when we go out on the town by service industry workers who are clearly unhappy with their jobs and overpay for drinks. Poor service. Very unprofessional. Manager seemed very inexperienced and argumentative. Terrible experience. Save yourself the aggravation.

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87 out of 162 people found this review helpful.

I thought it was 2009, not the 1950's. Isn't our President Black?

By chriselicam on 6/1/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

When did it become okay for businesses (private entities) to blatantly discriminate against an individual solely on the basis of their skin? I will never go back to this place and mind you I wasn't the one that had a problem getting in because even though I am Puerto Rican I look white. My cousins, however were blatantly discriminated against soley based on the color of their skin. The management and door service are a joke. This is just the first of many postings I am going to make encouraging individuals with any sense of dignity and self worth not to visit this location that clearly believes that the size of your bank account is based on the color of your skin.

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105 out of 195 people found this review helpful.

MOST DISGUSTING SERVICE EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By KeepitSimple10 on 6/20/2009

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

You might have a great chance getting into this place if you have blue eyes and blonde hair. African-Americans BE AWARE! You are not getting in this spot unless you have over $150 to spend in bottle service, The bouncers were blantantly disrespectful to my husband and friends, and felt very confident and brave to gang up on my husband, a Correction Officer, and have him in a choke hold, while the cops put cuffs on his friend, a fellow Correction Officer for no reason. THEY DO NOT WELCOME EVERYONE! That was pure BULLSHIT!

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118 out of 214 people found this review helpful.

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