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49 Grove St., New York, NY, 10014
at Bleecker St.
Wose than all the clubs out there
By pupumimi on 12/17/2008
My friends and I went there and purchased a bottle. We later on purchased second bottle and was told by the manager that we could keep our bottle and return whenever we prefer. 3 weeks later when we wanted to revisit, their story changed. So basically, we spent over $300 for a bottle of vodka that has an expiration date: they can only keep a bottle for 7 days! (that's their new version of story.) Worst place ever! do not go there, specially after few drinks. They can totally rub all the money out of you!
Not what expected
By 23sun2shine2 on 7/27/2009
Standing online waiting to get in was just a nightmare for me because the door man felt that I was the wrong race for that particular night (crazy right). When I finally got in front of the line I tried to speak to the door man about us being on the guest list, since my friend is having her b-day party, he just ignored me and allowed people behind me to get in. Which I felt was unfair since I waited for my turn to get in this place. This went on for about 20 min. Until I realized this was a race issue since he was allowing all the white woman and men to get in front of me which made me feel insulted and embarrassed -------I suggest if you have a mix crowd of friends do not bring them there for any occasion.
By ecf on 10/26/2009
Tested out this place for a future function... Terrible. low ceilings, rude bouncers, bad crowd. smelled
By ecf on 10/26/2009
Went to 49 grove on sat to scout it out for a future event.. the crowd was terrible,, the bouncer extremeley rude, the ceilings VERY LOW therefore claustrophobic... and the place smelled.... Do not go here- way too many good places in the city.... Isthere a reason nymag keeps deleting posts regarding 49 grove's terribleness?
THEY WILL GIVE AWAY YOUR COAT AT COAT CHECK TO SOMEONE ELSE!!!
By dustinereyes on 3/2/2011
I went here a few weeks ago and checked in my coat and scarf and even tipped the attendant early. At the end of the night, I went to pick up my items and basically was told that they didn't have it. They gave away my coat and scarf even though I had my ticket stub and sent me outside in the freezing cold. The attendant said they would take full responsibility and yet nothing came of it. I waited, emailed, called and was basically told by the owner, Aram Sabet, that I would have to provide a police report, receipts for my Jil sander coat and scarf (if a bar charges as much as $15 for cocktails, then expect your clients to have $2000 coats!). They even questioned the validity of my claim even though bartenders, security personnel/cameras and other bar-goers that evening witnessed the entire scene of the attendant claiming full responsibility. DO NOT EVER VISIT OR SUPPORT ANY OF ARAM SABET'S BARS/RESTAURANTS!!!
DO NOT GO HERE
By TR15 on 2/7/2011
My friends and I organized a party here and had an absolutely terrible night. The doormen and managers were nothing but rude and disrespectful. They gave many of our guests a hard time getting in (they were even rude to us when we arrived even though we organized the party!). Apparently there is a no sneaker rule, although we were never notified of this in advance and they were literally looking at guys shoes and judging based on their "niceness." They even bribed one of our guests for $50 just to get in. Don't have a party here, you will regret it. Don't know who they are..it's 49 Grove..not Studio 54.
Never go to this place. It's terrible
By Andrew212 on 11/13/2011
This place is the worst. I will never go back. The bouncers are unbelievably rude. At one point one of the bouncers was screaming at and physically intimidating a girl in our group. The place is quick to sell you 2 bottles but will not give you enough space to stand with your party to drink them. No dancing. It's an overpriced hole in the wall and it's a shame it is in such a great neighborhood. It is honestly the worst part of the West Village. I can't emphasize enough how rude these people were. It doesn't belong in NYC nor do any of the people in there. They ruined the girl's birthday party I was there for - the bus boys were the only respectable people in the place.
LOSE THE ATTITUDE 49 GROVE! WILL NEVER GO BACK.
By YHomes on 1/1/2013
Went there last night for New Year's Eve and couldn't wait to get back home to write this review. I have never been to a place with such horrible service. A friend of a friend did them a great favor by putting together and event and getting about 150+ to sign up and purchase tickets for $120 as well as get table service for New Years Eve. We were all looking forward to having a great time with friends and great music. Too bad the only two bartenders got in the way of that. Not only were they WAY short staffed but they were incredibly rude and borderline mean. They barely poured any alcohol into mixed drinks and refused to serve anyone without double digit bills in their hands for tip. When I ordered a "strong" Jack and Ginger the male bartender actually said, "Strong? I don't see any money in your hand" and walked away. The waitresses overcharged on bottle service and spilled drinks on people without apologizing. I understand that on a hectic night like New Years Eve things are bound to have some hiccups, but our experience there was horrible. They should realize that if they treated all the people (that have already paid good money to come to their establishment with an "open bar") with respect they would have gotten better tips and much better reviews. This place actually could have potential, it's a shame that management doesn't realize how important customer service is. My advice: Don't even consider this place. All 150+ of us will not be coming back.
beware of nastiest bar owner ever
By vanessa.duve on 5/21/2016
My son had his prom at 40 Grove last night, he is very tall and by accident got caught in the hanging beads of one of those very low hanging plastic chandeliers. The owner called me at 2:24 am screaming that my son had vandalized his whole club and that he was picking up 'glass' everywhere, it was a straight out lie, we have plenty of witnesses. He threw my 17 year-old son onto the street, stole his phone and harassed and threatened him, saying that he called the police and will have him arrested. No way to communicates with this guy, it is just insult after insult...because the owner, Aram Sabet held my son back for the police to arrive, my son missed his bus to go back home to Long Island and had to find another ride in the middle of the night. Sabet never gave back the phone back so far....stay far away from this pond scum club
Stay away, Gilt City vouchers are scam
By milkorhoney on 10/17/2011
Line cut is false, everybody is VIP door. First come first serve table choice is false, voucher users are given worse cramped tables no matter how large your party. Tax and tip is based off the full price of your bottle, not the voucher. The real discount is not 82% off. It is actually closer to 50% with the appropriate tip and tax included. As a voucher user, I was a second class citizen.
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