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26 Little West 12th St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Washington St.
This place doesn't even deserve a "1"
By c001 on 10/25/2006
Ok, if you are from out of town, you might think that this is a cool NYC place but it is NOT. If you live here or want to have a new york experience, DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS BAR. I've been here a few times thinking it might live up to it's hype but i can honestly say it is the WORST bar I have ever been to. Live it up and go to Gaslight instead....I promise you'll have more fun. :)
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By Esquire on 11/26/2006
If you like a very young, very B&T crowd then this is your place. Otherwise skip it. The bouncers haven't quite figured out how to run the door or for that matter move gracefully through the club without shoving folks left and right. Being elbowed by the girl with big hair and fake nails or the underaged guy with too much cologne and slicked back hair is one thing but being knocked off your heels by the bouncers is another. And by the way, the lead bouncer at the door, Alex couldn't even bring himself to give the place a 10 . . . he weighed in at 8.
If you want to be treated horrifically by DOOR MEN then go to Tenjune
By mercedes1218 on 8/14/2007
I can not imagine that after making a reservation and receiving an email confirmation, we would be treated as horrifically as we were by the extremely rude, obnoxious, arrogant bouncers/doorman. If having a confirmed reservation does NOT guarantee a table, why confirm it? We had all intentions to spend the ladder part of the evening for our bachelorette party at Tenjune, but as a result of uncouth, badmannered door staff, we were for no other reason than their whim, not allowed in. I am sure that Cielo GREATLY appreciated the horrific treatment, as that is where we ended up getting a table and a $6,200 tab. It is truly unfortunate someone in that organization feels its ok to treat its potential patrons this way. When asked I will describe Tenjune in every negative aspect imaginable. I woudl like to say thank you for the inconvenience, rude treatment, and taste of utter disgust I got as a parting gift from Tenjune!
Needs new staff desperately!
By dane0417 on 10/2/2007
I am a new yorker and understand the way clubs are in NYC however the way that the bouncers and security treat people at tenjune is completely unacceptable! After being put on the actual owners list (by one of the owners) a group of us (9 Girls!) went to tenjune the other night. Well apparently you really have to actually be a celebrity for the bouncers to treat you with any kind of respect, because they are so rude. I have never witnessed men treating women like this in my life. And it wasn't even like they were being selective trying to choose the pretty girls online to let in. They literaly weren't look at anyone! Even when we spoke to that jerk Alex he looked right past us, they basically were all just pacing back and forth doing nothing while thier sidewalk security gaurds yell at women. I guess its a tough job cuz they looked like they were having a hard time. And the best part is this place isn't even worth all that, the other places they own like ONE and STK are so much better.
This place BLOWS. Please do not support this bar!
By Sarahp on 10/16/2007
If you are thinking about going to this bar, THINK AGAIN AND READ THE MANY NEGATIVE REVIEWS!!! As a frequent of many bars and clubs around the world, I can honestly say that this club has the most ignorant and rude staff possible. I am shocked at the way people are treated at the door, especially women. I've heard a few big, burly door men speak with unbelievalble disrespect to so many people. My friend and I went (we are both girls) and we were denied entry. My friend is a Playmate in Playboy (as of recently) and I am have never been refused entry in many exclusive clubs,and Alex ignored us. I have seen countless attractive people get turned down, as others just elbowed their way to the front since they knew a knob or two that worked the door. WHERE DO THEY FIND THESE IDIOTS??? What a way to promote hype. Give me a break. I hope this place closes down and those clowns become unemployed. Unbelievable...just unbelievable.
By Posh212 on 11/9/2007
This place is completely ridiculous the people working outside appear to be selective by only allowing a few people here & there in. It's funny that those they let in are not attractive at all, but know someone who promotes there or bends Alex over on the weekends. All he does is pretend like he's super busy, by pacing back & forth. I always get in everywhere else I go, even went to Bungalow 8 last week, and I never wait in line to get in Marquee, who by the way has the hottest Doorman love you Wass :) ... Maybe you can learn something from him Alex, or maybe not considering how demanding your job is. People who were coming out were telling those on line that the music sucked & it wasn't worth it at all, bunch of hype.
Lacks class but attracts classy patrons
By DeeDee77082 on 5/8/2010
Visited NY for the first time. Saw pics of Tenjune and thought it would be a great venue to visit. Made reservations and stood in line for 2 hours before being told by an apology with no explanation that my reservation wouldn't be honored. Total trash and horrible rapport. I will never patronize this joint. Want class, visit STK for both dinner and drinks plus great music and awesome customer service. We had eaten at STK before going next door to Tenjune. When our night was shattered, we returned to STK and had a blast...bought nothing short of bottles at the bar! Go there instead! Seems as though, for Tenjune, you have to be no older than 22 and any race other than black....just sayin.
Calm down folks!
By girardasse on 12/11/2007
Considering the terrible comments here, I feel the need for a positive note. 1/ Music: Most of the time its been pretty good. 2/ Decor: Not bad. 3/ Drinks: Average. 3/ Crowd: Some reviewers who didnt get in are insulting the ones who party there. Though one can be pissed at the bouncer (Im not gonna advocate), claiming that the club is filled with only ugly and old people is more the proof of a oversized ego than an objective fact (FYI, Ive already seen a lot of models, including a topmodel celebrating her birthday). That said, I feel sorry for the ones who had a geniunely bad experience with the staff. To the others who always want to be in the most exclusive spots but cant accept to be denied sometimes, you shouldn't be bitter...
Great night out
By nywriter23 on 8/20/2007
This reivew is somewhat biased bc I went w/ a friend who has been there many times and had arranged for a table for us. Although there was a huge line, we only waited about 5 minutes before they brought our party of 10 downstairs and gave us two tables on the dance floor. So, if you were one of the people stuck outside, that probably sucked.... But....inside was great! The bottle service came quickly, our waitress was great (which you'd expect for $5K+) and the DJ was fab. The music was more funny than cutting edge (there was a massive cheer when Sweet Home Alabama came on, which is always weird in NCY).Contrary to the other posters, I didn't find it very B&T (and I live about 5 blocks away) or too young (I'm 32 and everyone at our tables was in their late 20s or 30s). We danced all night and had a blast. Would I have waited outside for an hour to get in? Probably not....
By robin123 on 5/16/2008
I was visiting from out of town and have never been to New York before so when I was planning my evenings I wanted to go to places that represent everything (good) you hear about the city when you dont live there. We had dinner at in the Meatpacking District and my friend suggested we try our luck at Tenjune which Id read about in magazines but wasnt sure I could get into. We waited outside for awhile and actually started talking to the guys next to us who were waiting to speak to the doorman about their reservation. By the time he got to them they insisted we join them at their table and after that, I can honestly say, it may have become the single most memorable night of my trip.
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