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217 Bowery, New York, NY, 10002
nr. Rivington St.
By nygmreview on 2/12/2008
I completely agree with what the other reveiwer said. They add 20% tip on anything purchased with a credit card. I went there with several friends and ordered a couple drinks. First off...it costs $35 for 2 mixed drinks, which is fine. I could deal with it.....if there were any alcohol in the drinks!! We ordered a couple cranberry vodkas. I could not even taste any alcohol....at all, so my friend asked (nicely, mind you) if they could add some alcohol in because we could not taste any. So, what did the bartender do?? She took the bottle of vodka and splashed it over our drinks, the couter....and us! She did this purposely....it was no mistake. Then she walked away and wouldn't look at us again. So, when they add a 20% gratuity ($7) on that service....we were pissed. There are so many places in NYC that has better service, better atmosphere, better prices and do not try and rip you off.
Why go to Katra
By upmayo26 on 6/5/2007
My compliments to Katra's management, specifically Christopher for running a tight ship. I planned a surprise birthday party at Katra late last month and was quite pleased with the service and attention our group was given. Despite last minute changes in reservations, Christopher made sure we were well-accommodated. Overall, Katra is an ideal venue for private events due to it's layout, atmosphere, and pleasant staff. The space didn't get uncomfortably packed and safe to say the crowd was mature and orderly. All in all, an enjoyable experience and I would recommend Katra as a fun tasteful lounge, with good music, tasty cocktails, and quality standards.
Faux Bar Tourist Trap
By kingdcomputers on 11/10/2006
Katra is notorious for hiding a %20 gratuity on every tab, expecting you to not notice and leave more. You willl have a better time going to East Side Company, Pegu, or Angels Share where the drinks, atmosphere, and staff are better equipped to show you a great evening without ripping you off.
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