505 West St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Jane St.
By dg8375 on 12/29/2008
Not jealous at all..seriously..she was the rudest person I have ever encountered. Maybe SHE was jealous or is just one of those nasty women that are bitchy to other women. Anyway..mice droppings, sewage backup, hepatitis C...Yeah..Sociaista is great. No thank you!
By michael73 on 12/25/2008
Thats weird , Angela has never been snobish or rude to me. Sounds like a bit of jealousy too me........ I highly recommend the socialista.
By Walk on 10/27/2008
This is one of those clubs where having lots of money is apparently a substitute for having style. Whatever the hype says, this is not a "cool" club - it's full of averagely dressed guys sitting around their bucket of champagne, letting the world know they can afford it, and barely cracking a smile. Girls push past because they want you to know they're important enough to do so (they aren't) and the general vibe is that everyone is trying way too hard. Style doesn't come with designer labels, it's in who you are and how you live and no amount of money in the world can buy that. Avoid this place, it's rubbish.
By dg8375 on 10/14/2008
This place is a joke...what a shame that this is considered a hot spot in NYC...Cafe Socialista and Socialista should come up in the dictionary when you look up the definition for delusions of grandeur. RUDE staff. The bouncers are ridiculous... Sucker punching people..taking fights to the street when they should be mediating situations... The general manager of the downstairs area- Angela- is a snob and completely unprofessional. I wouldn't send my worst enemy here. You wrote this review. Do you want to update it?
By Haircult on 5/7/2008
Last night was the second time in a couple of months that I had dinner at the Socialista restaurant, and for the second time it was a major disappointment. Its a swanky looking place that leads you to believe from their website that if you eat at their place you can hang at their bar. So the first time I had dinner with some friends from out of town and rudely got shot down by the guy at the door who as i have read didn't make it as an actor so is now working the door and is one of the rudest people i have ever encountered. Last night my second time, this time my boyfriend went thru all the socialista protocol to ensure getting in for a few drinks and some salsa dancing to the cuban band and the email didn't seem to work. We let the host know downstairs. I fell down the stairs of the upstairs bar in the process and seem to have fractured my elbow which neither of them seem to care. This place is a joke and I will never be back. The food portions are a joke.
By jessicalg on 2/27/2008
How many bored doormen does it take to turn away guests from a empty door? Apparently four if you're working at the new lounge Socialista, which has "no connection" to the overpriced mediocre restaurant right below with the same name. Despite advertisments on the website for Cuban music on Tuesday nights in the upstairs lounge (strange isn't is considering they're not connected), we were summilarily turned away from a door crowded only with bouncers after eating in the DEAD restaurant next door. Service was poor and the food was nothing outstanding, but the real insult is that no one seems to care that you're there despite spending a pretty penny. Poor old Fidel would be sick just thinking about, even without the Hep A that was potentially served up along with the cocktails last week. Owners should watch out that someone doesn't sneak up and change lettering on door to read "Capitalista."
By phenomeron on 2/22/2008
nice ambiance. good food. when we made a reservation to have dinner, we were never told that getting into the upstairs lounge required us to be on a guest list. that said, we were treated very rudely by the doorman about getting in. we would have been more than happy to pay the $15 cover, but were told that there was no way we were getting in.
By girardasse on 12/13/2007
Its too bad and ironic that Socialista is so exclusive. Because if you have the chance to get in, its more than a decent spot. Both downstairs and upstairs are decorated with good taste (minimalist), I love the ceiling fan, the blinds and the paintings...and the cuban band is doing a great job! Drinks are above average.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.