Blue Velvet Downtown...anyone...anyone???
- afs Mar 23, 2007 04:59 PM
I finally get the chance to check out Blue Velvet tonight. Saw the downtown news article, heard people chatter about the place, some liked it some didn't like. They have a full bar so regardless I'll be happy.
Bottom line is........ what's good there?
Took the wife for her birthday last week. Really cool space. The design by Tag front is exceptional and fun. The food was good and inventive. I had the lobster cassoulet (slightly underseasoned, IMHO) and a roast chicken with speck that was delicous. We had a caramel, butterscotch dessert that was very, very tastey.
The only quibble I have with the place is the noise. The bar area adjacent to where we were seated was loud -- there were a couple of sauced-up young ladies in there who were yelling at everybody who walked by. not the best. but perhaps not the usual. hard to tell.
but other than that, it was a very enjoyable evening. a worthy addition to the downtown/westlake area.
We have been and really liked it. Great space-just beautiful. The food has been cosictantly good. The service was great.
I went recently. The decor has a specific appeal, which doesn't work for me. The bartender, Mike, is wonderful. It goes down hill from there. The manager is a jerk and the menu didn't have anything that grabbed me. I tried a few items and none of them were exceptional, except for the price. The food was ok. Just ok. I found the ambience sterile to annoying. A good crowd for third tier celeb types and skinny chicks. The unisex bathrooms didn't work for me.