J Lounge, Downtown LA
Rude management. Descent food. OK bar. Nice view.
It was my girlfriend's birthday and she was forced to make dinner reservations at 7:15 because the restaurant was booked with "reservations" for 8 o'clock. However, as 8:00 rolls around the place is COMPLETELY EMPTY with us and a small family of four sitting at the WORST tables in the house.
The management seemed to be very comfortable with treating diners like dirt, just because it was a saturday night and they had a line of like 3 people standing outside. Also, it seemed rather odd that a restaurant has a "No Birthdays" policy. Lucky for us though, our waiter was gracious enough to fixed us up a small dessert with a candle in it.
My advise, don't go for dinner. But i guess the bar is OK. Even though there are dozens of better bars to chose from in LA with better locations and friendlier service.
J Lounge is on my black list. Went there on a weekend for a friend's bday and they wouldn't let me in b/c I wasn't wearing dress shoes. Mind you, i don't go out in downtown very often and do most of my partying in Hollywood, and even the fanciest joints in Hollywood have never not let me in b/c of my shoes. Who do they think they are???? Do they not realize that they are a bar in downtown trying to build a customer base??? They should be happy anyone is even showing up.