The NYC Piano Bar & Restaurant
Great food. Great music. Had shrimp with pasta and it was wonderful.
The Piano entertainment was very good. The Valentine's meal was sub par. Steak was less than 3/8" and dry. Understaffed.
The ambiance and the dueling pianos and singers were great. The special Valentine's dinner was mediocre. I want to go again to try the regular menu, and especially the NY style Pizza and to listen to the dueling pianos again.
We went here for the first time for a Valentine's Day Special. $69/couple with a free bottle of wine. The service was incredibly slow (they were understaffed I think) and the food was AWFUL. The steak was full of gristle and oddly cooked. It was like really bad bar food instead of the meal we thought we were getting. I think this was a little out of their wheelhouse. The entertainment was an hour late so we only got to see about 10 minutes of actual "Dueling Pianos". We were really disappointed as we were so excited to try this place out for the first time. Before I make a solid judgement, I will likely go back on a night that is more like their "every day" as I think they got in a little over their heads with the whole Valentines Day thing.
I like to try things out for myself rather than strictly rely on online reviews. Sadly, I should have listened to the reviews about the NYC Piano Bar. I want to state immediately that the lady welcoming us in and who served our drinks was impeccable and nothing in this review is relative to her except to say she was the highlight of the evening.
Now, as for the reason we went - we tried the Piano Bar in Spokane and thought how much fun it would be to visit the one in CDA. We were very disappointed and left early. It was Saturday night on Labor Day Weekend, you thought it would be a bit more busy. Perhaps it picked up after we left at 10:30 PM. The Piano playing was mediocre at best. The owner who plays the piano as well as his sidekick in the dueling position were not entertainers. They tried their best to put on a show but between the pianos being out of tune, their voices off key and the constant need to read the lyrics from their cell phone or tablets it was simply bad showmanship. I understand one can't memorize the whole library of songs available but at least attempt to put on a good show.
Had I paid cover I would have asked for my money back, but fortunately none of us did. We did tip to hear our songs played - but again, some where unrecognizable.
And beware -this is not a bar in the the truest sense. Only some beer and wine is available along with a handful of prepacked aluminum can type cocktails such as Rum and Coke coming in at a paltry 6% alcohol. Frankly, had they had a full bar I suppose I would have inebriated myself enough to at least attempt a good time. We didn't get up to dance once. Sadly, the 'canned' music was livelier than the ivory keys being murdered onstage.
Take yourself to the Riddler Piano Bar in downtown Spokane for a really entertaining time of dueling pianos if you can - it's worth the ride. We live in Spokane and we made the trip to CDA to make an evening of it with dinner, drinks and dancing. Our bad.
A nice place for a relaxing lunch with the grandchild!
We had such a great time a few months ago my husband and I invited a few of our friends to spend Friday evening at The NYC Piano Bar. No disappointment there! Once again we all had a great time! We'll be back!
We came to the piano bar to celebrate our friends birthday and they did not disappoint! The two gentlemen playing the pianos were so entertaining and funny. We are going to make it our Thursday after work tradition. AWESOME PLACE definitely recommend the NYC Piano Bar
The NYC Piano Bar & Restaurant is rated 3.7 stars by 8 OpenTable diners.
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