We were the only people having dinner which was weird. The food was absolutely terrible but our waitress was great. Then we went upstairs to the club/lounge and the woman behind the bar with her hair and in a bun and glasses on was so rude to us when we asked for for a drink menu that we actually left. We won’t be back. I’m sure this place is a one last much longer anyways.
Nothing at this place was good! From the moment we arrived, to the water spilling and breaking a full glass of water on me, to waiting 30 min for each round of drinks, to receiving the wrong food after 55 minutes! Service was AWFUL and slow for a night that wasn’t even busy! We’d never go back or recommend it to ANYONE!
Do not come here for food. This is a bar pretending to be a restaurant. The food that we ordered looked like it came out of the microwave directly.
Very "clubby" vibe.. however when my group arrived they were in the process of changing their menu so nothing that was posted online was available. It was only bar food (sliders, etc) and ZERO specialty cocktails. We ended up staying for one drink then had to go to another place for dinner since there was barely any food here.
Possibly the worst place I have ever been! Terrible service and it was not even busy.
I went for dinner with a friend at 7:45 PM when there were only four tables occupied in the entire restaurant. We were welcomed nicely and the order was taken promptly. We ordered the steak and burger and an extra side of fries. The steak arrived about 35 minutes later. But the burger was not served with the other entrée. My friend and I decided to share the steak and when we finished we kept waiting for the burger to arrive. The burger took another 15 minutes after we had finished the first entrée. I decided to order some drinks. The drinks were served wants the burger arrived later. I got a glass that was dirty and had lipstick stains! This was really gross. For restaurant which didn't have too much traffic at the time the lack of good service really spoil the mood. The extra order of fries were never served.
The ambience was nice and the music was lively. The food was actually quite decent for a lounge. But the service was really bad by the wait staff. They should really learn how to serve the two entrées together for a party of two. I don't think I'll be going there again.
Such a huge disappointment. Even with a reservation, we had to wait a half hour for our table at 9pm on a Wednesday. They had a private event on each floor, and they all were very loud and obnoxious. I understand this is more of a"club" now, so stop offering dinner reservations at that hour. Because of these private events, seating was limited. We got seated at a coffee table... yes, a coffee table. For dinner.
Sadly we ended up leaving before even having a server come up to us. I could not eat dinner sitting at a coffee table. Very disappointing.
I will say, though, the host was very friendly and we enjoyed talking to her while we waited for her table. Obviously this all wasn't her fault.
If looking for a party atmosphere, Sunday night is not the night to go.
VNYL has a a great provenance behind it...but you'll need to visit for the story.
Fun interesting place, good food, great drinks, excellent service, beautiful decor (an ode to seventies design). Closer to a club than a restaurant but definitely fits into the clubsteraunt oeuvre.
They do not always honor dinner reservations at the door, so not your best bet if you want to eat because the doormen are disorganized.
Nice decor and ambiance. However, overpriced with lacking service.
Went to watch game w brunch. Perhaps better for a night spot.
Loveeee this restaurant find! Enjoyed every bit for my Birthday celebration. 100% satisfied.
Host was nowhere to be found- waited 52 minutes at bar for our table. The music was the best part. Bartender nice and fast. Food was salty and I suppose okay at best. Service at the table was horrible. I would not go back.
My boyfriend and I booked this place before we went on our trip to New York. Was looking forward to spending our first valatines in NY and heard about this place so booked it. First off all the table we had was so small it's more a place to go for drinks. My boyfriend wanted the steak but didn't have the size he wanted so he ordered short rib beef. When the food came I could not believe they first of all served the short rib beef it was slopped on the plate and tasted like a bowl of salt.We could not get out of there fast enough. It ruined our valatines night as we were so looking forward to dinner. My boyfriend could not finished his food it was so bad he had to get food somewhere else. My experience was terrible, very over priced and presentation was terrible. No one cared that we weren't satisfied just said hope u have a better experience next time. As if someone goes back to a place where they were served bad food!
The food was awful
Food was only ok and half the menu was sold out on a Saturday evening.
The food and cocktails were AMAZING, but a little intense/clubby for us.
The place is very trendy and has amazing ambiance. We were seated downstairs which allows for conversation without the loud music. I liked the cocktail menu a lot. We ordered the chicken tacos (4) which were very tasty! The lobster pasta dish was entirely too spicy. It was inedible. A dish we ordered had a piece of plastic from a container accidentally embedded in the food. The waiter didn't even appear to be apologetic. Everyone else likes their dish. They didn't have to go boxes for our leftover food. I was really upset about that because the amount of food I had was quite a bit. I hardly ate the dish! We did go upstairs to the bar and dance floor. That was fun! The music was great! The decor was perfect for pictures! Overall I think this place has potential but they need to focus on the food and dining experience and quality of service.
Disappointed. We made a reservations weeks ahead and we're put in a corner that clearly isn't usually used and the service was pathetic.
Booked dinner for 8pm and only had half the menu to order from and when the Waiter did take our order he came back to inform us that yet another course was no longer available. And the Waiter couldn't even get the drinks order right asked for red and got white wine. 50mins later I got an over cooked greasy steak with just a handful of fries. There are so many great places to eat in NY but this is not one of them. At one stage I spotted one of the bar staff eating a customers leftovers at the bar. Won't forget this restaurant in a hurry but for all the wrong reasons.
The 70's decor was great but the drinks where expensive and watered down. The food wasn't great. Service was very friendly.
We had a great time at VNYL for my friends dinner. Love this place! It's huge and has four floors. The dj was so great when we were dining on the first floor then we went to the third floor and it had a good crowd. Although the dance floor was way too overheated later.
Honestly wish this was better. The waiter was nice enough to give us a larger table but the overall service was awful. By the time our friends' food came out, ours was cold. The manager gave us a free dessert for the wait.. but even that took forever. The waiter had no idea if the dessert had eggs or nuts--- and we had a person allergic to both. The space is really neat and wish we had a better experience but I would not recommend this place to others.
They are still working out the kinks with the dining. The place looks great, and the people are friendly, but the service and food leave something to be desired. Def go for the music/drinks/dancing, but it's not a food destination just yet.
Unfortunately my confirmed reservation was not honored, as there were exactly 2 tables in the downstairs area that were occupied and upper floors were rented out for private events. We didn't want to dine at the bar and had to leave.
I called ahead to confirm that the dinner had no age restriction, but when we got to the restaurant we we're faced with a bouncer who didn't let us in. After waiting outside for a few minutes he let us in and told us he didn't want to see us acting 21. Dinner was great but the front door experience lessened the night.
Awful! No proper dinner tables
The food was alright and the drinks were expensive. I was disappointed that I couldn't make a later reservation but noone was even in the restaurant. We ended up eating in the lounge area and not even at a table eventhough there were open tables.
Good open table experience
This is the best restaurant in nyc! The menu has something for everyone. The cocktails were awesome and they use Intelligentsia coffee!
Ambiance was stellar - and the food was very good. Our group felt the prices were high for the level of service and the neighborhood.