Being a neighbor of the new salon, a girlfriend and I decided to go there on the Oscar evening. We went in they had half off bottles of champange which was nice. Overall I think the place cheapens the third ward. Why put up a cheap beer light in the window in the nice art district.
I met the owner, got to talking to him. He was very opinionated which is fine but when you are a new comer in the neighborhood, I would have thought he would be a little more neutral. He over heard my friend and I talking about my fiancee and I getting married right away ( we have only been engaged 3 months), he went on a rant about young military couples (my fiancee is in the Air Force), saying that he doesn't like giving his tax money for 17 year olds to have a million babies just so that they can make money. He was very rude and I thought it was very judgemental to be bad talking the military when he obviously does not know anything about it.
I wouldn't recommend this bar to anyone. The decor is horrible except for the things that Soho7 left. Thumbs down to this bar.
I don't think many people know that it is called La Boulangerie and assume that it is part of the Broadway Bistro. I life accross the street and come there on saturday mornings to get a bagel and coffee. The bagels are sooo good but their service is terrible. I usually wait at least a minute or two or have to flag someone down to get something. It never seems like anyone is there ready to take orders. Good thing i usually give myself 10 minutes to go there to get to work on time. Coffee is pretty good but they have been known to run out of vanilla syrup on me and i am forced to get something else.
I love Erbert and Gerbert's subs but their delivery system sucks. I have them deliver only 2 blocks away and it usually takes 45 minutes to an hour. Although they do let you know of the time, if I weren't working I would save the tip money and walk over there. They usually have "delivery car troubles" and use that as an excuse. The subs are great though that's why i keep coming back.