The service is terrible! If you want to spend $8-12 per drink, there are plenty of other shi-shi places that serve you. The bartenders (all men) spend more time lighting candles, cleaning the bar, looking at their hair, serving women trying to look like models, then tending to patrons. The decor is nice, but the crowd and service extinguish any pleasantries you first experience when walking down into the lounge. This place tries way to hard to be cool. If you're not from New York, don't bother, and if you are from New York and you haven't been, don't bother. No matter how much money you intend to spend, it's a waste of time.
Pros: decor minus the crowd
Cons: service, bartenders, drinks