This past weekend was the first for the newly opened Le Club, and reviews are mixed for the city’s seminal reservations-only bar. While the website of Le Club is still under construction, Julib brings us this bit of promotional copy:
Marble floors and an onyx bar are the perf [sic] backdrop for some old school cocktail sipping (sidecar, anyone?). Shoot pool, er, billiards in the room designated just for that. And nosh on eats like oysters and lobsters pot pie, thanks to Boston native Bob Cina (who hails from Cambridge’s famed Chez Henri). if it sounds like your father’s supper club, then you’re exactly right.
The place supposedly shoots for the feeling of a luxurious club sitting room of old–maybe England between the wars, which is a little funny as it is just a few blocks up Jones Street from Bourbon and Branch, another throwback that shoots for the feeling of a 1920s underground bootlegger’s lair.
While B&B; supports its gimmick with expertly made and well-received cocktails, Le Club’s gimmick apparently did it some harm, at least according to Yelpers. While some liked it, others found the staid environment “le lame,” with a lack of music, expensive drinks and some reportedly poor service.
Looks like reservations are in order, but not necessarily for a table.