Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bar Review: Chi-Cha Lounge

What is it with some bars and restaurants around town that act like the customers are doing them the favor by walking through the door?

I went to Chi-Cha for the first time 2 weeks ago and had a great time with no complaints.  This weekend we decided to go back again and it was a different story.  There was an open table that we tried to sit in and were told it was reserved and that if we wanted to sit anywhere it would be a minimum of $20 for each person.   This policy wasn't in place the week before.  We were treated very rude by the blonde at the door and the manager.  They said we could wait at the bar.  2 hours later, there still wasn't anyone at the table and we had to go to them again to ask to be seated.  It is a shame that this happened because we did have fun the time before, but this place shouldn't treat their customers like they are dispensable.  There are plenty of places in DC where we can go to spend our money.  Unfortunately, Chi-Cha Lounge will no longer be one of them.

Chi-Cha Lounge on Urbanspoon


Mary said...

My friend hosted a fundraiser there and were told they would get 15% of the night's proceeds, only to have the rug pulled out from under them.

They ended up only giving them 15% of the alcohol revenue, even though all of us ordered a bunch of food for the event!


Capital Cooking said...

Thanks for the comment. Seems like a pattern.