Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekend Recap: Babes in TOYland

Saturday night my girlfriends went down to TOY in the Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District for dinner to celebrate one of my best friend's birthday. This is a location that has been on my bucket list since it opened so I was so excited to go! When we walked in, the whole place was dark like a club and only lit by strobe lights. As we were waiting for our table to be ready, there was an awesome acrobatic performance in a lifted cage and then also go-gos dancing on one bar. Once we were seated we scanned over the extensive exotic drink menu and finally decided on 2 Giant fishbowls to split with the table. We decided on the "Barbie" and "Checkmate" and both were fruity and delicious. For dinner, I ordered the Beauty Roll which was Toy's version of a naruto roll with no rice and wrapped in cucumber. The food was pretty good but this spot is much more about the entertainment and the nightlife than the dining. Throughout dinner there is loud music from a dj in the corner and if you look around the room, everyone is moving in their seats. This is definitely not a place you take someone to talk - our waiter could barely hear our order haha




Somewhere through fishbowl number 2 our waiter decided he took a liking to the bday girl and started bringing out trays of shots with sparklers. Before we knew it, the whole restaurant was up and dancing including the host and wait staff and TOY had quickly transformed from dinner to a club with endless bottles of Dom Perignon. It was the perfect venue for a girls night and a birthday celebration and I definitely recommend that if you are looking to try something out of the box that you rally your friends and make a reservation. I would 100% go back


The whole group :)

Barbie & Checkmate Fishbowls

Michele's face is priceless as the next round arrives 

With Kelly, the Birthday Girl before heading to Gansevoort. My dress and Leather bomber are BCBG Max Azria and my clutch is Ted Baker