Kola House

4.2
60 reviews
$31 to $50
American
Kola House is a live music venue available for a multitude of private and public events, with a multifaceted space designed by legendary musician and designer Lenny Kravitz, Kola House can seat 150 people comfortably and host up to 300 standing. From corporate luncheons and dinners to graduation celebrations, birthdays and any party or special occasion you can think of, our in-house Events
Coordinators have over 20 years’ experience helping our guests plan the event of their dreams!
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
4.1
ambience
3.7
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoanneG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Went to Kola House using a Travel Zoo voucher. It is very nicely decorated, modern and clean. Our waiter Nick was great and attentive. The appetizers were very tasty, but amount of food very small. Drinks were tasty too but served in small glasses filled to the brim with ice and at a cost of $16 each. I think the biggest problem was the entrees. We ordered two for the table of four people. The chicken was suppose to be for two people and cost $56 and the fish dish which was $37. The fish was slightly better than the chicken but nothing special taste wise. The chicken consisted of six small pieces that were dry and pretty tasteless. Thinking back we wish we would have complained but we didn't. Given NYC prices are high, this was still way overpriced for the quantity/quality of the food and drinks. Will not recommend and will not go back.

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vipDavidA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Ambiance wasn't great, nice bar area -seems like tables in restaurant was an after thought.
Staff seems confused and food took forever to come out, they bought us drinks to make up for the delay. Food was just okay, a little better the your local dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!! We will def come back soon! Thank you so much for your hospitality!

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vipMario
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Twice I have made reservations for this restaurant via Opentable. The first time on 10-6-17 they cancelled it hours before for a private event. The second time on 10-28-17 we paid for parking and showed up one time only to be told that the restaurant was closed. On both occasions, they called or texted independently of OpenTable confirming the reservation. We have gift certificate for the restaurant now expired due to inability to have reservations honored and zero word back from them. Avoid.

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AndreaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had the best live jazz experience in our 20 years living in NYC.

The Monday night Big Band Jazz orchestra and the swing dancers took us back to a 1940's film. Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing ! Great food and service

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vipZoefoodie
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Came to dinner here with a Pulsd voucher which wasn't really followed. Food was tasty, appetizers were better than the entrees and overall a nice time, but the restaurant turns into a club and while we were finishing up the staff was moving tabels around for the night crowd. Overall a weird vibe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Planned my birthday dinner here & arrived to the restaurant being closed because of a water main break. Couldn’t have called your reservations to tell them? It was really fun trying to find another restaurant at 9pm on a Friday night with a group for my birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was alot of fun! We were there on a Monday and it was "Big Band Monday". The band was setting up and started playing while we ate. We had a very tasty homemade ricotta appetizer with strawberry jam in the center and spread both on a piece of toast. The ricotta and jam mixture was good enough to eat by itself - melt in your mouth. We shared the chicken for two and that was very tasty too (fried was awesome and juicy). Gelato for desert hit the spot. Would definitely go again when in town!

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vipKeeshaun
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined before the live music crowd and it was very quiet (almost empty). The space is beautiful and the service was excellent. The food however was the most memorable. The meats were cooked perfectly tender, the cocktails were excellent and the side dishes that came with our meal were yummy. I would definitely return.

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jules
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Kind of a weird neon vibe as it seems more of an event space than a restaurant. Food, however, was quite good and the service was exceptional.

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vipDeCo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very tasty food, good service and great live jazz music

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Music! Our was very friendly and accommodating. I didn't eat but my friend did and enjoyed the pizz.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm from Argentina ...amazing place...amazing show of the blackfires...great time..

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was extremly good, service was good too but the atmosphere was not very customer-friendly; they removed the tables because there was a private party about to start

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BritO
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The menu is overpriced. They list everything as family sized, however, when I ordered the ravioli, they only served me one medium sized ravioli. I felt as though it was a rip off.

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vipSavvy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst food experience of the millennium

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was good and the place nice. Too bad that they had a GREAT concert by Sophie Auster and there was s Google crowd making noise and interfering with a music recital. I mean if there's music playing live the environment should be prepared for us ONLY visiting your place because of the artist.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Cool spot, live band is always a plus. Younger crowd.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2017
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Music was too loud to have a conversation at the table

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A bit rubbish - had booked a table but restaurant closed due to snow. No email or phone call to that effect, nothing on their website or Twitter (even though they did tweet that day). I only found out when I rang an hour or so before to check. Lots of other places open that evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my 21st birthday for dinner and the staff was so sweet and conversational. They were quick with cocktails and generous with wine tasting. I love the events they host here as well and that motivated me to try this place on a very special day

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markb
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, cool, great cocktails and very tasty food, chicken cooked two ways is a must!

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AlnurLakha
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dining experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was taken care of beyond expectations. Will definitely recommend to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place. Beautiful inside, super cool, great drinks and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2017
Overall1food3service3ambience4

Everything was cool, until we

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MartyM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived the fried chicken for two and the goat cheese ice cream was a true delight

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I had hoped for...I'm always skeptical when hearing about a new Trendy Meatpacking restaurant but it's the kind of thing you just have to try out anyways.
We arrived and the place was pretty full, the bar and overall decor is really unique and very instagram-worthy, lots of little details throughout that caught our eye..Service was great and we loved trying all the unique cocktail combinations especially the smoky one. The menu is easy and approachable and definitely great for groups to share which we did. The chicken for two is pretty epic. Be aware, you will probably find yourself people watching and staring at their crowd which on the night we were there was pretty impressive...Maybe it was due to Fashion Week but expect to see quite a few celebrities dining their as well...
My only negative was their beer selection was somewhat limited but that's me being super picky. Definitely will be back soon.

RK
vipRickK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2017
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The place was empty, maybe 6-8 other people were having dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! A hidden gem in the meatpacking. From the decor, to the food and drinks, to the service- everything was top notch. Very sexy place to take a date or meet up with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Limited options and food did not meet our expectations. Basically there are 3 options to order a steak or 2 types of fish (very limited menu).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Kola House is always a top choice for dinners or gatherings. Being in the Meat Packing District allows for a happy medium afterwork for dinner or drinks.

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abclikes
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was introducing a new seasonal menu. New items were great. Branzino for two was terrific and so was the pizza. Looking forward to returning.

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vipJennifer
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is now the second time we've been here. Both experiences were great. Our waiter even remembered us from our first visit.

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foodie405
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great hidden gem! Love the food, presentation and decor. Such a fun place to grab dinner with friends! Would highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good time. Must have wild salmon tartar

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Nico
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2016
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Rude staff, bad lighting and way overpriced. Staff needs to be improved

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Amini523
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I must say I was disappointed, I hyped this place up so much and for nothing. My steak needed salt and was too charred. Apple dessert was like a bowl of apple piece with cinnamon crumbs. I was still hungry after my meal, ended up eating pizza at the Gas light pub. My only regret was not sending my food back, I didn't because I was on a tight schedule.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience5

It's incredibly loud so go for drinks with friends but not to really talk. Service was great for us and the decor looks nice, but expect to wait after your reservation time to be seated. Food is hit or miss, which is a shame given some of the price points - but really people are there to be seen. Admittedly I was curious about this place during conception from a marketing pov.

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vipEceB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Everything was great but questioned a little bit too much by our waiter. Ambiance is great, cocktails are great, welcoming team are great. I would def. go back

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Kola House is rated 4.2 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

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