Ha Salon has brought Israel to NYC. I remember being in Jerusalem and going to Mahneyuda It is a combination of food and an ongoing party. The music was blaring, people were dancing and food was being served. Israeli’s tend to work hard and play hard and the truth is so do NYers so HaSalon is certainly on to something.
We went to the opening night so the insanity of the evening makes it tough to comment on the food, service because it takes time to get the rhythm down. Yet the food is quite good. The huge pizza oven cooks everything from whole chickens to flat breads to skewers of lamb. It is a Mediterranean menu of goodness.
The music is super loud and at one point most people begin to dance and sing along once drinks begin to flow. Our waiter was getting into the groove. They plan on sticking to the food/disco theme a few times a week. It is a place to go with really great friends.
If you are hoping to go, the resy’s are backed up until September (so they say) although there is a bar in the front for people to stop-in and try out a few things. If you aren’t one for a full on party experience, definitely consider asking which nights are the party nights before making that resy.
I honestly can hardly wait to go back.