Having been several times to EO I was disappointed on my last visit. The service at the restaurant tables was slow and disinterested. Lacked the usual warmth. The food quality was ok but not it’s previous standard. Meals came out at different times, the last arrived a good 10 minutes after everyone else’s and only after we asked the waitstaff to go and chase it up. Cocktails were excellent as usual. Really disappointing after having previously had such great experiences.
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Love the music and food would highly recommend. It’s loud but music is great it’s nice to listen to.
Thanks for the rave review, Monica!
Lively & very fun place! Lots of people watching and high energy. The DJ, Dakota, was outstanding and kept it skillfully hopping and entertaining for all!
Thanks for the fantastic review TM! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the live DJ. We hope you'll be back soon!
The best service ever
Thanks for the amazing feedback and 5-star review! We hope to see you again very soon!
Really disappointing, took my partner for Valentine’s Day and had high hopes from the reviews I read. But unfortunately we were an overlooked table all night. We were sat in a corner and forgotten about we had to ask for the bill 3 times when we wanted to leave. We had stayed for the promise of a burlesque show at 9:30 and when it got to 10:00 we decided we had waited long enough. As we went to leave one song was played and that was it. Whilst the food was good the service really let it down. Even the host was exhausted and admitted to having a hard night which as a patron I can sympathise with but it is also disappointing to have this brought to our attention. I left embarrassed that I had booked this venue for our date night.
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Atmosphere was great service was fantastic... Music was a bit loud for talking but we had a really good night
Thanks for the 5-star review! We appreciate your feedback and we hope to have you back at EO very soon, Sylvia!
Great food, service, atmosphere, entertainment , could not recommend more! We will be back!
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Service food ambiance was tops
Loved the beautiful burlesque dance and feel there should be more entertainment
Thanks Josette! We hope to see you again very soon!
My sister and I went for dinner on Saturday evening. I have been to the Manhattan restaurant a few times. The only real similarity was the neon sign outside and the logo - all very cool. We may have picked a bad evening, but they were out of the gin I ordered (for a speakeasy!), out of the fish my sister ordered, so she ordered chicken instead - they came back 15 mins later to say they were out of chicken, so she ordered gnocchi instead. I had roast lamb. It was a raucous crowd, topped off by a cabaret dancer on the bar (I was fine with the latter). However, our food took well over an hour to arrive - it was tasty.
In their defense they were very apologetic and comp’d us some sangria and a bottle of wine - they attitude by the staff was exemplary.
Took my wife for our anniversary dinner. We were greeted by a incredible friendly German host. She made my wife and I feel very welcome. She ensured that we were looked after all night. The food was amazing and the atmosphere just perfect. We will definitely be back some time soon, and we hope the main host will be there again.
Absolutely LOVED this place. The vibe transports you to another place, where fun thrives and people are so very friendly. The food was superb, cocktails delicious and I cannot remember having service that good for a long time.
What a fun night! The service was fantastic and so was the performance on the bar! We will definitely be back for another round and for a longer evening !! xxx
Music is too loud which means everyone has raised voices which takes away from the ambiance of what would have been a great night
Great venue for cocktails and dinner. Was a bit noisy and hard to hear.
Had a wonderful experience! We came early for our booking and even though our table was taken, they found a way to accommodate us. Great cocktails and the food is well executed and delicious! Had a number of snacks and everyone hit the spot. Outstanding service
I love this place. It can be pricey but that's the kind of place it is. I just wish it were busier!
Such an awesome please! We didn't know what to expect and we all loved it!
Fantastic atmosphere & great attentive service
Ridiculously loud for a dinner venue, we found ourselves shouting at each other to be heard. Food was poor with the meat overcooked and dry. Seating was poorly positioned with people constantly bumping into us and other tables. The couple next to us got into an argument with some drunks who the waitress could not control. Staff were very lovely and did their best but this is a cocktail bar and overpriced one at that. It is certainly not a place to dine.
Great spot, cool vibes and you can actually hear the conversation! Perfect!
Music was great!! i really loved the food and wine
Loved it! It was my birthday & service, ambience, music was wonderful. I didn’t like the original table spot & was immediately moved to a better location. Amazing service will highly recommend this place
A bit overpriced and too noisy. The service is good though and the online booking system is a plus, but not a great place to relax and have a conversation.
Awesome cocktails and service. See you again soon
Fantastic cool place. Will be back again soon. Awesome cocktails and so great to be able to book a table.
Too noisy for a meal, service pleasant but a bit scattery and cocktails (martinis) not worth the $25 price tag. We only had a quick bite to eat and ate more substantially elsewhere due to the noise.
Been to the Employees Only NYC and loved it! So excited they opened one in Sydney.. Was not disappointed! Great atmosphere, loved the music. Will definitely return with the girls for another catch up soon.
Came here on a Monday night; and while the wait staff was attentive, the service itself was hit-and-miss. One of the dishes we ordered was completely missed, and then when we ordered it again we got a completely different dish (with the waitress insisting that it was the same dish we ordered). The chef wasn't present because when we asked for what's in one of the dishes we were told that only the kitchen hands were available and they don't know the ingredients. Overall, I appreciate the concept of the restaurant and the atmosphere. But it could use with a little sprucing up in terms of the quality of the food and service.
I booked based on reviews, but was disappointed in the service , lack of attention, messed up our order and the food was just so so.
Not worth the price either.
First and last time for me. Maybe a bad night??
Was a great night, food was absolutely amazing and the staff were great!
Great place! Very stylish, good atmosphere of 1920-30s pub
Another amazing evening with fiends. Cocktails on point 👌. See you again EOS
Great cocktail bar! Been here twice now and have loved the cocktails and atmosphere both times. It is a great bar for a date night or night with the girls.
Awesome venue and great vibes
The cocktails and service are excellent and if that's what you're after then EO is a great place to visit. Unfortunately the food wasn't anything special, had a really chewy skirt steak so the focus seems to be on the cocktails. The space is nice but lacked a feeling of warmth, intimacy and energy, perhaps it was because my party was sitting in the middle of the dining area rather than the banquettes.
Great service and the best cocktail in Sydney forever! I love the music there . But they don’t have too much choice for main , so I will say it is a great place to have cocktail in such a nice bar but not enough place for fine dining.
Finally got to Employees Only and it did not disappoint. From the great ambience, to delicious cocktails, good tunes and fabulous staff this bar is definitely a place to go back to time and time again. Thought it was good for both small and large groups to get together but what really impressed me was the staff. Service was impeccable and friendly. Can't wait to go back!
Great find, cool vibe and really good food!
Good night, food was good. I like the way the menu was designed, some very thoughtful dishes. A couple of dishes were under seasoned. The 'Tuscan Black Cabbage Slaw' was a really boring dish, baby cavolo leaves with julienne of carrot and squeeze of lemon juice is pretty underwhelming, thought it would be more of a South Carolina style slaw. Crab Raviolo was a good dish, fennel nage was good, lacked a bit of seasoning, could have used some fennel tops to finish, crab lacked a bit of seasoning and citrus too but overall a nice dish. Cured ocean trout was a well put together dish, seasoned well and garnished well, could have been sliced a little thinner so it was a bit more 'fine bouche'.
Will definitely be back, ambience was cool and super friendly service staff. Hopefully a few more french drops on the wine menu next time !
A plus !
Employees Only is rated 4.5 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.
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