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The Menu from Kitchen at the new OUT hotel

Like so many gay men, it is just trying too hard.

It is too much without being of quality. They will not do well I fear.

by Anonymousreply 7802/23/2013

The Club

grilled amish chicken breast, cucumber, crispy bacon, fried egg, ktchn made chips

Since when are chicken religious...are chicken really Amish?

by Anonymousreply 102/22/2013

parmesan shoe strings

For the foot worshipping diner.

by Anonymousreply 202/22/2013


by Anonymousreply 302/22/2013

Is there an "in" hotel? What is the point of this?

by Anonymousreply 402/22/2013

R1 I think the Amish chicken means it was free range and not all pumped up with chemicals.

by Anonymousreply 502/22/2013

Ask them the point.

by Anonymousreply 602/22/2013

Is the Galloping Gourmet their new chef?

by Anonymousreply 702/22/2013

R5 if it means that then say that.

I think it means they found some off brand from Vietnam called Amish chicken that is loaded with crap and rather than pay for a free range chicken they put Amish on the menu to dupe you.

by Anonymousreply 802/22/2013

I'm tempted to say it doesn't try hard enough, OP. Penne? A "chilled seafood tasting" that sounds like leftovers from the local sushi bar? Chocolate mousse cake? This is all Suburban Nightmare food, and the sort of thing gay people moved to or visited NYC to get away from.

by Anonymousreply 902/22/2013

I actually think the menu looks quite good. There are a number of selections I wouldn't mind trying out. Is this some new gay hotel or what?

by Anonymousreply 1002/22/2013

And who the hell designed the interior? Have they not been in a new, urban restaurant in their lives? It looks like the lobby of the Peoria branch of a second-rate Japanese businessman's hotel from 1994.

by Anonymousreply 1102/22/2013

The prices are ridiculous...$7 for some rabe.

Queens are too precious there

by Anonymousreply 1202/22/2013

[quote]Penne Pasta: grilled fennel, braised artichokes, fava beans, niçoise olives, pecorino romano

And it's only $19!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1302/22/2013

Give me a fucking Hamburger and Fries and go away. And I ain't paying $17 for it, either.

by Anonymousreply 1402/22/2013

[quote]The prices are ridiculous...$7 for some rabe.

In midtown Manhattan, that's a bargain.

by Anonymousreply 1502/22/2013

the prices don't seem that bad for NYC, but it's more than I would spend unless on a business meeting. I doubt many business travelers will be popping in, Gay restaurants might only appeal to companies like Google or Facebook. There was nothing on the menu that peaked my interests, but I'm anything but a gourmand.

by Anonymousreply 1602/22/2013

Brought to you by the culinary masterminds of Olive Garden....

by Anonymousreply 1702/22/2013

There is a tradition of Amish food preparation. Just Google Amish Peanut Butter Pie.

Some of queens try too hard to come off as know it alls.

by Anonymousreply 1802/22/2013

Shut up, know-nothing r18.

by Anonymousreply 1902/22/2013

What's with the "divide and share" menu? The price is actually double what is listed there since it is "for two". Will they make a single portion? My dining companions rarely want to eat the same thing.

by Anonymousreply 2002/22/2013

The only person coming off as a know-it-all is the bitter old fart at R18

by Anonymousreply 2102/22/2013

By the way this hotel is on the Google Maps "walk around inside the building" thingy.

by Anonymousreply 2202/22/2013

It all looks completely normal to me. *shrug* We have the same kind of stuff in my small town on the other coast.

by Anonymousreply 2302/22/2013

R23 is a small town menu in a big city. It tries hard and fails.

by Anonymousreply 2402/22/2013

what's with the baby spinach "your way"? If I wanted it my way, I stay home and make it myself. I come to your restaurant so I can have it your way, not my way.

by Anonymousreply 2502/22/2013

At least everything isn't status-labeled with the provenance of the food ("Fwafwa Farms Chicken").

That said, it seems aimed at the flip-flops-and-brunch crowd of a certain age, which is fine.

by Anonymousreply 2602/22/2013

Was there a brunch menu?

I missed that one....

I hear it is not doing well.

by Anonymousreply 2702/22/2013

It's on 42nd Street, so I dont think they are expecting the international set to be their customer base.

by Anonymousreply 2802/22/2013

[quote]It's on 42nd Street, so I dont think they are expecting the international set to be their customer base.

What the hell are you talking about? That's the base of Hell's Kitchen, which is the entire reason that location was chosen for the dismal hotel in the first place. It's a very easy walk from any point in the biggest gay neighborhood in NYC at the moment.

That it's doing as badly as it is says much about not only the management and business plan, but what people expect when they travel to Manhattan anymore. We're one of the most gay places in the world now--there's no real need for a special hotel anymore. Any hotel in town will put you up without batting an eye (which has frankly been the case for at least a decade anyway).

by Anonymousreply 2902/22/2013

R29 Thank you for reaffirming my point. It is catering to tourists from places where the idea of a "gay neighborhood" is thrilling. Those who have taste and prefer something novel and fresh and quality are not going to be interested.

by Anonymousreply 3002/22/2013

Why would anyone "brand" a hotel in a way that causes 97% of your customer base to avoid it like the plague?

by Anonymousreply 3102/22/2013

Sigh, you gays hate heterosexuals, you gays hate other gays, you gays hate your parents. You self-loathe yourself. Now, you gays hate this hotel.

Is there anything you gays do not hate?

by Anonymousreply 3202/22/2013

Thanks for chiming in, Out Hotel management at r32. Just because we think your pandering and poor management make your crap establishment not only unnecessary but a must-to-avoid doesn't mean we hate everyhing. Just you.

by Anonymousreply 3302/22/2013

The idea of a "gay hotel" seems so 1960s to me. Who the fuck needs (or wants) a "gay hotel" in 2013?

by Anonymousreply 3402/22/2013


I wouldn't eat there because of the damned name. How trendy and clever to leave out the "E"! That's so postmodern, or poststructuralist, or something!

by Anonymousreply 3502/22/2013

Newbie gays from the sticks, r34. Few of whom are spending their money on traveling to the Out hotel anyway, it seems.

by Anonymousreply 3602/22/2013

Behold! A Gay Travel reviewer who hates the OUT hotel.

Seems the gays aren't buying the bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 3702/22/2013

R37 your link is bad and to something else, can you re-link correctly?

A different review is linked.

The concept of the restaurant is all wrong and will lose money.

by Anonymousreply 3802/22/2013

I recall hearing that this hotel was going to have special rooms available at reduced rates for cute young guys who they thought "fit" the concept. I wonder how that's panning out.

by Anonymousreply 3902/22/2013

R39 not well.

Those men don't want to stay there.

IF they totally re-configured the restaurant and made it something special and different it could be a profit center vs. a loss center.

by Anonymousreply 4002/22/2013

I stayed in a couple of gay hotels years ago. Loud music night and day.

Some like it quiet.

by Anonymousreply 4102/22/2013

The head chef is a graduate of The Olive Garden Institute of Tuscany.

by Anonymousreply 4202/22/2013

"your link is bad and to something else"

No, it links to a quite fair critique of the hotel.

I stayed there for three nights (I won a raffle) and everything he wrote is true. It's pretty to look at, like a Star Trek set, but very problematic.

Fortunately, after complaining about the noise, I was given a room on the other side of the building away from the club noise and the wheezing heater in one of the tiny rooms.

by Anonymousreply 4302/22/2013

a proper link:

by Anonymousreply 4402/22/2013

Jesus! Why don't people who post those bloggy videos ever EDIT IT DOWN?

EIGHTEEN!! minutes of some queen going on about the OUT Hotel.

THREE minutes would have sufficed.

by Anonymousreply 4502/22/2013

I once stayed at The Tropicana (Gay) Motel in W. Hollywood, circa 1984. The room smelled like a Times Square porno booth.

& the brown shag carpet...wasn't so nice either.

by Anonymousreply 4602/22/2013

Ed, just order me a burger, fries and a beer- I'm hittin' the john..

by Anonymousreply 4702/22/2013

R44 Thanks....

Does anyone know if Jay Janis is involved. He is one of those rich tacky men who do this type of business.

by Anonymousreply 4802/22/2013

[quote]minimal lobby with low lighting and a fashionable soundtrack

fashionable soundtrack = shrill sound of girls shrieking to a tuneless noise

I'll pass.

by Anonymousreply 4902/22/2013

Don't tell the gays, but everyone we know calls it the AIDS Hotel.

You couldn't pay us to stay there.

by Anonymousreply 5002/22/2013

The reviews on the various sites are funny, they range from almost worshipful to 1 star. Either they LOVE it and it is AMAZING or they hated it and it was noisy and dirty.

Same with the food and everytime they get a bad review immediately two AMAZING ones pop up.

by Anonymousreply 5102/22/2013

Sexy Fries, Salt & Vinegar -smoked paprika & garlic

Why does everyone try to disguise the taste of an honest potato these days?

It can be sublime.

by Anonymousreply 5202/22/2013

The whole place (hotel, XL,restaurant) is in trouble. Mr wig wearing J Blair/Sutto are looking for new "investors". That means their asses are broke. Heard rumors of overcharged credit cards. XL is nothing more than a skanky bar where tired old RuPaul contestants go to retire. Any Bunny, girl you are too old and fat to keep the show going. Retire and move your fat tired ass back to Tennessee. I do think calling it the AIDS Hotel is funny.Shanda, bitches.

by Anonymousreply 5302/22/2013

No. It's not.

There is nothing funny about AIDS and anyone who thinks there is, is a cretin who should fuck off and die.

by Anonymousreply 5402/22/2013

Actually I had a really good meal there. The staff was very nice. Also stayed there. Very nice hotel. Was not what one might think of as a typical gay hotel.

by Anonymousreply 5502/22/2013

Sounds like a rip-off. How are they thinking of getting a crowd over to 42nd between 10th and 11th Aves for such high-priced, twee food!?

by Anonymousreply 5602/22/2013

"Either they LOVE it and it is AMAZING or they hated it..."

In other words, the positive reviews are fake.

by Anonymousreply 5702/22/2013

XL makes a fortune. The line is always down the block. I'm sure their making enough to keep to whole complex open.

by Anonymousreply 5802/22/2013


What type of guys stay at this hotel?

by Anonymousreply 5902/22/2013

If we market ourselves as "GAY", the gays will flock to us.

Price and service are secondary, those gays will buy anything labeled as GAY GAY GAY!

by Anonymousreply 6002/22/2013


How long before this place is completely overrun by shrieking, obnoxious straight women who come to stay with "their gays" or think it's just a hoot to bring their bridesmaids-to-be all the way from Omaha/Oklahoma City/Little Rock/Atlanta and just get all 'wild and crazy' with the local queers; the same queers they'd mock and gossip about back home?

Just don't get the 'gay hotel' thing in the 21st Century.

by Anonymousreply 6102/22/2013

R53 = Homophobic, vile troll who needs to die painfully, and slowly.

by Anonymousreply 6202/22/2013

[quote]Just don't get the 'gay hotel' thing in the 21st Century.

Me either, unless it's a hotel that sleeps exclusively with other hotels of the same gender.

by Anonymousreply 6302/22/2013

The menu sounds delicious. I would totally go here!

by Anonymousreply 6402/22/2013

I've seen Amish potato salad, Amish baked beans, and Amish macaroni salad. I've asked at places where it's sold, "What makes it Amish?" Nobody has the answer. I've also seen Mennonite potato salad.

by Anonymousreply 6502/22/2013

"Amish" food is trendy in NYC right now.

Those "sophisticated" New Yorkers are a bunch of suckers.

by Anonymousreply 6602/22/2013

[quote]There was nothing on the menu that peaked my interests, but I'm anything but a gourmand.

Anything but a speller too.

by Anonymousreply 6702/22/2013

"Those "sophisticated" New Yorkers are a bunch of suckers."

Really. If you've ever been to a real Amish's far from hygienic.

by Anonymousreply 6802/22/2013

The menu admittedly looks pretty dumb, but it's hardly something unique to gay hotels. That could be the menu at any of thousands upon thousands of trendy, pretentious restaurants across the country.

by Anonymousreply 6902/22/2013

How is a Gay hotel any different from an S&M hotel?

by Anonymousreply 7002/22/2013

The hotel looks absolutely horrid and all the music coming from everywhere sounds like a nightmare.

& that gross area in the middle with the fake grass and the bean bags, is not somewhere I'd choose to pass my time.

Better to deal with the homophobes at The Hilton than go to this place.

Do gays really go there thinking they'll hook up? That's just as likely to happen anywhere. You realize that once you get past the age of 20.

by Anonymousreply 7102/22/2013

[quote]"Amish" food is trendy in NYC right now.

There is nothing trendy about the Amish Market; it's just a grocery store that's been around forever.

by Anonymousreply 7202/22/2013

R71 then why is is always seniors who stay at gay resorts and not 20 somethings?

by Anonymousreply 7302/23/2013

I was under the impression this hotel was a major financial and social flop? The concept is so 1999.

by Anonymousreply 7402/23/2013

I haven't read the whole thread to check, but am I the only one who noticed that the guy in the picture at OP's link has slipped his feet out of his flip-flops and has bare feet in the restaurant?!? Ew.

If it's been discussed already, sorry.

If it hasn't been discussed already, you're slipping, DL.

by Anonymousreply 7502/23/2013

But it has Sexy Frie

by Anonymousreply 7602/23/2013

I was just looking at breakfast and can't just get eggs and bacon, nothing so simple is offered.

I predict a massive fail.

by Anonymousreply 7702/23/2013

Yeah r61, the problem is all those terrible homophobes victimizing you. How do you cope with the oppression, Rosa Parks?

by Anonymousreply 7802/23/2013
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