Since this place (in Chelsea of all places) was opened by the same owner (Leslie Bernard) of the once hot Pravda I was skeptical about is funk authenticity. Did this soul lounge have any real soul? Well, it’s no Harlem joint, but it does manage to attract not just white people, plus the music is good: ranging from Classical Soul, Neo Soul, Jazz, Afro-beat, Underground Hip Hop and Breakbeats. There is food, which is tasty, but I wouldn’t go as far as to call it real soul food. If you go to their webpage during hours of operation you can hear the dj spinning live.
Hours: Mon-Wed, 5pm-2am; Thu-Sat, 5pm-4am; Sun, closed
165 W. 26th St., nr. Seventh Ave. 10001 212-627-8320