Glenn Collins of the Times finds out what happens when restaurants decide to install DJs to add more mood to the food. Restaurants featured are industry(food), Butter, Hue, Lotus, The Sanctum, and Tao. Karim Amatullah, co-owner of Hue, says, "it adds a little something extra that most people don't even notice but enables them to relax." It's also motivated by profit, as the margins on drinks are much more enticing than on food. Gothamist is just curious about how the restaurants will turn tables efficiently, or if this will mean a new movement for new restaurants to have larger lounge areas.
Though Collins mentions the cafe-restaurant at Lotus, he doesn't mention it by name, a name we hate.
William Grimes reviewed Hue yesterday.