For years, I was a regular at Grange Hall, absolutely adoring to cozy neighborhood ambience. Since the plave became Commerce, they have appropriately summed up their new raison d'etre. They've compromised the old faithful clientele in favor of fitting in as many bodies in the course of an evening to yield a bigger return. In the 25 years I have lived in New York, establishments that adopt the stance o f Commerce rarely last long. As a result, the atmosphere is loud, crowded and the service is rushed. The food isnt even as nice as it had been in the old days. Therefore, the value of the experience is mot at all worth the hefty expense. We had a confirmed reservation for 8PM and were still waiting at 9PM with nothing but dishonest excuses from both manager and hostesses who continued to insist we wait at the bar (since alcohol is clearly a lot more expensive than food.) So to add insult to injury, my party of three happen to have come straight from an AA meeting which is in the neighborhood and which occur in tje West Village 7 days per week at multiple times of day. The insistence by management that we stand at the bar I mig jt consider a kind of discrimination, espescialy since the situation was explained to tje hostess who idiotically continued to insist that we stand at the bar. For many alcoholics and substance, a bar is a dangerous place to be, however we have every right to dine in any eating establishment. The insensitivity, the blatant disregard to our alcohol isues, and the repetatibe discomfort they made us feel while continuously misleading us, left us with a very nad feeling. I have every intention to spread the word among my myriad sober friends in the West Village to avoid the place like the plague. They are rude and dishonest and the food and atmosphere are not even close to being worth the expense.