Former East Village pariah/magnet Le Souk adds "Harem" to the name, signals that it's not going PC yet. Belly dancers, hookahs, general debauchery spread out over massive tri-level space. Shades of... read more
Beloved Chelsea oyster shooter HQ brings second act to the shores of the Hudson. Keeps with the waterfront theme, offering up über-fresh raw bar, tuna burgers, codfish cakes, lobster rolls. Af... read more
"Bespoke" cocktails from several old hands at high-end mixology; if you have a preferred beverage recipe, they'll keep it on file to make sure every bartender gets it right. Beyond the gimmick, war... read more
Navigate from the streetside door down and to the right, and if you've made it this far, you likely still won't get past the door gorilla. But if you do, enjoy friendly boozing in a darkly crimson ... read more
New, straighter tenant takes over for the Boy's Room. Bowery Wine Co. and Paladar peeps (Mason Reese!) kit out a comfortable space, with plenty of pressed tin, soft lighting, and low-slung stools. ... read more
From the minds behind legendary Marquee, a smaller and even more exclusive spot with even tougher door. "Gastrolounge" agenda: more chill than most of Chelsea and the food's good, too. BP crowd wel... read more
Former Level V models and bottles den revamped into teenage rec room, complete with foosball. Space broken up into variety of lightly themed areas, all walking the edge of kitsch but never quite fa... read more
Cocktail connoisseurs of Death & Co. build an agave altar. Intimate confessionals, stained glass, and communal pews evoke a Mexican mission. Behind the bar: a tequila tabernacle dedicated to Ma... read more
Call it what you like—we prefer "Asian-fusion-whatever"—but Macao's prospects aren't a gamble. From epicurean dream team behind Employees Only comes this new, wood-lined, vagu... read more
Visit from former Joan Crawford and Waldorf Towers decorator just what Avenue A’s been crying for, right? Hollywood glam callouts with ‘20s threads on staff, black and white fittings, s... read more
Ex-Bella's (basement of Brinkley's) stealing a bit of La Esquina's thunder around the corner. Dark, warm, with loads of schlocky plastic trees. Slumming uptown kids and downtown socialite set coppi... read more
Ex-opium den turned medieval apothecary by Austrian mixologist. Only in Chinatown. James at the door working stealth entry behind Gold Flower Restaurant sign. Swank, sexy interior, with distressed ... read more
Huge pan-Asian treat spot. Tao-like energy level, size, and slick crowd. Satay Room for food on sticks, dining room for more dressed up scene. Perhaps a tad loud to expound on your Columbia dissert... read more
Power publicist and interor designer duo open a nautically themed bar for their extended rolodexes. Just got a sea sick re-design from Rafael Cardenas, man responsible for Parker Posey's drapes. St... read more
This is, perhaps, the saloon your grandfather would have loved, had it existed. And while he could still cut a rug of course. Warm wood trim, pressed-tin paneling, and antique-looking furniture dec... read more
Casual Lower East Side bar scene. Can be slow early on, but the DJ gets the dance floor hoppin' (sorry) late nights and weekends. Strong, reasonably priced drinks from the narrow bar, back seating ... read more
The second floor dining room sets the island tone with bamboo floors and seashell-lined walls, fit for serving NY savvy Caribbean cuisine. Brunch, lunch and dinner menus include island favorites fr... read more
Stitch in time saves nine-to-fivers. After-work safe bet, long bar and two floors of tables provide elbow room aplenty. Flirtation-friendly low lights, dark surfaces. Garment District nod in the na... read more
City's premier Himalayan pickup scene. Alter ego of Serai, raises the roof at the Rubin Museum every Friday night. DJ in back, tables packed with mix of Chelsea professionals, chic Nepali and India... read more
Sandy tried to leave some literal watermarks, but riverfront perch ...
Restaurant and lounge inspired by early 20th-century music recordin...
For women who love that beach chic look, this spot really does have...
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
Neighborhood burger and shake spot nabs awesome name, restored Harl...