There's a bit of a boys' club feeling
about the posh space, designed by the big-name architectural
firm of Philip Johnson and Alan Ritchie. A glass-bead chandelier
lights up the dramatic main room, which is accented by dark,
polished wood on all sides and sprawling banquette seating.
At the back, a pyramid-like staircase leads to a soundproof,
glassed-in, second-floor lounge overlooking the vaulted main
room. Show up with fashionable friends in tow--everyone in the
youngish crowd seems to know each other.
Marquee, designed with high-class entertaining
mind, has small touches that elevate it over other
such as drawers tucked underneath
banquettes for personal storage.
the evening heats up, nobody seems to notice the
subtleties, instead patrons skip straight to the bar
top-shelf cocktails and then off to an
legal--dance floor sandwiched