12 Super-Secret Hotspots in NYC
Perfect for impressing a special date or wowing your out-of-town friends.
Beauty & Essex, 146 Essex St. bet. Rivington & Stanton Sts., 212-614-0146
An actual pawn-shop front gives way to this dramatically lit, two-story, 10,000-square-foot restaurant and club. With delicious small plates and an exorbitant cocktail list, its no wonder stars like Kim Kardashian and Ashley Olsen are frequent guests. This is one restroom you’ll want to visit! Attendants serve free champagne to all the ladies – time for a touch-up! A place this lavish can be hard to get in to but with my help you’ll have no problem.
PDT (Please Don’t Tell), 113 St. Mark’s Pl. bet. First Ave. & Avenue A, 212-614-0386
Walk into Crif Dogs, turn left and enter the phone booth, and buzz once (only once). Snug. Taxidermy. Pair incredibly mixed classic and original cocktails with the unusual menu by David Chang, passed through a secret wall. Try the deep-fried, bacon-wrapped Chang Dog heaped with momofuku kimchi.