Lush Lounge Puts you In The Lap Of Luxury

Forget austere, minimalist nightclubs. Manhattan’s new Villard Bar and Lounge revisits Louis XIV, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Queen Victoria for inspiration. Red velvet club chairs, gold-leaf chandeliers, and period artworks outfit the lavish drinking quarters in The New York Palace Hotel. Swill champagne while nibbling decadent lobster rolls from no less than Versace plates. Or savor a Hardy Perfection Cognac — at $500 a glass, it’s an extravagance to match the scene. 24 E. 51st St.; (212) 303-7757