- Dream Downtown
355 W. 16th St., nr. Ninth Ave.; 212-229-2559
The whole decadent party experience in one building. In the basement: a shabby-chic dance spot, Electric Room, the kind of place where you might spill your beer on a member of LCD Soundsystem who’s there to D.J. On the ground floor: Marble Lane, a sleek restaurant at which to impress your prospective client or romantic partner over excellent steaks prepared by former Top Chef contestant Manuel Trevino. From there, a mirrored elevator rises to PH-D, a rooftop fantasyland with unobstructed views of the Empire State Building that attracts the most glittering of the glitterati. When morning threatens, crashing is made easy by the fact that Dream, thoughtfully, also happens to be a chic hotel.
Best One-Stop Hot Spot
From the 2012 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).