- John Allan’s Club
46 East 46th Street, 212-922-0361; 95 Trinity Place, 212-406-3000
What the John Allan’s experience amounts to—they call it Full Service ($65)—is an admirably efficient 40-minute immersion in male-centered pampering: A shoeshine. A shampoo. A haircut. A scalp massage. A hot-towel facial. A manicure. Exhibiting an acute understanding of the psychological needs of his clientele, Allan has cloaked all this indulgence in reassuringly masculine camouflage: overstuffed distressed-leather armchairs, a pool table and bar, and beer. Pony up $695 for an annual membership and you can get the Full Service treatment daily if you want; they’ll even let you stash your own personal bottle in the lounge.
Best Men's Spa
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.