24 E. 51st St., New York, NY, 10022
between Park and Madison Aves.
By fashionista212 on 1/13/2004
Villard Bar and Lounge is a secret gem in the heart of midtown. Not many New Yorkers know that this place exists. The Villard's decor was modeled after the palaces of Napoleon Bonaparte, Queen Victoria and King Louis XIV. If you want to impress a date or a friend, take them here. C'est magnifique!
By pscateni on 2/15/2003
I asked the concierge at the Waldorf for a good lounge. His answer was immediately Villard. I was suprise by the beauty of the decor. Born in France, I am a regular at the Buddha Bar, Villa Barclay, Castel, etc...and what a Blast to see this gorgeous Bar/Lounge with Deep Red Velvet, Gold Molding and Antique Replica furniture. The music = Sophisticated Euro/Post modern/Chic beat. The drink are great and perfectly sized. Bring a date, specially if she's never beeen there.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.