Patrick McDonald

Patrick McDonald, better known as “Dandy” to fashionistas everywhere, has been at the top of the New York social scene since his debut at Studio 54. He is a fashion icon, writer, designer, and TV personality. He was seen most recently as a contestant on Bravo’sLaunch My Line. Photographers love to catch McDonald in action at New York hot spots and celebrity events. His unique sense of style is reminiscent of the Belle Epoque and he certainly brings the fashionable spirit of that era wherever he goes.

Where were you born ?
Heidelberg, Germany
How long in New york:
Since 1978
East Village
The New York Dandy
Favorite Restaurant:
Best Sushi:
I don’t eat sushi, I never acquired the taste for it
Best Ethnic Food:
Café Mogador
Best Italian:
Best place for late night dining:
Best dessert:
The hot fudge sundae at The Odeon, it’s prepared the old fashioned way and it’s a classic
Best place for a romantic date:
Somewhere dark
Best Sunday brunch:
Life Café
Hautest Club/Lounge:
Bon Bon night hosted by Kenny Kenny and Susanne Bartsch at Juliet Supper Club
Best place for a power business meeting:
In my living room, that way I’ve got them cornered
All-around favorite spot in New york:
The East Village
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Lowell for uptown, Sixty Thompson for downtown
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Paul Smith in SoHo
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
get my Kimberly McDonald jewelry at Bergdorf Goodman
Best Spa:
My own bathroom
Favorite Cultural Event:
Since Wigstock is no longer, I’ll go with Fashion Week
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Best Aspect of New york:
The mixture of all cultures
Best Pizza:
John’s Pizza in the Village
Best Lunch:
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
David Barton Gym on Astor Place
Best Massage:
I don’t know, but I could use one
Best Limousine/Driving Service:
Dial 7 car service
Best Museum/Exhibit:
The “AngloMania” exhibit at the Met’s Costume Institute
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
Hotel Chelsea
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