David Marino has definitely made an impact in New York City’s nightlife industry! Over the past decade, he has partnered with Ben Grieff to operate South Point nightclub in Southampton and the high-end sports bar concept, The Windsor in NYC. The two continued to grow their portfolio with the opening of The Windsor Gansevoort Park, the second location of The Windsor concept, in 2012 and are currently working on a new nightlife concept with Crown Group Hospitality, which they plan to open in late 2013.
As part of the next generation of successful operators in Manhattan, Marino is responsible for all talent programming, marketing and VIP relations, which includes entertaining high net worth clients and showcasing notable DJ lineups such as Avicii, Dirty South, Calvin Harris and AN21.
Here are his haute secrets:
Where were you born ?
How long in New york:
Almost 30 years
Upper East Side
Who do you think is the most notable person in New york?
Tanoshi—Hands down one of the best omakase in the city
Best Ethnic Food:
Indian—Dawat Peruvian Chicken and Ceviche @ PIO PIO
It's a toss up. Either Marea or Babbo
Best place for late night dining:
Blue Ribbon or Mamoun's for a quick bite
Banana Pudding from Billy's Bakery
Best place for a romantic date:
Best Sunday brunch:
Sitting outside at Sant Ambroeus
Upstairs private dining room of The Lion in the West Village
Best place for a power business meeting:
Bill's Food & Drink (main dining room)
All-around favorite spot in New york:
Alice in Wonderland in Central Park
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Gansevoort Meatpacking
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Steven Alan for Shirts, Blue and Cream, Il Sandolo for Shoes
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Vintage watches from the site, Man of The World
Favorite Cultural Event:
New York Wine & Food Festival in the fall
L + B Spumoni Garden
The Shrimp Banh Mi From Num Pang
What are the best luxury shopping venues in your city?
Describe your city in three words:
Historic, Beautiful and Exciting