Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss (Marquee, Avenue) bring their indomitable bottle service model to midtown, and tuckedbeneath an Italian restaurant. Unexpectedly, some legitimate D.J. superstars have followed them to nosebleed territory: Tiesto and Calvin Harris have both turned the tables here for a nattily dressed crowd of tireless nightowls.
Once the legendary nightspot Nell’s, this newfangled supper clubhas brought the glory back to this 14thStreet address thanks to nightlife veterans Scott Sartiano, Richie Akiva (of Butter and 1 Oak) and Steve Lewis. You can’t throw a vodka soda without hitting a waifish supermodel, and big names in music occasionally drop by for impromptu sets downstairs.
Getting into Mike Satsky’s essentially private Meatpacking District haunt is a blood sport for some. But the ruthless bouncers are protecting an inner sanctum of the club-clogged neighborhood that gets D.J. superstars like Deadmau5, John Digweed and Loco Dice to play to a beautiful crowd in much smaller digs than they normally command.