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289 Tenth Ave. (26th St.) Send to Phone
Pack your plastic for this swanky Chelsea hotspot.

Dinner Tues.-Sat.
Open late

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Marquee Restaurant Review

: They don’t get much slicker than Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss’ Marquee. The New York nightlife scene is fairly fickle but this Tenth Avenue spot manages to pack them in year after year, three nights (sometimes four) a week. Bouncers manning the mandatory velvet rope line remain notoriously choosy; while inside, the crowd is either snobby or elite, depending on your point of view. The multi-level space, designed by architects Philip Johnson and Alan Ritchie, is swank and modern, featuring Johnson’s famed wishbone staircase and a 42-foot vaulted ceiling. Follow those iconic stairs up to the second floor and you’ll find a soundproofed lounge, a relaxed aerie overlooking the fray below. Most nights have a theme or featured performer, often one of the world’s top live DJs like Sharam, Kayper and ERock. It’s not all wine and roses, of course: bottle service doesn’t come cheap, even if your taste in alcohol runs to the low end; the dance floor isn’t especially large; and the music runs toward generic techno. As hot tickets go, however, it’s one of the prettier spaces in town.
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