A Night At BEAUTIQUE – NYC’s Best-Kept Secret!By Chanel Omari | February 5, 2015 | Lifestyle, Travel
Princess Diva Chanel Omari treats her fellow DivaGals to a night on the town at Beautique.
Hello my Divalicious readers! I have the best-kept secret to share with you for an awesome, sophisticated and classy, yet trendy evening at the New York City restaurant you must check out. I’m talking about Beautique, a modern American restaurant located in Manhattan’s midtown west, just steps away from the iconic Plaza Hotel and the Paris Theater. Can you get any better than that?
Beautique showcases market-fresh ingredients with a combination of classic American and French cuisine that will just melt in your mouth. Paired with cocktails from James Beard-nominated mixologist Charlotte Voisey, the menu is perfection!
The restaurant’s décor channels the spirit of my favorite inspiration: Coco Chanel’s Paris house. It features sleek and romantic décor, from Jean Paul Gaultier’s exquisite fabrics to Vera Wang’s beautiful plate ware.
What separates Beautique from every other NYC restaurant? “Beautique is known for being a hidden gem, where it’s exclusive either for the bar/lounge scene and or the food,” declares Jon Bakhshi, owner of Beautique and one of the most talented restaurant owners in the hospitality industry.
The inspiration behind Beautique is to capture a high-end restaurant feel that has its own unique and sexy vibe, but is also fairly priced. “There’s nothing like Beautique in the city because it is its own breed and that’s what I was striving for when I created the Beautique concept,” he shares.
The DivaGals, including our Divalicious EIC (and Gossip Table star!) Delaina Dixon, were wined and dined by head Captain Brett Mendel, who catered to us with elegance in every aspect of the meal. Yes, I did just say “Captain.” The staff is dressed to impress in Captain’s Uniforms, made by Eygptian sylist master Eli Tahari himself.
Beautique made our Girls Night Out spectacular. We tried just about everything on the menu: the best Halibut in the city alongside some spaghetti squash and Fuji apples. We enjoyed flat iron steak with smoked red onions and their famous roasted carrot salad with kale and beluga lentils with, of course, some fine red wine and Woodford Reserve stoli with basil and blueberries, my favorite!
After the incredible meal, Beautique’s gracious host Chad Davis brought us in to the fabulous lounge, which is kept a secret to create a VIP-scene only. Leonardo Dicaprio, Diane Von Furstenberg and Meg Ryan have been seated there.
From the décor and the food and libations, to the music, the staff, the lounge and the bar, Beautique encompasses perfection in every aspect. So ladies, what are you waiting for?
Make sure to follow @beautiquedining and make a reservation pronto! Beautique is located at 8 West 58 St., NYC.
Until next time…