376 W. Broadway, New York, NY (Spring & Prince Sts.)
After inventing the Bellini, serving celebrities from Truman Capote to Jay-Z for more than 80 years, and building a multi-million dollar empire through their family-owned and operated restaurants and real estate in exotic places like Venice and Istanbul, Cipriani’s version of the New York attic party doesn’t come as much of a shocker. A GrandLife favorite, blissfully located just steps away from the Soho Grand Hotel, this private key club is often crammed to the gills with the crème de la crème of the international jetset—lending a flair to this lounge-like space atop the SoHo restaurant that is lofty in more ways than one. You’ll still find your $20 Bellinis as well as light nibbles like a tiny tomato salad or the frothy lemon meringue pie here. And stocked with seductive sofas, sexy pillows, an even sexier fireplace and some of the most sough-after socialites in the world, the only thing missing is a helipad. Bon vivants, this is your mothership.