|Address||290 Eighth Avenue; NY 10001
by 25th Street
|Neighbourhood||Chelsea | See on map|
|Metro||23rd St [C, E]|
|Telephone||+1 212 206 8646|
|Best night||Get Set Sundays|
UPDATE DECEMBER 2010: THIS PLACE HAS NOW CLOSED. RIP. The Gates, housed in the former Biltmore Hotel, an iconic 1845 Chelsea building, is a decadent restaurant and luxury lounge with lavish marble walls, an open fireplace, crystal chandeliers and a beautiful art deco phone booth. Unapologetically geared towards the privileged few, keys are given to the “New York City elite” for exclusive entrance. Members can then add five to ten friends who will then be able to bring guests. Sometimes it’s all about who you know in this town. But even if you don’t know anybody, don’t worry – everybody knows money and buying a table will get you access, member or not. Sunday nights host the gay-friendly Get Set Sundays.