Courtesy of Chinatown Brasserie; Jill Johnson/jpi
THE SPOT Chinatown Brasserie
THE SCOOP Pharrell Williams hosted a wild pre-VMA party at this Chinese-inspired nightspot that brought in MTV favorites like Kanye West and Paris Hilton. The restaurant is normally a little less raucousfocusing on its dim sum treats by chef Joe Ng and a dazzling range of cocktails that include a frozen mai tai made with fresh pineapple and cherry brandy. The dramatic interior includes banquette seating inspired by Imperial beds, a zinc-topped bar and traditional Chinese cork sculptures.
WHO'S BEEN THERE Mandy Moore, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Nicky Hilton, Ciara, Kanye West, Common, Terrence Howard
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New York, NY 10003