Socialista, New York Hot SpotsSTAR PATRONS Ashton Kutcher, Salma Hayek, Bruce Willis
THE SCOOP This Cuban-inspired lounge and restaurant recalls the glamor of old Havana, complete with leather couches and an antique bar. While a house list of about 350 guests are always welcome, mere mortals will have a better chance of getting in if they make a reservation for pricey bottle service. Once you're inside, the baristas will bend over backwards to mix you a custom cocktail, arrange for car service to get you home, or even persuade the kitchen to whip something up if you get the late-night munchies.
WHAT TO ORDER Order The Socialista, a house drink created with citrus vodka, house spiced, syrup (cinnamon, nutmeg, glove) and Patron Citronge, $14. Try the Duck leg empanada appetizers, $14.
505 West Street