Photograph: Jena Cumbo
Nightlife hotshots Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss (Marquee), along with actor Danny Abeckaser, introduce their version of a “gastrolounge,” where late-night party culture meets small-plate dining. Items like tuna tartare and kobe beef sliders will be served in bento boxes; the exhorbitant cocktails run about $20. Still, the tri-level space is suspiciously clublike, with the capacity to hold 300 people, a sound system disguised behind oak and cork wall paneling, and the upper areas reserved for VIPs.
Venue name: Avenue
Address: 116 Tenth Ave
New York

Cross street: between 17th and 18th Sts
Opening hours: Daily 9pm–4am
Transport: Subway: A, C, E to 14th St; L to Eighth Ave
Price: Average cocktail: $20. AmEx, MC, V
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