Upscale revelry can be found at midtown restaurant Amalia’s downstairs boîte. Descend the Italian mosaic staircase to a chandelier-bedecked lounge filled with swirly Baroque mirrors. Dress the part to fit in with the swank crowd, and be prepared to throw down a Benjamin or two: Fourteen dollars will snare you a designer cocktail, such as the Demeter (elderflower liqueur, gin and crushed cherries).
204 W 55th St
|Cross street:||between Seventh Ave and Broadway|
|Opening hours:||Tue, Wed 5pm–2am; Thu–Sat 5pm–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle|
|Price:||Average drink: $11. AmEx, DC, MC, V|