New York City-Midtown Manhattan
May 11, 2018
An eagerly awaited offshoot of a Las Vegas club, Lavo is targeted at Manhattan’s moneyed set. Offering Vegas-style service and glitz in uptown Manhattan, Lavo occupies the same space as the former Au Bar; as glamorous as anticipated it’s clearly out to attract a more mature crowd with money to spend. The venue boasts a high end sound system and an impressive roster of DJs. The décor is sleek and stylish, if restrained by Vegas standards, the bar is well stocked, the service fine-tuned but the door policy is, not to put too finer a point on it, on the strict side. Take note, a dinner reservation does not guarantee you access to the club; you’ll need to play the game just like everyone else.