Best place to ensconce yourself in velvet New York 2004 - VILLARD BAR AND LOUNGE
If only George Costanza had known about the VILLARD BAR AND LOUNGE, adjacent to the Palace Hotel in midtown. This basement lounge begs the question: Why stop at red velvet couches when you can put velvet on the walls and ceilings? You'll rack up quite a bill with the midtown drink prices, but for those on a budget, endless bowls of fancy nuts can make for a nice dinner. Bring your own opium.