Sexy Ears & Cottontail – The Playboy Club NY

The Playboy Club celebrates all things provocative, playful, and exclusive. Embodying a sophisticated aesthetic, The Playboy Club’s resurgence after thirty years deserves a fresh visit. Designed by the globally renowned boutique design studio, Cenk Fikri (The Rooster Club and Kbar), the layout is posh. The Playboy Club features four distinct environments that reveal exciting one-of-a-kind experiences.

As guests access the passages within, the Playboy club is unlike anything else in Manhattan. The rejuvenated club caters to a new generation of guests who appreciate a refined culinary experience and suave nightlife.

My favorite night at the club is Tuesday Night Cabaret.
In the lounge, the good times roll with their weekly Backgammon tradition. Relax in the lounge to charm and mingle with others. You can also head over to the restaurant to enjoy the weekly jazz dinner party that entails a unique lineup of special featured performances.

“From the moment our guests arrive, they will experience an unprecedented level of service, environment, food, and exclusivity.”

  • Playboy Club’s Creative Director and legendary ‘Master of Ceremonies,’ Richie Notar, of Nobu fame.

Upon arrival, you’ll pass through an ornate entrance into the Playboy Gallery, viewing walls lined with never-before-seen Playboy images. Stepping into the Playboy Bar, serving as the room’s focal point, a large opulent oval bar is set around an array of spirits. The variety of spirits glow under a collection of artworks from the Playboy archives that span more than 65 years.

At the center of the Playboy Club experience, the beloved Playboy bunnies are dressed in their iconic costume and outfitted with accessories designed by Roberto Cavalli.

Hidden to all, is the Rabbit Hole. A highly exclusive speakeasy lounge, accessible to select VIP Playboy Club members only. A secret leather-tufted door slides open to a hidden walkway, surrounded by alternating walls of pearl-covered gold and black beveled glass. The path leads to three subterranean levels that provide the ideal backdrop for the ultimate elite entertaining.

The Playboy Club’s epicurean offering was created by Nobu Veteran Richie Notar. Notar has developed a menu with “gastronomic attitude” for the Playboy Club. With carefully curated dishes that obtain supreme ingredients, the food mirrors the luxurious nature of the Playboy Club. Guests can enjoy highlight dishes such as Yellowfin Tuna with crispy rice, spicy mayo, roasted sesame, Spanish Turbot Meuniere with capers, brown butter and Wagyu Miyazaki Steak with toast, tomato jam, butter. The menu culminates with a series of tempting desserts including the Playboy Gold Bar with crispies, hazelnut, and cherries.

The Playboy Club also features a phenomenal sushi menu created by Tabitha Yeh, Playboy Club’s Executive Chef. Yeh’s Playboy House Roll filled with Toro, Salmon, Caviar, and Crispy Shallots wrapped in cucumber is just one of several creations she has put forth. Yeh is considered a new rising star in the Chef’s world.

The Playboy Club is located at 512 West 42nd Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenue in New York City. playboyclubnyc.com

Curated by Elle Taylor.