Bagatelle’s entry into the exclusive basement lounge genre is the type of place where Brazilian models and mixologists with complicated facial hair feel right at home. If you pass muster, you’ll be ushered hush-hush down a deliberately nondescript flight of stairs and into a large room that — with its Thai-silk couches, vintage Victorian chairs, and shock-value surrealist artwork — looks a bit a grand foyer on acid. Some standout details amid the clutter: giant candle-holders that look heisted from the Vatican; electric-green palms; an ironically Old-Master-styled painting of a pug; and one particularly questionable painting of a woman in the throes of ecstasy.

409 W 13th St
(between 9th Ave & Washington St)
New York, NY 10014
Neighborhoods: West Village, Meatpacking District

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Sun-Mon Closed
Tue-Sat 10pm–4am
Reservations: 201-463-2528 / Pin:3304EE5A

21+ must have valid ID, Entrance upon doormen’s discretion