Favorites of the city's most successful denizens (and those who aspire to be).
The ultimate 48 hours in New York could include a private helicopter tour of the city.
New York is home to more billionaires than any other city on the planet—a whopping 78 men and women who can claim a 10-figure net worth. Even the world’s richest man— Bill Gates—keeps a pied-à-terre here, at Trump World Tower. So where do the city’s ultimate one-percenters like to dine, shop, and experience New York at its finest? Check out our suggestions below.
Make like a boldfacer and snag a window seat at The Regency Bar & Grill (212-339-4050), a power-crowd favorite owned by the billionaire Tisch family.
Ultimate Business Lunch
The Back Room (212-897-2188) is the go-to canteen for international gazillionaires buying eight-figure properties at One57. Try the modern delectables like beet risotto and kale Caesar salad.
Insider's Sunday Dinner
Billionaires who like comfort food, Italian style, head to the Upper East Side and dine at Sette Mezzo (212-472- 0400), which serves almost as a clubhouse for the likes of Leonard Lauder, the Newhouses, and Henry Kravis.
Order a signature cocktail, like the Hemingway Daiquiri, in the Grand Salon in the Baccarat Hotel (212-790-8800), a luxe lounge lit by a huge Baccarat chandelier.
Tory Burch, one of the city’s few female billionaires, likes to meet friends for coffee and artful cappuccinos at Bottega del Vino (212-223-3028) and for pretty sweet treats at Ladurée on Madison Avenue (646-558-3157).
Gagosian galleries on the Upper East Side (212-744-2313) and in Chelsea (212-741-1111) are perennial meccas for one-tenth-of-one-percenters broadening their art collections
For a sumptuous, pampered retail splurge, head to Bergdorf Goodman (212-872-8757) and enlist a personal shopper to take you through this fabled designer emporium. Aerin Lauder, like Burch a stylish billionaire, holiday shops at cult favorites Kitsuné (212-481-6010) and Opening Ceremony (212-219-2688), both known for cutting-edge brands.
For VVIP New York moments, CAA Premium Experience (877-599-1765) can plan everything from a theater evening with a Broadway actor (and post-show visits with cast members) to cooking classes with one of the city’s celebrity chefs.
Take in the action at the city’s newest sporting arena, Barclays Center, in a glam private suite (which can be rented on a nightly or seasonal basis). Loft suites are just 26 rows from all the action on the court. For Islanders’ suites, call 844-33-ISLES; for Nets’ suites, 855-NETS-TIX.