This recently opened lounge is cause for your devilish desire, as the name of the space, Covet, implies. Take your pick of a classy after-work dinner or an evening rendezvous one floor below the taxi-strewn street level. You may just find yourself cuddling with good company in the nooks and crannies of Covet, part of the seductive design created by owner Eric Milon.
The club connoisseur first staked his name in NYC with the Miami-style mega-club Mansion in 2009 – a space which has since been occupied by M2 Ultra Lounge. Now he’s back and has taken a more intimate, even scandalous approach to the cavernous space located in Midtown Manhattan. Although an often overlooked location for nightlife, it is the all-too-perfect option to offset the stress of the countless acquisitions, mergers, and meetings of the regular office weekday.
The interior is carried by a candlelit ambiance, shrouded staircases and an exotic mesh of animal print, marble, metals and glossy wood. These oddities, played up by bear-skinned throw pillows, cowhide ottomans, and zebra-print furs may be extremely conducive to your nightly endeavors, with drinks that include grilled octopus as garnishes, as well. This space caters to a large crowd, but after cozying up with someone special, you might want to take advantage of the intimate rooms off the main hallway, one even furnished with a bed and mirrored ceiling.
Not swayed yet? Try one of their special drinks to heighten the mood. While they may be on the expensive side, these concoctions will surely get you dancing to the pop tracks streaming throughout the venue. Ingredients include dill, bell pepper, Himalayan salt and aloe and their most expensive drink at $160 even comes with hand-chiseled ice. For a heartier meal, head upstairs to the restaurant, where Chef John Keller has an array of Mediterranean and Pacific Rim inspired dishes.
Although only in its early stages of operation, Covet is looking to be a good haunt for releasing all your animalistic desires.