Last week, the second floor of the famous Manhattan Institution, P.J. Clarke's, closed its doors to the public. The restaurant, known for its hustle and bustle, unbiased service, and distinguished diners surprised their most loyal clientele with a membership card that will grant them access to the second floor, Sidecar. These members can still eat downstairs at the timeless establishment, but if they desire a more quiet, elegant, and cozy space with the added perks of concierge services, extended hours, and private event space, the Sidecar is available.
Location: 915 Third Avenue, at 55th Street
Membership: Although they plan to issue 100 more cards, membership is currently capped at 1,884 members total for both New York and Washington D.C.'s clubs. Phil Scotti, director of member affairs, say they are looking for lifetime members who will enjoy coming year after year.
Notable Members: While they are not disclosing who has been offered the coveted cards, it is likely that guests will include celebrity regulars like Johnny Depp, Keith Richards, Liza Minnelli and Brooke Shields.
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