The Absolute Chicest Place To Host Your Birthday In NYC

by Christie Grimm · July 30, 2019

Birthdays are serious business. We've all been there - making your way to some horrible bar in the middle of nowhere out of obligation or squeezing into a back room in some random restaurant that was the only place with a semi-private space available. Well, no offense to your friends, but you should totally expect more from yourself.

Since opening their doors this past February, L'Avenue at Saks has proven a très popular Parisian export. The gorgeous Philippe Starck designed art deco space plays host daily to many a familiar, famous face for lunch and dinner. Basically, if Polo Bar wasn't a dungeon without windows...

Whether you're looking to reserve a big table or gather a group for drinks at the bar, this midtown hot spot is THE place to celebrate. Just make sure you end your evening at Le Chalet. An unexpected gem hidden just a floor below the restaurant, the fashion set has been treating this spot as their private party space for months. Remember - it's where Gigi Hadid held her all-denim birthday bash, and then she loved it so much that a hot second later she decided to turn around and host a CFDA afterparty there with Virgil Abloh. And as if that's not convincing enough for you, Winnie Harlow and David Spade have also hosted their birthdays here."... stroke="none" stroke-width="1" fill="none" fill-rule="evenodd">
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So grateful for all the birthday love and to all my angels who came to celebrate another year around the sun. 🙏🙏🎈💚💘💫‼️ blessed ‼️
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we took some layers off & threw an after party ! 🍹🍸🍟
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One enters Le Chalet by descending a very glamorous staircase (ideal for a dramatic birthday entrance) tucked beside the restaurant entrance, leading you straight into the cozy, French après-ski styled lounge. 

A room bursting with couches and plush chairs begging you to sink into them and waste away an evening over drinks and laughs and drinks. And for a real treat, be sure to poke out to the outside terrace and soak up some incredibly stunning skyline views. 

Factor in a delicious dessert from Pierre Hermé, and you will have achieved the perfect New York birthday. It's really as simple as that.

You're welcome.