Delicatessen doesn’t open till 6 p.m. today, but last night, after two years in the making, it finally opened its garage windows for a party thrown by Interview. Despite the proximity to neighborhood killjoy Janet Freeman’s house, the D.J. wasn’t shy about blasting songs like “Everybody Nose” and “Cocaine.” Ironically, during the latter song we spotted a pair of naughty girls coming out of a restroom that (outfitted with mirror walls and hidden behind metal walls resembling airline cargo crates) is a throwback to nineties lounge design. As you might expect from the owners of Cafeteria, the rest of the place is, too. There’s not much new about the sleek surfaces, backlit back bar, and the cabinlike (odoriferous!) wood panels upstairs, but we were wowed by the square, eight-table room downstairs, where there’s a D.J. booth, a wall mural by José Heredia, and a sunroof offering a view of the tenement buildings above.
Openings: Delicatessen [NYM]