Former Stereo partners Michael Satsky and Brian Gefter soft open the invite-only Provocateur this week in part of the former Ono space in the Gansevoort hotel. The setting is "specifically created to cater to woman’s every desire," say the owners, who are men. Lionel Ohayon of ICRAVE (STK, Hyde, W Hotels) split the space into a café with a 4,000-square-foot retractable roof and dollhouse imagery and a club with black-lace walls inspired by Madonna's Virgin tour in 1985. "Every man's little secret is that they like these things," says Satsky of his club's appeal to both genders. "A lot of guys on the low watch Gossip Girl." The go-go dancers will help, too.
Skin-care guru Scott-Vincent Borba created drinks that purport to aid outer beauty while intoxicating your insides, for $22 each. Hear indie music in the café and progressive house spun by international D.J.'s in the club, which will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. (To start, expect parties from partners Kyky and Dimitri, formerly of PM.) Food comes from the Tanuki Tavern kitchen next door. Preview the menus below and see the space in our slideshow.
Provocateur, 18 Ninth Ave., at 13th St.; No phone