Bar in East Village & Lower East Side

PDT, which stands for 'Please Don't Tell,' scores high on novelty. You enter through the phone booth at the hot-dog snack shop (Crif Dogs) next door. Once you're given the OK (reservations are recommended to avoid being turned away), you'll step into an intimate low-lit bar with the odd animal head on the wall.

First-rate cocktails, high prices and a (sometimes) snooty attitude from the hostess come standard with the experience.