Debut: Dec. 16, 2003
Location: 289 Tenth Ave. near 26th St. (646/473-0202)
Brain trust: Former promoters Noah Tepperberg and Jason Strauss
Distinction: Designed with extra attention to the needs of an event space, including indoor red carpet, drawers for purses and extra room built for gift bags.
Wattage: Recent visitors and regulars include Vin Diesel, Quincy Jones, Denzel Washington, Harvey Weinstein and Ethan Hawke.
Debut: Feb. 4, 2004
Location: 10 Columbus Circle at 59th St (212/206-6700)
Brain trust: Randy Gerber (owns The Whiskey Bar in LA.)
Distinction: Killer views of Central Park
Wattage: Kevin Bacon, Wyclef Jean, Cindy Crawford, Mark McGrath and Derek Jeter
Debut: April 1, 2004
Location: 643 Broadway at Bleeker St. (212/253-2560)
Brain trust: Brett Mitchell, Mark Mathewson and Daniel Ziff (silent partner)
Distinction: Interior modeled after Walter Winchell’s table at the Stork Club, as immortalized in “The Sweet Smell of Suc-cess.” Attached to restaurant Cornershop; open 24 hours on weekends.
Wattage: Rosario Dawson, Candace Bushnell, Jamie Johnson, Karolina Kurkova
Debut: Soft opening April 1, 2004, formal opening skedded for June 1, 2004.
Location: Hotel Gansevoort, 18 9th Ave at 13 St. (212/206-6700)
Brain trust: Jeffrey Chodorow (China Grill Management, also behind Asia De Cuba, Mix, China Grill)
Distinction: Rooftop setting with 360-degree views, heated pool with underwater lights and music, two lounges and terraced event space.
Wattage: Amanda Peet, Tara Reid and Ashton Kutcher
Debut: Feb. 4, 2004
Location: Maritime Hotel, 366 W. 17th St. at 9th Ave. (212/823-9769)
Brain trust: Nur Khan (previously owned Sway)
Distinction: Japanese lounge bar with wooden barrel vaulted ceilings and sliding shoji screens.
Wattage: Mick Jagger, Kate Moss, Puff Daddy and Donatella Versace
Debut: March 2004
Location: 376 W. Broadway (212/343-2227)
Brain trust: Giuseppe Cipriani, promoters Danny A and Alone Gibli
Distinction: Because you can’t get in
Wattage: Leonardo DiCaprio, Giselle Bundchen