For those lucky enough to get into The Lion, the five-day-old Village eatery from chef John DeLucie, an owner of Delicatessen, and media men Dan Abrams and Dave Zinczenko, there is one table most are guaranteed not to sit at: the ultra select, second level VIP table, which we will hereby dub The Lion’s Throne.
Just how exclusive is this table? For one thing, it has its own staircase, leading up to its own floor and own bathroom, and has eight and only eight seats — because the space literally couldn’t accommodate a ninth. It sits on a perch about twenty feet above the main dining room, in a spot where no one from the tavern-like front room can see it, but where everyone in the clubby main dining room can. It’s as if the entire restaurant was designed with this one table in mind. Take a good long look at this picture Eater obtained of The Lion’s Throne, because this is the closest most of us will ever get to it.
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