You head out to Sunset Park for the authentic Mexican food, Ecuadorian ceviche, a bowl of Yunnan noodles, and increasingly, rent that's affordable with your full-time job. But rarely is it the destination for fine Italian food and dancers in bikinis. That changes with Jaguars 3, a massive restaurant/nightclub/cabaret decorated with the likeness of the third largest panthera species and its habitat. What else will you find in such a habitat? Glad you asked. For starters, an Italian restaurant cheffed by Rocco Di Lullo, formerly of Hotel Cipriani in Venice, who's setting white tableclothes with carpaccio di Cipriani (filet mignon carpaccio), crispy black Atlantic bass, and pappardelle al tartufo with porcinis and shaved black truffles. After dinner patrons can hit the big U-shaped bar for cocktails, shoot some pool, pose with faux wildlife, cut a rug on the dance floor, or head to a separate room equipped with a platform and two poles for bikini dancers. Remember to tip...the cab driver. It's a good trip back to wherever you came from.
225 47th St., between 2nd and 3rd Aves.