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In a throwback to the past that Gothamist loves, the Daily News gives Chelsea restaurant, The Biltmore Room, props for its lush, private cellphone room where people can talk on the cellphone in soundproof comfort. In the space that used to be the dumbwaiter, The Biltmore Room management decided to create a leather cushion walled sanctum for Chatty Cathies and Kens - with cellphone antennae built into the masonry. Gothamist hasn't been to the Biltmore Room yet, but we do think this makes the restaurant a great place for a first date: When your friends give you the safety call, we suggest you escape to the cellphone room, and then make a break for it if the date sucks.

NY Magazine on the Biltmore Room.

Photo from the Daily News