Michael Cohen treated like a star while dining at NYC’s buzziest eateries before prison

New York Post | 3/23/2019 | Staff
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A week ago Saturday, Michael Cohen and his wife, Laura, ­cozied up by the bar at the Philippe Starck-designed L’Avenue, chatting with another couple.

“They told me no drugs, no alcohol,” Cohen informed his companions, according to an eavesdropper. “But that’s not a problem, because I don’t do that.”

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The former Trump lawyer was referring to his upcoming stint at Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in upstate New York, where he will be serving three years for charges including campaign-finance violations and ­lying to Congress.

With the countdown to his May 6 surrender date nearing, Cohen is making the most of his final days of freedom — indulging at Manhattan’s most expensive and exclusive restaurants, sometimes for three meals a day.

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In the past week, he was spotted at Polo Bar Friday evening, Saks Fifth Avenue’s new L’Avenue Saturday night, and at the Regency Bar & Grill for a power breakfast on Tuesday.

“He used to sit in the back room because he had a lot of private conversations,” according to a Regency waiter. “But now he sits in the main room.”

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While New York City liberals may have despised Cohen when he worked for the president, he’s enjoying new popularity since his congressional testimony.

“People come up and hug him,” said a friend. “New Yorkers see him as someone in a position to really take down this president.”

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Cohen also gets front-and-center treatment at Fred’s on Madison Avenue, one of the 52-year-old’s favorite lunch spots.

“We love Michael,” said a waiter there, disclosing that Cohen’s go-to is the $28 club salad.“We like to keep him close [to the hostess stand] because we love him,” added a Fred’s hostess. “We have known him for years, before all the bulls–t.”

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She typically seats Cohen by the windows, at a prime table where you see everyone who enters — and everyone sees you.

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