Is anything more appealing than perfectly crafted Japanese fare? Perhaps that same fare in a dramatic, high-energy spot. Several years back, Megu was a New York institution, with two dynamic locations in Manhattan; now, it's made a much-lauded return, tucked beneath the trendy Dream Downtown in the heart of Chelsea.
What sets Megu apart? There's the decadence of its fare: even steamed rice can come with sea urchin and truffles; Wagyu beef is all over the menu. (And the "Diamond Roll" not only features fatty tuna, a delicacy, but caviar, truffles, and gold flakes.) There's an emphasis on cocktails, too, as with every cutting-edge restaurant these days.
The scene is unlike any other. With customizable lights and 3-D activated imaging, the ambience can transform around diners, an utterly unique experience. And with multiple options for private events -- 60 seated or 125 standing in the full dining room, with smaller groups in the private dining room or the "kimono room" -- it's easy to harness that captivating energy for any event you'd want to host.