PLAN DATE: SAT / AUG. 4
Tonight is all about elegance, so prepare to dress for the occasion. The colorful, almost exotic layout of Megu takes inspiration from authentic Japanese culture blended with an upscale New York City polish. With literally glowing backdrops, velvet partitions, and unique wood paneling throughout that feels as inspired by its traditional Asian influence as it does classic mid-century chic, the visual flair is equaled only by Megu’s menu featuring complex gastronomy. Just like the overall ambiance, each dish is a meticulously crafted work of art—and a special nod is due for their tableside, coal-grilled robatayaki.
Now, if you were impressed with dinner…just you wait. The Top of the Standard is arguably one of the fanciest cocktail lounges in NYC (imagine if the words chic, dapper, and sophisticated had a threeway lovechild). With its glowing fountain-esque copper fixture as the bar’s grandiose centerpiece, art deco-inspired fixtures tinged in gold, a ceiling that literally glitters, and white leather booths facing either the city skyline or the Hudson River, this is the epitome of incomparable excellence. Just be sure to wear your smart casual best and make a reservation well in advance.
355 West 16th Street, Manhattan
idk tip: For dessert, keep with the high-fashion style of this place and order the green tea crepe. It’s magical.
The Top of the Standard
The Standard, 848 Washington Street, Manhattan
idk tip: If ever there was a time and place to order caviar, their options of either Royal Sterling or Ossetra will make this night one to remember.