Located on the second floor of Tribeca restaurant MEGU, M Lounge's swank, nightclub-like atmosphere comes with a striking view. An 800-pound temple bell and a Buddha ice sculpture dominate the dining room below its sleek balcony. The lounge itself doesn't lack for opulent decor, either—300 rolls of antique kimono fabric line the low-slung walls.
An American-style bar with Japanese flair, M Lounge translates MEGU's style into casual atmosphere. Patrons can pick from a long list of craft cocktails, including Japanese-inspired takes on the margarita and the bellini, or opt for bottle service as they recline on plush couches. Waitresses will also deliver dishes from an extensive food menu, which includes Megu's original kobe beef burger.
Stepping into Duane Park is like stepping back in time. Inside the turn-of-the-century dining room, chandeliers from a Louisiana plantation sprinkle light on the scene below, where visitors sip on handcrafted cocktails and clean their invisible monocles. On stage, a roster of featured entertainers ranging from crooners to sultry sirens belts out ballads from the past seven decades—including tunes from the American songbook and current hits.
Of course, no show is complete without Duane Park's scantily clad burlesque performers, who sashay throughout the room to a chorus of "oohs" and "ahhs" from the crowd. Amidst the entertainment, visitors can dive into the venue's elegant cuisine, too, which ranges from grilled filet of branzino to southern ribs.
The chef at this 9-table spot gives nearly as much thought to the presentation of his kaiseki dishes as to the food itself. Named for a famous Japanese potter, the restaurant offers up its ever-changing cuisine in intricately carved ceramic vessels, plates, and chalices. Even the chopsticks are eye catching, hand-carved from red cedar in Kyoto.
The first thing you’re likely to notice at Bouley is how much the foyer smells like an orchard. There’s a good reason for this: its rows and rows of shelves are filled with fresh apples. This is typical of a restaurant that balances French inspirations with farm-fresh influences in dishes such as an organic Colorado lamb baked with a touch of peppermint.
Administering everything from oral exams to fluoride treatments, dental implants to in-office whitening, the professionals at Downtown Dental Studio bolster the health and appearance of their clients' smiles. Each dentist and dental assistant is trained to identify and eliminate tooth decay, stave off oral-health problems with preventive services, and explain to bottom teeth that they will never rise to a position at the top.
Don’t come to this Japanese-American-Korean fusion restaurant looking for a simple bowl of noodles. The ramen here comes in seven savory or spicy varieties, from a seafood version served with head-on shrimp and manila clams to a warning-level spicy soup made from a pork base and topped with tofu, pickled ginger, clams, and nori.