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Posted by Anonymous on 02/06/2007
The food is overpriced and average at best. The service was fair, though the girl at the coat check lost someone's uimbrella and actually handed the person someone else's just to get them out the door! The decor is also very dated and not trendy at all. 2 thumbs way down.
Posted by midtowner on 01/30/2007
High prices don't make food great, and the quality of the food is simply lacking. Was told multiple times that corner-cutting was due to "traditional japanese" style. I've been to Japan, and I've been to a lot of NY's Japanese restaurants, and I know that it is "Megu overpriced" style. Went on a business lunch, and I will not return, even on someone else's dime.
Posted by Loved It on 01/27/2007
I appreciate fine cuisine and I felt Megu was 5 star. I have been to the other Megu and did not find the atmosphere quite as enjoyable. The 2 1/2 hour dinner was laid back, the service was impeccable, and I could eat the kobe beef sticks for the rest of my life. The portions were small, but portions should be small, this is why most of America is obese! I highly recommend dining at this Megu and it is worth the price.
Posted by stephiebee on 01/25/2007
I came here on a lunch date. The food was avergae at best. The miso cod was far too oily for my taste. The veggies were bland. The prices were outrageous. Although the service was excellent, but I wouldn't come back. There's a ton of other great sushi/Japanese places to try and you'll save yourself a TON of money
Posted by davidscott on 01/14/2007
I dined at the Megu in midtown with a small group of close friends, and we all agreed it was truly a memorable experience. The welcome as we walked in the door, the gorgeous decor, the pleasant and utterly unpretentious waitstaff, and of course the fabulous food, were all first-rate. Some of us ordered the 7-course tasting menu - a great deal at $80 (some choices do carry a supplemental charge) - while others ordered from the a la carte menu. Without exception, the flavors and presentation were delicious, exciting, and just plain fun! Standouts were the creamy edamame soup, the sashimi platter, the seared Japanese beef sushi, the miso lobster, and the braised fig and ice cream dessert. Portions were not huge but not tiny either - we had ample quantity and didn't feel stuffed and bloated when we left. The bill for six of us was just over $600 - certainly reasonable by New York standards, and I feel, unbeatable for the overall experience - better than Morimoto, better than Nobu 57 (though that might have also been adversely influenced by the people I was with). Having grown up around restaurants, I know that restaurant economics are, within a few percentage points, pretty much the same everywhere you go - that is, thirty percent is the cost for ingredients, sixty percent for labor and overhead, and whatever is left is profit. I keep this in mind whenever I eat out, whether at my local Chinese or Italian or at New York's finest. Judging solely from the quality of the ingredients during our dinner at Megu, I would say that it represents fair value. Throw in the graciousness of service, elegant surroundings, and good friends and you have a recipe for a wonderful night out. I'll definitely be back.
Posted by gourmet club president on 12/21/2006
We had the tasting menu for 25 people, but there are enough food for 10 people at best. I was glad only 20 people show up. Marinated spicy edamame and a mouthful of mix greens with a teaspoon of dressing should not be consider 2 appetizers. 2 nut-encrusted-asparagus, 5 pieces of marble size fried rock shrimps, 3 overcooked thinly slices of kobe beef on a hot rock & flambe, 3 pieces of maki, and 4 samples of desert & 2 tbsp of icecream share among 5 people. This is not enough food for a real person. For the price, I would rather go to Nobu 57 or Buddakan for much better food. Even Tao has better Kobe beef than the one we had in Megu. Go to Megu for the atmosphere and if you are on a diet. I would not recommend this restaurant if you want good food.
Posted by alrob on 12/19/2006
This was our 5th or 6th visit to Megu and while I never thought the overall experience was a home run, the atomosphere alone drew me back. No more. To begin with, the wait staff was sloppily dressed and ameuturish. A major turn off. Also, a number of diners wore jeans - just not a classy look on a Saturday night at a place of this ilk. The sushi and sashimi were very good, but the chicken entree had to be sent back and the cod was fishy. I didn't realize that the rather small martini's were $16.50 each until I got the check - an outrage. But the real issue I had was given the prices here for not very much food ($500.00 for 2 couples before tip), plus we had a problem with some of the dishes, you'd think that they could have comped an after dinner drink or a desert. But no, they're just too full of themselves. So bye Megu.