MPD. Location: Meatpacking District. Gansevoort and Washington St. Scene: Loud. Purple Velvet Booths. Clubby. Food: Crab Cakes. Bordeaux Braised Short Ribs.

Chek Recs:

  1. Seared Diver Scallops: Saffron Risotto, Chorizo, Parley Puree (above).
  2. Aged Goat Cheese Ravioli: Nicoise Olive, Pine Nut, Basil,  Sundried Tomato.

This restaurant aka club is named perfectly. The bedazzled people and rambunctious atmosphere emulate the exact definition of the Meatpacking District. Its wide-open dining room gives you the opportunity to check out all the mayhem. Obnoxious yet entertaining activities include: bottle service at dinner tables, Veuve Clicquot bottles with flying sparklers, bachelorette parties dancing on chairs, singing and loud DJ music (no, he doesn’t take requests). What is this you ask? Basically a club with an overpriced yet satisfying food menu. Definitely save this for a big Vegas-style, night out extravaganza. Don’t be embarrassed to ask for more raisin bread served in the breadbasket -it’s worth it. If you’ve never seen red toilet seats, be sure to check out the bathrooms, too.  Bring your wallet, pumped up kicks and come here to celebrate!