Jon Bakhshi is an American restaurateur based in New York City. He has founded numerous restaurants and lounges including Home, Guest House, and Greenhouse (one of the world's first "eco-friendly" clubs in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood). His newest restaurant, Beautique, won the Concierge Choice Award for Best New Restaurant in New York City in 2014. Megu, the finest Japanese concept & Sushi Bar that left an enduring impression on New York's dining scene, marks its highly-anticipated return reincarnated with a fresh culinary perspective and curated bar presentation, set amidst an evolving cinematic schema that exquisitely harmonizes the art and science of contemporary gastronomy.
What do I do best?
Taking something from nothing and making it a household name - in the hospitality space. Building something from the ground up will always excite me to my core and keep me hyper focused.
What makes me the best version of myself?
Hard work - I’m not always the smartest in the room but I will outwork you
What are my aspirations?
Personal - have a big family and make sure children have a big successful family
Build up name to get in to the hotel business and create a lasting imprint in the hospitality space
My Biggest Success?
Being a good husband with constant work that I have on my plate, i cherish family before anything else
My Most Challenging Moment?
Selling out of a NYC top club that I built from the ground into a household name - was very difficult decision as it was my baby - but I removed the emotion from it and it resulted in a very profitable and well timed decision.
Treat everyone the same way you want to be treated - no such thing as stature.
My Favorite People/Role Models?
My wife - she is by far my biggest inspiration and keeps me motivated
My Favorite Places/Destinations?
Monte Carlo, Monaco, Nappa, Italy
My Favorite Products/Objects?
Iphone - I love apple
My Current Passions?
Working out and enjoying dining ay my restaurant Megu Restaurant