Nougatine At Jean-Georges

★★★★☆
  • 1 Central Park West Est, Trump International Hotel

    New York, NY 10023

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  • 212-299-3900

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Daily 12pm-2pm, Daily 5:30pm-11pm

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A unique dining experience. This was our first visit to a JG restaurant. As expected, the food was expertly prepared, small in portion, and tantalized the palate. Quite frankly, the scene was a bit overcrowded and pretentious, but that

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★★★★★

A unique dining experience. This was our first visit to a JG restaurant. As expected, the food was expertly prepared, small in portion, and tantalized the palate. Quite frankly, the scene was a bit overcrowded and pretentious, but that

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the food was bland, sometimes over cooked and the service, what can i say? service? it was barely there...i thought that in a trump hotel we would have had first class in all departments...i willnot return nor will i recommend this third

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★★★★★

the food was bland, sometimes over cooked and the service, what can i say? service? it was barely there...i thought that in a trump hotel we would have had first class in all departments...i willnot return nor will i recommend this third

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I took my parents to Nougatine for the prix fixe dinner--a first-time visit for all of us. While the space is beautiful, and you do feel like you are experiencing something special just by being there, I was not blown away by all of the

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★★★★★

I took my parents to Nougatine for the prix fixe dinner--a first-time visit for all of us. While the space is beautiful, and you do feel like you are experiencing something special just by being there, I was not blown away by all of the

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Respect to MARBLE LITE, INC. that keeps the marble floors/walls in the #1 restaurant in NY shiny and beautiful. Best food experience i had.

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★★★★★

Respect to MARBLE LITE, INC. that keeps the marble floors/walls in the #1 restaurant in NY shiny and beautiful. Best food experience i had.

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If you're in the city on business without a reservation, go to the bar. You'll have the best seat in the house and you'll have access to the full menu. From the amuse bouche to the last bite, every dish is exquisite. It's the combination of side dishes featured with each meat or fish dish and wonderful seasoning. You will be enthusiastically greeted and seated. There is no "attitude" here, just fabulous food.

5
★★★★★

If you're in the city on business without a reservation, go to the bar. You'll have the best seat in the house and you'll have access to the full menu. From the amuse bouche to the last bite, every dish is exquisite. It's the combination of side dishes featured with each meat or fish dish and wonderful seasoning. You will be enthusiastically greeted and seated. There is no "attitude" here, just fabulous food.

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Absolutely my favored restaurant in the city. Service, Decor, Atmosphere, Food, presentattion, Wine, everything top noth! Also the portions are excellent.
Jean George is the King of New York Chefs!

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★★★★★

Absolutely my favored restaurant in the city. Service, Decor, Atmosphere, Food, presentattion, Wine, everything top noth! Also the portions are excellent.
Jean George is the King of New York Chefs!

Pros: Mind blowing Experience

Cons: Can only go once in a while

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I had not eaten at JG in several years and was looking forward to my recent visit tremendously. I was, disappointingly, underwhelmed by the evening. There were unquestionable high points: the broth on the black sea bass was extraordinary, and the turbot was also very very good. The amuse bouche featured a duck confit with a ravioli that was outstanding.

But the meal as a whole was disappointinly uneven, and just as there were high points there were low points. The crispy rabbit was, in essence, a rabbit mcnugget. Even the very good sauce with it didn't make the dish appealing. Several of the desserts were disasters: the deep fried pumpkin pie on the "spice" dessert menu was so heavily salted as to be inedible and the pastry under the apple tart was dense and mushy.

At this price point and given the restaurant's reputation I had expected much better.

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★★☆☆☆

I had not eaten at JG in several years and was looking forward to my recent visit tremendously. I was, disappointingly, underwhelmed by the evening. There were unquestionable high points: the broth on the black sea bass was extraordinary, and the turbot was also very very good. The amuse bouche featured a duck confit with a ravioli that was outstanding.

But the meal as a whole was disappointinly uneven, and just as there were high points there were low points. The crispy rabbit was, in essence, a rabbit mcnugget. Even the very good sauce with it didn't make the dish appealing. Several of the desserts were disasters: the deep fried pumpkin pie on the "spice" dessert menu was so heavily salted as to be inedible and the pastry under the apple tart was dense and mushy.

At this price point and given the restaurant's reputation I had expected much better.

Pros: Creativity

Cons: Lack of Consistency

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I dined here back in Sept. Service was attentive but I was very disappointed when a hair is attached to the bread. Staff just replaced it without apology, a Michelin 3-star should do better than this. The food tasted good but not consistently excellent. Other than the Egg Caviar, presentation of plates was simple, not artistic or creative enough. Soup was flavorful but salty. Very Good Scallops though. Lobster was tender but lack texture of freshness. Squab was over-cook not med-rare as it should. Excellent dessert though. Seating was not as comfortable as cushion needs replacement. Very good wine list and knowledgeable staff. I'd rate JG overall a B+. I felt this is a Michelin 2-star, not as memorable as my 3-star experience else where. Better value to dine in the main area at Nougatine

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★★★☆☆

I dined here back in Sept. Service was attentive but I was very disappointed when a hair is attached to the bread. Staff just replaced it without apology, a Michelin 3-star should do better than this. The food tasted good but not consistently excellent. Other than the Egg Caviar, presentation of plates was simple, not artistic or creative enough. Soup was flavorful but salty. Very Good Scallops though. Lobster was tender but lack texture of freshness. Squab was over-cook not med-rare as it should. Excellent dessert though. Seating was not as comfortable as cushion needs replacement. Very good wine list and knowledgeable staff. I'd rate JG overall a B+. I felt this is a Michelin 2-star, not as memorable as my 3-star experience else where. Better value to dine in the main area at Nougatine

Pros: Wine, dessert

Cons: no apology after hair is found in food

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I can't really add much to the superlatives about the food. It's wonderful. So I'll focus instead on two points that aren't often addressed in reviews I've read.

First, despite the high overall costs, this restaurant is quite a value. The $98 dollar menu brings four courses rather than the usual three and all of them are good sized. That might not matter much to small women but for a large man like me, it's nice not to walk out of a big dinner feeling hungry.

Second, the chairs are really comfortable. This may sound like a minor point, but it's not. When you're settling in for what can easily be a three-hour meal, you can only enjoy it if you're comfy. A shocking number of top dining spots don't seem to understand this.

My one critique: The decoration in the dining room is beginning to look both warn and dated. It's probably time for a refresh.

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★★★★★

I can't really add much to the superlatives about the food. It's wonderful. So I'll focus instead on two points that aren't often addressed in reviews I've read.

First, despite the high overall costs, this restaurant is quite a value. The $98 dollar menu brings four courses rather than the usual three and all of them are good sized. That might not matter much to small women but for a large man like me, it's nice not to walk out of a big dinner feeling hungry.

Second, the chairs are really comfortable. This may sound like a minor point, but it's not. When you're settling in for what can easily be a three-hour meal, you can only enjoy it if you're comfy. A shocking number of top dining spots don't seem to understand this.

My one critique: The decoration in the dining room is beginning to look both warn and dated. It's probably time for a refresh.

Pros: Incredible food, excellent service, great value

Cons: decor beginning to look worn

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Had lunch at Nougatine during the week with a group of 4. The service and food was very good. The fish dishes (appetizers and entrees) were fresh and delicious. We enjoyed the $26 lunch deal, which entailed two entree/appetizer choices and a dessert. One appealing factor was that you can pick two entrees in the deal vs. the typical appetizer and entree. The portions were on the medium to small side, but well cooked. My only qualm is that the table spacing is very limited. It felt very crowded (like we were on top of one another) and you could hear everyone's conversation (i.e. noisy). Not recommended for a romantic meal.

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★★★★☆

Had lunch at Nougatine during the week with a group of 4. The service and food was very good. The fish dishes (appetizers and entrees) were fresh and delicious. We enjoyed the $26 lunch deal, which entailed two entree/appetizer choices and a dessert. One appealing factor was that you can pick two entrees in the deal vs. the typical appetizer and entree. The portions were on the medium to small side, but well cooked. My only qualm is that the table spacing is very limited. It felt very crowded (like we were on top of one another) and you could hear everyone's conversation (i.e. noisy). Not recommended for a romantic meal.

Pros: excellent food, good lunch deal, nice service

Cons: poor table spacing caused very crowded feeling

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I can't believe that we just had a 3 course dinner here for less than $60- One of the best meals I've ever had. It's the early bird special- you have to come at 5:30 pm.

Worth it !!!!

5
★★★★★

I can't believe that we just had a 3 course dinner here for less than $60- One of the best meals I've ever had. It's the early bird special- you have to come at 5:30 pm.

Worth it !!!!

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Whenever I go to New York, this is one place that I absolutely HAVE to dine at. I always get the tasting menu as I want t try as many possible tastes that I can. This man is a true genius in the kitchen.

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★★★★★

Whenever I go to New York, this is one place that I absolutely HAVE to dine at. I always get the tasting menu as I want t try as many possible tastes that I can. This man is a true genius in the kitchen.

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The greeting is warm + friendly. The room is exqusitely chic, yet understated enough and not glitzy AND you can have a conversation. The setting along Central Park is un-rivalled. The food is consistently divine: superb produce, creatively combined, yet never over-done or weird. The service is impeccable. And all of this happens day after day, year after year, and doesn't look tired. AND the pricing is actually reasonable when compared to many other over-bloated imitators. Quite an amazing feat.

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★★★★★

The greeting is warm + friendly. The room is exqusitely chic, yet understated enough and not glitzy AND you can have a conversation. The setting along Central Park is un-rivalled. The food is consistently divine: superb produce, creatively combined, yet never over-done or weird. The service is impeccable. And all of this happens day after day, year after year, and doesn't look tired. AND the pricing is actually reasonable when compared to many other over-bloated imitators. Quite an amazing feat.

Pros: Consistency, real value.

Cons: It is not next door to my home.

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OK- Maybe it was a bad night BUT my husband and I went here a few months back for his birthday and we were highly disappointed. Not sure what the big whoop is about this place. First the carpet needs to be changed like yesterday Secondly the decor is boring with a capital B. The food was average, not what you expect from a Michelin rated restaurant. The wait staff is average, apparently not trained the real art of fine dining. The experience was average and we will not return, especially for those prices. Trust me, go elsewhere.

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★★★☆☆

OK- Maybe it was a bad night BUT my husband and I went here a few months back for his birthday and we were highly disappointed. Not sure what the big whoop is about this place. First the carpet needs to be changed like yesterday Secondly the decor is boring with a capital B. The food was average, not what you expect from a Michelin rated restaurant. The wait staff is average, apparently not trained the real art of fine dining. The experience was average and we will not return, especially for those prices. Trust me, go elsewhere.

Pros: Near Columbus and Central Park

Cons: everything else. sorry.

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The Food was okay, nothing great. Not a single dish was amazing. Some of the dish was extremely sour. The dessert they serve had a red sauce that was extremely sweet not even edible. The waiters were nice but we were seated next to the kitchen, which was extremely hot around the area. We request if we can be moved further from the kitchen. No seats were available, which I can understand. But once a seat open up they should have given us one of those seat; that just poor service.

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★★★☆☆

The Food was okay, nothing great. Not a single dish was amazing. Some of the dish was extremely sour. The dessert they serve had a red sauce that was extremely sweet not even edible. The waiters were nice but we were seated next to the kitchen, which was extremely hot around the area. We request if we can be moved further from the kitchen. No seats were available, which I can understand. But once a seat open up they should have given us one of those seat; that just poor service.

Pros: if you to spend money on okay food.

Cons: Nothing Special... Save ur money for some place else..

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Although the ambience is a little bland, the food is anything but--every course was creative, surprising, thoughtful and well executed. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Quite an enjoyable experience.

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★★★★☆

Although the ambience is a little bland, the food is anything but--every course was creative, surprising, thoughtful and well executed. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Quite an enjoyable experience.

Pros: Food, service

Cons: Ambience

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We gave been to this restaurant many times & have never been disappointed.The food is perfect & the staff unobtrusive. The atmosphere is quiet , the room is not large but feels very calming.

5
★★★★★

We gave been to this restaurant many times & have never been disappointed.The food is perfect & the staff unobtrusive. The atmosphere is quiet , the room is not large but feels very calming.

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Had lunch here with a consultant and the food was absolutely fantastic. Although I did not pick up the bill, the prices looked excellent for the quality and I would definitely go here again.

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★★★★★

Had lunch here with a consultant and the food was absolutely fantastic. Although I did not pick up the bill, the prices looked excellent for the quality and I would definitely go here again.

Pros: Great Food - beautiful ambiance

Cons: Waited longer than I would've liked

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Good things come in small packages...in terms of square footage & portion size. It's an understatement, but don't stop yourself from making a reservation here. The food here is excellent and the BYOB policy is encouraged.

This place is very small, but the eclectic decor and friendly bohemian servers are a good distraction if you normally suffer from claustrophobia. Seating is cramped and the tables are placed so close to each other you can hear conversations from neighboring diners. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but once the food arrives...you'll feel so much better!

For an appetizer, I recommend the sauted calamari with garlic, parsley olive oil bread crumbs, tomato and mushroom. The preparation is simple and seasonings are perfectly balanced. I wished it didn't come in such a small portion because I found it to be so addictively tasty.

For the entree, I had the pan seared skate fish with mango, caper berries and a small clump of rice. The skate itself was light, thin, toasty. and flavorful.

For dessert, all four of us shared the dark lava chocolate cake with homemade coconut sherbert. One poke with the spoon, the cake collapsed and melted chocolate leaked all over the plate.

I'll definitely come back for dinner during the early bird hour when no other diners are around. 5 stars well deserved!

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★★★★☆

Good things come in small packages...in terms of square footage & portion size. It's an understatement, but don't stop yourself from making a reservation here. The food here is excellent and the BYOB policy is encouraged.

This place is very small, but the eclectic decor and friendly bohemian servers are a good distraction if you normally suffer from claustrophobia. Seating is cramped and the tables are placed so close to each other you can hear conversations from neighboring diners. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but once the food arrives...you'll feel so much better!

For an appetizer, I recommend the sauted calamari with garlic, parsley olive oil bread crumbs, tomato and mushroom. The preparation is simple and seasonings are perfectly balanced. I wished it didn't come in such a small portion because I found it to be so addictively tasty.

For the entree, I had the pan seared skate fish with mango, caper berries and a small clump of rice. The skate itself was light, thin, toasty. and flavorful.

For dessert, all four of us shared the dark lava chocolate cake with homemade coconut sherbert. One poke with the spoon, the cake collapsed and melted chocolate leaked all over the plate.

I'll definitely come back for dinner during the early bird hour when no other diners are around. 5 stars well deserved!

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The space is really cool - great for a date night and they have an outdoor heated patio too. The food isn't mind blowing (for the most part) but definitely a solid all-around performance, including service. I ordered a great lobster tartine and I usually am not a lover of cake, but the chocolate cake...that actually was a 5 star dessert. The red snapper was perfect.

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★★★★☆

The space is really cool - great for a date night and they have an outdoor heated patio too. The food isn't mind blowing (for the most part) but definitely a solid all-around performance, including service. I ordered a great lobster tartine and I usually am not a lover of cake, but the chocolate cake...that actually was a 5 star dessert. The red snapper was perfect.

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Our daughter treated us to lunch at Jean-Georges. (She had recently enjoyed a fabulous dinner there.) The food was superb! However, the service was horribly slow. We waited about twenty minutes before anyone came to our table (with water), forty minutes before our order was taken, and so one through a long afternoon. Our server might have been new or inexperienced or perhaps just lousy. In any case, he came with our food (finally) but never stopped to see if we needed anything else.

What was truly amazing, though, was the fact that there were many employees there, some of whom apparently were in charge of the room and service. They managed to look right through us as we tried to make eye contact with them. (We really were in need of food and drink!) None of the many employees could bestir himself/herself to ascertain why there were customers sitting at a table for so long without anything to eat. The wait staff certainly was not in the least concerned with the customers.

We had intended to purchase a gift certifcate for friends who often vist New York. Obviously, we would not want to send them to a place where the customer is treated so poorly by the wait staff.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our daughter treated us to lunch at Jean-Georges. (She had recently enjoyed a fabulous dinner there.) The food was superb! However, the service was horribly slow. We waited about twenty minutes before anyone came to our table (with water), forty minutes before our order was taken, and so one through a long afternoon. Our server might have been new or inexperienced or perhaps just lousy. In any case, he came with our food (finally) but never stopped to see if we needed anything else.

What was truly amazing, though, was the fact that there were many employees there, some of whom apparently were in charge of the room and service. They managed to look right through us as we tried to make eye contact with them. (We really were in need of food and drink!) None of the many employees could bestir himself/herself to ascertain why there were customers sitting at a table for so long without anything to eat. The wait staff certainly was not in the least concerned with the customers.

We had intended to purchase a gift certifcate for friends who often vist New York. Obviously, we would not want to send them to a place where the customer is treated so poorly by the wait staff.

Pros: excellent food

Cons: slow, inconsiderate, thoughtless wait staff

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We were delighted to read the description of each dish on the menu and chose the pre-fix dinner. One of the appetizer was sea-urchin (uni) with lemon and jalapeno. The uni was not fresh, all I could taste was the lemon and the jalapeno. Hoping to get better food for the main course, I was very excited to see the beautiful roll of the crunchy rabbit. My excitement, unfortunately, did not last long. The rabbit was very salty and was inedible. The very cordial waitress saw my barely touched dish and offered another dish. However, I was not interested and hoped that dessert would be better than my first two dishes. Well...
another dissappointment..Hope they have better food very soon...

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★☆☆☆☆

We were delighted to read the description of each dish on the menu and chose the pre-fix dinner. One of the appetizer was sea-urchin (uni) with lemon and jalapeno. The uni was not fresh, all I could taste was the lemon and the jalapeno. Hoping to get better food for the main course, I was very excited to see the beautiful roll of the crunchy rabbit. My excitement, unfortunately, did not last long. The rabbit was very salty and was inedible. The very cordial waitress saw my barely touched dish and offered another dish. However, I was not interested and hoped that dessert would be better than my first two dishes. Well...
another dissappointment..Hope they have better food very soon...

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I don't like to criticize restaurants but I can't help but express that this one is just a little over rated. The food is o.k. at best, the ambience is nice, not spectaular, service is good, and the portions are miniscule. My wife and I enjoy really fine cuisine, wine and impeccable service, but we also like to be satisfied when we dine out. I have to say after dining at Jean Georges with 6 friends every one of us left hungry and the only one who truly enjoyed their selection was my wife and one other woman, they both had a scallop appetizer and lobster entree, which were actually quite good. I had a foie gras appetizer, I love foie gras, this one did not impress, there were too many veines running through it and it was roughly the size of silver dollar. My Arctic Char was tasteless and there was nothing on the plate with it, very dissappointing. I usually say give any restaurant a chance but if you want to spend $200 a person for dinner go to Babbo or Ramsey's or Wolfgang's, you can skip this one.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't like to criticize restaurants but I can't help but express that this one is just a little over rated. The food is o.k. at best, the ambience is nice, not spectaular, service is good, and the portions are miniscule. My wife and I enjoy really fine cuisine, wine and impeccable service, but we also like to be satisfied when we dine out. I have to say after dining at Jean Georges with 6 friends every one of us left hungry and the only one who truly enjoyed their selection was my wife and one other woman, they both had a scallop appetizer and lobster entree, which were actually quite good. I had a foie gras appetizer, I love foie gras, this one did not impress, there were too many veines running through it and it was roughly the size of silver dollar. My Arctic Char was tasteless and there was nothing on the plate with it, very dissappointing. I usually say give any restaurant a chance but if you want to spend $200 a person for dinner go to Babbo or Ramsey's or Wolfgang's, you can skip this one.

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John George Vongerichten's flagship restaurant was on my list of resolutions for 2007. Having dined exquisitely at JoJo and Perry Street this year, my expectations were extremely high for my holiday treat to JEAN GEORGES. We arrived on time for our 10:30 seating..but found ourselves trapped in limbo between the main dining room's entrance and the bar at Nougatine. I had to dodge the servers that rushed by in order to avoid a collision. Once seated, I found the room not all that impressive. It looked like a glorified conference room. The colors are too muted and didn't provide any noteworthy atmosphere. As far as service goes, no complaints, what one expects from a 3-Star Michelin rating. All the glasses were refilled promptly, the silverware replaced after each course, and the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Our sommelier was especially impressive and engaging. We ordered the 4-course prix fixe menus. Sadly, there were a few misses. Our amuse bouche was unextraordianry. The garlic soup was runny and bland. The squab tasted good but was a bit rubbery and hard to cut. There were some strong, positive highlights.The signature scallops with caramelized cauliflower and raisin caper emulsion were as advertised..scrumptuous. A luscious foie gras brulee with dried cherries lived up to JEAN GEORGES' reputation. The roasted sweetbreads with grilled pear and lemon puree was a great dish but the pear somewhat overwhelmed the overall taste due to inadequate seasoning of the sweetbreads. The wine list is very expansive and many bottles are reasonably priced. We chose a very nice Portuguese Blanc which complemented our dishes well and lasted all the way to dessert. Pastry chef extraordinaire Johnny Iuzzini (formerly of Daniel) showcases his talents on a choice of well presented, expertly crafted, four course themed dessert menus (winter, apple, chocolate, citrus). On departure, I perused the accolades in the lobby and shook my head, "No, missed the mark tonight."

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★★★★☆

John George Vongerichten's flagship restaurant was on my list of resolutions for 2007. Having dined exquisitely at JoJo and Perry Street this year, my expectations were extremely high for my holiday treat to JEAN GEORGES. We arrived on time for our 10:30 seating..but found ourselves trapped in limbo between the main dining room's entrance and the bar at Nougatine. I had to dodge the servers that rushed by in order to avoid a collision. Once seated, I found the room not all that impressive. It looked like a glorified conference room. The colors are too muted and didn't provide any noteworthy atmosphere. As far as service goes, no complaints, what one expects from a 3-Star Michelin rating. All the glasses were refilled promptly, the silverware replaced after each course, and the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Our sommelier was especially impressive and engaging. We ordered the 4-course prix fixe menus. Sadly, there were a few misses. Our amuse bouche was unextraordianry. The garlic soup was runny and bland. The squab tasted good but was a bit rubbery and hard to cut. There were some strong, positive highlights.The signature scallops with caramelized cauliflower and raisin caper emulsion were as advertised..scrumptuous. A luscious foie gras brulee with dried cherries lived up to JEAN GEORGES' reputation. The roasted sweetbreads with grilled pear and lemon puree was a great dish but the pear somewhat overwhelmed the overall taste due to inadequate seasoning of the sweetbreads. The wine list is very expansive and many bottles are reasonably priced. We chose a very nice Portuguese Blanc which complemented our dishes well and lasted all the way to dessert. Pastry chef extraordinaire Johnny Iuzzini (formerly of Daniel) showcases his talents on a choice of well presented, expertly crafted, four course themed dessert menus (winter, apple, chocolate, citrus). On departure, I perused the accolades in the lobby and shook my head, "No, missed the mark tonight."

Pros: precision service, excellent wine list, intriguing dessert menus.

Cons: an occasional weak dish, no clear waiting area, uninspired decor.

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Went to JG's for lunch. The dining room was redone. What a difference. The room looks more open and airy then before. The room was not compromised in this remodeling. If you are intimidated by fancy restaurants and their stuffiness and foo-foo decor, you will be at home here. For those who haven't been here. The dining room is a 3 sided glass box with floor to ceiling windows. The fourth wall encompasses a couple of alcoves for lovers to dine. It is a very understated, no frills room with the beautiful flowers on the tables as the only accents. The tables have very comfortable chairs and mini-couches surrounding them. The diners shouldn't feel short changed by their placement in this room. I had the delectable Ribbon Tuna and a repeat of the wonderfully sweet Corn Ravioli for lunch. This was paired with a lightly sweet Riesling. (My choice). The cuisine at this restaurant has an light Asian flare. Most dishes have either a hint of spice or sweetness that makes the dishes stands out. The chef marries fruits with spices to get his original take on fish, foie gras, poultry, game and beef. As always, the servers were friendly and assertive. We chatted extensively about the enhancements to the dining room. They seem to react to body language and know when to come over and when to stay away. The way the dining room has the server stations set up, eliminates the need for unnecessary, noisy foot traffic across the room. This makes for a very calm, peaceful dining experience. The staff at this restaurant really cares how you feel while in their dining room. The only thing I cannot convey enough: make sure you are booking a reservation in the FORMAL DINING ROOM. The bar/lounge area called Nougatine sometimes gets treated as it were Jean Georges. It isn't. They have their own menu, wait staff, and the kitchen is in the basement. Jean Georges is : more comfy than Daniel, cheaper than Per Se, better service than Le Bernardin. In my opinioin-It is the best.

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★★★★★

Went to JG's for lunch. The dining room was redone. What a difference. The room looks more open and airy then before. The room was not compromised in this remodeling. If you are intimidated by fancy restaurants and their stuffiness and foo-foo decor, you will be at home here. For those who haven't been here. The dining room is a 3 sided glass box with floor to ceiling windows. The fourth wall encompasses a couple of alcoves for lovers to dine. It is a very understated, no frills room with the beautiful flowers on the tables as the only accents. The tables have very comfortable chairs and mini-couches surrounding them. The diners shouldn't feel short changed by their placement in this room. I had the delectable Ribbon Tuna and a repeat of the wonderfully sweet Corn Ravioli for lunch. This was paired with a lightly sweet Riesling. (My choice). The cuisine at this restaurant has an light Asian flare. Most dishes have either a hint of spice or sweetness that makes the dishes stands out. The chef marries fruits with spices to get his original take on fish, foie gras, poultry, game and beef. As always, the servers were friendly and assertive. We chatted extensively about the enhancements to the dining room. They seem to react to body language and know when to come over and when to stay away. The way the dining room has the server stations set up, eliminates the need for unnecessary, noisy foot traffic across the room. This makes for a very calm, peaceful dining experience. The staff at this restaurant really cares how you feel while in their dining room. The only thing I cannot convey enough: make sure you are booking a reservation in the FORMAL DINING ROOM. The bar/lounge area called Nougatine sometimes gets treated as it were Jean Georges. It isn't. They have their own menu, wait staff, and the kitchen is in the basement. Jean Georges is : more comfy than Daniel, cheaper than Per Se, better service than Le Bernardin. In my opinioin-It is the best.

Pros: Food, Service, Decor, Very Comfortable

Cons: The ladies room- only 1 at a time.

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Last weekend, I took my boyfriend out to a birthday dinner at Jean
Georges where he had the classic JG tasting menu and I had the seasonal tasting menu. Since we've been to both Per Se and Le Bernardin, we had a very high expectation for JG. The results, I must say, was mixed. Some of the dishes, such as the lobster tartine, young garlic soup, and the turbot were absolutely top-notch: perfectly cooked, extraordinarily flavorful, and superbly textured. I enjoyed the desserts, especially the playful marshmallow squares. Other dishes, while generally excellent, never reached the culinary wonders of Per Se or the pure freshness of Le Bernardin.

However, my biggest complain is with the service. Although professional, it didn't have the same sort of exquisite attentiveness that I experienced at the previous two restaurants. The worst offense was the restroom; it was small, inelegant, and was out of toilet paper. JG is good, but definitely not Per Se or Le Bernardin in terms of the overall dining experience.

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★★★★☆

Last weekend, I took my boyfriend out to a birthday dinner at Jean
Georges where he had the classic JG tasting menu and I had the seasonal tasting menu. Since we've been to both Per Se and Le Bernardin, we had a very high expectation for JG. The results, I must say, was mixed. Some of the dishes, such as the lobster tartine, young garlic soup, and the turbot were absolutely top-notch: perfectly cooked, extraordinarily flavorful, and superbly textured. I enjoyed the desserts, especially the playful marshmallow squares. Other dishes, while generally excellent, never reached the culinary wonders of Per Se or the pure freshness of Le Bernardin.

However, my biggest complain is with the service. Although professional, it didn't have the same sort of exquisite attentiveness that I experienced at the previous two restaurants. The worst offense was the restroom; it was small, inelegant, and was out of toilet paper. JG is good, but definitely not Per Se or Le Bernardin in terms of the overall dining experience.

Pros: Jean Georges Classic tasting menu

Cons: Service, restrooms

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Four of us went to dinner at Jean Georges' fancy dining room on Saturday night and I must say, I was really disappointed. The service was not so great. So many times they didn't come by to refill our wine glasses, even though there were tons of waiters hanging around. We felt like our main waiter was in very much of a hurry, speaking so fast when explaining each course that we'd have to ask him to repeat a couple times. And it's not like the room was packed - it was a slow night since it was a holiday weekend. The food wasn't that wonderful. We got the tasting menu and my main memory was that a lot of dishes were too salty. The portions were quite large, so by the middle of the 7 course meal we were quite full. Only one course stands out in my mind, the foie gras with roasted strawberries and that was an additional course that we paid extra to have (in addition to the ~$200 tasting menu). I've eaten at 3 star Michelin restaurants before, and Jean Georges seemed more in line with a 1 star rating.

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★★☆☆☆

Four of us went to dinner at Jean Georges' fancy dining room on Saturday night and I must say, I was really disappointed. The service was not so great. So many times they didn't come by to refill our wine glasses, even though there were tons of waiters hanging around. We felt like our main waiter was in very much of a hurry, speaking so fast when explaining each course that we'd have to ask him to repeat a couple times. And it's not like the room was packed - it was a slow night since it was a holiday weekend. The food wasn't that wonderful. We got the tasting menu and my main memory was that a lot of dishes were too salty. The portions were quite large, so by the middle of the 7 course meal we were quite full. Only one course stands out in my mind, the foie gras with roasted strawberries and that was an additional course that we paid extra to have (in addition to the ~$200 tasting menu). I've eaten at 3 star Michelin restaurants before, and Jean Georges seemed more in line with a 1 star rating.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Service, Food not worth the price

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Mr. Vongerichten's ability to incorporate ingredients from around the world and create the most unique and delicious plates rightfully deems him one of the top chefs worldwide. The service at the bar to the six-course tasting dinner lasting over four hours was detail oriented and humble. I cannot wait to visit his restaurant in Shanghai!

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★★★★★

Mr. Vongerichten's ability to incorporate ingredients from around the world and create the most unique and delicious plates rightfully deems him one of the top chefs worldwide. The service at the bar to the six-course tasting dinner lasting over four hours was detail oriented and humble. I cannot wait to visit his restaurant in Shanghai!

Pros: International fine cuisine, creativity, service.

Cons: None

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It is always an exhilarating experience to be seated in the luminous dining room of Jean Georges. The service is solicitous and efficient, without an ounce of attitude, and the prix-fix lunch one of the great deals in the city. The seasonal list of delectable dishes enticed us to go for four courses plus dessert and thus we were able to sample most of the menu. While most of the plates were well conceived and expertly executed, there were some problems with the temperature of the dishes ? some of them were almost cold by the time they reached our table. It know that it is hard to always synchronize plates when a restaurant is full of diners but my expectations are very high in this restaurant and I attribute the less-than-perfect temperature of some dishes to a routinization of the lunch service that might lessen the attention usually paid to all details at this restaurant.

2
★★★★☆

It is always an exhilarating experience to be seated in the luminous dining room of Jean Georges. The service is solicitous and efficient, without an ounce of attitude, and the prix-fix lunch one of the great deals in the city. The seasonal list of delectable dishes enticed us to go for four courses plus dessert and thus we were able to sample most of the menu. While most of the plates were well conceived and expertly executed, there were some problems with the temperature of the dishes ? some of them were almost cold by the time they reached our table. It know that it is hard to always synchronize plates when a restaurant is full of diners but my expectations are very high in this restaurant and I attribute the less-than-perfect temperature of some dishes to a routinization of the lunch service that might lessen the attention usually paid to all details at this restaurant.

Pros: beautifully executed dishes, lunch is a great deal, beautiful room, excellent service

Cons: several dishes arrived at the table almost cold

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This is the best of the best in Manhattan. The food, service and decor are all what other restaurants only can dream of. Bring the kids trust fund for the bill, but definitely make this a destination!!!!

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★★★★★

This is the best of the best in Manhattan. The food, service and decor are all what other restaurants only can dream of. Bring the kids trust fund for the bill, but definitely make this a destination!!!!

Pros: Everything that you'd expect from a fine dining establishment

Cons: Now have to send my kids to community college

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I went here for my anniversary! I was so happy with the food, atmosphere and the service! My needs were anticipated before I asked. I can't wait to go back!

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★★★★★

I went here for my anniversary! I was so happy with the food, atmosphere and the service! My needs were anticipated before I asked. I can't wait to go back!

Pros: Food, Service and Wine

Cons: Forever to get reservations

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My daughter and I went on a binge tour of top Michelin and Zagat places in NYC and this had to include Jean Georges.
First off, you cannot make a reservation until exactly one month in advance.They were very considerate in recording and recalling that we had theatre tickets. We each had a different tasting menu with similar courses. The staff definitely keeps an eye on you. While the head waiters are knowledgeable and explain the menu and individual dishes, they start coming off like used car salesmen, lacking in sincerity. Most of the cuisine was excellent and very special. I would like to go back and have the regular menu next time. The tastes lingered in my mouth and I didn't want them to go away. My daughter pointed out that
the sauces were quite powerful and the fish and meat were without taste but together were great. The deterioration would not deter me from going back but the last few dishes were not as good: a raw, tough squab and ordinary or outre desserts (sometimes beets should not be used in eveything). The asparragus with seabean was incredible. Despite their initial concern about our 8 o'clock curtain, the dishes started coming more and more slowly and their was less and less attention to the point that I had to request the check to make the theatre on time.
The room was a beautiful, elegant nineteen fifties style and very private and comfortable. Noise level was acceptable.

2
★★★★☆

My daughter and I went on a binge tour of top Michelin and Zagat places in NYC and this had to include Jean Georges.
First off, you cannot make a reservation until exactly one month in advance.They were very considerate in recording and recalling that we had theatre tickets. We each had a different tasting menu with similar courses. The staff definitely keeps an eye on you. While the head waiters are knowledgeable and explain the menu and individual dishes, they start coming off like used car salesmen, lacking in sincerity. Most of the cuisine was excellent and very special. I would like to go back and have the regular menu next time. The tastes lingered in my mouth and I didn't want them to go away. My daughter pointed out that
the sauces were quite powerful and the fish and meat were without taste but together were great. The deterioration would not deter me from going back but the last few dishes were not as good: a raw, tough squab and ordinary or outre desserts (sometimes beets should not be used in eveything). The asparragus with seabean was incredible. Despite their initial concern about our 8 o'clock curtain, the dishes started coming more and more slowly and their was less and less attention to the point that I had to request the check to make the theatre on time.
The room was a beautiful, elegant nineteen fifties style and very private and comfortable. Noise level was acceptable.

Pros: Food, decor, variety

Cons: Service varied from great to indifferent

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Recommend for people to sit at tables rather than the bar. The bartenders (except for a female) are extremely rude, cold and unattentive. Barely speak to a customer except when when they drop the check front of you. God forbid if you sit down at the bar wearing regular clothes (not a suit), it will even take minutes for you to recieve a menu.
Food is alwasy tasty, but the service takes away from it.

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★★★☆☆

Recommend for people to sit at tables rather than the bar. The bartenders (except for a female) are extremely rude, cold and unattentive. Barely speak to a customer except when when they drop the check front of you. God forbid if you sit down at the bar wearing regular clothes (not a suit), it will even take minutes for you to recieve a menu.
Food is alwasy tasty, but the service takes away from it.

Pros: food, wine list, warm hostesses

Cons: unattantive male bartenders

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Making my 2nd visit to NYC, I wanted to sample the more upscale steak & french restaurants. I'd heard so much of Jean-George's, and also being in Trump Intnl Tower @ Columbus Circle seemed to be one of the finest choices one can make. I made a single reservation by phone from NC about a month ahead of time. The week before my flight I called to ask them fax the dinner menu.
Being from NC, my only french restaurant experience was a few days earlier at Daniels. I loved that. My dining experience at Jean-George's was exceptional. My only regret was I had no date for the evening.
Upon my arrival, I was promply escorted to a quaint small table that I'd asked to be able to view the entire dining room. This was to watch the other diners (descreetly), to learn. Having NO french food knowledge, I gave the waiter my preferred food taste, and asked him to help me make a suitable selection. I had the 3 course meal @ $96.
I can honestly say that every single plate brought to me, the food was absolutely delicious. I had sea trout, gulf shrimp, & main course, duck breast.I deliberately ate very little on this day to hopefully ensure I could eat it all. I had to force down the last few bites, but it was so delicious, I had the waiter print a copy of what I had for future reference.
Service & atmosphere: I've never experience par excellence service as I had at Jean-George's. It's difficult not to use the word "perfect". After I couldn't eat another bite, I just sat there for a while. Just before leaving, I asked to speak to the evening manager. The waiter seemed concerned if anything was wrong. I introduced myself as a out of towner, but explained how exceptional the dining experience was. The waiter, service, & food were simply outstanding. The service was so incredible, nothing I'd ever seen, even better than Daniel.
I'll be headed back to New York City this upcoming april for 11 days. Hope I can have a date this time. Maybe stroll in Central Park afterwards.

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★★★★★

Making my 2nd visit to NYC, I wanted to sample the more upscale steak & french restaurants. I'd heard so much of Jean-George's, and also being in Trump Intnl Tower @ Columbus Circle seemed to be one of the finest choices one can make. I made a single reservation by phone from NC about a month ahead of time. The week before my flight I called to ask them fax the dinner menu.
Being from NC, my only french restaurant experience was a few days earlier at Daniels. I loved that. My dining experience at Jean-George's was exceptional. My only regret was I had no date for the evening.
Upon my arrival, I was promply escorted to a quaint small table that I'd asked to be able to view the entire dining room. This was to watch the other diners (descreetly), to learn. Having NO french food knowledge, I gave the waiter my preferred food taste, and asked him to help me make a suitable selection. I had the 3 course meal @ $96.
I can honestly say that every single plate brought to me, the food was absolutely delicious. I had sea trout, gulf shrimp, & main course, duck breast.I deliberately ate very little on this day to hopefully ensure I could eat it all. I had to force down the last few bites, but it was so delicious, I had the waiter print a copy of what I had for future reference.
Service & atmosphere: I've never experience par excellence service as I had at Jean-George's. It's difficult not to use the word "perfect". After I couldn't eat another bite, I just sat there for a while. Just before leaving, I asked to speak to the evening manager. The waiter seemed concerned if anything was wrong. I introduced myself as a out of towner, but explained how exceptional the dining experience was. The waiter, service, & food were simply outstanding. The service was so incredible, nothing I'd ever seen, even better than Daniel.
I'll be headed back to New York City this upcoming april for 11 days. Hope I can have a date this time. Maybe stroll in Central Park afterwards.

Pros: Everything I expected & more

Cons: As with all upscale NYC restaurants, including French; expensive -my tab single guy $126)

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I was in NYC this past weekend, for my twenty-fifth anniversary with my organization. The president of my company had already made reservations several months back, upon my request. Located directly across from my hotel on Columbus Circle/Central Park West, was the ultra posh, ultra French, location of Chef Jean-George Vongerichten's masterpiece. The hostess staff, was oh so kind. It really felt good to wear a coat and tie, and bucking the trend nationally for casual wear, at fine(?) dining establishments. The Froie Gras, was velvety and smooth. My entree of Seared Scallops with Carmelized Califlower was amazing. Someone had the Roasted Sea Bass, whole, with a terrific presentation. I don't know how much the bill was, I don't care, I was not paying, but Chef Jean-George meal will always be remembered. Five Stars! Service was stellar, and Trump is right again. He knows the right people to connect to his name.

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★★★★★

I was in NYC this past weekend, for my twenty-fifth anniversary with my organization. The president of my company had already made reservations several months back, upon my request. Located directly across from my hotel on Columbus Circle/Central Park West, was the ultra posh, ultra French, location of Chef Jean-George Vongerichten's masterpiece. The hostess staff, was oh so kind. It really felt good to wear a coat and tie, and bucking the trend nationally for casual wear, at fine(?) dining establishments. The Froie Gras, was velvety and smooth. My entree of Seared Scallops with Carmelized Califlower was amazing. Someone had the Roasted Sea Bass, whole, with a terrific presentation. I don't know how much the bill was, I don't care, I was not paying, but Chef Jean-George meal will always be remembered. Five Stars! Service was stellar, and Trump is right again. He knows the right people to connect to his name.

Pros: Finest French Cuisine In U.S.! Glam Trump International Hotel!

Cons: Expesive! Expensive! Expensive!

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Had an 8:30 reservation Saturday night. Had to wait at the bar for about 20 minutes. Seated at the back of the restaurant being able to see everything. The room is understated and lovely. Our waitress was a bit over eager and frenetic. The amuse bouche was enjoyable. The prix fixe dinner ($98) was fantastic. In actuality with two drinks each the bill is $350. No matter. The food, service and decor are worth the visit.

1
★★★☆☆

Had an 8:30 reservation Saturday night. Had to wait at the bar for about 20 minutes. Seated at the back of the restaurant being able to see everything. The room is understated and lovely. Our waitress was a bit over eager and frenetic. The amuse bouche was enjoyable. The prix fixe dinner ($98) was fantastic. In actuality with two drinks each the bill is $350. No matter. The food, service and decor are worth the visit.

Pros: food service decor

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For 3 Michelin stars, Jean Georges was somewhat of a disappointment. The "coolly efficient" wait staff looked like they would much rather be elsewhere. We overheard a table complaining about the draft whenever the door was opened, and the waitstaff merely "noted" the complaint but did nothing to address it. We did have a warm and helpful sommelier who guided us to very good wine choices. There were flashes of brilliance in the food, especially in the cleverly imaginative (and very exciting) scallops in the winter seasonal menu and in the subliminal introduction of heat/spice in several of the starting dishes (chilli in the mushroom tea was excellent!). However, the rest of the menu was lacking. Would not recommend for a repeat visit.

1
★★★☆☆

For 3 Michelin stars, Jean Georges was somewhat of a disappointment. The "coolly efficient" wait staff looked like they would much rather be elsewhere. We overheard a table complaining about the draft whenever the door was opened, and the waitstaff merely "noted" the complaint but did nothing to address it. We did have a warm and helpful sommelier who guided us to very good wine choices. There were flashes of brilliance in the food, especially in the cleverly imaginative (and very exciting) scallops in the winter seasonal menu and in the subliminal introduction of heat/spice in several of the starting dishes (chilli in the mushroom tea was excellent!). However, the rest of the menu was lacking. Would not recommend for a repeat visit.

Pros: Helpful sommelier

Cons: Detached waitstaff

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I came here to eat with some of my family and it is definitely a good experience. Overall, we were all very , impressed with the service. Our glass was never left empty and when the food came out, we had so many servers, it was like they were all around us...I didn't count, but there must be one to each of us. The service is great and so polite. However, I still feel like our waiter is a bit snooty underneath all that politeness. I called to make reservations and the reservationist or hostess (Margarita) was so snooty, she almost made me want to cancel my reservation. I hate snootiness, especially from service people - she needs to understand that she JUST makes reservations - she is a NOBODY...so get off her high horse, because anybody can be trained to do her job. When I called to add a person to my reservation, Danielle, the other hostess, was much nicer. All in all, I was very impressed with the atmosphere and service from our servers. They were very attentive. That sort of attention is unmatched by any other restaurant I have been to. It is definitely an "experience" restaurant, where you go to try out unique food, enjoy good service, and make a night out of it. I will recommend it for serious foodies and special occassions, but not for casual dining.

2
★★★★☆

I came here to eat with some of my family and it is definitely a good experience. Overall, we were all very , impressed with the service. Our glass was never left empty and when the food came out, we had so many servers, it was like they were all around us...I didn't count, but there must be one to each of us. The service is great and so polite. However, I still feel like our waiter is a bit snooty underneath all that politeness. I called to make reservations and the reservationist or hostess (Margarita) was so snooty, she almost made me want to cancel my reservation. I hate snootiness, especially from service people - she needs to understand that she JUST makes reservations - she is a NOBODY...so get off her high horse, because anybody can be trained to do her job. When I called to add a person to my reservation, Danielle, the other hostess, was much nicer. All in all, I was very impressed with the atmosphere and service from our servers. They were very attentive. That sort of attention is unmatched by any other restaurant I have been to. It is definitely an "experience" restaurant, where you go to try out unique food, enjoy good service, and make a night out of it. I will recommend it for serious foodies and special occassions, but not for casual dining.

Pros: atmosphere, service

Cons: snooty hostess, one bathroom

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I have visited NYC several times and each time I have promised myself to make it a foodie trip. I had yet to make that happen. I decided to do my research and pay myself dues in arrears for the times I missed. I found this location here on CitySearch and decided this would be the highlighted dinner. .. WOW. Was I ever glad that I put my money on this restaurant being the highlight. Not only was it that, but more. Gentlemen, wear your jackets and ties, you'll feel out of place without them. The ladies are all dressed super snazzy. The atmosphere was just quiet enough to hold a conversation at a speaking voice and be heard clearly. The service was untouchable! My date and I ordered the long seasonal menu with the traditional wine pairing. While the wine was a little on the pricey side, they did a good job with the pairs. The BEST part about it all was when my date was not quite satisfied with one of the courses, the restaurant pulled the plates (hers AND mine after I had eaten some of it) and brought out another course completely on the house that she might enjoy more!! I never in my wildest dreams would have expected the service to cover as much as 'not liking' a course. This restaurant was incredible. They will cater to your every whim I am sure. They did ours, you need only but ask. Come here. FOR SURE! It is worth every penny!!! I'll be back.

2
★★★★★

I have visited NYC several times and each time I have promised myself to make it a foodie trip. I had yet to make that happen. I decided to do my research and pay myself dues in arrears for the times I missed. I found this location here on CitySearch and decided this would be the highlighted dinner. .. WOW. Was I ever glad that I put my money on this restaurant being the highlight. Not only was it that, but more. Gentlemen, wear your jackets and ties, you'll feel out of place without them. The ladies are all dressed super snazzy. The atmosphere was just quiet enough to hold a conversation at a speaking voice and be heard clearly. The service was untouchable! My date and I ordered the long seasonal menu with the traditional wine pairing. While the wine was a little on the pricey side, they did a good job with the pairs. The BEST part about it all was when my date was not quite satisfied with one of the courses, the restaurant pulled the plates (hers AND mine after I had eaten some of it) and brought out another course completely on the house that she might enjoy more!! I never in my wildest dreams would have expected the service to cover as much as 'not liking' a course. This restaurant was incredible. They will cater to your every whim I am sure. They did ours, you need only but ask. Come here. FOR SURE! It is worth every penny!!! I'll be back.

Pros: incredible service. super food. catered to YOU.

Cons: couldn't see these prices for lunch or hotel dinner type.

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This is my favorite restaurant for all time. This place is food heaven. Seriously. My sister and I went here for the first time last year and we absolutely loved it. Now I'm a regular and when I call to make reservations they greet me by name. It's the place we go whenever we want to celebrate some happy news or just splurge and treat ourselves to the most expertly prepared, beautifully presented, delicious food in the world. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive as well as highly knowlegeable on the subject of haute cuisine. I've been to fine (expensive) restaurants in Paris, London, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, etc. but Jean-Georges's classic restaurant in NYC is the absolute best. No contest. JG is definitely worth the money.

2
★★★★★

This is my favorite restaurant for all time. This place is food heaven. Seriously. My sister and I went here for the first time last year and we absolutely loved it. Now I'm a regular and when I call to make reservations they greet me by name. It's the place we go whenever we want to celebrate some happy news or just splurge and treat ourselves to the most expertly prepared, beautifully presented, delicious food in the world. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive as well as highly knowlegeable on the subject of haute cuisine. I've been to fine (expensive) restaurants in Paris, London, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, etc. but Jean-Georges's classic restaurant in NYC is the absolute best. No contest. JG is definitely worth the money.

Pros: Prepare to be impressed.

Cons: None

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Having read many of the negative review on Citysearch message boards, I was always somewhat skeptical of those with an "axe to grind". Having said that, nothing could prepare my wife and I for the abysmal experience we recently had at Jean Georges. To celebrate her birthday, we had made a reservation on a Saturday evening (specifically for Jean George, NOT Nougatine). When the restaurant called several days in advance to confirm, there was NO MENTION of Nougatine at all, just a reconfirmation of our reservation at Jean Georges.

Upon arrival, we were seated in the bar to wait for our table, before being escorted to a table in Nougatine. When I asked to speak with the maitre d', he was rude and extremely condescending, assuring me that I must have been responsible for the mistake as there was "no way" they could have possibly been in error. When I tried to politely explain the situation, he continued ramp up the obnoxious rhetoric, becoming outright hostile towards my wife and I. We were summarily told there was simply no way to accomodate us, and made to feel very much at fault (recall this was intended to be a special night out to celebrate my wife's birthday). Far from trying to in some way accomodate us, we were made to feel that the mistake was ours and we should be grateful simply to be allowed to be in the presence of the hostile and rude staff. Needless to say, we left rather than continuing to be belittled. Suffice it to say, we will not be returning to Jean Georges.

I would suggest to the reader that there are many wonderful restaurants in Manhattan with courteous and polite service, but Jean Georges is not one of them. Look elsewhere!

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★☆☆☆☆

Having read many of the negative review on Citysearch message boards, I was always somewhat skeptical of those with an "axe to grind". Having said that, nothing could prepare my wife and I for the abysmal experience we recently had at Jean Georges. To celebrate her birthday, we had made a reservation on a Saturday evening (specifically for Jean George, NOT Nougatine). When the restaurant called several days in advance to confirm, there was NO MENTION of Nougatine at all, just a reconfirmation of our reservation at Jean Georges.

Upon arrival, we were seated in the bar to wait for our table, before being escorted to a table in Nougatine. When I asked to speak with the maitre d', he was rude and extremely condescending, assuring me that I must have been responsible for the mistake as there was "no way" they could have possibly been in error. When I tried to politely explain the situation, he continued ramp up the obnoxious rhetoric, becoming outright hostile towards my wife and I. We were summarily told there was simply no way to accomodate us, and made to feel very much at fault (recall this was intended to be a special night out to celebrate my wife's birthday). Far from trying to in some way accomodate us, we were made to feel that the mistake was ours and we should be grateful simply to be allowed to be in the presence of the hostile and rude staff. Needless to say, we left rather than continuing to be belittled. Suffice it to say, we will not be returning to Jean Georges.

I would suggest to the reader that there are many wonderful restaurants in Manhattan with courteous and polite service, but Jean Georges is not one of them. Look elsewhere!

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Such a lovely restaurant, with superb food and friendly accomodating staff - so nice to have a dining experience where people seem to actually care. Jean-Georges, HIMSELF, actually greeted us just before our departure and enquired as to whether we enjoyed our meal. I even saw him in the kitchen at one point of the evening. It makes sense that his restaurant is so good - he still CARES about what goes on there.
Whether you have a special occasion to celebrate, or not, treat yourself and go to dinner here!

2
★★★★★

Such a lovely restaurant, with superb food and friendly accomodating staff - so nice to have a dining experience where people seem to actually care. Jean-Georges, HIMSELF, actually greeted us just before our departure and enquired as to whether we enjoyed our meal. I even saw him in the kitchen at one point of the evening. It makes sense that his restaurant is so good - he still CARES about what goes on there.
Whether you have a special occasion to celebrate, or not, treat yourself and go to dinner here!

Pros: The chef, the staff, the food - EVERYTHING

Cons: There's only one bathroom for the ladies.

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My heading sums it up--the food is fantastic, the service is top-notch, the ambience is classy without being stuffy. What you've come to expect from Jean Georges.

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★★★★★

My heading sums it up--the food is fantastic, the service is top-notch, the ambience is classy without being stuffy. What you've come to expect from Jean Georges.

Pros: Fantastic dining experience

Cons: Hard to make a reservation

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We decided to have the best day of our life. Early in the morning after breakfast, we walk along madison avenue buying everything we liked. Then we stop at our favorite beauty salon to see our favorite hairdresser Rodolfo Valentin. Having our hair looking at its best from the hands of this fabulous hairdesigner, we went to Jean Georges to complete our dreamed day with the best dinner in town. We had the 'menu degustation"....it was out of this world!, magnificent. There are only few restaurants that make us feel like we are in the gourmet mecca like this one!

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★★★★★

We decided to have the best day of our life. Early in the morning after breakfast, we walk along madison avenue buying everything we liked. Then we stop at our favorite beauty salon to see our favorite hairdresser Rodolfo Valentin. Having our hair looking at its best from the hands of this fabulous hairdesigner, we went to Jean Georges to complete our dreamed day with the best dinner in town. We had the 'menu degustation"....it was out of this world!, magnificent. There are only few restaurants that make us feel like we are in the gourmet mecca like this one!

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Better than all the rest...

The food, the service, the decor, the whole thing...perfect.

Seafood, pigeon, Fois Gras, Lamb, beef, this chef can do it all and well. Had the Scallops, Carmelized Caulfiflower, caper Raisin Emulsion.- what a sauce , decadent. The ravioli, yes pasta at a four star place, with corn and some green sauce...again with the sauces. Then the Black Sea Bass Crusted with Nuts and seeds, sweet and sour Jus...another winning sauce. This chef is nothing short of a chemist genius with the sauces and their flavors, matching them with the seafood, beef, lamb etc...

The service - personalized. It is all about the food here and it shows. When the plates are served covered and then all at once - one server to a guest, the covers are lifted at once...this allow for the aromas to fill the air-just heavenly. The staff, very friendly and accomodating...but allowed the 3 of us to stay some 3 1/2 hours to enjoy the dinner of a lifetime.

The room- simple yet elegant. Romantic- has some couches in the dining room. Light jazz playing in the far distance. 3 sided window views.

Jean Georges was worth every single penny (495.00) with tax tip. (95.00 price fix) and wine for 3 people with a 100.00 tip..Yes..it was that good. I wept when I left.

I don't know if Jean-Georges Vongerichten is still in the kitchen anymore. But he sure is THE master of culinary genius. Bravo Mr. V!!! Will be back!

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★★★★★

Better than all the rest...

The food, the service, the decor, the whole thing...perfect.

Seafood, pigeon, Fois Gras, Lamb, beef, this chef can do it all and well. Had the Scallops, Carmelized Caulfiflower, caper Raisin Emulsion.- what a sauce , decadent. The ravioli, yes pasta at a four star place, with corn and some green sauce...again with the sauces. Then the Black Sea Bass Crusted with Nuts and seeds, sweet and sour Jus...another winning sauce. This chef is nothing short of a chemist genius with the sauces and their flavors, matching them with the seafood, beef, lamb etc...

The service - personalized. It is all about the food here and it shows. When the plates are served covered and then all at once - one server to a guest, the covers are lifted at once...this allow for the aromas to fill the air-just heavenly. The staff, very friendly and accomodating...but allowed the 3 of us to stay some 3 1/2 hours to enjoy the dinner of a lifetime.

The room- simple yet elegant. Romantic- has some couches in the dining room. Light jazz playing in the far distance. 3 sided window views.

Jean Georges was worth every single penny (495.00) with tax tip. (95.00 price fix) and wine for 3 people with a 100.00 tip..Yes..it was that good. I wept when I left.

I don't know if Jean-Georges Vongerichten is still in the kitchen anymore. But he sure is THE master of culinary genius. Bravo Mr. V!!! Will be back!

Pros: Everything in that dining room.

Cons: The ladies room-very disgraceful airport style faucets.

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I love Jean Georges....food is amazing (well, what do you expect) and it's not overly stuffy as some fine dining restaurants can be at times. I was floored by the wine list, if you can name it, surely they have it (or they'll run out and get it for you!)..

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★★★★★

I love Jean Georges....food is amazing (well, what do you expect) and it's not overly stuffy as some fine dining restaurants can be at times. I was floored by the wine list, if you can name it, surely they have it (or they'll run out and get it for you!)..

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what a place after all these years and celebrity chef business ventures this place still has that classic french elegance, there are not many restaurants left that are like this one . all new restaurants are more "chic " now , what ever that means!!! does it mean only chicks go there who knows but the classic tasting menu still is amazing.service is top noch yet proffecional

2
★★★★★

what a place after all these years and celebrity chef business ventures this place still has that classic french elegance, there are not many restaurants left that are like this one . all new restaurants are more "chic " now , what ever that means!!! does it mean only chicks go there who knows but the classic tasting menu still is amazing.service is top noch yet proffecional

Pros: food & chef

Cons: pricey

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My husband took me to the Nougatine Room for my birthday. We were seated promptly but the waiter seemed to forget about us once he took our drink ordered. I asked for a twist in my martini & had to hunt down a back waiter for a piece of lemon. We ordered wine by the glass and continued to have an empty glass most of the evening. I guess unless you order by the bottle, they don't considered you a serious wine enthusiast. We even asked to see the menu for the formal dining room and that never appeared. For a restaurant that prides itself on service, we felt very much abandoned.

2
★★★★☆

My husband took me to the Nougatine Room for my birthday. We were seated promptly but the waiter seemed to forget about us once he took our drink ordered. I asked for a twist in my martini & had to hunt down a back waiter for a piece of lemon. We ordered wine by the glass and continued to have an empty glass most of the evening. I guess unless you order by the bottle, they don't considered you a serious wine enthusiast. We even asked to see the menu for the formal dining room and that never appeared. For a restaurant that prides itself on service, we felt very much abandoned.

Pros: Ambience, creative food preparations

Cons: Sevice

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Really wonderful, prompt, efficient service (they brought over a surprise dessert for me because it was my graduation), and the food is astounding course after course. Nothing disappoints here.

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★★★★★

Really wonderful, prompt, efficient service (they brought over a surprise dessert for me because it was my graduation), and the food is astounding course after course. Nothing disappoints here.

Pros: food, service

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i love this restaurant and i always will, but the service has definitely taken a wrong turn. its just not as good as i always remembered it, but its worth waiting for, for the most part. the terrace outside is very nice! i would say 9.2

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★★★★★

i love this restaurant and i always will, but the service has definitely taken a wrong turn. its just not as good as i always remembered it, but its worth waiting for, for the most part. the terrace outside is very nice! i would say 9.2

Pros: nice people, high quality food

Cons: slow service

 

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