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Nougatine

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Jean-Georges
1 Central Park W., New York, NY 10023 40.768449 -73.981608
at Columbus Cir.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-299-3900 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: French
  • Price Range: $$$$

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  • Critics' Rating: ***

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    8 out of 10

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    14 Reviews | Write a Review

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Official Website

jean-georgesrestaurant.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 7am-10:30am, 11:45-3:30pm and 5:30pm-11pm; Fri, 7am-10:30am, 11:45am-3:30pm and 5pm-11pm; Sat, 8am-10:30am, 11:30am-3:30pm and 5pm-11pm; Sun, 8am-10:30am, 11:30am-3:30pm and 5:30pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle

Prices

$25-$72

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Design Standout
  • Special Occasion
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

Nougatine has always felt like something of a secret. It’s part of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s flagship restaurant, Jean Georges. The food comes from the same kitchen. The service staff is just as warm and attentive as it is in the more formal dining room. Yet it never feels like the junior-varsity version of the “real” restaurant on the other side of the dividing wall. Instead, it’s the less-fussy, more-energetic barroom and café, where the experience is less expensive but never suffers as a result. The evenings are lovely (especially if you get a seat near the windows overlooking Central Park), but the best time to go is lunch, when a $38 prix fixe menu offers favorites like tuna tartare, fried calamari, and, for dessert, chocolate molten cake from the chef who many say invented the recipe. Of course, it’s often swarming with tourists these days, so it’s safe to say the secret is out, but that doesn’t make an afternoon meal here any less enjoyable.

Brunch

Sat.-Sun., 11:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.

Prix-Fixe Menu
Mon.-Sat., three-course lunch, $38; daily, five-course dinner, $98

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