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1 Central Park West, New York, NY, 10023
at 60th St.
By AllTrue on 1/5/2006
After a two-month wait we dressed to impress for our late night dinner at Jean-Georges in Trump's International hotel. Right up front, I want to say that the minimalist decor was a big disappointment (nothing to write home about--the ground floor entrance to the impersonal steel bar space leads to a plain dining room with street/traffic views) but the food was worth writing volumes (especially the foie gras with sour cherries and drizzled/flamed pistachio topping--more like a fabulous dessert!) Order the chef's Winter or Summer tastings (or both for $125 each)and be prepared for ENDLESS unique and varied courses, including the signature Egg Caviar (with caviar, whipped cream and vodka all in a special blown egg.) We saw a young man propose on one knee in a romantic upholstered booth in the back! How could she say no sitting in the NY Times 4-star restaurant (one of only five) and in the hands of NYC's #1 chef?
Jean George is busy at his "New" restaurants
By Eloise on 8/8/2005
Two years ago this would have been a 9! Jean Georges should stop treating this restaurant like a step child. The furniture in the bar is decreped. The food is at best tired. Time to wake up Jean George. This is what happened to JoJo's until you finally decided to step up to bat. You may be great in Singapore and at your new place downtown....YOU ARE a 4-5 here. Readers, don't waste your money!
Must have been a good night
By 2nyfoodies on 7/4/2005
After hearing such mixed reviews we have to say that our meal couldn't have been more phenomenal! The summer tasting menu was so amazing that even a year later we still remember every single bite. And when we couldn't decide which deserts to pick, our waiter brought us all 3 selections (the 3rd desert on him!). The service was very professional and attentive, without being overbearing. The only suggestion would be to minimize the amount of tables in the main room, as the table were too close together. Would definitely go back for a special occasion, but our wallet is still recovering from our last visit.
Nougatine room a bust
By Teddy on 5/23/2005
In the Nougatine room we were totally ignored for the first 15 minutes. When we finally ordered the tasting menu the dishes came out in much too rapid succession.The tuna tartare was good,but too much vinegar. The salad course was smothered in much too much dressing.The fish was overcooked. The steak was by far the worst course, it was so badly butchered with gristle rendering it inedible.Save your money and eat elsewhere.
An awesome dining experience
By sandman980 on 11/5/2004
Truly one of the great restaurants. My only regret was that we went pretheater and did not have the tasting menu. Foi gras was expertly prepared 2 ways. Amuse and desserts were bold creations. Highly recommended.
By sonnynyc on 9/16/2004
This restaurant is way past its time, I had dinner their for a special occasion with my wife, we were seated an hour late and the food and service were very sub par, you are much better off elsewhere
The worst experience, ever???
By inamagua on 1/22/2004
I think Jean-Georges is too busy taken care of his others restaurants, well after all, he is a bussness man, he should go back to the kitchen
Perfection on Columbus Circle
By martin_chamois on 1/14/2004
Jean Georges represents perfection and understated elegance. The Columbus Circle location with views of the Time Warner complex heightens the feeling of Westside sophistication. The staff is not only professional, but also comforting. The dinning room, while not overwhelming, has an understated level of style. The menu highlights the pleasures to come. Ethereal food with tastes and textures the bring smiles and satisfaction. A truly memorable dining experience, well worth the price.
First among equals
By huntleysf on 9/22/2003
After years of eating in the city's five-star elite restaurants, I rate Jean Georges above everyone else. The room with its view of the park is great, the food incredibly refined and generous...the prix fixe lunch is the luxury bargain of all time...and even the bar restaurant, Nougatine, is beautiful, with great food morning, noon, and night. The level of talent and discipline in this kitchen is amazing. Poshest of the posh.
A horrible experience
By wierzbao on 8/29/2003
It was my worst experience among all high scale restaurants. Far from the magic of Daniel, Ducasse or Bernardin. The foie gras and the scallops tasted awful; the black cod had no taste and the desserts were not creatvie. I strongly don't recommend this place!!
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