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Jean Georges

1 Central Park West, New York, NY, 10023
at 60th St.
212-299-3900

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

54% would go back.

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Four stars!

By AllTrue on 1/5/2006

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

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?

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Jean George is busy at his "New" restaurants

By Eloise on 8/8/2005

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

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!

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465 out of 936 people found this review helpful.

Must have been a good night

By 2nyfoodies on 7/4/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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400 out of 856 people found this review helpful.

Nougatine room a bust

By Teddy on 5/23/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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430 out of 885 people found this review helpful.

An awesome dining experience

By sandman980 on 11/5/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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362 out of 756 people found this review helpful.

Buyer Beware

By sonnynyc on 9/16/2004

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

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

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296 out of 594 people found this review helpful.

The worst experience, ever???

By inamagua on 1/22/2004

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

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

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242 out of 502 people found this review helpful.

Perfection on Columbus Circle

By martin_chamois on 1/14/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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355 out of 656 people found this review helpful.

First among equals

By huntleysf on 9/22/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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A horrible experience

By wierzbao on 8/29/2003

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

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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