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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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Lunch prix-fixe is a superb value

By jligon on 3/11/2010

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

The prix-fixe lunch in the Nougatine Room has been one of NYC’s best fine dining values for years. The service and food quality on March 10, 2010 was superb. Jean Georges was cooking in the expansive open kitchen (as he often is) and any of the plates I was served could have been cover shots for a food magazine. I have dined here many times and will continue to do so. Consistent and very well run operation.

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147 out of 275 people found this review helpful.

Foodie Heaven

By passionfoodie on 9/22/2006

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

Dining perfection is what we experienced at Jean Georges. The food whether it is seafood, game, beef, pork, liver or pasta- it is here and it was all fantastic. The flavors and seasonings that are used are phenomenal. The sauces folks, it is about the sauces this chef creates. Wow! Tasty, vibrant and sublime. The service- these people have ESP. We thought it- they brought it. That simple. The dining room. Tiny but simple, elegant and with wonderful views on 3 sides. Very highly recommended. Will definitely be back. Vongerichten is the best chef in this town- hands down.

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519 out of 979 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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351 out of 649 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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205 out of 440 people found this review helpful.

Paradise Near the Park

By hungryjacq on 7/29/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Jean Georges reveals his culinary genius at his namesake restaurant. The atmosphere in the main dining room is rather stuffy, but you'll be lost in the tasting menu before you know it...the rest of the dining room will cease to exist! If you don't want to spend $200 on dinner, try Nougatine, the part of the restaurant that is near the bar and kitchen. Food is wonderful there, as well, and at lower prices. JG on a budget, love it!

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279 out of 543 people found this review helpful.

Perfection only costs about $100

By jt_199 on 3/24/2003

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

It's amazing to me that you can obtain near perfection for only about $100 per person. The dining room is so comfortable, the service is perfect, and the food is perfect. Really, this is my favorite restaurant on the planet. What more can I say?

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252 out of 438 people found this review helpful.

A wonderful evening

By zoelucille on 6/19/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

We dined at Jean Georges midweek, in early May. Perhaps being there midweek helped, however we had absolutely no problem with either delays or seating arrangements (note, they did at first attempt to seat us next to the kitchen doors, but were happy to oblige us when I asked that we be moved). The staff was perfect - courteous and knowledgeable without being the least bit obsequious. The food, wonderful from the first to 7th course, was up to the restaurant's well-deserved reputation, and the wine was perfectly matched. All in all, a beautiful evening. Merci mon beau :-).

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394 out of 800 people found this review helpful.

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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433 out of 939 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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398 out of 850 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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