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1 Central Park West, New York, NY, 10023
at 60th St.
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
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!
Sadly a big disappointment
By nobody99 on 4/29/2013
The choice fell on the spring menu, $ 198 and wine menu for $ 138. Driver Scallop Carpaccio, Sea Beans, green chilies and spring Herbs. The lovely scallop with their delicate meat was completely drowned out by STRONG chilli which unfortunately total paralysis one's mouth so that nothing could be tasted. Total unsuccessful Scallop and when you know how delicious it can be done, it was a total failure. Wine Riesling, Trimbach Cuvee Frederic Alsace 2006 Maine Lobster Sauteed in Salted butter, Artichoke, Basil and Spiced Citrus Emulsion A small plate with Lobster came in and the waiter poured Basil and Spiced Citrus Emulsion on the Lobster. I could smell it right away a very sharp smell of vinegar, like when you smell directly into the vinegar bottle. The first spoonful and I had to give up eating this dish. The dish was inedible it was like drinking pure vinegar. It was impossible to taste the Lobster it could have been chicken and you would not be able to taste through the overly dominant vinegar. For the first time at a restaurant I had to complain to the waiter about the food. They offered me another dish with Lobster which I accepted. Unfortunately, my taste buds already damaged by vinegar so I cannot remember if it tasted of Lobster. Terrible unprofessional dish . The bill ended up at 805 dollers price is ok if the quality is high. At the restaurant Jean Geroges you will be disappointed Would I recommend Jean Geroges ABSOLUTELY NOT?
By leeniedringhaus on 12/26/2002
Jean Georges is clearly slipping. My wife and I dined on Christmas 2002 and found disappointment from every direction. We had to ask for a glass of Merlot three times, the tiny grilled salmon steak took 40 minutes (the waiter offered up as an excuse that it was well done-the steak was 1/2 inch thick???). Asking for a piece of lemon seemed to confuse them-they finally brought 2 pieces and put it on the table. The previous evening at Cipriani Downtown the waiter automatically brought lemon and squeezed it himself on the fish. The Veal Tournedos was good but small. Jean Georges is now an ordinary, tourist oriented restaurant which is masquerading as a 4 star center of high cuisine.
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!!
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.
Sadly a disappointment
By Cleo on 9/22/2006
A Guide Michelin 3 star must perform better than this. I would rate it as a 1 star though so its not a bad restaurant. Our greatest disappointment was that the food, although innovative in one respect, the food didnt taste much (we ordered the Jean Georges tasting menu). I find that very strange, dont they always taste everything before its sent out, they should.. Another odd thing was the staff, although nice, they just didnt fit the restaurant, it was a Starbuck staff feeling, it was hard to take them seriously. A very strange choice indeed.
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
NOT a Good Restaurant
By scottpsolomon on 7/18/2010
This is my NYC "Lucy-pulls-the-football-away-from-Charlie-Brown-When-He-Runs-Up-To-Kick-It-Restaurant". Every meal I eat here is completely mediocre, but then I endure listening to people talk it up all the time and go back for another bad meal. JG is from Alsace as is the NYC living legend Andre Soltner, but in that "space" he's like Soltner's idiot cousin. The best thing that can be said about JG is that it inspired one of the best restaurant reviews Ruth Reichl ever wrote when she grudgingly gave it 4*'s, in a review where her dinner guest almost succeeds in talking her out of it. The last meal I ate here was in Feb, 2010, and I would best describe the dinner as discombobulated.
By poosu on 3/30/2008
My husband and I always LOVE dinners at Jean-Georges; it has been a special place for us for many years. We had a 8:45 pm reservation; and we were asked to wait for 15 minutes to be seated. (Maybe we were spoiled at Jean-Georges before, but we never had to wait for our seats ever out of past 5 meals there). After finally seating down , no one came to greet us with menus or anything at all for at least 5 minutes. Finally, this gentleman (who later on turned out to be our waiter) swing by with wine menu (but no food menu) and mubbled that our waiter will be with us shortly. And we were left alone for another 10 minutes before he came back to take our drink order, and my husband has to ask for food menu. The room was loud, and when anyone came by to explain anything, they did not speak louder. My water glasses were empty for at least 15 minutes, and we had to ask for refill; the same thing with my coffee.
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