All Reader Reviews of...
99 Prince St., New York, NY, 10012
at Mercer St.
By jgroyale on 11/21/2008
Very disappointed - the tables downstairs were completely uncomfortable - and when we asked for a different one - we were told that was impossible (despite tables being empty the rest of the evening.) Wine glass was dirty. Tuna spring roll consisted of tuna surrounded by phylo dough - the accompanying sauce was its only saving grace. Crab cakes lacked flavor as did the duck entree. Had been looking forward to it - but will not return.
good but it was better at one time
By mymag on 10/26/2008
a couple of days ago, i had the pork chops and grits, which were good, but the accompanying cabbage was awful, it was amazing that someone let that dish out of the kitchen. it seems like the quality has slipped, but it's still decent. i wish it were better.
Overpriced Food nothing special..
By redhead27 on 8/15/2005
The food was just ok, nothing spectacular and way over priced. there are so many lesser priced restaurants in NYC with better food That's for sure....
Trendy, but I couldn't rave about the food
By reviewer_212 on 6/3/2005
I took some friends visiting New York who were impressed by this stylish establishment. The mood lighting, basement-feel and furnishnigs make it quite a trendy place. We particulary liked the bar area which served delicious cocktails and the wine we had was very good. The waiters were attentive but not overly friendly, which is often a good combination. I would counsel against ordering the chicken which came with potato and green beens. It was rather bland and I did not think it was value for money. I will return to this tendy place again but will make sure I try something else on the menu!
By pokopillow on 1/31/2005
I had order a steak and was too salty for me.
Food is excellent
By jblong on 10/27/2004
Wonderful food. Scene is a bit over the top.
By smgappa on 10/20/2004
i though it was honestly some of the best food i have had living here in the city. The scene was also great.
Not up to snuff...
By hungryjacq on 4/28/2004
How could this be a Jean-Georges restaurant? The food was mediocre, the service was atrocious (akin to being in the emergency room and being ignored for hours) and the prices belied the quality of the meal we received. We had to seat ourselves and obtain our own menus. The only time the server voluntarily came to our table was to pick up the check. I had the peekytoe crab cakes, which were incredibly dry. The dipping sauces were completely unimaginative. The server indicated that the chocolate cake was the "best" dessert on the menu. If that's the case, the others aren't even worth offering. Simply awful!
Sensational food on tiny tables in dark room
By zeecee on 3/31/2003
This is one of those places I'd like to remodel since I adore the food, particularly the wasabi pizza (something I had to be urged to order) and everything that followed, but the table was just slightly bigger than our plates and I worried that things would fall off. It's a strange setting - in the basement of the Mercer Hotel. Could not be hipper, could not be darker, hostesses could not be thinner. Food could not be better. So I'll return, but I'd like to bring a flashlight. It's not cheap, but it's worth it. Dinner can come up to $90 apiece but you'll love the food. I'm less sure about the decor.
What's wrong with Jean George???
By CzarChef on 3/7/2003
Well, the place had a hip atmosphere,typical for Valentine's Day. Seemed nice at first sight. The food was decent; but the Chef is an asshole, just the way he treated his cooks, I heard a guy complaining that he wasnt getting paid his hours, then he started cursing and yelling; come on it's an open kitchen for god's sake he shouldn't be doing that at all. I know its not directly related to the food, but I cannot patron a place where the employees are not treated well.
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