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200 E. 54th St., New York, NY, 10022
at Third Ave.
my favorite restaurant closed
By vong on 12/25/2009
I just hope ….Vong will return. The place in Paris has few similar dishes but Vong is irreplaceable
Exquisite food in exciting environs
By angelique24 on 4/18/2003
We just keep going back--that's all. Of all the places to eat in NYC, we keep going back to Vong. For the prix fixe luncheon, for birthdays, for secretary's day, for the spur-of-the-moment. It's lush, spicey, interesting. The experience makes you feel alive again. Go and see for yourself. It's divine.
By laurentusa on 1/28/2003
The perfect place for any occasion. Seat down dinner, lunch or apetizers ,drinks and cigarettes at the bar.
Just such a great place
By Fama1345 on 2/16/2004
I ate here a few moths ago, and words can't really explain how much i loved it, the atmosphere is beautiful, you acually fell like your in thailand, the food was extravagent. Somone recommended this place to me and iam so glad i acually listen to someone for one lol. But i would recommened it to everyone this place is a definate.
Remains top of its class
By martin_chamois on 10/14/2003
Though the buzz is gone, Vong continues to provide top notch pan-Asian cusine served in a stylish setting with top notch service. The customers now focus on dinning versus being seen, which is all to the better. Remains top of its class.
By girardasse on 12/11/2007
The decor is very beautiful: though a few tables might be a tad "dark", it's probably the best I've seen in NY. As for the food, I tried the pre-theater menu at 35$. The raw tuna was very good and the mushroom and avocado carpaccio was fantastic (but so small unfortunately). Though the crispy-tofu was bad, the slow baked salmon was delicious. Both the pineapple dessert and wam chocolate cake were excellent.
Great Peanut Sauce with Sesame Bread
By Kathaleen on 1/27/2003
VONG is a great place to take clients. The food is delicate and tasty, and the atmosphere is interesting. You can carry on a conversation -- and it's enjoyable. The staff could take a few professionalism courses.... but so could the staff of most places.
Overpriced and LOUD
By alanreinke on 1/4/2006
This has to be Jean-Georges' least effective restaurant. It is long on decor and short on good food. So loud that it is hard to think, let alone talk to the person next to you. The starters were excellent and gave an idea of what the kitchen is capable of. However, they are very spicy. The bottle of great white burgundy was lost on this course. Assuming that the entrees would follow suit, we switched to beer. Wrong. The entrees were bland and not interesting. Should have saved the wine for that course. No input from the waiter, of course.
Liked it, didn't love it
By kip on 11/3/2003
I took some out of town guests to Vong for a 5:45pm dinner reservation. We opted for the pre-theater pre-fixe dinner and while the food was fine, it was not outstanding as I remembered it being about 5 years ago. Additionally, service was quite slow and not as attentive, either -- we had our empty dinner plates on our table for about 15 minutes and as a result, we didn't have time for desert before the show! The restaurant was not packed so I don't know what happened, especially since the host and our server knew we had tickets to the theater. The waiter was quite apologetic and offered us complimentary desserts after the theater, but we were too annoyed to return. We got our check and left the restaurant around 7:45pm and barely made it in time to the theater. We won't be back -- there are too many good restaurants in NYC!
By GIGI243 on 9/30/2006
AFTER SPENDING A WEEK AT THE OCEAN CLUB PARADISE ISLAND...WE ATE ALMOST EVERY MEAL THERE AND CAME BACK WANTING MORE OF JEAN GEORGES FOOD,WE WERE SORELY DISSAPOINTED HERE AS WELL AS AT HIS "JEAN GEORGES" LOCATION AT THE TRUMP BUILDING.WISH IT WAS AS GOOD AS THE ISLAND RESTAURANT.!
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