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“Finest USA Meal in my 60+ years”
Review of Jean Georges

Jean Georges
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Ranked #163 of 15,761 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$170
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
Cross street: 60th and 61st Streets
Transit: A C, B, D, or 1 line to 59th Street Columbus Circle.
Description: Jean-Georges opened in 1997 to critical acclaim. The jewel of Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s empire, the restaurant offers the very best in fine dining. Consistently awarded four stars by the New York Times and three Michelin stars, Jean-Georges presents exquisitely crafted dishes blending French, American, and Asian influences. The local farmer’s market is the driving force behind the seasonal, ever-changing menu. Chef Jean-Georges is a master at maintaining the essence of ingredients while using them inventively to produce the best flavor. Jean-Georges’ chic and intimate dining room was redesigned by Thomas Juul-Hansen, with striking lighting by L’Observatoire. Impeccable service, tableside preparations, and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of Central Park and Columbus Circle all contribute to an unforgettable dining experience. Jean-Georges offers a three-course prix-fixe menu and two six-course tasting menus: a traditional tasting of the chef’s signature dishes, and a seasonal tasting featuring fresh market ingredients. The prix-fixe and tasting menus are available Monday through Sunday for dinner. The restaurant also offers a two-course lunch menu for a terrific value. Gentleman are required to wear a jacket. No jeans, sweatshirts or sneakers allowed. Tie is not required.
Reviewed 10 March 2016

An early reservation allowed us to linger over our tasting menus. To begin we carefully studied the extensive offerings and the fabulous wine list. The staff made an excellent recommendation of a chablis as our wine and the 2012 vintage stood up well to all seven courses of our meal. First course for my wife was the egg cavier (scrambled egg in the shell with cavier on top served in a unique dish) a Jean Georges signature dish. I enjoyed as a first the toasted Foie Gras with Brioche and Black Truffle Marmalade and hoped my cardio physcian does not read this. It was warm, full flavored and a perfect start. Next course for my wife included diver scallops served topped with a carmamelized cauliflower and a caper raisin emulsion which was a textural variety dish. My course of Hamachi sashimi topped with sherry vinaigrette and crystallized pecans was a better choice and I wish there was more! Third courses included a parsnip soup over sea foam (wonderful and unusual) and a mushroom salad with wild greens which had perfectly chilled mushrooms. Turbot with Chateau Chalon sauce had the effect of off setting the bland fish with a creamy delicious sauce and I enjoyed a black sea bass in a fragrant coconut juice grilled to perfection and the coconut sauce just enough sweet. Next came Lobster tartine with lemongrass and fenugreek broth and topped with pea shoots which was good but no comparision to the roasted Maine lobster served Romanesco with smoked chill-almond emulsion which was tender lobster with added spice. Next broiled squab with onion compote and with a side of Foie Gras on corn pancake competed with my spice crusted venison medallion accompanied by chestnut puree and red cabbage (meat lovers dream). Finally we enjoyed a chocolate tasting that should be "a last meal" and a citrus cheese cake that was fantastic. Complimentary chocolates ended the evening. The service, knowledge of food and wine, patience with guest request, quiet elegance made this a true multi star experience. Foget the price eat the tasting menu!

Thank James C
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

I have been fortunate to eat at this restaurant for a number of years. It never disappoints. Superb service and fantastic food.

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

We have been to Jean George before and had a fabulous meal. When we were invited to a retirement party we knew we would have a great time. It was in a private room which was lovely. The hors d'oeuvres were delicious and so many types. Dinner was wonderful as well as dessert. This is one of the best in NYC.

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Reviewed 29 February 2016

Waiting to get in for lunch was a pain. Service isn't what it used to be. Haven't changed luncheon entrees in a while. To expensive for a ho-hum experience.

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Thank Savlanoot
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

Dined here in December with my girlfriend, had the autumn / winter tasting menu. Was incredibly disappointed. Some of the dishes were nice but most were not particularly innovative or inspiring. I have eaten at a number of 1 Michelin star establishments and found them to be better than this experience both in terms of food and quality. There was a shift change during our meal and the new staff who came on paid us no attention whatsoever, we had to call them over for everything. they seemed to be more interested in chatting to one another. The price was very expensive, but then i knew that before i went, so cant really complain, however the service and food did not live up to the price tag and i left incredibly disappointed. There certainly seems to be inconsistency in Michelin's marking as i cannot fathom how this establishment has been awarded 3 stars.

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