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Posted by NYC on 06/21/2008
Went here for the first time yesterday for lunch. And was delighted. A pleasurable treat for the palate and might I add flawless too. Service is courteous but not invasive.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/01/2008
My boyfriend and I just had a wonderful evening at Jean Georges. I had requested a table where we could sit next to each other and they put us at the table in the middle of the back of the room where we could watch everyone. The sommelier recommended an amazing wine and the amuse bouche started off the meal fabulously. I had the sea scallops which were cooked perfectly, the turbot which is my new favorite fish, and the crispy rabbit (which I actually didn't enjoy that much and found a bit tasteless). My boyfriend had the sea urchin which he enjoyed immensly, the young garlic soup which was extremely good, and the rack of lamb that was bursting with flavor. For dessert, we decided to get the chocolate and cheese. Highly highly recommend the cheese plate. They also found out it was our anniversary and brought over a refreshing citrus dessert. After all was said and done they finished the 4 course meal with marshmallows, chocolate, candied fruit and macaroons. If only we weren't such small people, we would have eaten every bite.
Posted by lickin the chops on 04/16/2008
Jean Georges is the best restaurant in the city, done!
Posted by Poosu on 03/29/2008
Dear Jean-Georges, My husband and I always LOVE dinners at Jean-Georges (1 Central Park West) it has been a special place for us for many years. Out of so many fantastic restaurants in NYC, Jean-Georges is always my number 1 choice. Tonight, however, was quite a disappointment. 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 (at the middle table by where the door connected to the casual dining room), 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. It sounded like they just mumbled ... My water glasses were empty for at least 15 minutes, and we had to ask for refill the same thing with my coffee. We had never experienced this type of service in this restaurant before. We love to go out and eat and we both worked in food business when we were young. We are very generous tippers, at least 20%. Today, we left 10% ... and we do not think we'll be back to Jean-George anytime soon again.
Posted by New York Traveler on 03/21/2008
My boyfriend and I were very excited about our reservations at Jean Georges after hearing rave reviews from the NY Times. We, however, were slightly disappointed, expecting fabulous food and atmosphere. The amuse bouche (which comes free with your meal) was interesting, however, we both agreed that the miso soup was too strong and salty. Our only major complaint that we had was that after finding sediment in my glass of wine, the head waiter came over to quickly explain that it was inside the bottle of wine and that if I asked for a new glass, I would be wasting my fine wine. We both felt that he would have been better served minding his own business and doing his job- keeping the customer happy. On the other hand, we both thoroughly enjoyed our dessert course and the cute little petit fours that they brought out after our meal. I also had rave reviews of the sweet pea soup, which the waiter informed us was making its "maiden voyage" that night. I thought that it retained all of the fresh flavor that I so enjoy in the sweet pea. We also were very happy with our main courses. If you want to to try a fancy restaurant and don't mind spending at least 350 on your meal, check out Jean Georges. It wasn't too bad.
Posted by Quite Disappointing~ on 03/13/2008
I was thrilled to check out JG, the renowned NYC restaurant, but instead I left bitter and hungry. From the chicken soup appetizer to our skate and chicken entrée, everything was excruciatingly salty. My boyfriend who usually enjoys everything and anything, couldn’t even finish his plate. After finishing our appetizers, we had to wait over 30 minutes to get our entrée. I was hoping for the waitress to walk over and explain why our food was taking so long, but suprisingly she avoided making eye contact with us. Finally when we got her attention, she didn’t even bother to walk over to our table, but instead walked straight to the kitchen, and then came to us, to tell us that they messed up on our order. Aside from the painful food and absent minded waitress, I must say that our glasses of water never reached the bottom and the ambience was great. I’m hoping that my next visit would totally change my view on this restaurant. Yes, I am planning to give this restaurant another chance. =)
Posted by SS on 02/23/2008
I'll start off by saying that Jean Georges should not have 3 Michelin Stars. Its worthy of one at most. I found the room to be nothing special, service indifferent and the food quality inconsistent. The desserts were by no means astounding. Well, thats my take. Take it or leave it.