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Posted by doctorted on 12/27/2006
Lunch at JG...First off, a beautiful setting... Light, bright and airy ...perfect size room not noisy...overall comfortable...Staff friendly, not snobby...service was excellent...Tasting menu for 2 dishes at $ 28.00pp has to be the best deal in town...Really makes you think of some of the ridiculious prices being charged at some of the other upscale restaurants in Manhattan...Starters: Amuse consisted of a warm avocado soup, smoked salmon with fennel and a delicious rosted pineapple palate cleanser...great variety of flavors and textures...I had the tuna sashimi in spicy radish sauce...Ethereal...Fresh and bursting with flavor...Sauce was rich and not too spicy...My fiancee is a salad eater but none was on the menu...Waiter graciosly obliged...And what a salad! Brought out on a rolling cart in a beautiful silvr pan, presented for her approval...Fabulous carrot ginger dressing...she said the most delicious dressing she ever tasted. Mains...Lobster in a apple reduction was delicious...tender, moist and heavenly... My fiancee~ had theCaramelized beef with earthy rich mushrooms and a beef jus and fresh mustard... equally delicious... Portions reasonable...you will not leave hungry...Ingredients are really fresh... Cheese cart...picked a bleu[delicious, subtle], parrmesan, [great and ]a goat..[very good] Dessert [$ 8.00 ? ] ... We shared the molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream and a coffee cardamen granite` ...was super...Supplements were a plate of homemade marshmallows in vanilla, coffee and pink grapefruit...if you never tasted homemade marshmallows you in for a treat...tiny pistachio, strawberry and vanilla meringue petit fours followed by chocolate mint cookies ended a sumptuous, perfect meal !
Posted by JSL on 12/11/2006
Three old eating out friends would meet in Manhattan almost every year and when we did we would head straight for GJ, the food is so good. One of us subsequently became quite ill and we had to skip our yearly visit which was disappointing. When it became clear she wouldn't make it through another year, her son called GJ on the chance that they would wrap up a dessert or something nice to send her as a gift from him for Christmas. They listend intently to his plight and finally asked to call him back. Very shortly they called back and alerted him to their plans. The restaurant would have a gift sent from Vong (their Asian Fusion on the east side) -- two complete meals from appetizer to dessert were wrapped in dry ice and Fed Exed for special arrival on Christmas eve. The portions were prepared, the marinating was done, everything was individually wraped, and detailed directions for cooking were attached on the GJ letterhead. And when all was said and done they didn't charge Andy a cent. Very classy. I will never forget that.
Posted by Z on 11/28/2006
was taken here by a client who was trying to impress me, and so we went all out...there were 4 of us and we each got 4 different dishes, and so we got to taste almost everything on the menu. Every single plate was unique, perfectly prepared and unforgettably delicious. My faves were the lamb, scallops, tempura, lobster, and squash soup. Believe me, I could go on. The desserts and amouz bouche were fantastic, and the wines were very reasonably priced. I'm glad I wasn't paying, but I think that for what we got-- an amazing culinary experience and extraordinary service -- it is extremely reasonable.
Posted by Amazing on 11/25/2006
This place is a must go..absolutely delicious food and great atmosphere..and worth every bit..my favorite thing was the blue fin tuna tartar..and the beef tenderloin entree..totally great place..not one negative.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/17/2006
My boyfriend took me to Jean Georges for my 25th birthday last night and we haven't stopped talking about it since. We both got the $95 pre-fixed menu and everything we ate was absolutely delicious. The space is beautiful, not too stuffy but definitely makes you feel like it's a special night out. Our waiter was wonderful. We couldn't believe it when we realized we had been there for almost 3 hours! We have tried many of NY's "notable" restaurants, but Jean Georges tops every dining experience by far. We can't wait to go back again. My 25th birthday was one I will definitely never forget!
Posted by susan on 09/10/2006
Having been here several times before, my mouth was watering since the reservation was made. Walking into the stunning space you would think there would be stiff, formal service -- quite the contrary. The service was informal yet professional -- they don't miss a beat. The extensive wine list was a joy and beautifully served. The food -- how do you describe perfection? You can't. In this case, the only way to describe it would be to look up Jean Georges in the dictionary -- under F (for fantastic, fabulous...) You get the idea.
Posted by WorldEater on 08/30/2006
Went to Jean-Georges for Lunch the other day and got the 2 plates for $28 and added another plate for $12. I came in with very high expectations, but although I was very happy at the end, I left the place disappointed. First off, the amuse bouche was wonderful getting me completely ready for the main dishes to come. My girlfriend ordered the hamachi appetizer and I went with the crab salad. The crab salad was very good, but after the amuse bouche I was expecting something more. The hamachi in my opinion was below average. The hamachi was completely overpowered by the grapefruit sorbet and the cilantro oil. The next dishes were home runs with the sea bass and the scallops. The sea bass was served with an intensely flavored broth and everything was singing perfectly. These dishes made me understand why JG is so revered in NY. Because of these home runs, I ordered another dish - the arctic char. Again, the dish was good, but nothing amazing. The citrus juice was too overpowering in the dish, but without it - the dish would have been excellent. Overall, I was happy leaving JG to experience the sea bass and the scallops, but I was expecting more from a top restaurant. Service was outstanding considering my last fine dining experience was at Bouley where the service was terrible. Next time, I will go for dinner and try the full tasting menu to see what they are really about.