Nougatine at Jean Georges
Excellent establishment, but...The menu at Nougatine is very attractive.
The quality of the cooking is excellent. flavouful and light.
The general atmosphere is pleasant although the air conditionning is a little strong.
Rather little kind service with few exceptions among the waiters/waitress. Few efforts to be understoodfrom people averagely speaking english...
Nevertheless, we shall retrn to Nougatine for the very good general quality of this establishment.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous but disappointing foodWe had a fabulous moment in this very nice restaurant. Nougatine surrounding is very lovely.
The wine list is amazing and we experienced a delicious Pinot Noir thanks to the sommlier guidance. Our starters were outstanding.
Nevertheless we were very disappointed by the entrées. My pork chop were not tasty neither tender. my friend lobster hamburgers were lacking flavour also.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMas always, great food, greatas always, great food, great quality.
just needed to wait long for a waiter's service to get to the table, to get a menu, anything requested as it's always too crowded.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious and delightful .....I had a delicious salmon entre, the service is excellent and this is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurants in NYCAlways fantastic. Food great and management treats you very well.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNougatine shares a kitchenNougatine shares a kitchen with Jean-Georges, but its prices and pretension are a notch lower. Nevertheless, a meal at Jean-Georges isn't inexpensive, and the food and service are both fussy. The bottom line: If you want the chef's cuisine without the full rococo presentation you'd get in the adjacent dining room, Nougatine will serve nicely.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMElegance with easeSpringtime luncheon at Nougatine was perfect. Presentation was beautiful and not fussy. Sauces were well-balanced and flavorful, complementing the colorful fresh spring ingredients. Service was impeccable and warm. Altogether an elegant, exceptional dining experience.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious dinnerThis is a great pre-Lincoln Center dinner spot. We had an early performance at Lincoln Center and chose the "early bird" pris fixe which was delicious. Attentive but not overbearing service. Would definitely recommend.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDisappointed but...Overall a wonderful evening. Fun to watch bar scene. While appetizers and desserts were great, main courses just okay. I shared the rib eye and it was not as good as I have had elsewhere and overwhelmed by the gigantic bunch of fresh thyme on top.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved our dinner...EVERY bite!!Loved our dinner...EVERY bite!! The staff was very gracious, but we were seated next to the kitchen and the waiter high traffic. Otherwise, divine!!5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Take on Traditional DishesThe meal was very enjoyable. I know it's a weird complaint, but the portions were way too big. My husband and I ordered a few courses and we were barely able to eat the main course because there was too much food. I understand some people only order entrees, but the appetizer was a little too plentiful to be followed by such a large entree.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGOING DOWNHILLNougatine is still as pretty as ever, and great for a drink at the bar, but in my opinion the menu is definitely not what it used to be.
The menu has become much more simple and basic than it used to be. I don't want a burger or pasta when I come to a Nougatine. I can get that anywhere.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOasis for lessBusiness Casual Dining just next door to Jean Georges signature restaurant. Many similar menu items makes it a relative bargain. This is becoming my favorite place for relaxed fine dining.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticThis was my and my wife's best food experience ever!! Will be back!!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMedical School Graduation LunchSuperb service ... perfect venue for a very special "only-once-in-a-lifetime" celebration. Our server helped create the appropriate atmosphere.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMemorableWe went there for my wife's birthday lunch. The calamari was the best I've ever had, wonderfully crispy and tender with a dip to die for. The baked chicken was the second best we've had (the first was at Dovetail). The desserts were very good too. Chocolate lava cake is easy to overdo, but this one was right on the money.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't miss itThis is a must for lunch! The food was excellent the ambience great and you get Jean George cooking for you for 32$.
No need to say anything else!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGoing back for 2nd time in one weekOnly in the city for 2 weeks and tried this restaurant for the first time on Monday night. I'm going back again with a group of girlfriends on Friday night. Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere and gorgeous views. Plus, they have my favorite champagne by the glass!!!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding.The food was outstanding. The service is a little stuffy and formal, but very attentive.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional meal in everyExceptional meal in every way. A real gem. I come to NYC from Philly regularly and will definitely return, if I can get a table.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious. ServiceFood was delicious. Service wonderful. Would definitely go back4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful atmsophere and awonderful atmsophere and a beautiful restaurant to celebrate a fabulous frienship4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Fish was cooked perfectly. And they took care with my dietary problems.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, best tunaWonderful food, best tuna tartare on planet, service slow and sluggish but nice people. Good for celebrity watching...4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy meal was fantastic andMy meal was fantastic and reasonable price fixed lunch. The noise level was a little too much for a intimate meal.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI hesitate to say too muchI hesitate to say too much so thar the secret gets out Jean Georges is one of the finest restaurants in New York As you enter you pass through a bar with some tables. That's Nougatine. Same kitchen, same food, a fraction of the cost. We had the tasting run for $88. Tuna tartare, foie gras, with a lime foam topping, fresh salmon, fork tender filet mignon with a cheese filled spinach crepe and an assortment of fabulous desserts. Add $55 for the sommelier's selection of wine for each course, culminating in a 10 year old Madeira. Every dish a masterpiece, with no compromises.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing experience...cucumberamazing experience...cucumber martini was sublime...4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my daugheter (20) afeterTook my daugheter (20) afeter receiving an award. The service was great, perfect food for 9 pm dinner, lively and fun.We loved it and will be back!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it! Definately wouldLoved it!
Definately would go back and recommend.
One things though, it may watch out a tiny bit on the salt.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the restaurant. LovedLoved the restaurant. Loved the food. Kale salad was so simple and so fantastic. Service was impeccable. Our waitress was great. Can't say enough about Nougatine.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great! Lunch prixFood was great! Lunch prix fixe is a deal for the quality of food. Always enjoy Nougatine.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe meal was delicious, andThe meal was delicious, and the service was outstanding. I was celebrating a special occasion, and the maitre d' ensured that everything went smoothly. Wonderful attention to detail.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb. Only negative-- shrimpSuperb. Only negative-- shrimp salad was not up to JG standard.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNougatine offers great valueNougatine offers great value for the price. They do this consistently...the secret of a truly good restaurant.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service are outstanding.Food and service are outstanding. Have been numerous times and never had a meal we didn't like. Noise levels can be high as it's not a large space.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous food, great choicesFabulous food, great choices on menu, the set menu for lunch was excellent value. Staff were knowledgeable and made us feel very welcome. We were over from Ireland for a long weekend, one of our party was celebrating their 50th birthday, (I mentioned this when making the booking) a birthday candle and chocolate happy birthday wish was added to their dessert, small touch but much appreciated.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccable service, amazing foodRecently had a superb meal here to celebrate a special occasion, we got engaged that day in central park! A bit hard to find, the reception staff were so snooty that we found it more amusing than annoying - it seemed appropriate in New York. Glad I booked it on open table rather than by phone.
Great service one inside the door and can't say enough kind things about our waitress who really made us feel comfortable and cared for. The meal was one of the best I've ever eaten, I've certainly never had better beef. Selection of desserts was amazing too. Heartily recommend it for a special night out in New York - the prices do reflect the quality and location of the restaurant after all!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVibrant ,great room and greatVibrant ,great room and great waiting staff. Food excellent .Could do with more American wines on wine list. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMRefined & DeliciousLovely all around. The food was sublime and the service obliging. We had the best time. Less expensive that its next door neighbor - Jean Georges, but pricey nonetheless. Worth every penny though. We were a group of 6 and celebrated 2 birthdays there. The waiter made sure both our b-day boys had a little candle on their dessert with a little label wishing them Happy B-Day with chocolate!! Just wonderful.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fabulous, startThe food was fabulous, start to finish. Pea soup with parmesan cream and croutons was like a taste of spring. Pairing passion fruit and foie gras was unusual and inspired. We thoroughly enjoyed it.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMMost delicious French ToastMost delicious French Toast I've ever had. Scrambled egg was also unique and delicious. Every food was in a very stylish decoration. Great and romantic location just next to Central Park and ca overview Central Park.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is definitely worthThis place is definitely worth the hype. It may have to be one of the best lunches I've had in my life!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always the food was superbAs always the food was superb at a very affordable price. I try to go to Nougatine every time I am in NYC and it never dissapoints.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMCorner stone for dining in NYWe were visiting New York so I chose Nougatine Jean Georges wishing to have a nice relaxed time after wondering whole day downtown.
It was our anniversary so I sneaked through a flower bouquet. We had a casual romantic dinner ordering one vegetarian and the closest in line with fish menus (I wanted the fish). We bathed everything with a nice flavored Cotes du Rhone (n.a. Châteauneuf).
The dishes were of down to earth balanced chemistry, beautifully presented, with an exquisite rustic organic taste. The aroma combination made everything different. We were surprisingly gratified with an extra Happy Anniversary dessert in the end.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMexcelent restaurant! onlyexcelent restaurant! only commento is that they do not accept strollers inside.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMService Improvement, Food Doesn'tAs a foodie and a regular reviewer I cannot fault the food at the Nougatine and it certainly lived up to my expectations after many recommendations from friends. The service however, could be slightly improved.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood always brilliant. OnlyFood always brilliant. Only qualifier: unnecessary--even annoying--for servers to give a full description of each dish, specifying each ingredient, as it is served. It is either tedious theatrics, or an assumption that we all had Alzheimers and couldn't remember what we had ordered.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about our experienceEverything about our experience was outstanding. This was our second visit there for lunch and will definitely go again. The food was perfectly cooked and very tasty. We were not rushed through our meal.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMfood was incredible, servicefood was incredible, service was perfect, ambiance was light & sunny. overall amazing.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten here many times.We have eaten here many times. Very consistent quality and service. The decor, however, needs improvement - a victim of minimalist design. Recent remodeling only made it worse.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM