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Nougatine at Jean Georges
Nougatine at Jean Georges

Nougatine at Jean Georges Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jean-georgesrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 299-3900
  • Hours of Operation: BREAKFAST: Monday - Friday 7am - 11am, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 11am
    SUNDAY BRUNCH: 11:45pm - 3pm
    LUNCH: Monday - Saturday 11:45pm - 3pm
    DINNER: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 11pm, Friday,Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Nougatine can accommodate parties of up to 40 guests in the Boardroom Suite, located on the third floor of the Trump International.
  • Private Party Contact: Farah Abad (212) 358-0688 x13
  • Special Events & Promotions: Special Events Contact: Farah Abad (212) 358-0688 ext.28 or email fabad@jean-georges.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 60th St. and 61st Streets
  • Public Transit: A C, B, D, or 1 line to 59th Street Columbus Circle.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Nougatine at Jean Georges
Nougatine is the more casual sister of Jean-Georges, with a very lively bar scene at night. The restaurant attracts a mix of celebrities, socialites, and movers and shakers in the business world. Adjacent to the formal Jean-Georges dining room, Nougatine serves the signature and seasonal dishes of Chef Jean-Georges for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 365 days a year. The menu is more casual than that offered at Jean-Georges but still market driven, utilizing only the freshest and finest ingredients. In addition to providing gorgeous views of Central Park, the newly renovated dining room by Thomas Juul-Hansen features a bustling, immaculate open kitchen. Tones of brown and cream mingle to create an elegant space that is soothing by day and exciting by night. Nougatine offers a prix-fixe lunch menu Monday through Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Pre- and post-theater prix-fixe menus are available Sunday through Friday from 5:30 to 6 p.m., and from 10 to 11 p.m.Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "I went here for Saturday morning breakfast, I ordered the French toast with Stonefruit. The food was okay, the French toast was not cooked enough, kind of eggie and gooey on the inside. Stonefruit sauce was okay but definitely needed some more salt. The service was very nice, but the food was not what I expected from Jean George's. The restaurant did have a nice view of Central Park."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had the NY Restaurant week menu. The appetizers were delicious. As an entrée, we had the flounder and the chicken. The fish was amazing but the chicken was good but nothing special (contrary to what you expect when you dine in this kind of restaurant). Then, as a dessert, the chocolate cake was amazing but the food cake of the other dessert was average at best. This is why I rate 4 stars and not 5."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious! Quality is outstanding and flavors are original and beautifully balanced. Awesome culinary experience. For restaurant week, go for the chilled cucumber yoghurt soup. Fish entree, and warm chocolate cake... You won't regret"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The experience may have been compromised by the high expectations from any Vongrichten restaurant. The beautiful setting and the fantastic service offset the well executed but uninspired menu."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was exceptional. Service was prompt, pleasant, and efficient. Though there were only 2 choices of items on the restaurant week menu, both were very good. Sitting near the entrance was our personal drawback --- gusts of cool wind annoyed us to some degree. View of the park on such a beautiful summer day added to the enjoyment of the meal."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Went to Nougatine for Restaurant Week and the food and service did not disappoint. The decor is understated but classy, with large picture windows that look onto Central Park. The wait staff was extremely attentive and did an excellent job. The food was outstanding, though the Restaurant Week menu was very limited. All three courses were creative and delicious. My one complaint was in regard to the closeness of the tables to one another and the fact that the restaurant squeezed three patrons next to us at a table for two."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "NOT a great experience. Very disappointing, overall. Nothing horrible, but not a thing I'd rave about, either. I'd skip this one & head back to Ai Fiori, instead..."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The three of us had a delicious late lunch this week at Nougatine. It's restaurant week, and there's probably a surprising new clientele at the best restaurants in New York. Our experience leads me to believe that Nougatine may have decided that it would also be a good week to try out a new waitstaff as well. Everything we were served was yummy -- but some of the things weren't what we ordered! We didn't complain, even when the woman who brought our food went into a long description of two completely different fish dishes as if they were identical, as they should have been, since we'd both ordered the trout."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Enjoyed every morsel and all thought it was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Love coming to the Nougatine Room, but tend to make it just for the bargain restaurant week dinner. The food was really great tasting, and appropriate choices for a hot summer - loved the yoghurt soup -and the flounder... restaurant was very full - staff was everywhere, but that night not too coordinated. Our server was good - friendly and helpful as was the Som, but the bread/water service was a bit of a hit or miss. RUN here for the great food - and ambience if you can get a reservation during Restaurant Week - you snagged a great deal."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Terrific food quality, gracious and attentive service, and pleasing ambiance -- can't beat all that in a $25 Restaurant Week lunch!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "If you don't want to service the NYC restaurant week customers, please don't join the NYC restaurant week again"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Always love a chance to have a special lunch or dinner there."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My elderly friend arrived 10 min early for the reservation and was directed to the adjoining hotel lobby to wait. I arrived 5 min early, was given no notice of my friend waiting and was told a table would be ready soon. When I went out to the street to look for him he must have entered the dining room, though the staff did not advise him I checked in. When I went to the reception desk, I see my friend already sitting inside, not pleased I was late The Food-cucumber yogurt soup was VERY salty, making a jarring note with the lovely raspberries. The flounder was salty/acidic. The blueberry angelfood tasted a little like the muffins from the coffee cart. Paid cash, change was $10 short, mistake corrected and apologized. Still, won't be back."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food was good. We did not at all like the location of our table in proximity to a neighboring table. It was so tight we had to move the table for my wife to get out of her seat. This absolutely killed the conversation for us and somewhat ruined the dining experience. When you pay that much for a special dinner you want it to be perfect!!!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Nougatine by Jean Georges is a wonderful choice for Lunch/Brunch on a Sunday. The Prix Fixe menu is wonderful and certainly a great deal for a New York Lunch by a Five Start Chef. The portions are just right and the value is unsurpassed. So bring your date to impress him or her and just don't show them the bill and they will be really pleased with you."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Great food and warm excellent service combine for a perfect dining experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was the best dining experrience we've had in a while. The food was great, the staff was friendly, everything as it should be."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Nougatine always delivers an exceptional dining experience. I have been there many times and brought a group of friends with me this time. Their oohs and ahs and sounds of sheer delight during the meal made it clear they had a wonderful first visit. Thank you for the continued excellent service, as well as the exquisite food. I have never eaten in the more formal Jean George Restaurant, but I don't think I've missed a thing. Nougatine is a treasure!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My wife and I truly enjoyed our pre-show dinner. Even with my food allergies the chef prepared the chicken beautifully and my wife thoroughly enjoyed the lobster burger. All of the food was excellent and the service was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great for pre theatre at Lincoln Center. Lobster burger was chock ful of lobster and delicious. Dessert of chocolate cake was the gooiest best I've had. Service was attentive and caring. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants. I often meet people here for lunch as the setting is sophisticated but not stuffy and the views are wonderful. I always ask for a table by the window when I make a reservation and this request has always been honored. The food is always delicious, creative, and contains first-rate ingredients. It's a wonderful pre-theature venue for us as well as we are often at Lincoln Center. The prix fixe options are a real bargain and one can also have a very light meal here and not feel uncomfortable (e.g., "just" a hamburger). Jean Georges is often here as well, which adds to the ambience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Used to love coming here and this was my first time back in quite a few years. Still feels special, still feels exclusive, and all an experience, but the food... Very mediocre. My veal was fried and really had no taste. The tuna tartare was over powered by the sweet and tangy ginger sauce. The fois gras brule was good and so were the cocktails. For $200 you expect more. If it's mediocre food and an experience you're looking for, I'd rather go to asiate. Bit disappointed with most of JG lately. Only place of his worth the price IMHO is Pound Ridge at this point."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Have never had a bad meal. Delicious food served beautifully. Terrific service too."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "A must for that special dinner - great for late night escape. Extensive wine selection. Amazing service, food and ambiance."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I have eaten here many times. I go back because the food is always excellent and the atmosphere is great. Two-thirds of the way through the meal it all went downhill. Two espresso's and one cheesecake ordered resulted in one espresso, a very long wait, a reminder to the staff we were waiting on a cheesecake, followed shortly afterwards by a chocolate pudding, an apology, then a cheesecake, and no sign of the other espresso. This probably won't stop me going back...but clearly slip up this time."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I've dined here a few times for lunch which was excellent. This was my first dinner experience. In general the food was quite good with unusual flavors which I loved, but my pork chop was quite tough, in fact part of it was inedible--I couldn't cut it with a sharp knife! The restaurant got quite busy, but that should not have been a factor in not being able to get our waiter's attention--even to get our menus. Considering that this is a pricey establishment, I have higher expectations than what we experienced."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "the shrimp had an iodine taste; the calamari was unremarkable; the dover sole was good but expensive; the tuna was wonderful; the crab cake was stringy; wine excellent; service excellent; other diners reasonably good-looking; physical space above average."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Deeply disappointing. We arrived for dinner and had to ask 3 times for the menu. We were shocked. On the Tasting Menu, the Foie Gras Brule was excellent. Baked Salmon (like the Tartare did not taste particularly fresh) and Pork Chop (could not finish) were misses. We also ordered the Tenderloin which was underwhelming. The croutons, parmesan cream & pea soup combo was flavorful. Our server was polite. I indicated in my OpenTable reservation that this was for our anniversary & asked for a window table. No window table was available which is understandable. They sat us by the kitchen. And no mention of our anniversary. For what we ended up paying and for our occasion, we were surprised by how much of a letdown the entrees and service was."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Casual but elegant eclectic food that is aways served perfectly, looks beautiful and is delicious. It's a wonderful dinning experience wether you are going pre theater of for a leisurely meal."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The service was courteous. Overall we enjoyed the lunch."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Outstanding food (egg white and swiss cheese omelette was delicious, fruit was sweet and perfect), superb service and lovely views. After many lunches and dinners at Nougatine we finally tried a breakfast and were delighted. Expensive, yes, but what a treat. We are already planning our next breakfast outing."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "A perfect place for an early Summer dinner in NYC. Great food from Jean Georges ' kitchen, Central Park views, informal atmosphere, excellent service. Not inexpensive , but worth ir. My wife and I took our 10 year old grandson , who was very pleased with the food and the service."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Nougatine at Jean Georges provided an amazing dining experience, one that was a highlight of a trip to Manhattan I took with my son. The wait staff was friendly and caring; the artichoke appetizer had me at the first leaf, and we both enjoyed the unusually simple but delicious pasta entree with every perfect delectable bite. Whether you decide to sit indoors in the elegant dining room or outdoors under the bright, sophisticated summer lights of the city, you will not be disappointed. A very 'exciting' and beautiful location for anyone visiting or native to Manhattan who wants a special night out with perfect food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The service was terrible. 5 minute wait after seating before anyone stopped by--and then just to give me water. Another 5 minutes for coffee to appear and had to flag down the server to order food. Coffee sup was dry and no one came by. The jalapeno chicken sausage was very good. The potatoes were very greasy. The over easy eggs were part over hard, part over easy and part over light. had the server stopped by to ask how things were, I could have told him. Again a dry coffee cup. When the server finally stopped by, it was with the bill-no questions such as anything else?, more coffee?, more water? how was it On top of this they automatically add 15%-I can see why-there would be no tip otherwise."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The space is very plain, but the food and service are excellent. The best appetizers we have had in a long time, and a wine list so long we actually asked the sommelier for assistance."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We were quite disappointed...we were given a wall table in an inconvenient corner. I could live with that, if the food lived up to the hype. The food was not bad, but it certainly was not great. Everything we ate was OK, BUT that was not why we came from NJ for lunch to Manhattan. We eat out at least once or twice a week in Montclair, west Orange, Livingston or Millburn and after this experience we decided not to bother coming to Manhattan for dinners/ lunches anymore. We have eaten MUCH better food in NJ. Both of us had fish , and it did not compare to the fish we had at Rezza. My husband also had Tuna Tartar appetizer which was mushy, and definitely not hand chopped. Sorry, but too much about THE name, but not about the food."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We have had numerous lunches and a few memorable dinners over the years at Jean-George and Nougatine dating back to before the undercooked chocolate cake. The service, as always, was impeccable. My entree, the veal, was essentially tasteless and seemed to be mostly breading, probably just a bad choice on my part. Everything else was delicious; the toast "under" the foie graqs brulee was not crisp but that appetizer was, once again, very good. I was disappointed at ordinary ice cream choices of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and only one other, something minty, I think."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had a wonderful luncheon, excellent food, good service; we stayed long, and the staff didn't show any signs of wishing we'd clear out. That's always a sign of a welcoming attitude."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Carefully prepared food -- innovatively designed. The taste sensations make this a place worth a detour. Attentive service but not entirely knowledgeable."
    Dined on 6/30/2014