Nougatine at Jean Georges
Nougatine at Jean Georges

Nougatine at Jean Georges

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jean-georgesrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2122993900x
  • 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 2123580688x13
  • Special Events: 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.
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Nougatine at Jean Georges reviews from OpenTable diners
563 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (308)special occasion (266)great for lunch (219)notable wine list (139)romantic (133)scenic view (124)neighborhood gem (110)great for outdoor dining (100)great for brunch (96)hot spot (80)vibrant bar scene (67)good for groups (53)late-night find (25)kid-friendly (17)Show More
  • Food was great. Service not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Highly recommend the prix fixe lunch. Best bang for your buck. The wait staff were lovely but the folks that greet you when you enter are the worst way to start a great dining experience. Snobby. Bad attitudes. Unpleasant. I could go on and on unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Sunday brunch!
    JLCNYVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    For $38 Nougatine has a wonderful brunch. While the portions are relatively small (except the desserts), the food is interesting and excellent. The service is extraordinary. Our waitress was wonderful and explained each dish carefully. A substitution was made for dessert for one person in our party. The room is relatively quiet. The staff pays careful attention to the diners without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Lovely Evening
    Robynslp95VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This my 2nd viit to Nougatine and will not be my last. I do miss the price fixe menu, but it was still great. Request a window table for great views of the park. The cocktails and wines have improved since our last visit. The service is outstanding but the real highlight is the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Outstanding & Enjoyable
    JG44
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The dining experience exceeded my expectations. Great food and superior service without the pretense of other high end restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loredo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food, as always, was excellent. The red snapper was the favorite of the table. The sommelier was very knowledgeable about an extensive list and helpful. A few disappointments: 1) Three of us seated around a table for two, despite making the reservation weeks in advance, 2) Service a bit too attentive, to the point of regularly seeming to be interrupting our conversation, and 3) It was a busy Friday night and, being seated close to the door and bar, there often seemed to be groups either waiting for tables or the bar, standing right over our shoulders, which was off putting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KFFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Location across from Jazz at Lincoln Center is main reason to eat in the more casual Nougatine Room Very limited menu with just okay chicken and veal "milanese" that wasn't up to par, Small dish of "heirloom" tomatoes were of ordinary supermarket variety of heirloom... with too much red onion to get much tomato variety flavor. Nice Lobster Burger with excellent fries. Good dessert. Very competent and friendly staff "kinda" made up for the newer sommelier's really pushing the more expensive wines (above $300 plus) for a 5:30 pm pre concert dinner. We found it annoying and settled on his only other suggestion of a very good Pommard at $150. Very few wine offerings lower than that.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect!
    GershwinVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Everything one would expect from JGV, but without fussiness or pretension. The room is airy, lively, not loud, and comfortable. The menu is different without being complicated and the food, presentation, and service are all what one expects.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    UWSiderVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Perfect night out. Food is great. Service is too. So glad there's a spot like this in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    foodfaddie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is a must New York gourmet visit. Every bite is amazing. The service is exquisite. The food is creatively plated. It is perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My friends and I went for the price fixed lunch and it was excellent. The service was friendly and efficient. The warm chocolate cake and cream cheese ice cream were to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely but room for improvement
    TomandJerry987
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    The food was delicious and the space was beautiful. The dessert trio from the tasting menu was possibly the best part of the meal. While the wait staff was attentive, the service was rushed. As soon as your fork hit the plate, they were clearing the table and pushing us on to the next course. I understand our reservation was later in the night but you would expect the same level of service as any other time. I would recommend Nougatine but not as a post theater stop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nougatine Rocks
    West74StFoodGuy
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We've been to Nougatine between 5-7 times in the past year. It continues to be a wonderful place to go for a festive occasion or a business lunch. Plus you get to have this amazing chocolate cake at the end of the meal- if you've been good- which they make like a souffle. The service is really extraordinary also with some of the most attentive and excellent servers in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An average breakfast
    Mike
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I recently read the reviews and thought the food would be amazing with spectacular service. I was disappointed because of my expectations as the food is good but not exceptional as I would expect for the price I paid. I was disappointed in the service of the waiters. After being seated and told that we had only a short period to order, we had to flag the waited over after waiting 8 minutes. I will commend the staff for allowing me to be seated as we were late for our reservations. But do not allow us to be seated of you lower your standard as I cannot recommend te restuarant after this experience. I do not understand if I send back tea explaining the problem with it and then get charged twice. The manage was nice.
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  • As always, excellent
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I hadn't been to Nougatine in a while, but took some friends for a birthday celebration last Saturday. Nougatine didn't disappoint. The service was excellent, but unobtrusive. The food was interesting in its variety, and delicious. The wine list has something for everyone. Great evening all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Schumi1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Customer service on arrival was poor, ladies on the desk seemed uninterested and sour faced. It took a while for anyone to acknowledge we had arrived at the table (good 10 mins) let alone get served with a drink. However after the poor start our waitress was extremely attentive without being over powering, she was very knowledgeable about the food being served. The food itself was exquisite and well priced. The atmosphere was buzzing and vibrant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    As a top place, I really expected more. The food was fine (we took the prix fix lunch), but not remarkable. As main dish I had a black Bass (excellent) on a bed of tomatoes (combination did not work that well). Our server was very pleasant, but the service was somewhat confused - for example, i got my coffee before the desert arrived and a tea ordered for the table never made it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NOTHING BETTER
    ClaireVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    i HAD FORGOTTEN HOW GREAT NOUGATINE COULD BE. WE HAD A LATISH LUNCH AND WERE SERVED SEVERAL THINGS FROM THE RESTAURANT. VERY DELICIOUS AND DEFINITELY ADDED TO OUR EXPERIENCE. I BROUGHT A GOOD FRIEND FROM PHILADELPHIA. WHEN SHE IS IN NY I SELECT A GREAT RESTAURANT TO EAT IN AND THIS WAS HER FIRST TIME AT NOUGATINE. SHE LOVED IT. THE MANAGER JULIEN IS A RARE TREAT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This is just overall a great dining experience. The food and service were perfect. Even the greeting at the door was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    CCDINERVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    From the welcome at the front desk, to the wonderful table it was an excellent visit. Our table of 4 at lunch ate so well; the tuna tartare, veal Milanese, salmon and roast chicken were all terrific as was the molten choc cake with vanilla bean ice cream. A terrific menu, prix fix lunch is a great deal....could not have asked for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My steak was inedible. Very small portions. The accompanying vegetable ( if you could call it a vegetable. I needed a magnifying glass) was tasteless. My friends lobster had underdone lobster strips Not good and expensive. I won't be returning
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  • Terrific
    DisappointedinMalibuVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Lovely food, lovely service, perhaps a little loud but well worth the money for a fine meal and nice dining experience!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Martine75000
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nothing is wrong at Nougatine. One of the best place in New York. It was a little chilly to have dinner on the terrace: the occasion to come back! Jean Georges’ Warm Chocolate Cake was really something!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent food
    chefamy
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We loved Nougatine for a more casual version of Jean Georges. The only slightly odd thing was that the appetizers looked and tasted very similar to what I had eaten in the past at Jean Georges and the entrees was much more rustic in presentation and preparation. Everything was excellent but the starters versus the entrees had a bit of a disconnect. As usual the service was very professional, the space very inviting and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Enjoyable
    wineguy1982
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Started with the shrimp salad, absolutely fantastic. The shrimp, avocado, greens and the dressing were all great and a nice sized portion as well. Probably the best eggs Benedict I've had. The salmon on the eggs was super fresh. Lobster dish with corn was another winner. Cheese course was good, not great. Then the chocolate cake with the warm flowing center, well everyone knows how great it is. Great but pricey wine list. Good service too. Lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a nice dinner with an excellent service. However one of the tasting menu entrees was way too spicy, even though we are mexicans and we normally eat spicy food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    ethanjdVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    very pleased with this restaurant on every level. the service, table and food were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The bread had a hair in it. The pinot grigio, the only pinot on the menu, was not clean and crisp The calamari was soggy and tasteless. The main courses were good but the restaurant is definitely not worth the money or the hype.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Everything was outstanding.Food, ambiance, service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service but no bar space
    Neats
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Our only complaint with nougatine was the bar. We arrived early and because people were eating at the bar we could not have a pre dinner drink. We had to leave and return an hour later for dinner. The hostess was also not accommodating or interested.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, elegant and lovely
    lynn
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    No better place for a ladies' luncheon---chic, elegant, delicious, comfortable, lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ricknat1VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I love it for dinner or lunch but breakfast is mediocre. Must be completely different staff
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  • Good experiente
    Jose
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Godo food ,service. Food price was ok but wine was too much expensive
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • by french comment
    Patoo
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Plat non ordinairement très bon. Beaucoup de goût, parfois à l'exces. Les entrées sont très bon tel que le calamar frit avec sa succulente sauce. Le tartare de saumon est très surprenant mais un poil salé. Les plats sont moins surprenants tels que le saumon et poulet. La purée de maïs est une bonne surprise. Enfin les desserts sont très simple tel que la glace au nougat avec son mix. Le fondant est très réussi mais sans surprise. A découvrir si vous êtes de passage. Mauvais point concernant le vin un peu cher ainsi que la bouteille d'eau pétillante compté double car servi dans 2 verres. Pour un restaurant de cette prestige c'est un peut exagérer ces petites économies. Bon restaurant dans l'ensemble
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Foodie1
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was outstanding. We got the prosciutto wrapped pork chop and the beef tenderloin. Both were excellent. We shared the watermelon and goat cheese salad, very refreshing. The desserts were the star, we got a sour cream cheesecake and the best - a butterscotch pudding. Although we were already full from all the food, we almost finished the desserts. The service is really good, the waiter knew everything about the dishes. I have food allergies and he pointed out which plates I could have. The only thing that should be mentioned is that this place looks more like a business dinner place, a little bit more formal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this restaurant
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Nougatine is one of my favorite restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When there is no manager
    KareemVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Went for the usual very good food. Ambiance is ok as I expected , food was good though less good than usual. Area was full of waiters and waitresses but somehow none was anticipating needs for a table of 8, and really had no interest in our order and presenting the best of Jean George's.
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  • It'special !
    neighborVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    It was all special..the food,service,but noisy..however,the round table in front for four who can't hear well,worked!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My go to for any meal
    Harriette322VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Been going for years. Never disappointed. Warm environment. Impresses guests with best meals, top service, quiet, well paced and never rushed. Great Pris fix lunch. Outdoor tables when you bring well behaved kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    TravelingFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I'm never disappointed in all the times I have come. I brought my niece for her 16th birthday experience and everything was perfection. FAVORITE restaurant I go to from someone who travels all over the world and has opportunity to eat at the finest restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great... but its not The Main Room
    DocLevVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I can't say I was blown away with anything except the food and attentive service but it all seemed very matter of fact and robotic. The Nougatine room is minimalistic and more casual than the main DR. We had the Yellowfin Tuna Ribbons w Avocado radish and ginger; Foie Gras with a granola and strawberry and aged balsamic and sorrel; both apps were outstanding with very complex and deep flavors. I had the classic scallops with caramelized cauliflower and caper raisin emulsion and wife had Buckwheat crackling shrimp The Lobster w corn and smoked chili emulsion and I had the seared tenderloin with a mustard green ravioli and this amazing compound mustard sauce.l done 4 ways figs and chocolate
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate