Great service, food mostly good
My husband and I went here on a Saturday evening. It was great to sit outside and enjoy the spring weather with a view of trees in Central Park. There was some traffic noise but not too bad. Our waiter was delightful and very helpful. We started with cocktails - a Ginger Margherita and a lychee-based royale which were outstanding. We shared the kale salad which was excellent. I had a cheeseburger which was good, as cheeseburgers go, and my husband had the crispy chicken. Unfortunately it was not very crispy and a bit dense. He ate about half of it. The maitre d' came over almost immediately and, lo and behold, it was removed from our bill. They wanted us to love everything. It was exceptional. I would definitely go back there again.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun group evening out
In NYC for a team meeting, I was responsible for getting the dinner reservations. Nougatine was able to accommodate our party of 8 without any problems. It was a warm evening but dinner was great. I wish they had some cool fans available for us. Anyway, I would go back again.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scenic & Delicious
Nougatine Terrace was a delight! The service was great; attentive but not overbearing. We were able to sit next to the big metal globe and listen to the street music, although that may have been distracting to many people we enjoyed it. The food by Jean Georges was exquisite. The flavors were clean and the presentation was lovely. Dessert was the best part. Would recommend for a casual date night or a get together with old friends-
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food/location, service uneven
Food is fantastic. Every appetizer is great. (gazpacho, tuna, goat cheese) . Most of the entrees were fantastic but the cod was particularly great. Very nice wine list. Basically Jean George at a steep discount in a very nice setting sitting outside. I would give it a 5 star but I have to agree with others the service is frankly pathetic. They seem to have a bunch of people running around bumping into each other and very unorganized. We sat down and within 5 seconds someone asked us if we we ready to order. Then someone else's check was brought at the start of desert. Wine that was iced was not brought in any kind of timely fashion. Unfortunately this is the 2nd time we have had really subpar service there.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was very good, food
Dinner was very good, food was very good and service was very good. But the way website presented the restaurant as "with a view of the park" is not accurate. One can't even see the park from the terrace.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and wonderful dessert. Would definitely recommend.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for a pre theatre
We went for a pre theatre bite at Nougatine and it was lovely. The staff were accommodating that we were there for a long time and our food came out quickly to ensure we made our show. Beautiful presentation and flavours. We wish we had more time to stay and try more of the dishes. Would definitely come back again
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful first anniversary dinner!
We were made to feel so special on our first wedding anniversary! The food was great and out server was very professional and sweet! Than you for helping make our anniversary so wonderful!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
AMAZING !!! from beginning to end. Exquisite food. Extremely gracious wait staff.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an outstanding lunch
We thoroughly enjoyed our restaurant week meal. We started off our lunch with an eggplant dish and continued with baked red snapper on a bed of vegetables, finishing off our meal with a mocha cheesecake and a berry shortcake and lavender tea. Everything was thoroughly enjoyed and so nicely presented!
We will definitely be back!!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was superb, but wind was brisk on the patio and there were no tables our waiter could seem to secure for us. I just wish that the waiter assigned to our table would be able to take care of us throughout the meal -- especially when it comes restaurant-related matters. Thanks though.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Urban Oasis
Nougatine is a rare pearl in Midtown. Just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Columbus Circle there is a sweet spot with great food - try the tuna tartare - and amazing service. The terrace is shady and peaceful and is a calm, cool place to have lunch. With Central Park across the road, there's somewhere nearby to walk off lunch... But you may just want to linger over the delicious chocolate dessert and enjoy the relaxed vibe for a bit longer. Definitely worth a visit.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Living up to its stars
Were nearly scared off by the number of recent negative reviews, but were rewarded for our courage with a really lovely fall evening, memorable food, and very kind, helpful, unobtrusive service. My husband and I stopped in for a glass of wine and appetizers which became dinner. The setting is green and alfresco but the view is vertical- a delightful combination. Food to recommend: tuna tartar, butterscotch pudding, shrimp salad, molten chocolate cake. The much recommended artichoke was
not memorable though the mayonnaise sauce was. An amuse bouche of celeriac was so exquisite we suggested they make it an entrée.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing-at a savory price
Zagat nailed this in their reviews. Brunch on the terrace was fabulous and probably the only way we would have been able to afford the talent of this chef. Everything we ordered was unique and done to perfection. It didn't hurt that the day was sunny and 73 :) Definitely check the weather out - if it is not idea, your experience will be different...it is a terrace after all.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Greatest Restaurant in New York
Without doubt the best restaurant in New York. There is nothing better.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely al fresco afternoon
Food was very good,portions as expected for a prix fixe menu.
Staff,while cordial,could have been a bit more lively and attentive( we were never asked if we wanted a beverage!)
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Lunch Spot.
Lunched here twice over the weekend. What's not to like! Three course lunch for $36 is a great bargain considering the quality of the dishes. Good wine list. Attentive and friendly service. Nice view over the park. As I spooned into the chocolate lava cake for the second time in 2 days I felt life could not be much better.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
La comida estuvo deliciosa.El ambiente es muy agradable. Lo recomiendo. Viajo una vez al año a NY y no dejo de ir a este restaurant.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM