Nougatine Terrace at Jean-Georges
Nougatine Terrace at Jean-Georges

Nougatine Terrace at Jean-Georges

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jean-georgesrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2122993900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast

    Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am

    Lunch

    Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 4:00pm

    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Brunch

    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, 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 2123580688x28

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 60th St.
  • Public Transit: A C, B, D, or 1 line to 59th Street Columbus Circle.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Nougatine Terrace at Jean-Georges
The Nougatine Terrace at Jean-Georges is open daily for lunch and dinner, weather permitting.

Diners can enjoy the full Nougatine menu or sip on a signature cocktail at the outdoor bar. The Terrace, with Dedon furniture designed by Philippe Starck, is situated next to Central Park in Columbus Circle. Plush lounge seating enhances the relaxing setting and makes this outdoor space the best place to enjoy a sunny day in New York City.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Nougatine Terrace at Jean-Georges reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (72)fit for foodies (38)romantic (34)special occasion (31)great for lunch (30)great for brunch (21)notable wine list (21)neighborhood gem (19)scenic view (17)hot spot (9)late-night find (6)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (5)Show More
  • yona36
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    excellent food. we took the tasting menu and each snd every dish was excellent. service is great, and we had a wondrful evening
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • $38 pre fix lunch
    Tomo
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The food was totally mediocre. The presentation of the shrimp salad was messy. The red snapper was overcooked. Nothing special with the strawberry shortbread. Although eating in the terrace was nice, I was disappointed with the food because it's Jean-Georges, you know.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic ... As always !
    FredVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Always a pleasure to have a dinner on the terrace, although a bit chilly that night. Not only food was great but staff was very kind.
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  • Great food, average service
    JeevesVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was awesome. I had one of the best pasta and steak dishes in a long time. However, the service was average. We were not made to feel special. I guess they reserve all the fawning for inside?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Distinguished Special Occasion Spot
    TimeriusVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We celebrated our 1-year anniversary with my wife at this restaurant, and we will never forget it thanks to the quality of every choice on the menu, special and sentimental value the restaurant has for us as we always return here for significant occasions, and for the impeccable and personal service provided by the whole staff. We highly recommend this restaurant to all couples, dates, even small groups for that special touch to the evening, regardless of a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Fuss, Just Plus Pure Pleasure
    JoeysMyra
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    One of the nicest thing about Nougatine Terrace was 1. How quiet and peace full it was, no loud music, no loud conversation 2. We didn't have to stuff down three courses each 3. We were completely satisfied by 6 scrumptious appetizers, 2 main courses and 1 sensational dessert 4.Josh, the wine maven, who found us a quite drinkable Portuguese Rioja for $44 on a wine list invaded by priced for Chinese billionaires and Russian Oligarchs 5. Garbrial, our server who had a great sense of humor - laughed at everything almost that I said.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    mwensVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had seats on the terrace with a lovely view of the park. Midway through the meal, rain struck and the staff deftly cleared the terrace and found alternate seating for everyone inside. Although it was undoubtedly a stressful time for the staff, they maintained their composure and kept everyone informed of the status of their new tables. The rain break in the meal and wait for a new table did nothing to diminish the quality of the food or service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the food is lacking
    JoliVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I have been a regular and i have noticed in the last year the food does not measure up to its reputation it lost its spark and other than adding some spices everything is pretty much bland , even though the chef was there that night and checking in the dinning room if everything was allright i think he should spend more time in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sapra
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food is good, service is great. But do not go there for lunch on a sunny day: their umbrellas are non functional and poorly set up. You will not get any shade and will have to squint at your food.
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  • Could be amazing but isn't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was nothing to write home about, but good. The service was awful, we mentioned it and then got a free show of desserts and complementing wine....they apologized but still left a bad taste in my mouth. It was our anniversary, we even told them that, and instead of having a better experience bc of it, it seemed worse. They weren't even busy, and there were plenty of open tables....probably bc others know about their less than par service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trading on fading glory..
    voldarVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We used to love this restaurant (cheaper less formal jean George) but the last two times we have gone have been disappointing. The food is just not anywhere as delicious as it used to be (the bank wrapped pork chop was an odd mix of flavors and was frankly mediocre as an example), the service is spotty, the crowd seems to suddenly reflect it is located in the trump tower, and the kick in the behind is they (like admittedly many manhattan restaurants) laughably overcharge for wines by the glass $38 a glass for a mediocre brunello? $21 for Sancerre? Basically they are charging retail 750ml pricing for a half a glass of wine. If the food was great you might put up with it but this place is trading on fading glory. Never again
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 48 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 27 reviews are from the Nougatine Terrace at Jean-Georges reviews archive.
  • Excelente
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot.
    TarontiVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely al fresco afternoon
    NewyorkerVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    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!)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Greatest Restaurant in New York
    davidgVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Without doubt the best restaurant in New York. There is nothing better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing-at a savory price
    EatOutMoreOften
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Living up to its stars
    Uptowndiner
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Urban Oasis
    DuncanM
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Climatically-challenged
    TC11
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • departure from the norm
    lunchVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    i eat at JG frequently, and rarely is there a hiccup. however this time there were a few. while redeemed by the quality of the food, i'll avoid the terrace. its hot and its loud. i had to send by my sad wilted shrimp salad and replace it with the classic tuna but in the future i'll make my reservations in the dining room.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite up to par, like usual
    GW2013
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Let me start by saying how much I adore Nougatine. I eat here regularly and the food is normally transporting. For some strange (and rare) reason, the food was "meh" this time. Completely uninspriring and lacking visual appeal. My dining companion sent her fish entree back twice before changing it to chicken in exasperation. The sauce on the cod was overly seasoned, extremely salty, and prevented one from tasting the fish. The fish itself looked like a small, raggedy sliver, and was slightly rubbery. The chicken, although tastier, was sprinked with a handful of shrivelled up little peas. Although I was disappointed, I would come back as I believe this is a one-off. I've had more exceptional experiences than bad ones.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unusually weak service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    On a hot day we sat on the terrace and felt rushed. It was as though the second the last bite of a course was finished, people were waiting around the corner to rush the table with the next course or the check-even with full glasses of wine remaining. And yet, my wine glass was empty for several minutes-someone even attempted to clear it and I had to point out that we have a bottle being chilled and there must be more glasses remaining. But food was, as always, amazing. This was definitely not their usual service.
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  • The dishes are good but the
    FoodwomanVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    The dishes are good but the imagination seems toned down. Offly, the staff doesn't aim to please or be invested and informed as they should be. That said, who can fault the brilliant mayonnaise served with the global artichoke, or the bright taste of seasonal tomatoes with the snapper. The tone of the staff when dealing with rain on the terrace was negative and on the edge of rude, rather than accommodating. They were not gracious.
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  • What an outstanding lunch
    Anniversarydate
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING !!!!
    CARIENY
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    AMAZING !!! from beginning to end. Exquisite food. Extremely gracious wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WINDY,DISAPPOINTED
    SBARLONDO
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    The food was excellent, congrats to the Chef! BUT we had to eat VERY quickly.SO WINDY,I did ask for a table inside upon my reservation in case of bad weather,but didnt get it .Half of my salad flew away with the table set, half of my Fiji water bottled spread out over the table.The waiter didnt clean the table.I was charged regular price for half of each wasted.FIJI was replaced with a glass of tap water.Every table had their glasses falling over.I didnt get anything to make up for what was wasted.They told me it was full inside,The bar was full . We were 2 people eating and 5 minutes after I was told that,en entire group of 8 people was seated inside. How? So that was the very disappointing part of my lunch.Didnt like my experience there.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful first anniversary dinner!
    Stephbcox
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for a pre theatre
    nessiejo
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Kamod
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    Amazing food and wonderful dessert. Would definitely recommend.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very below par
    RestoRapperVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2013
    We have eaten at Nougatine several times and always enjoyed the experience. This was our first time in the "garden". The service was fair. We waited over 30 minutes for our drinks. When we asked for salt and pepper we were given small shakers, no pepper mill or fine quality salt. A restaurant of this calibre depends on delivering in the details. The garden failed on many levels. The food overall was adequate but salads made with mesclun mix?!!! A disappointing meal.
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  • Dinner was very good, food
    SilgocreekVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/location, service uneven
    voldarVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic & Delicious
    sleeVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    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-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun group evening out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food
    Yuby
    Dined on 6/23/2013
    I have visited Jean-Georges plenty of times. Sunday was the first time that I dined in the terrace. I cannot say enough about the food, I have never been disappointed. Aside from the waitress spilling the water all over my boyfriend, we had a good time and really enjoyed the food. I was very impressed with the Brioche French toast, never had anything like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food always great, can not
    GieciaVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    Food always great, can not say the same about the service. So many waiters and bus boys and yet seems like always one have to look for one.
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  • Delayed Seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    We had an reservation at 8PM and were seated at the lounge. We did not get to our actual table until 9:30 due to a patron taking their time. The waitstaff tried to remedy by providing a round of drinks and a few appetizers so that is why I did not give them a Poor. However host should have tried to handle this more proactively and in a timely manner after we hit past 30 minutes.
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  • Great service, food mostly good
    KippyVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate