Nougatine at Jean Georges

4.5
6380 reviews
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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 $44 prix-fixe lunch menu Monday through Friday from noon to 2:30p.m.
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SB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious, flavorful and beautifully presented. I had the scallops and my friend
ordered the striped bass. Both dishes were wonderful. The chocolate caramel tart
was fantastic. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly and gave us some
great recommendations.

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OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida, lugar y ambiente a un buen precio

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d
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is top notch in every aspect. The service was exemplary. Everything we were served was excellent. We recommend the chicken and pavlova in particular. We also enjoyed crispy lobster and the steak. We will be back!!

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my sisters birthday with their lunch prefixe course. Everything was delicious, especially the tuna tartar appetizer. Jean George was in the kitchen that day, so we even got to get a picture with him.

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h
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

we always enjoy coming to the restaurant. this is the first time when the main course and especially the desert took longer that it should have. this was not the server's issue but the kitchen.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Foods are too sweet(chocolate cake:dessert),and too salty
(Salmon&sea bass)

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SP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We dine @ nougatine & jean-georges all the time. I HOWEVER - this time our waitress was one of the rudest person I've ever met. She ruined our experience. I was humiliated in front of our friends. I'm very disappointed. I don't know if I ever want to go back.

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M
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our meals were absolutely excellent. When I made the reservations I did not realize the restaurant was in the Trump complex. We were in New York for the JA Jewelry show and your restaurant made our trip a real treat!

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Maybe I just had such high expectations because it's a restaurant by Jean Georges. But the restaurant has to change the receptionist. Not a good first impression. The waiters, waitresses, receptionist move around too much- unnecessary, especially you're not around to do your job. Please stop hanging out in the middle of the restaurant. I'm sure it's not your time to chat and lounge- I found it uncomfortable to see the receptionists, waiters, waitresses whispering, giggling, chatting, sharing personal stories where their customers can hear them. This is my first time leaving a review for a restaurant. Like I said, maybe my expectations were too high. With that being said, apps and scallop were good, but don't expect too much of good service there. They're usually too busy talking to each other when you want their attention.

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JR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very trendy restaurant. Imaginative menu. The scallops were amazingly good. I was very disappointed with my pasta dish. Beautiful presentation but very bland. Overall good but not great experience.

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BR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic experience. More informal setting but pampered just as if you were in the main restaurant. Exquisitely presented and delicious food. Make sure you don't skip dessert!

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Z
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely view with floor to ceiling windows. Modern decor. Food was excellent albeit not very creative - fish perfectly cooked. Service was fine.

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MW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome
Love the ambience food and service
Recomend it

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p
Philadelphia
134 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always delicious and a great value. Would like to see more items added to prix fixe. The same ones keep coming up all the time. A great place for lunch.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great....as always!!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Wait staff was polite , too many if them but not efficient , they kept giving wrong dishes (which is a no no), after dinner service had to request few times to clear the table.

Food as usual was perfect though..

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GW
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant. Have been before theater, after theater and brunch. Always enjoy it.

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RH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nougatine is so beautiful -- the windows overlooking central park are amazing! The food is good, but we had a few things that were strangely oily (the sides). The tuna tartare was just okay. But the scallops and the were delicious, and the chicken were both delicious!

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AA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never had a bad meal here. Everything was absolutely outstanding.

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

i love the restaurant and it is a consistent choice for before or after the ballet. The only complaint in this particular meal was that the tuna tartare was uncharacteristically smothered in the ginger sauce. It was difficult to taste anything other than the sauce.

Otherwise all delicious.

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GT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Nougatine provides an amazing experience. The food and ambience can't be beat!

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BL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went early for a pre-theater dinner. Food and service were great. Fairly large portion sizes. The crab cake and warm shrimp salad were delicious. They ran out of the lobster burger (a little surprised) so we had the cheeseburger and the sea bass which were both excellent. We finished things off with the creme brule and warm chocolate cake which were perfect. Overall a great meal.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service and staff were excellent, however, we were disappointed at the quality of our meals. The veal was very tough, and the flavor of the sauce was a bit too acidic. The crab cake was OK, but the flavor was lacking. The desserts, however, were absolutely delightful.

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FI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never fails to please.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent servic

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OT
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

One of the rare places where you can actually understand what your friends on the same table are saying! Along with good food and attentive service.

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G
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant, which is the less expensive sister to Jean George, is less formal, and ...less. With an $80 bottle of wine, which was among the least expensive, we spent $325, including tax and tip. Don't expect to get away for much less if you're having a full dinner. The artichoke was good, contrary to some reviews. The squash soup was creamy but had a slight pasty taste and feel. The mushrooms were a nice addition, but didn't really add much. My wife had the lobster, which was out of the shell, and the pieces had a crunchy coating, but was slightly dry and overcooked. The claw had the tendon removed, which was a nice touch. I had the veal milanese. It was a nice portion, the veal had a puffy fried coating, which was unusual, but didn't really add much. The veal was very tender, but a bit bland, and because it was on the thin side, it had less chew than some versions. The dessert we had was chocolate in a small shell with nuts. Nice, but nothing to write home about. Service was excellent. I guess for NYC, that's what it good, but not great, meal costs.

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F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful tastes. Creative and elegant cuisine. Generous portions. Impeccable service. Beautiful space. Superb dining experience all around. Thank you Nougatine for being consistently fantastic.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday. No candles or recognition. Staff polite until we stayed too long. One coffee had to be sent back.

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WF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great ... service, not so much. While we were early, the was it was handled could be been better.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The experience at Nougatine has always been outstanding in previous visits and one my favorite places in NYC. Surprised to see the indifference this time whether it was while seating us late though we had a reservation or no one offering the food menu till we asked for. And the receptionist was outright elitist and rude.

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n
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely recommend Nougatine for a special occasion as the prices are still high. We had a table in the front looking out at Central Park which was perfect but most of the tables do not have that view. Sitting outdoors in the spring/summer would be very special.

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JF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It's overall a standard fine dining restaurant that you wouldn't go wrong with. We went on Valentine's day and the ambience was great. The Riesling white wine was wonderful. Butternut squash soup was excellent. Grilled salmon was good, though not outstanding. Crème brulee was great, though not complimentary for the special occasion. Valentine's day cookies were good as well.

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L
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were seated by the window on Valentines Day to enjoy an outstanding dining experience at my wife’s favorite NYC restaurant
The Norman Rockwell view of Central Park in the winter with a dusting of white snow was magical

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience as we were at our table at 10 PM. The place was quiet, warm and the view from our table was fabulous, The service was excellent, the sommelier very helpful and our dishes were superb. I would definitely come back toward late time and we compliment everyone who take care of us!
Bravo and thank you,

Liliane Questel. classical pianist

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for making my brother's birthday nice

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HL
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was too salty and I had to ask refill the coffee for 4 times to get some a little bit of coffee.
Deserts were great! Food was a little too salty
Bread was cold. I prefer warm breads

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing! Our waiter though kept rushing us somehow. She kept trying to take our plates while we were still working.. I asked if they are closing she said no.. but still she managed to take plate from me while I was not done with my food, gave us bill while we were still working on our dessert and were not in a rash at all ..

Overall was great experience and our waiter was very nice, but in a rash :)

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YY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

The server are lack of training.
If FOH could not explain the menu, listen to guests when they are ordering food, charge us other table’s berries. At least someone train them use Micro.
The pasta was cold, the server sent the pasta back to kitchen. We were so surprise that the kitchen reheated the pasta, dressed some cheese, sent the pasta which looked so SAD back to us.

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