Nougatine at Jean Georges

4.6
6248 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

For Valentine's Day we are serving our regular Dinner Menu and a $128 5 Course Tasting Menu. Once your reservation is made a guarantee form will be sent to be filled out and returned. There will be a charge of $80 per guest for any reservation that is not cancelled.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service in s gorgeous setting. Everything was delicious!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was bad and food was very disappointing. The location is difficult to get to during certain march/protest/parade. I would never go back to this restaurant.

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GC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It was not a very good experience since the food was not what I have expected.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Price fix menu can’t be beat. Service was excellent. Can’t wait to go back with friends.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for my Bday. Really nice experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we always have a nice time when we go , that’s why we keep coming back, The food is always amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately, Nougatine was not the restaurant we were hoping to celebrate our anniversary at. The ambiance staff were generally fine, but food was beyond disappointing.

Appetizers were oddly flavored, my trout over sticky rice would have been edible if it was not for the extremely overpowering onion taste they failed to mention on the menu. The foie gras was average, at best.

Next we’re the entrees. I had the tenderloin, which I had to return. The meat was smothered in what tasted like... BBQ sauce?? The Brussel sprouts were inedible because of their salt content. The dish was unpleasantly overwhelming. When telling our server this, he was kind and took the plate away but did not offer to replace my meal with anything, so I sat dinnerless on my anniversary. He said the manager would be over, and while the manager lingered around our table for some time, he never came over.

My boyfriend had the veal, which while edible, completely fell apart at every stroke by his knife. The overly heavy breading went one way, while the dry veal went another. The serving size was decent, two large pieces of heavily breaded veal, but barely any sides and the bit of greens on the plate was yet again heavily over seasoned.

To top it off, no one apologized to us for the less than ideal special occasion meal, knowing it was an anniversary dinner. They didn’t comp any portion of the meal, and they didn’t offer us even a drink on the house. I’m disappointed by not only the food, but the service. I hope that there will be a second opportunity for me to try the restaurant, because this has been by far my worst experience at a JG restaurant.

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TD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great atmosphere. Thought deserts could be more refined.

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S
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The bartenders and vibe are professional and fun. The food is also amazing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always. Lovef

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DP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice price, excellent lunch prix fixe

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LA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always delicious. I prefer dinning in the front room in the window area. Everything was perfect.

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M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not as good as usual. Food seemed less than special.

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GD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The waiter was charming. However service was very slow. Our side dishes did not appear until we had finished our food. The waiter was apologetic but there was no real apology in terms of offering a free dessert or don’t charge for the fries and Brussels sprouts. He offered to take them back. We said take one of each back. Those we didn’t pay for but we still paid for the two he left us with. Needless to say there was little interest in eating them.
But it was an enjoyable evening nonetheless.

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F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and for lunch affordable!

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would also recommend for knowledge of and selection of gluten free items.

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SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We had a 1pm reservation and specifically requested on our reservation not to be seated by the kitchen but to be seated by the front window area. We ended up waiting 20 minutes and got a table in sort of the middle of the restaurant, not great not terrible. Order omelette specifically requesting no cheese but it came with cheese and then took 25 minutes to bring a new one. In the interim we didn’t get any of the dishes we ordered to share until way after the eggs even after we complained . Food finally came and was certainly delish.

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G
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always,I am very pleased with the food and service

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FP
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We selected Nougatine for a breakfast with a friend whom we only see once every couple of years, so it had to be special. We had dined at Jean-Georges, the big sister 3-Michelin star restaurant before and were well impressed, to the more casual Nougatine seemed like a good choice, and it absolutely was.

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P
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nougatine has fabulous food and terrific service. Every dish that the five of us ordered was outstanding. We would highly recommend this restaurant for a special meal.

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C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I love Nougatine and we have been here several times. This was the first time I have been disappointed. First, the menu didn't have the range of options we enjoyed in the past. Somehow the level and variety of dishes left us feeling like there were few attractive items. When the main dishes came to the table I wondered if maybe the regular cooking staff was on vacation after the holidays? The tuna tartare starter was delicious as ever, but the mains were not nearly as good as we have come to expect. My pork chop wrapped in prosciutto was tough and the flavor was unremarkable. A companion's roast chicken was also nothing special. Nothing was bad enough to send back, it was just meh. The passion fruit pavlova was very good, but I left hoping this lackluster experience was a blip and not a long-term shift.

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice surprise! For a casual version of Jean-Georges, Nougatine has provided an excellent food and service quality. Everything we’ve ordered was extremely tasty and of large portions! I will most definitely be back!

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OT
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excelente cocina, concurrido y gran ambiente. Muy buen servicio y genial ubicación. Precio alto!

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LF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy the lunch. A little overpriced.

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FN
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing and the ambiance was great. Staff when entering however can be a little more receptive and warm. Would definitely go again.

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i
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciosa la comida , el servicio muy bueno , bonita decoración , definitivamente vale la pena!

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DL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Have been to Nougatine over 50 times and it never disappoints. For The best Comfort food choose the Burger/Fries or Chicken.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The Chef (s) are sleeping at the wheel. Food was tasteless, overcooked and drowning in sauce. Party of 2 were both in agreement with their respective meals, both appetizers and main courses.

I had the Chenin Blanc to start, it tasted corked. The bartender was nice enough to test a second bottle, it was as bad as the first. For my second glass I switched to the Loire Valley White. It tasted bitter. Of all the gorgeous wines out there, why choose these?

I don't write reviews and I don't write these words easily. I was really annoyed. It's not the first time that I have been disappointed in Nougatine but this was really bad. There are a lot of great Chefs out there. Over the years I have drifted from all the JG restaurants for the same reason.

I am not looking for a free meal or a complimentary glass of champagne. Please just pay attention.

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NZ
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service has greatly improved since last visit. The tuna appetizer is to die for. The ginger marinade is spectacular. The trout sashimi melts in your mouth. The food is outstanding. The room is lovely. Cocktails were tasty, Overall fantastic experience.

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MK
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was tasty, Avacado toast was a little small for the price $18 but tasted good. The waffle was very tasty although it came out slightly cold. The service was very good and the atmosphere was great for breakfast.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Decent sea bass

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T
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Waiter was slow and not especially nice. Said something to the Maitre’d after and he said he was aware yet did nothing. Thee waiter under bus.

Said I should ask and he would serve me personally next time. Maybe you should have chipped in when needed instead of being a weasel

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service tough and not helpful. No real help on the meal and waiter was stressing us to leave.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tenderloin was fantastic! Service was just as great.

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AW
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food, excellent!

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CM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food very uneven. Some dishes excellent, some almost awful. Service, esp sommelier, very good. Pretty chaotic environment. Wiuld have expected more from a JGV establishment, and at these prices

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P
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Server was inattentive.

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MK
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I came here for lunch and enjoyed the food and ambiance overall.

We were greeted by the receptionist and asked if we wanted to check our coats. Everything was good, except that the prosciutto wrapped pork chop was a little too tough to cut and chew. Not sure if this is a one-time thing or not, but I wish the meat were more tender.

Other than the comment above, it was a pleasant dining experience.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food I loved the crémant d Alsace bravo Jean George

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