Nougatine at Jean Georges

4.6
6481 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Beautiful restaurant next to Central Park on a gorgeous day! Thanks and MAGA!!

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

Awesome in every way!! Cannot wait to be back!

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f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was so delicious. A “must go” in NYC.

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FF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently good here… We keep coming back… We have business meetings here... we have romantic evenings here and ....we have dinner and lunch
with friends here...
From fish to chicken to pasta it is all first rate and you can often see Jean George here...
I want one thing.... can you add mango sorbet to your sorbet choices....

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u
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Best lunch in the city. It’s a must when in NYC.

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JE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good to the point that it may have been too rich. I was there for a special occasion but the restaurant had not acknowledged it in any way.

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WH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food, courteous and attentive service, and beautiful decor. My one critique is the overall aura of "stuffiness" amongst the clientele. You ARE dining in Central Park West, so this is to be expected I suppose.

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

Very good~

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live close by and love this place!!!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favourite restaurants. Worth a trip to see the staggering prices in the wine list.

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P
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good, not excellent meal. The ingredients were first rate, conception and combination of them could have been better. Excellent desserts.

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AK
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Menu prix fixe excellent ! Service impeccable, serveur aux petits soins. Déjeuner parfait au pied de Central Park.

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JO
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancée and I love the tuna tartare and the service

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LS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. Our table was ready, staff was excellent, food was over the top delicious!!

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JT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable presentations and remarkable flavors make this Columbus Circle eatery a must do! The prix fixe menu gives great value.

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ML
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food as you would expect. Too much dressing with tuna tartare, rhubarb pudding superb. My daughter loved each dish. Once at table service excellent but when you arrive on time, you are left just standing in bar with no one acknowledging you - nil service. 10 out 10 for young lady in reception who picked up on the fact and got us a nice table. Will go back again. Excellent value.

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e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the $44 Prix fixe lunch menu and loved it. A great value and the food was awesome. You should really come and enjoy it.

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P
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Estupenda la comida

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DE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant in NYC! Always consistent at exceeding expectations.

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RP
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No prixe fix on weekends, but still a good option for a more accessible Jean Georges experience.

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OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch. Supberb service.

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RM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food truly a palate pleaser!! Been many times now truly amazing 👍

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o
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

For a noisy and frantic delicious meal, it works fine. For a quiet intimate meal, a disaster.

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EL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

Great restaurant and Jean Georges himself runs a great kitchen. Unfortunately, folks at front desk made us wait more than a half hour for our table and were only slightly concerned about the delay. They then sat us at a table that had been available the entire time. The gentleman in charge snidely told me there’s really nothing a restaurant can due in these circumstances. Perhaps a change of attitude might have been a start, but how about comping the drinks that were bought while waiting for the table? I really like the restaurant and will return. I will just expect to be treated as a lower form of being than someone who seats patrons in testaurant for a living.

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NJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As we should expect from Jean George, exceptional dishes and superb service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I always enjoy Nougatine but hadn’t been there in awhile. I found the calamari dry and the crust too thick and doughy. Also the breadcrumbs were not cleaned off the table.

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GT
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the prix fixe lunch menu which was (as promised by reviews) excellent and very good value.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service very in attentive. Had to call a waiter for everything request. Unusual. We go all the time.

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BM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every aspect. Superb.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My cousin and I went to Nougatine for tasting menu on last Saturday. We had our reservation at 7:45, but we didn't get seated until 8:30. We were sent to hang around the bar area while waiting to be seated but the bar area was completely full. We had to lounge around hallway while waiting to be seated. I would expect a better service from Nougatine.
With regards to food, we had the tasting menu. The first dish, tuna tartare and the steak were not good. The acidity from the tuna tartare was very high and extremely salty. We had voiced out to the server about our dish, but the server completely ignored us. The steak was overcooked despite we ordered the medium rare.

Overall, based on the money we had spent, and the quality of food and service we received, we would not recommend Nougatine at Jean Georges to a friend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nougatine at Jean Georges was an excellent experience. The food was delicious and impeccably prepared and presented. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. The servers and kitchen worked to accommodate our allergies. One minor complaint is that entrees arrive too soon after we finished our appetizers, so we felt rushed.

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p
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

thanks for this wonderful lunch. perfect service and good food

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A
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Swanky crowd day or night. Wonderfully convenient location with amazing ingredients that in turn make fantastic dishes.

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s
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

my husband and I arrived at the restaurant before the reservation time and had to wait standing as there was no place in the bar and there was empty table. We were annoyed by the delay and not knowing why they did not put us on the table that was empty.
The hostesses should be kinder!

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A
Las Vegas
25 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service... this restaurant is consistently excellent. It’s fine dining food in a casual, relaxed ambiance.

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LF
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Food overall great too. A small menu but everything I had very tasty and flavors well balanced. The Dover sole not as good we’ve had -maybe overcooked slightly- but the salmon I had outstanding!
Loved the presentation too - elegant but not fussy. And the atmosphere is fun, light, easy and yet slightly dressy and grown up. Not too noisy either. I would definitely return!

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HG
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

We have a very elaborate holiday lunch at Jean Georges once a year, and we use Nougatine quite often for less formal lunches. In all of those occasions we have been very pleased with the quality of the food and the service. However, at lunch today I felt that something must have changed in the organization. I was greeted in the usual polite way, and when I entered the restaurant I saw that all of the 2-top tables in the park-facing area were available. I asked if we could have one of those tables and was told "they were already requested." We were seated at a table by the entrance to the kitchen which meant that my chair was bumped repeatedly by servers and we had a view of the ordering station. Our server took our order which included an iced tea. The food came (20 full minutes later) and still the iced tea had not arrived. In the midst of our first course a mysterious small pitcher was plopped down on the table with no explanation. It was not the simple syrup for the tea (that had finally arrived), nor was it the same salad dressing as the one already on my salad. All in all this was an extremely disappointing and unpleasant lunch at Nougatine. Next time I think we'll go to the Smith.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No place better! The food is exceptional. Always love visiting there. Thank you

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was wonderful & delicious, service was excellent. We loved everything about our experience except the unfortunate name on the front of the building.

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