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Nougatine at Jean Georges

4.6
5873 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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 prix-fixe lunch menu Monday through Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
BREAKFAST: Monday - Friday 7am - 11am, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 11am
SUNDAY BRUNCH: 11:45pm - 3pm
LUNCH: Monday - Saturday 11:45pm - 3pm
DINNER: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 11pm, Friday,Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(212) 299-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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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.
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Private party contact
Farah Abad: (212) 358-0688 ext. 13
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
60th St. and 61st Streets
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Public transit
A C, B, D, or 1 line to 59th Street Columbus Circle.
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Special events & promotions
Special Events Contact: Farah Abad (212) 358-0688 ext.28 or email fabad@jean-georges.com
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 5873 People Are Saying
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4.5
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5.0Dined 11 hours ago

the steamed artichoke good sauce is heavy wish there had been choises on the dressing
black sea bass good
portion double size for me
bread good not great
wine chosen from Austria food
waiter not that attentive

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great experience! We were very impressed.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous food. Great service. Friendly staff.
Absolutely wonderful experience

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was outstanding, unfortunately, the service was sub-par. We were three girlfriends going to out to celebrate one of our birthdays. While our server put on an air of elegance, he was a terrible listener. For example, I ordered one glass of rose and my friend ordered an another of a different rose. What does he serve? Both of us the same. When he started to poor for me, I assumed it was just going to be a taste- but when he filled it all the way and I reminded him I had ordered the other one, he did offer to exchange it, but I said no worries.
For appetizer two of us had the tuna which was amazing. For the main course, two of us had the haddock and one the pork chop. All was delicious. For the Haddock, I had asked for the sauce on this side because of the curry. So what does he do? He serves the sauce on the fish. Again, he offered to change it, but I was not going to be wasteful. So I ate it anyway. Yes, I would have preferred it without the sauce.
The noise level at 6:00 was such that you could hold a conversation. By 8:00 the place was packed and very noisy.
The service did not match the price, I would go elsewhere for another occasion.

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Chef Jean George where are you?
We love eating at Your restaurants. Food and services is always impeccable. Our favorites are Nougatine and The Mark. We go to both quite often at least once a month.
Let’s review our dinner tonight. We had a reservation for 7:30 for which we arrived promptly. We waited at the bar and were seated after 40 minute wait. We were 3 and they had a 4 top table available for a while that could have accommodate us, however this was not done. Finally after 40 minute wait we were seated. Appetizers arrived on time and were good. Entree took almost one hour after appetizers. The salmon my wife ordered medium rare arrived well done and too salty, not really edible. At this point we could not get another one. It was 9:45 PM and not that hungry anymore. The manager and waiters kept apologizing and thanking us for being patient. We were patient!
The salmon and drinks were written off our check. Not sure this made up for a sub par meal.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We had a wonderful meal as always - early Sunday dinner in this case after the theater. The service was excellent and attentive. The food was delicious - Tasmanian trout on crispy rice (we usually also get one for dessert it's so good), kale salad, lobster burger, veal Milanese, and chocolate fondant. We couldn't have a higher opinion of Nougatine - it is one of the great restaurants in Manhattan - chic but easy-going .

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful luncheon! Service was most gracious and food superb. We had a wonderful celebration and hope to return to Nougatine soon.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

It would have been perfect if we were given a table with a view. I requested such like 3 weeks before and then somebody called me from the restaurant two days before that assured me that we will have that table but then they gave us a table in the dark corner of the restaurant so I was really disappointed but the food was great but I can get that great food in other great NY restaurants.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Good food, service is slow and they gave us our main courses before the appetizers. We were told the computer broke and the mistakes happened.
But we still had a great time.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Yes it was the best meal, bar none, in my life. Appetizer trout and rice cakes, soup pea as you’ve never seen it (bright green: must have picked them Sat. afternoon; poured at table into prepared bowls with accoutrements already there); entree sea bass on spinach so garnished as to be unparalleled. I mean every taste bud activated (you know how taste buds are less active the older we get? Come here and have the sea bass to feel like you’re buds are 18 again!)

The value added by this chef is off the charts.

Companion had delectable crab cake appetizer, the pea soup and lobster entree highly prepared— just the ample meat without the shell— and seasoned with delicious sauce and spices and a very serious and much more complex meal than expected.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Nougatine was excellent as usual. The food is beautifully and imaginatively prepared - without ever stepping over the edge into trying way too hard just to produce something new. The environment is elegant but relaxed, and the service compatible with this, being very attentive but not pretentious. So the tone set in every way is one of great taste and balance, and makes the evening at Nougatine an excellent experience.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Always a delicious meal at Nougatine. The pistachio dessert is outstanding.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Fish was delicious. I wish you offered more vegan options. I wish you offered more dairy free gluten free vegan options. I really liked your restaurant!

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Creme brûlée foie gras was great. Nice touch of dried fruit and candied nuts on top. Tuna tartare was great as well. No fancy toasts for either. Veal Milanese breaded moderately with no distinct flavor until dipped in accompanying sauce. Steamed fresh sea bass wonderful!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Prix Fixe lunch was a great value. Portions were very nice size and everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The food and the service could not have been better. When seated we were a little sceptical as the tables for two are very cramped. Once our server came and the first plates arrived all was forgiven. Definitely a foodie destination. Zero complaints from the food to the wine. A definite spot to go to, casual but elegant.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great place& value . One of the best in NY

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The food is always top notch as well as the service

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Jean George’s presence makes a world of difference. The food was divine and portions plentiful. Very pleasing to the eyes and tastebuds.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Our favorite lunch in New York. Never miss at least one meal during each visit to New York City.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We have dined here several times before. This time was very disappointing. The service was extremely slow. It took an hour to get the first course, and only after repeated requests for the menu, water etc.. I had asked for my main course salmon to be rare, it arrived after 2 hours cooked through. I just did not have the energy to send it back, and I did not want to make our friends from California uncomfortable since I was the one who had suggested this restaurant.
We were done in 3 1/2 hours. I sensed there was an error and that our table was not assigned to anyone. For the price, it was truly miserable. I will not go back.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Have been to Nougatine before and service was outstanding. This last visit
Was disappointing I that we had to ask for water, a menu, and when the small
Bowl of sorbet came...with jus5 one small amount..golf ball size ice cream..
Plopped it down in front of the guest. We had to request it to put the small
Pot on a plate. Sloppy help.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We had another superb meal at Nougatine. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city and is always excellent all around. I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Not usually a fan of European/Western food, but this was absolutely amazing. Tuna Tartar was by far the best!

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

I have enjoyably dined here many times, but this time both the food and the service fell flat, for reasons I can’t really explain.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Really enjoy visiting this restaurant. Great wine and food. Never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great! Love the prix fixe lunch. Varied selection and portions just right not too small and not too big. Wait staff very attentive.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Exceeded our expectations. A beautiful afternoon and a memorable experience

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Always a hit. I hesitate to say the fixed price menu is one of the best values in New York, for fear they will raise the prices. :-) Nougatine has always delivered excellent food at a reasonable price. It continues to be a favorite for special occasions and out of town guests. Feels special without being intimidating or too pricey. The shrimp salad could be a meal and yet it’s a first course offering of the 3 course fixed price menu. The warm chocolate cake is a delightful finish.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Love this Jean George restaurant-Best food,service and great decor
We eat here before Jazz at the Appel Room several times a year and it never grows old or disappoints

Love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Food was wonderful as always and the service was exemplary. I highly recommend the burrata

with rhubarb sauce, the shrimp salad and the molten chocolate cake.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I greatly appreciated the hostess making special accommodations for us to move inside when it became chilly. Thank you so much!

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2.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Terrible service - haughty waiters + helpers who can’t speak English. Waiters not around when you need them, but stuck their head in to ask how’s food three times, all mid-bite!

Table was behind a wall & so close to diners at next table I could smell their heavy cologne.

Bland food took forever to arrive. Most overrated restaurant in NYC.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

we had a great lunch! We were celebrating my boss birthday, Jean Georges was there and came to say hello. We ordered a delicious bottle of Rose Champagne, food was delicious service impeccable, a lovely time all around!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

My third visit here, but my first at lunch. Great value at lunchtime. Food is superb. I had a delicious steamed artichoke with cornichon mayonnaise. My second course was a small beef tenderloin filet served with asparagus, asparagus puree and jalepenos. An inventive presentation and a delicious combination. My waiter made an error but corrected it and comped a glass of wine. No one is 100% perfect 100% of the time, but a server who goes the extra mile after an error is made is appreciated. In my opinion, this remains one of the nicest restaurants in New York. A wonderful place for lunch before a matinee at Lincoln Center. If you are lucky, as I was, you may see Jean Georges walking through the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Always excellent in every way.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2018

i had a lunch
nice but a little noisy

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This restaurant has become our go-to place for a pre-theatre matinee lunch on Saturday. Their prix-fixe menu at $38 changes seasonally and is always outstanding and very good value. Service is professional without being snooty and the view towards Central Park (across the street) very atmospheric.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

We had a delicious lunch here and this is becoming a go to place each time we come to New York. The service is impeccable and the the food imaginative and beautifully presented. The pre fix lunch is an amazing with lots of choices.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Excellent as always, NEVER disappoints. Great food and service.

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