Nougatine at Jean-Georges will be offering an a la carte menu along with a Mother's Day tasting menu for $118/per person. All reservations require a reservation guarantee form to be completed. Please provide your email address when booking the reservation.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
food always excellent but service has steadily declined the last five years.
Preparation and presentation are consistently first class. Soup was delicious. The disappointment arose from the prosciutto-wrapped pork chop - it was TOTALLY devoid of ANY flavor. I really like pork (and know how to fix it flavorfully). Did they use a "flavor extractor"??
Nice spot for lunch. Pricey. What else is new? Good burger. Excellent shrimp salad and foie gras.
Our server was basically MIA. The meal was delicious, but an inattentive server really takes away from the experience.
Typically, a good server checks with you to see how each course is-- not when the plate is finished, but as you begin the course. Ours never checked back with us, until the plates were being removed. Should you have to ask for more bread at a meal?
One of the best prix fixe meals in NYC. Quality and Creativity at a Fair Price.
This is an exciting restaurant to be part of. Good vibe, good food, good service and great view if you are lucky enough to be seated by the windows.! (Ask for those seats.). I thought the appetizer and the dessert were the best parts of the meal.
Enjoyed a leisurely Saturday morning breakfast. With sunlight streaming in through the windows, the service was flawless and the food plentiful, beautifully presented, and delicious.
We had a great table near the window. Thanks for accommodating us.
My husband and I both agreed that Nougatine's salmon was the best we have EVER tasted. However, the vinegar type sauce on the mashed potatoes was horrible. We asked the waiter to bring us sides of unadulterated mashed potatoes which were delicious. Re-think that topping on the potatoes; there must be a thousand other options.
The service was excellent. The food was very good but not transcendent. The tartare and the salmon were good. The tartare was really excellent. Our server was extremely personable and lovely and excellent. Our wine was kept cold and kept coming. It was fine. Overall, a good meal.
Everything was excellent. Menu choices for a price fixed lunch were extensive and all were excellent.
Very nice space with some tables having amazing views of Central Park. Great open kitchen and very attentive service. Excellent prix fixe menu. Only drawback is that it's in Trump International.
This restaurant was recommended by friends, the setting, welcome and atmosphere were all great. The menu was very limited for vegetarians and as a result we didn’t have a choice of dish. There wasn’t really an attempt to make alterations so that we could eat something else. We were disappointed.
Wrong entree delivered. Sporadic service. Glasses for our wine delivered but finally had to ask where our wine was. Overall not a pleasant experience .
We have been dining at Nougatine since its inception and have always looked forward to our next visit. Times have changed as the restaurant has obviously tired out. The amuse bouche--two wilted leaves of endive with some radishes sticking out of a teeny-tiny bowl--went uneaten and sat on our table throughout the meal. Bread and butter served after our appetizer. Noisy crowd who sit on their coats rather than check them and wouldn't think of dressing up for the occasion. Sorry old friend: you need a vacation and a sprucing up!
Amazing food. You need to try the prix fix lunch menu. Best deal ever in NYC
Was absolutely delicious I highly recommend getting the tuna tar tar. If possible I would have ordered it for appetizer entree and dessert!
Good for special occasion like anniversary
We went to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. Everything was absolutely perfect!
I love it and it’s one of my top faves. Consistently excellent service and good over years.
I have enjoyed the lunch time set menu over many years now and it is, as always delicious. I wish, however that they would change a couple of the dishes to represent more seasonal food as I have tried all of the dishes more than once. Don't rely on a formula.
Being seated set the tone for my lunch. Hoping that someone more prestigious would come after us; we were seated in the back despite the fact that were a number of tables for two in the front of the restaurant and some event at the window.
I asked that we be seated closer to the front and was told that she would have to check with the maître d’. This always reminds me of buying a car when the sales person needs to “check with the manager.”
I thought the service was very efficient and our server very attentive. The food however was disappointing. My pasta dish came out cold and neither I nor my companion were able to eat it because it was so spicy. There was no way of knowing from the menu that that would be the case. They were good enough to change it and apologized. The best part of the meal was the passion fruit dessert which was outstanding. In summary, lovely location with food that was average at a price that doesn’t reflect the quality.
Excellent in all ways. A frequent place for us. Great
Great food and great service. The blue cheese olive martinis are too good to be true
My daughter & I met for a celebratory lunch last Wednesday April 4 & were really looking forward to a wonderful experience which unfortunately fell quite short. Our drinks were delivered to us after our appetizers....the bread served to the table was stale & the butter rock hard !!!! We decided to venture outside of our comfort zone & ordered the bacon wrapped pork which was so dry & tough that it was inedible. The wait staff appeared totally distracted & detached in attending to us.
I won’t give up on Nougatine just yet but was very disappointed especially because I had praised it prior ; perhaps just an off day......
Great location food and service. Could improve on appearance of tables.
It was a great experience. The food was light, clean and delicious.
Todo estuvo muy bien. El unico detalle la espera por mi mesa a pesar de tener reserva. No habia lugar en la barra para esperar y tuvimos que esperar en el lobing del hotel. La comida muy buena, el trato esquisito. A pesar de que mi hija es bilingue hubiera agradecido un camarero que hablara español pues me di cuenta que en el resto de mesas explicaban los platos y en la mia no.
A pesar de estos pequeños detalles mi celebracion estuvo perfecta y recomiendo totalmente el restaurante.
I have heard great things about Jean George and honestly breakfast was really good with great service and view of Central Park. Attentive staff other than I asked them to make sure to charge our bill to my credit card which I gave them before my friend got there as it was her birthday and she was visiting from out of town.
Of course by my surprise they brought the bill and put it on our table?! By the time I told them someone has my credit card etc.... my friend picked the charges. Very embarrassing
This was such an interesting experience for us because it could’ve ended up being disastrous but the manager rescued the situation from worst to fantastic.
We ended up waiting for our breakfast for over an hour and when we notified the staff the main manager(lovely asian lady) informed us the breakfast will be on her. We were absolutely shocked and of course it made the awful waiting time disappear by her generosity and friendly smile.
Thank you for going above and beyond our expectations. We will definitely be back and spread the love.
Exceptional food and atmosphere
I’ve visited Nougatine several times now for the prix fixe lunch and my recent visit certainly did not disappoint. My niece and I visited NYC for 24hrs from the UK, a surprise 40th Birthday gift for Laura and I booked the restaurant some weeks ago. We were given a warm welcome, the food was excellent and the service efficient. I very much look forward to returning.
Delicious dinner at a “fine dining” establishment. The Lobster and the Foie Gras were wonderful.
I was very pleased to find a larger than usual prefix lunch menu & $38 price tag.
I booked to bring my mom & sister here while they were in town for a matinee. This was a great location near central park, Columbus circle & still managed to be an easy walk to the theater after.
We were lucky to be just far enough from the theater district that we did not have to compete with the other hoards of people that eat before matinees(huge bonus).
Service & ambiance were as lovely as you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber/reputation.
The only Con on the whole experience was a couple misses on the food. I never usually nit pick food in reviews but both offenses bothered me b/c they were easily fixable. We all had the tuna tartar & it was delicious but there was entirely too much sauce on the plate, the tuna/avocado/radish were so tender it didn't need such an aggressive portion of heavy sauce. For main course I had the vela Milanese, again the quality of all the ingredients was apparent but there was just too much salt. I never usually notice when food is salty, but this really stood out as an issue.
Luckily the lava cake was insanely delicious & my sister raved about the passion fruit pavlova. I was also pleased to find that there were reasonably priced wine options in glass/bottle & even half carafes.
Excellent restaurant and my favorite in NYC. Always interesting food combinations and tastes. Very creative and delicious. The lunch prix fixe is an excellent value. Highly recommend Nougatine.
Es sollte ein Geburtstagsessen werden, es war eine ziemliche Enttäuschung. Trotz Ankündigung blieb der Geburtstag unbeachtet. Einmal mehr waren wir sehr eng neben dem Nachbartisch platziert. Keinerlei Großzügigkeit, leider. Nach der ersten Weinempfehlung, keine Sommelière mehr. Zudem ein völlig unausgewogener Fischgang mit einer totalen Überwürzung durch zu viel Sojasauce. Das darf auf diesem Niveau nicht passieren. Sehr enttäuschend waren zudem die Desserts, die beide viel zu kompakt und geschmacklich völlig undefiniert waren. Besonders unangenehm ein Cheesecake, zu süß, zu Kompakt, ohne jedwede Idee und Inspiration. Schade, als großer Jean-George-Fan, nichts besseres berichten zu können 🧐😞😫
Everything was perfect and flavors paired in a unique and most creative presentation.
The front windows to the park are very nice, but for other seats the view is limited and the food is way overpriced 2X.
Consistent with a capital T. Nougatine is exquisite food, beautifully presented, fabulous service and an elegant environment. From the moment the hostess greets you until you waltz out of the restaurant, everyone makes you feel like royalty. Thank you for another memorable experience.