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About Nougatine Terrace at Jean-Georges
The Nougatine Terrace at Jean-Georges is open daily for lunch and dinner, weather permitting.
Diners can enjoy the full Nougatine menu or sip on a signature cocktail at the outdoor bar. The Terrace is situated next to Central Park in Columbus Circle. Plush lounge seating enhances the relaxing setting and makes this outdoor space the best place to enjoy a sunny day in New York City.
New York, NY 10023
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am; Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 11:00am
Monday - Saturday: 11:45am - 3:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A C, B, D, or 1 line to 59th Street Columbus Circle.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Farah Abad: (212) 358-0688 ext. 28
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Nougatine Terrace at Jean-Georges Ratings and Reviews
Guests seemingly non-existent to wait staff scurrying around. Outdoor seating and service isn't up to par with what I had inside a few years ago. No beers on tap. Alcohol menu doesn't make too much sense from a value and/or pricing perspective. Water and relatively cold bread took 10+ minutes to arrive at the table. Very slow service with 50% of the tables empty outside on the patio. Food allergies not taken seriously, had to send item back. It was comped, but could have lead to a dangerous allergic reaction.
Never ate on the terrace and never will again. The service was deplorable and only one girl was working while the guys were huddled joking around and probably sharing her tips too? Nothing came on time or at once. We were 4 people, not tourists used to bad service, and none of the appetizers or entrees were delivered complete or at the same time. There was a Dover Sole for 2 that was dropped on 1 plate and when we flagged down someone for another plate he brought a bread plate which was absurd. After the Sole was half gone a plate arrived. As for dessert which arrived 45 mins later, it had been ordered with a port. The port was canceled by us as it was forgotten. When it was brought after not during dessert, it seemed to be complimentary for the careless mistake, but appeared on the bill. Will never eat ou on “the ill-equipped terrace” with the under trained servers who don’t value their jobs. This is what happens when you go from 4 star restaurants to having too many and don’t care that they’re all now 1 star. Sadly reputations are easily forgotten no matter how good, when absentee ownership results in embarrassment such as this meal.
I was in NYC for an event and this was one of the places I was so excited to try. It was a huge disappointment. I arrived when lunch service started so the dining area was empty. The host stand was already crowded with people. It was very disorderly and the host was super unfriendly. However, we were still sat within our reservation time. We were led onto the patio, even though I did not request to be there (mind you the whole dining room was empty). The first thing I noticed was that my chair had a cushion w/ a large stain, which made me uncomfortable to be sitting in it. The table was so close to the shrub that it was constantly poking at me. It took a while for my server to acknowledge us. He was too occupied with some other guests that I felt like we were neglected.
The food was mediocre at best, it was nicely presented but every dish had something wrong with it. We ordered the lunch pre-fixe. First course we had calamari and tuna tartare. The calamari was bland and needed salt. The tuna tartare was drowned in a super acidic sauce that overwhelmed the entire dish. For entrees we had seared black bass and veal milanese. The black bass was actually cooked perfectly and very well seasoned. However, the veal was overcooked and smothered with cheese on top and the "salad" underneath was barely edible as it was covered in a vinaigrette that had way too much vinegar. For dessert we had a passion-fruit pavlova and the chocolate cake. The cake was decent and the passion-fruit sauce in the pavlova was so sweet it tasted like straight syrup.
While eating all this our server made no table visits. I had to flag someone for a napkin and it was never brought to me. My biggest pet peeve was the piece of cold sourdough bread that given out before our meals. It still sat at our table even during the dessert course and when I paid the bill. If you are coming from out of town don't waste your time here.
food was not up to the standard at all. I m a regular diner at this location and other Jean Georges locations.... the trout on crispy rice was not of the usual quality, the tuna tartar on avocado lacked taste... (the kale salad was good), the dessert was also a big disappointment.
Don't bother. Sitting out in very uncomfortable chairs eating the most mediocre overpriced food just because they are part of the Jean George Nougatine. My $17 Gruner Veltliner was warm, Shrimp and avocado salad tasted like Costco prawns over wilted lettuce from a bag smothered in what tasted like dressing from a bottle. The $35 veal Milanese was so salty as to be inedible and sat on a pile of arugula with some end of season mealy heirloom tomatoes with nothing on them at all.
Seriously- Europan down the street could make this dish more tasty. Cross this off the list.
A Monday night reservation for two on the terrace was a disaster. It was with great enthusiasm that I put a reservation in place at what is a New York institution.
Upon arriving, we were taken to our table on the terrace and seated. After 10 minutes, we had not been offered a drink of any type, nor had we been seen to by service staff or offered a menu. We were then asked what our water preference was, and were provided with a food menu. Alas still no offer of a drink!
When the water arrived, I requested a wine/cocktail list. Another 15 minutes elapsed, and by this time, we had been seated for 25 minutes, and we’re still to receive a drink list. It was at this point, that we rose and departed the restaurant.
A thoroughly disappointing experience. As we collected a bag from the front reservation desk, I mentioned our experience to the front desk operator, who said he would pass on the feedbackon his manager.
A number of other patrons were requesting the check, dessert, their drinks etc multiple times and there was clearly an issue with service or lack there of on the evening. The terrace seemed to have limited staff, whereas inside Nougatine, there appeared to be no issue with staffing.
We expected far better, and were genuinely excited. Sadly after this experience, we won’t be back.
Wonderful, as expected, from beginning to end. The tuna starter was outstanding, as were all our main courses (salmon, hake, bass). The lava cake will make any others in the future into only pale imitations. The only slight drawback, perhaps unavoidable in NYC, was the drumming from the street musician. It put a slight cramp into our ability to converse. Amazingly, when the drumming stopped, it was almost pin-drop quiet, despite being outdoors at Columbus Circle. \
A wonderful experience, and one we hope to repeat soon.
The moral of the story should be do not to have dinner during restaurant week , first we waited for about an hour before being seated and the the service was rushed and the servers were overwhelmed but the food also was not up to par , the fish was not cooked properly and too salty , all and all not a good experience particularly because we frequent this restaurant often and then can do better!!!
I booked Nougatine during Restaurant week not knowing that it was the outside aka Terrace and not Jean George...website is confusing as this was my first time attending this restaurant. Then when they called to confirm my res and noted is was for Jean George and not Nougatine..she failed to note that they are basically the same restaurant but Jean George was the indoor restaurant and Nougatine was the adjoining outdoor space which is nothing special when compared to the much nicer Jean George indoor restaurant.
The service was ok as we sat for quite a while before anyone took our order. My salad was delicious, but my fish was a bit dry and not hot and dessert was good. Would I go back , no and would I recommend, no..as there are far better choices in NYC my biggest disappointment was not dining indoors at Jean George and this could have all been avoided had the person who confirmed my res noting that my initial reservation at Jean George was indoors and then she changed my res to Nougatine ..I would have much rather had my original reservation remain as was, but Nougatine was just ok I expected much more from Jean George
I'm hesitant to leave a review because I want to keep this gem from becoming too popular. Nougatine Terrace is a perfect summertime oasis in the middle of Columbus Circle. We ordered the Restaurant Week lunch. Phenomenal value. Totally delicious. Server was great. Just the right mix of attentive yet respectful of our space.
If you want an expensive night out with reliably good food and fantastic service and great atmosphere, this is your place. We had a sushi starter that was to die for. Listen to your waiter when he/she makes recommendations. Mine told me that the lobster burger got mixed reviews but i was so intrigued I ordered it. It was terrible and learned my lesson - always listen to your waiter. I still had a lovely night and the fries that came with said lobster burger compensated a bit for the disappointing main course (which I can only describe as tasting like the ocean in the worst way)
i will still go back. my daughter loved her pasta dish. And the thing about a G-J restaurant, you will definitely have at least one memorable dish that you will still be thinking about for days. (our sushi thing was sort of fried and flavorful and fantastic -- I could have eaten 8 servings)
This is a special occasion place unless you like spending $200 on a meal for two (including wine by the glass) I loved my waiter -- wish I remembered his name but Jean Georges clearly cares about having experienced and knowledgeable wait staff in his restaurants.
We debated even going as it’s in the Trump Hotel and had second thoughts. We tried it.
Had to send the beef tenderloin back as it was over cooked. Had to send the lobster back as it, too, was over cooked. Maybe we caught them on a bad night. Both dishes replaced quickly with satisfactory cooking temperature.
The cheap patio furniture was a turnoff and soured the romantic vibe we were looking for. The service and staff was ok, but nothing special. Maybe I had unfair expectations about this restaurant.
Go try it, maybe you’re experience will be better than ours.
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