Suggestions for Jean Georges
- Brian Paulsen
I have dinner reservations for tonight with my mother
and my wife. I stopped by the restaurant on Saturday
to check out the menu and I have a quick question...
Would you recommend getting the tasting menu for all
three of us? Or should we pick our own entrees and
appetizers and share? If we have three at the table
and all get a tasting menu, is it possible to have them
serve a variety of dishes?
P.S. Are Mondays normally easy to book? We made the
reservation on Thursday night and we have a good
Go with the tasting menu, the variety of tastes were
just fantastic. Even reading the menu, I did not know
what to expect with each course. One of the best meals
I've ever had(except for my Sicilian mother's cooking-
smile)I too had no problem making a reservation and was
quite surpised at how easy it was (1 week for a wed
night, decent time)
I must say that Jean Georges is going in my top 4
favorite restaurants - service was impeccable and the
food was simply amazing. Of course, I can't afford to
eat out again for a long time, but it was well worth
By the way, for a good service story... We were seated
near the entrance to the kitchen and as soon as we sat
(after the maitre'd left us) I told my wife that I
didn't prefer our seating. I looked around and noticed
that all of the other tables were full, so there wasn't
much that could be done. Within five minutes, another
table left, and the maitre'd apologized for disturbing
us and asked if we would prefer to move to that table.
I was very, very impressed.
As others suggested, we ordered the tasting menu, and
with the exception of the first dish, everything was
incredible. I'm sad to say that I was getting too full
to try the cheese sampler - I'll save room next time!