I have a friend coming to town... Any thoughts on Jean Georges?
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re: Jim Leff
i was there once for dinner, the tasting menu. it was a religious experience. the best dinner i ever had anywhere. the best cosmopolitan, in the coldest glass you could imagine. the waiter was vwery kind and very helpful in selecting wines by the glass. also, we seated next to a very nice couple that we chatted with for a bit. perfect evening.
a month or so later i had a girlfriend in from houston and we went for lunch. pre-fixe. i think it was abt 25-30 or so. great food again along with to celeb sitings. carol burnett 2 tables away and susan luci from all my children.