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Nov 15, 2007 10:31 AM

Going It Alone - Solo @ LB and JG?

I have two Fridays off in December and my dear wife and friends are work bound. So I booked myself solo for lunch into Le Bernardin on the 7th and Jean Georges on the 14th.

Can anyone 1) tell what a solo experience may be like at lunch and 2) what food to concentrate on at lunch ??

Thanks in advance.

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    1. I have not been to lunch (yet) at Jean Georges, but based on our recent dinner experience there, I have no doubt that you will be treated with the utmost courtesy, and service will be flawless. As for the food, most people in the know agree that one of the best deals in town is the 2-course prix-fixe for $28 + dessert at an additional charge. Perhaps other Hounds who have had lunch there recently will chime in and tell you which are the best dishes.

      Enjoy and Bon Appetit!

      1. lunch menu at lb is similar to the dinner menu, only less expensive. the fluke flight is very good as a starter. ask your server for the day's goodness. surprisingly, they make a fine martini but don't let that stop you from enjoying something from the wine list.

        1. Curious ... I've been to LB, but didn't see anybody eating at the little bar they have there. Is it a "drinks only while you wait" bar, or has anybody ever eaten there? Thinking more of lunch.

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          1. re: jimnorton

            heh, heh...
            the little bar is the best-kept secret on the entire manhattan food map. here's the deal: i arrive for dinner 30 minutes before both reservation and my wife. i sit at the bar, order a martini (classic, straight-up) and wait for the most spectacular marinated seafood to be put in front of me. it's so cool, almost like stealing.

          2. I recently had lunch at JG alone and completely enjoyed it. I did sit at the bar, I hope that doesn't offend you, the food tastes the same! I did not partake in the prix fixe as I am not a dessert eater. I could have found choices for the first two courses, however. I went off the a la carte menu. Everything was delightful and I was made to feel completely comfortable!

            I had a great salad with asiago vinaigrette and the tuna tartare. I enjoyed both immensely!!!!

            I can't comment on LB as I have never been.