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Jun 27, 2008 10:59 AM

Which Vongerichten restaurant to try?

Hi Hounds!

I'm coming to NYC in July (from New Orleans), just in time for Restaurant Week. I have a Monday dinner free in my itinerary and would like to eat at a Vongerichten place that has a RW menu. Those restaurants are:

• Perry St
• Mercer Kitchen
• JoJo
• Spice Market
• Nougatine
• Vong (not really interested in this one)

Which one would you recommend, taking into account the RW menu?


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  1. I actually would recommend you go to Jean-Georges. Even if there is no RW menu, it is worth the experience. I would not recommend Spice Market.

    1. No idea how the RW menus are, but I recently went to Perry St for their every day $35 prix fixe dinner and it was fabulous. It's a very airy space, minimalistic, right across the street from the Hudson River (great to walk along the pier afterwards). I had the cream of tomato soup and crispy calamari for appetizers (not sure if these are available for RW) and they were amazing.

      1. Perry St is very good. I haven't been to the others b/c of poor/mixed reviews. I will be trying Nougatine myself since I haven't been before.

        1. i would just go to the mothership JG. it will be the best meal of your life. everything else pales in comparison. i went to perry street and was very underwhelmed - food and atmosphere.

          1. Jean Georges is the place if you want the full experience. If you're adamant about RW menu then Perry St. Avoid Mercer Kitchen, not because it's bad, but because I find it least representative of JGV.