Which Vongerichten restaurant to try?
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
• Spice Market
• Vong (not really interested in this one)
Which one would you recommend, taking into account the RW menu?
Check out first his flagship at 1 CPW: Jean George. It's very creative and refined.
JG just opened a new restaurant: Matsugen (a upscale soba / sushi place). It's worth checking this place out too.
The Spice market offers good asian street food but it 's more like a night club.
Vong is a good restaurant.You can have there a great midtown lunch. Do not miss the crab rolls.
Perry street is a nice place but it's a bit close to the highway. Note that some dishes developed at Jean Georges are sent to the other restaurants.
Jojo is in a basement.
From the list only: Perry Street. You can go to www.jean-georges.com for the menu to get an idea if it's too limited. Very classy little place. It's open/airy, and you will be in a serene, calm, bright dinning room. Nougatine a very close second. This place has the best cusine IMHO of the list, however, it is always packed and noisy. But you may meet the great chef himself! I have seen him a few times at lunch time.
Oh, almost forgot...the lunch time special (all the time) at the formal dining room-Jean Georges has a 2 plates for 28.00 special..so it wouldn't be too much more to experience the best :)
Where ever you go. Welcome to NYC and have a blast!
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.