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Oct 24, 2008 12:39 PM

8-course tasting:how long will it take?

Going to Jean-Georges. What time should I make this reservation? I am thinking it will take at least two hours......advice? Do I do 6:30 or 7:00?

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  1. Um, whatever time you feel like eating? If you are worried about it being too late to get a tasting menu, don't. In NYC, 7 pm reservation are very early and even if it wasn't, no good restaurant will tell you its too late to order a tasting menu nor serve it any differently.

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    1. re: ESNY

      I agree - I've been there for a nine pm reservation, and left at one am, and that wasn't doing the tasting menu.

      1. re: ESNY

        Jean Georges will serve the tasting menu throughout the evening, regardless of when the patron arrives.

      2. On average, two people doing a 3-course menu takes about an hour and a half. So, doing 8 courses will take far longer than two hours. When we went to Jean Georges, our reservation was for 9:45 p.m., and we did the 7-course tasting menu of his signature dishes. We were never rushed and were there until well after midnight.

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        1. re: RGR

          I think 2- 21/2 hours is right, once you start getting food.

          1. Call the restaurant. They are your first resource for these types of questions.

            1. I sat for 3 hours there with the tasting menu, so allow yourself at least that much time.