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8-course tasting:how long will it take?

deliciousdevil Oct 24, 2008 12:39 PM

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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    ESNY RE: deliciousdevil Oct 24, 2008 01:09 PM

    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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      MMRuth RE: ESNY Oct 24, 2008 01:19 PM

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

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        sethd RE: ESNY Oct 25, 2008 09:58 AM

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

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        RGR RE: deliciousdevil Oct 24, 2008 02:35 PM

        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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          foodwhisperer RE: RGR Oct 25, 2008 08:11 AM

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

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          lolgirl0311 RE: deliciousdevil Oct 25, 2008 01:08 PM


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            zwilly RE: deliciousdevil Oct 27, 2008 04:49 AM

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

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              taboo RE: deliciousdevil Oct 27, 2008 06:35 AM

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

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