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jean-georges vs. wd-50

which one?..
both tasting menu's look amazing and seeing as i will drop serious money ..I would love some opinions.
thanks again.

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  1. I have not been to WD-50 because I prefer that the food on my plate not be a science project.

    No question: Jean Georges.

    1. I have been to both and there is no comparison. Jean-Georges.

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      1. JG, zero question, on food and value. Dufresne was very good at 71 Clinton. WD, not so much.

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        1. re: dietndesire

          I have been only to J-G, but based on what I've read on this board about WD_50, for my money, hands-down, no question, J-G. It was the second best meal of my life - second only to French Laundry.

        2. I've been to both. WD-50 did not come close to meeting my high expectations (I dig molecular), whereas JG exceeded them.

          If you can spare some midday time, look into JG for lunch. It's easily the best value in town.

          1. Not sure how some can say this is "no question" despite never having tried WD-50. Personally, I'd rather go there because I'm fascinated by molecular gastronomy and prefer someplace more casual. That said, JG is probably the safer choice for your money. Because the cooking is so experimental at WD-50, there are many creative failures.

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            1. re: a_and_w

              That would be I who has no interest whatsoever in going to WD-50. The fact is, I've read enough about the food to be confident without tasting even one forkful that it would not appeal to me.

              There are many other restaurants we haven't yet tried that serve cuisine which does appeal to me. I prefer to spend our hard-earned dollars at those rather than wasting money at WD-50 just to confirm what I already know.

              1. re: RGR

                Fair enough....but you aren't recommending a restaurant to yourself. Regardless, I think we agree that JG is more likely to please.

                1. re: a_and_w

                  domesticgodes asked for *opinions*. That's what I gave. To me, that's not the same as "recommending."

              2. re: a_and_w

                Thanks for voicing my sentiments, exactly.