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Mar 9, 2009 02:35 PM

Dress Code Jean George

We are going to lunch Wednesday at Jean George for the first time and I would like to know what the dress code is. Are jackets and tie required. I would also like to know what the good dishes are at lunch. Thanks all.

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  1. best thing to do is just call the restaurant and ask

    1. none. you heard (read) right.

      1. A jacket is required, but I'm pretty sure a tie is not.

        1. Even though there is no official dress code, most men wear jackets and ties. Last time I had lunch there I wore a nice dress and my boyfriend dressed casually. We were treated very well, but stood out a little bit. I couldn't care less, but my boyfriend felt a little out of place in the sea of blazers.

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          1. No jacket required. I never wear one for lunch.You can look the part without one or you can not.
            Shortribs are worth a shot.
            Skip the risotto if mushroom.
            Don't care for the seafood dish with champagne sabayon. Might have been lobster but I think it was more to do with my taste than the execution.
            Scallops were good.
            Seared shrimp looks good though I cannot recall if I actually had it. I know I have thought of ordering it on more than one occasion.
            Arctic Char was good.
            One of the Whites by the Glass(French) was superb but I cannot recall it exactly. For shame.

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            1. re: dietndesire

              The scallops are fine but not worth any supplement.

              Based on a lunch my brother and I had there a few months ago, our impression is that the best food is the most classic, and that fusion items (or at least the ones we had) tend to have unbalanced flavors, with one ingredient (such as soy sauce or ginger vinaigrette) drowning out the others.

              1. re: dietndesire

                Is lunch different from dinner in terms of requiring jackets? Sorry if I led the OP astray on that. Last time I went for dinner, they lent a jacket to one of our dining companions.

                1. re: MMRuth

                  Just called the reservation line.

                  In the main dining room, jackets are required for dinner. For lunch, they simply ask no jeans, no tennis shoes.