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May 4, 2009 11:40 AM

Best Jean Georges Restaurant?

So what does everyone suggest as the best JG restaurant? I know Jean Georges is supposed to be the best and most upscale getting three michelin stars. I have never been to any of his restaurants in the city, however I did enjoy Dune in the Bahamas last summer. I feel that JG's restaurants are very fairly priced compared with other restaurants of the same ilk. Most of his spots have some kind of spring promotion or reasonable prix fixe menu but even if you dine a la carte it seems cool.

So how would you rate his restaurants empire- JG, Perry Street, JoJo, Nougatine, Mercer Kitchen, Vong, Spice Market, etc.

The most popular seem to be Jean Georges, Perry Street, and Nougatine.

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  1. Of the three I've been to, Nougatine gets my vote. Though I've not been to JG, I have to assume that it's stellar, being that Nougatine (which I loved) is the "more casual" of the 2.
    Mercer Kitchen is blah, as is Spice Mkt, but both interiors are fantastic.

    Don't forget to add his newest venture, Matsugen, to your list above.

    5 Replies
    1. re: LeahBaila

      Does Matsugen offer a pre-fixe lunch deal too?
      I've tried Nougatine & Perry St, which are both great values for lunch.

      1. re: Rmis32

        Yes, Matsugen does the $24 lunch/$35 dinner deal. Other JG restaurants offering it are Perry St, Nougatine, Jojo, Mercer Kitchen, and Vong.

        We are doing the $28, 2-course lunch at Jean Georges next week, and very much looking forward to it.

      2. re: LeahBaila

        Thanks- which dishes do you recommend?

        Any are his sodas available at all of his joints??

        1. re: steakrules85

          Always amazed me how he has JG flagship which, for the most part, is deserving of its reputation and now Matsugen has gotten solid word from the right people but everything in between is a waste.
          I include Nougatine with the flagship though I doubt it is as consistently great as it used to be.
          Amazing how poor the rest are. Hard to believe the same man is behind them all.

          1. re: dietndesire

            HMM seems like mixed reviews...

            Most people seem to love his restaurants- most notably Jean Georges, Nougatine, and Perry Street. I have read mostly glowing reviews.

            Haven't heard much on the other ones though.

      3. Jean Georges. Then Perry Street, just because I've been there most often. I've had one good meal at Nougatine--during Restaurant Week, no less!