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Feb 7, 2011 01:07 PM

Trying to narrow things down for lunch next week at a Jean-Georges restaurant

If we were to choose one Jean-Georges restaurant for lunch next week during our visit to NYC, which one of the following would you recommend? Matsugen, Mercer Kitchen, Perry Street or JoJo? Thank you for your opinions.

Perry Street
176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

Mercer Kitchen
99 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

241 Church Street, New York, NY 10013

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  1. I would do Jean-Georges itself, or Nougatine, before those on your list. Or The Mark.

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      Thank you for that advice. I hope we're as helpful on Montreal chowhound as you are here!

    2. Depends on what part of town you'll be in
      JoJo is in a beautiful townhouse and really very special for lunch. Very upper east side crowd.
      Perry Street has a great menu and is very slick, comfortable seating, bright during the day, but very cool at night. Consider for brunch as well.

      Perry Street
      176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

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      1. re: atievsky

        If we are at the MOMA, should we substitute JoJo for the Bar Room--with only 3 days in New York, we're down to the crunch.

        1. re: naturelle

          The Bar Room at the Modern is excellent. Went there on Friday and had a wonderful dinner. Hamachi Tartare with trout caviar and whipped crème fraîche was very good. Great texture, well seasoned, and I loved the pop of the caviar against the rich hamachi. Jamón Iberico Pata Negra with extra virgin olive oil and toasted baguette was better -- rich, fatty, decadent, flavorful. Cleaned up every scrap on the plate. The "egg in a jar" with Nantucket Bay scallops, salsify and sea urchin froth was delightful as usual. I returned also to an old favorite: Roasted duck breast with peppercorn-crusted apples and pistachio-truffle dipping sauce. Medium rare duck with crispy skin matched with a nutty, luscious sauce and apple slices cooked such that the apple was still a little bit crunchy. Fantastic! Finished with the beignets served with ice cream as usual. I've had them at least a dozen times, if not more, and they always hit the spot.

          Pata Negra
          345 E 12th St Frnt B, New York, NY 10003