Nougatine at Jean Georges

4.7
6510 reviews
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Nougatine is the more casual sister of Jean-Georges, with a very lively bar scene at night. The restaurant attracts a mix of celebrities, socialites, and movers and shakers in the business world. Adjacent to the formal Jean-Georges dining room, Nougatine serves the signature and seasonal dishes of Chef Jean-Georges for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 365 days a year. The menu is more casual than that offered at Jean-Georges but still market driven, utilizing only the freshest and finest ingredients. In addition to providing gorgeous views of Central Park, the newly renovated dining room by Thomas Juul-Hansen features a bustling, immaculate open kitchen. Tones of brown and cream mingle to create an elegant space that is soothing by day and exciting by night. Nougatine offers a $44 prix-fixe lunch menu Monday through Friday from noon to 2:30p.m.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
BREAKFAST: Monday - Friday 7am - 11am, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 11am
SUNDAY BRUNCH: 11:45pm - 3pm
LUNCH: Monday - Saturday 11:45pm - 3pm
DINNER: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 11pm, Friday,Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm - 11pm
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Phone number
(212) 299-3900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
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Private party facilities
Nougatine can accommodate parties of up to 40 guests in the Boardroom Suite, located on the third floor of the Trump International.
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Private party contact
Fon Tongsomboon: (212) 358-0688 ext. 2800
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Cross street
60th St. and 61st Streets
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Public transit
A C, B, D, or 1 line to 59th Street Columbus Circle.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JP
New York Area
12 reviews
Reviewed on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Food, service, style, and atmosphere all top level.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was great time.

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SK
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We dined at Nougatine for a celebratory lunch. The food and presentation was outstanding. The restaurant has a wine list filled with excellent but few inexpensive wines. Our service was very good and we did not feel rushed in any way. I hope to dine again there in the future.

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Did not honor open table reservation

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d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After our last disappointing visit when the servers forgot us and we waited an hour between main course and desert, we had a mostly wonderful experience, Tuna tartare, as usual, was great but prix fixe included foie gras that was terrific. Black bass splendid, angel hair pasta generous and maybe not great but very good. Molten chocolate desert as always excellent, and my wife liked the rubbarb tart--which I thought was more of a cake--slightly more than I. But the entire meal was at the expected high level and served well.

Two problems: The table next to us had one or two shouters among five. And our preferred tables near the window were taken.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tout était parfait, et le rapport qualité est excellent.

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M
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had exceptional service and wonderful food. The only two issues:

They seat families and older (40+) people at less desirable tables. And, they restaurant is in a Trump building.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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JK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

For a supposedly 5 star restaurant, the service was poor on several levels. I had put in a request for my friend's birthday which was completely ignored. They ended up throwing out our leftovers and then offered to remake it. But then called us to let us know that they found it later. In the trash??? It was an awful way to leave the restaurant. Just a disappointing experience overall.

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BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

So disappointed. Food was good not great. Service sub par

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AU
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great birthday breakfast tradition with friends.

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EG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best in spots in NYC! You can never ever take it off your restaurant list.

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H
New York Area
232 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic artichoke appetizer and amazing lobster burger! Plus great and frienly service! What is rhere not to love? Will be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We set on the window and all the staffs are so nice and view was great. All the foods are very nice and nothing bad.

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WK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We came to celebrate my wife's Bday with our 11 year olds. The service staff didn’t treat them like “kids” and us as though we were bringing in a nuisance. The food was what you’d expect at a Jean Georges restaurant. My only criticism is that the bread should be warm & butter not cold so it’s more easily spread. The lobster “burger” was full of big pieces of lobster & beef cooked perfectly medium rare. We also love watching preparations in the open kitchen. Highly recommend.

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b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the loveliest restaurants in New York. The view, the rarity of having picture windows looking out at the sky and trees is such a treat. The whole feeling of the place is just wonderful They were so nice to let me sit and wait for my brother who was late due to traveling from far away. My husband and I also love Nougatine.
(The only unfortunate thing is that it is attached to a Trump building, and just walking near that makes me not feel good.)

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V
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

poor service, my bill was wrong, the severs seem angry

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M
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was disappointing. I have eaten here more than 50 times. This was the first time I’m questioning whether to ever return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super as always

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JR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Serves and excellent lunch. Would take guests there to enjoy food and conversation.

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l
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a joy to dine at Nougatine ! Top notch staff and delicious, upscale menu. Outstanding wine list.

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BA
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Food is always great at Nougatine. The decor the scenery facing the beautiful trees from the windows are great too. However, service was lacking this morning. We arrived for our 930 am reservation, and did not get our eggs and pancakes until 1015 am. Not sure why it took so long for the food to arrive. The restaurant was not crowded but it seemed there was a delay in the kitchen.

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DR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great service and good quality. While some dishes lacked ingenuity, execution was spot on, flavors were interesting and there's more to try. Excellent cocktails. Incredibly attentive and engaging service accomplished without being intrusive or pretentious.

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ZA
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We found the whole experience uninspiring. More pretense than actual quality. I am not a food critic, I cannot deconstruct tastes/dishes in professional terms, it's more "like/don't like" analysis. Based on earlier reviews we were expecting something special from Nougatine. Maybe, my tastes are not up to culinary standards, but for me personally it was too much sweetness in foie grass brulee, too bland in glazed mushrooms accompanying prosciutto wrapped pork chop, a little too much lemon in a potato salad that looked more like badly prepared mashed potatoes. And dessert (strawberry shortcake) was absolutely boring. Even my husband's double espresso was not served in a proper small coffee cup but generic tea cup...We left feeling that the place was overrated and overpriced judging by quality of food offered. Not coming back.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was really nice, I can say they cook an omelette nicely. Otherwise, it felt

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Beautiful restaurant next to Central Park on a gorgeous day! Thanks and MAGA!!

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A gourmand friend came to visit the city from Bay Area. She’s been to many top restaurants here and other places. I took her to Nougatine and she loved it. The next day, she and her husband went again for brunch as their last meal on this trip.
Between the two of us, we ordered Burrata and warm shrimp salad for appetizers, veal and bass as main dishes. Shrimp salad looks like an ordinary dish but from the first bite on, it woke up and pleased every taste bud in my mouth. The veal was not only the tenderest I had ever had, but also the tastiest. The other two dishes were superb as well.

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A
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

Food always great, but those back tables are terrible. Waiter overwhelmed. Time to move on.

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D
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Unfortunately, the service was a complete disaster – it would have been unacceptable in any restaurant but certainly for a $400 lunch. I have been coming to Jean George's (both Nougatine and JG's dining room) for over a decade so clearly I generally am fond of their cuisine and service. I hope this was a one time faux-pas.

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H
New York Area
232 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome in every way!! Cannot wait to be back!

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f
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite was so delicious. A “must go” in NYC.

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FF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently good here… We keep coming back… We have business meetings here... we have romantic evenings here and ....we have dinner and lunch
with friends here...
From fish to chicken to pasta it is all first rate and you can often see Jean George here...
I want one thing.... can you add mango sorbet to your sorbet choices....

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u
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Best lunch in the city. It’s a must when in NYC.

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JE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good to the point that it may have been too rich. I was there for a special occasion but the restaurant had not acknowledged it in any way.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mother’s day

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WH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food, courteous and attentive service, and beautiful decor. My one critique is the overall aura of "stuffiness" amongst the clientele. You ARE dining in Central Park West, so this is to be expected I suppose.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good~

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live close by and love this place!!!

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M
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favourite restaurants. Worth a trip to see the staggering prices in the wine list.

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P
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good, not excellent meal. The ingredients were first rate, conception and combination of them could have been better. Excellent desserts.

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