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Upper West Side's Best Restaurants: One of the world's most famous chefs, Jean-Georges Vongrichten is also a savvy businessman whose constellation of culinary successes span the globe [to Tokyo's Roppongi Hills). But the location on the Upper West Side is the jewel in the crown that remains a gold standard for the chef's subtly Asian-inflected, French haute cuisine. His now-legendary salmon tartare and young garlic soup remain enormously popular with Harry Winston-wearing hotel guests, well-dressed ladies who lunch, and top-tier executives from nearby offices. The front room, Nougatine, has a sleek, modern aesthetic, neutral color palette and increasingly casual atmosphere; Tasting Menu at lunch costs $158. Both dining rooms, however, maintain their stalwart service standard, expense account-worthy cuisine and bright, dappled natural light over Central Park West.

Best Restaurants, Best Value: Celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongrichten has a culinary empire that spans the globe, but his eponymous restaurant connected to the Upper West Side's Trump Hotel remains a gold standard for the chef's subtly Asian-inflected, French haute cuisine. His now-legendary tuna tartare and young garlic soup remain enormously popular with Harry Winston-wearing hotel guests, well-dressed ladies who lunch, and top-tier executives from the neighboring high-rise offices. Expect stalwart service and expense account-worthy cuisine while taking in the views of Central Park West and Columbus Circle from the dining room's floor-to-ceiling windows. Without interruption, Jean-Georges has held three Michelin stars since it opened its doors in 1997.

French: Celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongrichten has a culinary empire that spans the globe, but his eponymous restaurant connected to the Upper West Side's tony Trump Hotel remains a gold standard for the chef's subtly Asian-inflected, French haute cuisine. His now-legendary salmon tartare and young garlic soup remain enormously popular with Harry Winston-wearing hotel guests, well-dressed ladies who lunch, and top-tier executives from nearby Hearst offices. The front room, Nougatine, was recently remodeled with a sleek, modern aesthetic, neutral color palette and increasingly casual atmosphere. Both dining rooms, however, maintain their stalwart service standard, expense account-worthy cuisine and bright, dappled natural light over Central Park West.

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Local Expert Courtney Sunday Says:

French: "Stop in at the upfront restaurant, Nougatine, where $38 buys you an exquisite three-course lunch."

Best for French Because: A gold standard of French fine dining, Jean-Georges' eponymous outpost is attached to the glittering Trump Hotel and overlooks Central Park.

Lunch

Caviar Creations
Tasting Menu
House Made Sodas
Jean-Georges Juices and Smoothies
Champagne & Sparkling Wines
White Wines
Rosé Wines
Red Wines

Dinner

Caviar Creations
Jean-Georges' Menu
Spring Menu
Vegetable Menu

Wine List

Champagne
White
France-Bordeaux
France-Burgundy
France-Rhone
Italy
Spain
United States
Cocktails
Beer
House Made Beverages
Sparkling
Rose
Red
Tête De Cuvée
Vintage
Non-Vintage
France
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Alsace
Bordeaux
Chablis
Pernand Vergelesses
Meursault
Puligny-Montrachet
Chassagne-Montrachet
Grand Crus Of Puligny-montrachet, Chassagne-montrachet & Corton Charlemagne
Saint Aubin
Bourgogne And Other Villages
Loire Valley
Jura
Rhone Valley And Southern France
Germany
Hungary
New Zealand
Switzerland
Chardonnay
Sauvignon Blanc
Rhone Varietals
Oregon
Washington
Chile
Saint-Estephe
Pauillac
St. Julien
Margaux
Pessac-Leognan
Pomerol
Saint-Emilion
Bordeaux-Other Regions
Bourgogne
Fixin
Gevrey-Chambertin
Chambolle-Musigny
Morey-Saint-Denis
Vosne-Romanee
Grand Crus Of Flagey-echézeaux And Vougeot
Nuits-saint-georges
Aloxe Corton, Beaune, And Pernand Vergelesses
Pommard
Volnay
Santenay
Burgundy-beaujolais
Côtie-Rôtie
Crozes-hermitage
Hermitage
Saint-Joseph
Cornas
Vacqueyras
Châteauneuf-Du-Pape
Southern France And Corsica
Israel
Barbaresco
Barolo
Other Piedmont
Veneto
Montalcino
Chianti
Bolgheri And Super Tuscans
Other Italian Regions
Portugal
Priorat
Ribera Del Duero
Rioja
Toro
Pinot Noir
Cabernet, Merlot, & Proprietary Blends
Zinfandel
Brandy
Armagnac
Calvados
Cognac
Eaux-de-vie
Grappa
Marc
Cordials & Digestifs
Blended Malts
Single Malts
Bourbon
Rye
Rum & Cachaça
Blanco
Anejo
Reposado
Gin

Dinner Dessert Tasting

Chocolate
Citrus
Tropical
Rhubarb
Dessert Wines by the Glass
Fortified Wines
Port
Madeira
Sherry

Lunch Dessert Tasting

Chocolate
Rhubarb
Tropical
Citrus
Cheese
Dessert Wines by the Glass
Fortified Wines
Port
Madeira
Sherry

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