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Cuisine: Asian, European, French, Fusion
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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). The two-Michelin... Read More
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). The two-Michelin starred Upper West Side location remains the jewel in the crown that remains the 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 for Upper West Side's Best Restaurants Because: "Nobody should ever leave angry, hungry or disappointed," says Jean-Georges Vongrichten and they won't.
- 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.