ny.foodie's Profile

Title Last Reply

Lunch @ Jean Georges

Business Casual to Business dress is what I always see in the "formal dining room". The informal "Nougatine" I have seen those nice jeans.

If you want be completely comfortable....skip the jeans.

Oct 25, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Per Se is closed...

I will third JG. Many dishes to choose from (From beef, Foie, lamb, duck, and numerous fish dishes. $98.00 for a 3 course meal. If you go. The Butternut Squash Soup is heavenly!

No, Mr. Keller doesn't hate you. :)

Everyone gets a week off for vacation in August. So he shuts both TFL and Per Se down. (I read this somewhere)

Where ever you go...enjoy!

Jul 09, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Le Bernardin, the New York restaurant scene.

I think that might have been an off night for them. I was at LB's once in 2005. Fabulous food and service. That tuna with the extra virgin olive oil-sprinkled with Foie was heavenly. I will never forget it. Yes the dining room does does look cold. I would definitely go back again. (Just so many places to dine in this town)

Jul 09, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Puerto Rican Dishes Near Penn Station

Are there any PR type places within a 5 block radius of Penn?

Jul 09, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Jean Georges for the non-seafood-eater

JG's is definitely accommodating when it comes to special requests. You should have no doubts about that point. They have the friendliest, approachable wait staff of all the 4 star places - IMHO.

Jul 09, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Hardest question in New York City - all time favorite restaurant that you hope will always be around.

Jean Georges

:)

Jul 09, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Which Vongerichten restaurant to try?

From the list only: Perry Street. You can go to www.jean-georges.com for the menu to get an idea if it's too limited. Very classy little place. It's open/airy, and you will be in a serene, calm, bright dinning room. Nougatine a very close second. This place has the best cusine IMHO of the list, however, it is always packed and noisy. But you may meet the great chef himself! I have seen him a few times at lunch time.

Oh, almost forgot...the lunch time special (all the time) at the formal dining room-Jean Georges has a 2 plates for 28.00 special..so it wouldn't be too much more to experience the best :

)

Where ever you go. Welcome to NYC and have a blast!

Jun 27, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Asian fusion for casual business dinner

IMHO- I liked Vong, was there last year. The Foie Gras with Mango and Ginger, Lobster with Tai Sauce were my favorites. I recommend the black plate to sample all the appetizers. The room is exotic and you can get away with dressing in neat jeans.

(As far as what is written- I sometimes get the feeling that 16 year old restaurants aren't beloved as much; LeBernardin withstanding) I would recommend Vong very easily.

Wherever you go-HAVE FUN :)

May 28, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Cozy Restaurant in Soho/Greenwich Village area for Sunday lunch

Zoe's works for me on Prince by Mercer. Food is very good.

Mar 08, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

What is the best open-kitchen restaurant in Manhattan?

Wow, Wow, Wow! Yes, was just there yesteday. Best lunch in NYC. 2 plates for 28.00. Yes at the 4 star Jean Georges! Great food, (service-very friendly), the room-simple but elegant. They let you relax and unwind and don't throw you out so fast. No stuffyness here. But was it crowded. It was jammed at 3:00pm! The the owner WAS there too buzzing around making sure everyone was happy.

:)

Mar 08, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Tipping the Kitchen Staff

Thanks for the tips (no pun indeeded). I went with Melly's suggestion. I left a monitary tip for the kitchen crew. (There were 12 back there). We had different people from chefs to managers coming to our table to thank us.

Since the kitchen is kind of part of the bar/restaurant area, we were too shy to do the applause thing. (group of 4 in our party) I did want to though, but got cold feet.

Not only that, they got the world renowned big time popular chef to come out as well. I almost died.

:)

Mar 08, 2008
ny.foodie in Not About Food

Tipping the Kitchen Staff

Hello,

Is is okay to tip the kitchen staff by sending a bottle of wine back there?
If so, how does one go about it? And how do I find out what they like? Has anyone else done this?

I go to this one very nice place twice a year and want to show my appreciation to the wonderful work they do with the owner's cuisine.

Thanks.

Mar 02, 2008
ny.foodie in Not About Food

tips for scoring a reservation @ per se?

My I suggest lunch. I made a resy 6 weeks prior for 2pm lunch for 2 for 3/7. I did cancel though. I called PerSe directly.

Please let us know how you liked it :)

Feb 28, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

lunch at jean georges

Lets see, 2 courses w/desert...1-2 hours, depending on how fast u eat. They don't rush you.. They can get you out sooner if you let them now you have time constraints.

Dishes. Butternut Squash Soup, Scallops with Rasin Emulsion (sp?), Foie Gras Brulee, Tuna Ribbon, Thyme/Garlic Soup with Frog Lets (they do taste like chicken)..I think that covers it for the winter menu for my palet anyway.

P.S I am going next week for lunch. I am leaning towards the BNS soup and the Foie Gras.

Oh, the menu is layed out as such: lighter dishes to heavier ones.

Feb 26, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Special meal in Manhattan; Daniel, Per Se, Jean Georges?

I am reviving this one? A year or so later..1- is Per Se worth 800-1k per couple? It's now 275.00 per person! 2- Does this include wine or is it extra? 3- Is the 5 course lunch pri fix worth it or should I take the plunge? I have been dining at JG for a long time and I want to try something new and exciting. (Done Daniel and Le Bernardin). Is Per Se worth double the fare of Jean-Georges?????

Feb 02, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Adour Anyone?

Has anyone dined at Alain Ducasse's new place yet? I am debating whether to do the trusted Jean Georges or try Adour??? Thx.

Jan 21, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Vong -- HORRIBLE experience!

I was there on Memorial Day Weekend last year. I had the Foie Gras with Mango/Ginger (fav dish) and the Lobster with Thai Sauce. I loved it! It isn't a strict Thai place. So if you are expecting pure Thai...its not happening.

Does anyone know if the Chef De Cuisine Pierre Shutz is still running the kitchen. He has been there for some 14 years and if he had moved on...this could be part of the problem...?

Jan 12, 2008
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Restaurants MOST people HATE (except you)

Vong was the other one. The Times killed it. Twice in one year.

Dec 11, 2007
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Restaurants MOST people HATE (except you)

I am so sorry for missing it...good one :)

Dec 11, 2007
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Tipping the owner?

What about tipping an owner you don't know? Is this done?

Dec 06, 2007
ny.foodie in Not About Food

Food Critics vs Surveys (Zagat, Michelin, Mobile,etc)

Who or what is more reliable???...Chowhound, the NYTimes, Zagat or um Michelin??? Some argue that the surveys like Michelin re-rate every year while the individual critics do not and the review stick for years.

When you go to a new destination, HOW DO YOU decide on what places to eat at???

(Besides word of mouth of course)

Dec 06, 2007
ny.foodie in Food Media & News

Restaurants everyone loves--except you

Yes, Per Se... me too. 250 a person for 9 courses of hor devours. The food was pretty good but .... Oh please.

Dec 06, 2007
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Restaurants you love that are rarely mentioned on Chowhound

I am swooning ....

Dec 06, 2007
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Restaurants MOST people HATE (except you)

Oh yes, fun place and the food is pretty good too. No babbo, but we aren't looking for that kind of quality....still a good place to take the group after a show...I forgot about this one :)

Dec 06, 2007
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Restaurants MOST people HATE (except you)

CIMUI- I hope you don't mind, I twisted your great topic around :)

Have you ever raved about a place and get the look or the "you gotta be kidding me-that place is so over" deal? Even the critics pan it I have 2. One is Breeze on 9th Ave by 46th St...it's a Thai fusion place. Mabye people were expecting designer dining..I don't know, but the food was fantastic. Especially the scallops and also the beef noodle soup.

The other one, I want to see if anyone mentions it here first...

Dec 05, 2007
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Le Bernardin Dinner Report

Oh get the Tuna in the Almost Raw course. (1st one). It is layered with Foie Gras. Ohhh is that heavenly :)

Dec 01, 2007
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Birthday Party in NYC

Give us some hints...what is her desired type of eats: Italian, French, American, Asian...etc?

Dec 01, 2007
ny.foodie in Manhattan

How are my choices - Chicago next weekend?

I'm sorry BRB, I don't understand. If Mr. Vongerichten is still involved in the menu developement at VTK, how does it not have anything to do with his food? Are the chefs there screwing things up?

Dec 01, 2007
ny.foodie in Chicago Area

Best festive lunch in the JG empire?

I took one week and did the JGV tour. One each night. I was broke, but what a treat.

Great choice. I always feel refreshed after eating there.

Have a wonderful time!

Dec 01, 2007
ny.foodie in Manhattan

Eating Alone Before A Broadway Show

Le Bernardin - 155 West 51st Street (B'twn 6th and 7th Ave) The best seafood place (French) in the city. You will not be disappointed. Just lef them know your showtime and they will take care of the rest.

Where ever you go...enjoy! :)

Dec 01, 2007
ny.foodie in Manhattan