Jean Georges (3*) 1 Central Park West, New York – 212 299-3900
Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Ambiance and service: “Manhattan chic”, professional yet invisible service.
Food? Well, I’ve written about Jean Georges before – I am still puzzled how come it has such high ratings everywhere. It is among “30 most Important U.S. restaurants” in OAD guide, 28 /30 in Zagat, is among The Worlds 50 Best and it has 3 Michelin stars. 3 Michelin stars literally mean “worth a special” journey. Yes, for me Jean Georges is worth a special journey from downtown Manhattan, but not from further.
Having said that, Jean Georges is a pleasant place to eat and the $29 lunch has a particularly good value. If you live or visiting Manhattan, it’s a good choice for a lunch. Fresh ingredients, proper dishes, but very far from spectacular.
Going back to all these ratings, either I understand nothing about food, or this restaurant has a secret. Some kind of magic maybe?
P.S. Le Meurice review and a new chef in Luxeat’s “chefs lab” coming soon.