Must try: Peekytoe Crab Dumplings , Goat Cheese Royale
Jean–Georges is Vongerichten’s flagship restaurant offering the ultimate destination for a fine dining experience. Having garnered a stunning four stars by the New York Times and three Michelin stars, Jean–Georges is definitely on any elites “to do” list.
The seasonal French menu offers carefully crafted dishes using market ingredients with Asian and American influences. You must try the Peekytoe Crab Dumplings and their homemade marshmallow!
For me, Jean–Georges failed to dazzle. I cant quite put my finger on it but I wasn’t as impressed as I expected to be. The food was very good as was the service but somehow the experience just didn’t impress me. I thought Jean–Georges didn’t quite match up to Daniel or Eleven Madison Park. Now those are meals that have been etched in my mind forever.
Still, one can’t quite ignore all its accolades and critical acclaim. I would recommend trying the pre-fixe lunch where one can have a 2 course meal for $38.
Here is some of what we ate:
Goat Cheese Royale beet marmalade and crushed pistachios
Peekytoe Crab Dumplings with celeriac-meyer lemon tea
Sweet Pea Soup with Parmesan
Spring Salad with Asparagus
Scottish Salmon with black truffle crumbs, smooth and crispy parsnips
Red Snapper Crusted with nuts and seeds, sweet and sour jus
Jean-Georges Chocolate Cake, white chocolate meringue, Meyer Lemon Ice
Caramelized Pineapple, Carrot Cake and Molasses
Chocolate Pear Cake