Tag Archives: Jean Georges

Jean-Georges Updates the Menu and the Mood at His Once-Radical Restaurant JoJo

Source: Grub Street NY

Makeovers are always a delicate business, especially in a discreetly fraught neighborhood like the Upper East Side, but the questions surrounding the elaborate reboot of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s original flagship restaurant, JoJo, are bound to be more delicate than most. How do you make a poky duplex townhouse space, …

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Former Jean Georges Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini Accused of Sexual Harassment

Source: Grub Street NY

Star pastry chef turned food television personality Johnny Iuzzini has been accused of sexual harassment by four former employees. The incidents, reported by Mic, allegedly occurred during Iuzzini’s time at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s flagship restaurant, Jean Georges. They were shared with writer Rachel Tepper Paley by two pastry chefs …

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Two Big-Deal Chefs Will Open Restaurants at the New Comcast Tower

Source: Philadelphia Magazine » Foobooz

Three years ago. That was the last time anybody was really talking about anything restaurant-related at the new Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, the sky-scraping giant currently getting built out at 18th and Arch Streets. The last we heard, two restaurants were planned for the building — one at the top, attached to the new Four Seasons Hotel, and the…

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Jean-Georges Restaurant Is 20 Years Old — and It’s Still the Crown Jewel of the Vongerichten Empire

Source: Grub Street NY

Time is often unkind to restaurant fashions of decades past. Like scrunchies and sun-dried tomatoes, what once was trendy can now seem dated. Twenty years ago, when the rest of us were wearing Girbaud jeans, Jean-Georges Vongerichten built a restaurant that seemed — and still seems — almost effortlessly stylish. …

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Dan Kluger Steps Out of Jean-Georges’s Shadow at Loring Place

Source: Grub Street NY

If it’s true, as I’ve observed before, that the world of cooks and restaurateurs can be divided, the way the philosopher Isaiah Berlin famously did with writers and thinkers, into “hedgehogs” (those deliberate souls who know one thing well) and “foxes” (those restless, artful Mozarts who know many things), then …

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At Loring Place, Dan Kluger Steps Out of Jean-Georges’s Shadow

Source: Grub Street NY

If it’s true, as I’ve observed before, that the world of cooks and restaurateurs can be divided, the way the philosopher Isaiah Berlin famously did with writers and thinkers, into “hedgehogs” (those deliberate souls who know one thing well) and “foxes” (those restless, artful Mozarts who know many things), then …

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American Public Can’t Stop Making Fun of Mitt Romney’s Dinner Date With Donald Trump

Source: Grub Street NY

Last night, President-elect Donald Trump dined with his future chief of staff Reince Priebus and Trump frenemy No. 1 Mitt Romney. In keeping with the Donald’s tendency to use his campaign and soon-to-be office to advertise his business properties, the trio had their date night at

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American Public Can’t Stop Making Fun of Mitt Romney’s Dinner Date With Donald Trump

Source: Grub Street NY

Last night, President-elect Donald Trump dined with his future chief of staff Reince Priebus and Trump frenemy No. 1 Mitt Romney. In keeping with the Donald’s tendency to use his campaign and soon-to-be office to advertise his business properties, the trio had their date night at

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American Public Can’t Stop Making Fun of Mitt Romney’s Dinner Date With Donald Trump

Source: Grub Street NY

Last night, President-elect Donald Trump dined with his future chief of staff Reince Priebus and Trump frenemy No. 1 Mitt Romney. In keeping with the Donald’s tendency to use his campaign and soon-to-be office to advertise his business properties, the trio had their date night at

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Coming Attractions: Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong Will Up K-Town’s ‘Cue Game

Source: Eater NY

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[Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong in Flushing: Yelp]

Korean comedian and former wrestler Kang Ho Dong is planning to bring his Korean barbecue restaurant, Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong to Manhattan’s Koreatown, reports Grub Street. LA Weekly critic Jonathan Gold is a big fan of the L.A. outpost, and a Flushing location opened last year, but both of those are independently operated. This newest spot, on the other hand, will be the restaurant’s flagship, and management is bringing in Deuki Hong, who previously worked at Jean Georges and Momofuku (and popped up for a night at Seersucker ...

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Tasting Menus: Contra Debuts Off-Menu Dessert Tasting Tonight

Source: Eater NY

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[Photo: Bess Adler]

Fabian von Hauske, the co-owner and expert pastry chef at Contra (and 2014 Eater Young Gun) is launching an occasional three-course dessert tasting menu at the restaurant’s bar this week. Von Hauske, who has spent time cooking at Noma and in the pastry department at Jean Georges, tells Eater that the $20 menu will serve as “a platform in which we will be able to try some new dishes that we are working on,” and will include both of the dessert options on Contra’s $55 tasting menu, plus a third dish. The menu ...

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Suttonomics: Jean-Georges Raises Prices $10 Across the Board

Source: Eater NY

Welcome to Suttonomics, where each week Eater Data Lead Ryan Sutton looks at facts, figures, and interesting data across the restaurant industry.

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Fact: Someone has to blink first in a PRICE HIKE staring contest. And so it goes that Jean-Georges, amid reports of rising food inflation, has become the first three Michelin-starred restaurant in New York to jack up the cost of dinner since Per Se did the same in January. “We have increased our prices according to the increase in labor, produce, and utilities costs,” a spokesperson for Jean-Georges tells Eater.

The restaurant’s prices are now $10 ...

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price hikes: Jean-Georges Lunch Is No Longer Crazy-Ass Cheap, Fool!

Source: Eater NY

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[Photo: Facebook]
Sorry folks. Jean-Georges, the most affordable three Michelin star restaurant in New York and possibly America, is now less affordable. The Central Park West venue, famous for its tuna ribbons with soy-ginger sauce and foie gras brulee, has HIKED the price of its lunch offerings across the board.

Let’s start with the shorter menu, previously $38 for two courses and $19 for each additional course. You more or less build your own tasting menu — not too shabby, right? Well, now that offering is $10 spendier at $48. And extra dishes are $24; dessert remains at ...

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Eater Moving Pictures: 60 Second Tasting Menu: Jean-Georges, Spring 2014

Source: Eater NY

Welcome back to 60 Second Tasting Menu, a fast-paced visual tour of stunning, elaborate, and technically advanced menus currently on offer across the city. Today, the star is Jean-Georges, the four star Upper West Side restaurant helmed by the tech savvy Alsatian Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The restaurant offers a four-course prix fixe as well as a seven-course $198 menu, but true ballers go for the above spread, a super special 11-course chef’s tasting menu for $298. Turn up the volume, and see below for the full menu description.

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Photo Interlude: Jean-Georges Is Still Having the Best Week Ever

Source: Eater NY

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His flaghip restaurant got four stars, he got a fancy Google Glass, he partied with 25 of the world’s greatest chefs, and now Jean-Georges Vongerichten is officially a U.S. Citizen. JGV is having a moment right now. Congrats, chef.
· JeanGeorges [Twitter]
· All Coverage of Jean-Georges Vongerichten [~ENY~]

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Suttonomics: Is Jean-Georges Our Cheapest Four Star Restaurant?

Source: Eater NY

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New York Times food critic Pete Wells reaffirmed his paper’s FOUR STAR rating of Jean-Georges yesterday, an accolade Ruth Reichl originally bestowed on the Central Park South institution in 1997. Things weren’t as expensive back then; Jean-Georges offered an a la carte menu at the time, and the seven-course tasting was just $75.

That works out to $110 when you adjust for inflation — still tons lower than the current price of JG’s seven-courser, which clocks in at $198. So if you bring a dinner date, and you should, because it’s Jean-Friggin-Georges, you’ll end up spending nearly $700 after wine ...

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Week in Reviews: Reviews for Jean-Georges, Narcissa, Gallaghers, and More

Source: Eater NY

gallagherslunch.jpgPete Wells finds that after 17 years in business, Jean-Georges is still firing on all cylinders: “There’s not much sleight-of-hand in Mr. Vongerichten’s cooking. Nearly everything is visible, and the effects can still take you by surprise. Won tons stuffed with grilled foie gras are squirted, somewhat randomly, with a spiced red-wine reduction, but what makes the dish take off are the tart, crunchy passion-fruit seeds and the raw papaya chunks livened up with a dab of lime gel.” Four stars. [NYT]

Steve Cuozzo thinks that the Gallaghers revamp is a success: “Nostalgia neanderthals, rejoice ...

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The Four Star Club: These Are New York’s Four Star Restaurants

Source: Eater NY

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[Per Se by Krieger]

Today, Pete Wells reaffirmed Jean-Georges‘s four-star rating. This is the third time that he’s reviewed a restaurant that previously held four stars — he upheld that rating at Le Bernardin in 2012, and demoted Daniel down to three last summer. Back in November, Pete also bestowed the Times‘ highest rating upon newcomer Sushi Nakazawa. Here’s a guide to the restaurants that are currently in the coveted four star club, with details on their review histories:

· Jean-Georges: Ruth Reichl, 6/6/1997 (first hit the list); Frank Bruni, 4/19/06; ...

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Week in Reviews: Pete Wells Gives Four Sparklers to Jean-Georges

Source: Eater NY

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Pete Wells finds that Jean-Georges Vongerichten‘s flagship restaurant is still at the top of its game. Well, mostly. The spring rolls aren’t perfectly crispy on one of his visits, and the critic finds a weird energy at the host podium. But he loves the overall dining experience:

Over and over, Mr. Vongerichten takes risks that are almost shocking. A little canal dredged into a pool of sweet parsnip purée is filled with a fruity riesling raisin vinegar, straight up. Taste it alone and you pucker, but swirl it into the parsnips with a forkful ...

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Wells Wagering: How Many Stars Will Pete Wells Give to Jean Georges?

Source: Eater NY

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And speaking of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, for this week’s review, Times critic Pete Wells will file on the chef/restaurateur’s fine dining flagship. Frank Bruni was the last Times critic to visit Jean Georges — he gave it four stars in 2006. Wells was impressed by the restaurant’s casual counterpart Nougatine two years ago. But what will he think of the fancypants restaurant next door? Will he uphold its four star status, like he did with Le Bernardin back in 2012? Or will he take a star away, like he did with Daniel last summer? Place ...

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Chef Selfies: Jean-Georges Vongerichten Is a Futuristic Chef

Source: Eater NY

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Will Jean-Georges Vongerichten use Google Glass to manage his vast international restaurant empire? Will the device allow Vongerichten to understand the cuisines of the world in ways that he never has before? Will the gadget help him create more ABC restaurants, each with their own unique culinary focus? Only time will tell. But today, JGV has certainly given the world one of the all-time great chef selfies.
· @jeangeorges [Twitter]
· All Coverage of Chef Selfies [~ENY~]
· All Coverage of Jean-Georges Vongerichten [~ENY~]

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Eater Maps: Where to Eat on Christmas Day in New York City

Source: Eater NY

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[Reynard by Daniel Krieger]

121212_bk12_bk1212123123112008_10_hasmaps%20%281%29.jpegNow that Christmas Eve dining has been covered, here’s a guide to 12 great restaurants for every kind of holiday meal on Christmas Day. The list includes both classics and newcomers to the dining scene, serving feasts that range from the traditional Christmas goose to the traditional Jewish Chinese food feast. Most are offering prix fixes, but even at those serving the regular menu, expect at least a few specials.

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The Four Star Club: These are New York’s Four-Star Restaurants

Source: Eater NY

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[Per Se by Krieger]
Sushi Nakazawa has now joined the ranks of the four-star club, bringing the total number of restaurants in that coveted group up to six. The last time a new restaurant made this list was in 2010, when Sam Sifton reviewed Del Posto, and a restaurant hasn’t landed four stars in its first review since Frank Bruni reviewed Per Se in 2004 (Del Posto and Eleven Madison Park both got two or three stars the first time around).

In his tenure as New York Times restaurant critic, the only other time Pete Wells has ...

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Behind the Scenes: NY Times magazine photographer Brett Beyer…

Source: Eater NY

jeangeorgesnyt-thumb.jpgNY Times magazine photographer Brett Beyer goes behind the scenes at Jean-Georges to document what the kitchen looks like at the height of the dinner rush. He captures the movements of the cooks as they work around the kitchen’s five stations to create over 480 dishes on a random Thursday night. Jean-Georges Vongerichten explains how the staff says on task throughout service: “It’s almost like doing surgery…You cook against the wall, turn around, plate it and it goes out…It’s really well choreographed.” [NYT]

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Eater Maps: New York City’s Michelin-Starred Restaurants, Mapped

Source: Eater NY

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2013_has_map12.jpegToday, the Michelin Guide revealed its 2014 star ratings for New York City. Here’s a rundown of all of the restaurants on the list, in map form — now, it’s easier to see how the choices are distributed across the city and which starred restaurants are in your neighborhood.

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