'Jean-Georges' on Serious Eats

Sugar Rush: Rhubarb Four Ways at Jean Georges

Jean Georges has their own unique convention for serving plated desserts. You choose from a menu of three or four themes based on either a season or an ingredient, like spring, chocolate, or citrus. Then you receive a large plate with four different takes on that theme. Any one of the four could serve as the sole plated dessert at most good restaurants. More

12 Spots in New York Where Tourists Should Go

As we've seen, there are some tourist-frequented spots that really do serve good food. But where do we think tourists should go? Here are a dozen places that we think visitors to our fair city shouldn't miss. (Pizza, bagels, burgers, Italian-American spots, picks for Food Network and Top Chef fans, and the best way to get into great restaurants for less cash—it's all here.) More

Afternoon Tea: The Mark

Afternoon Tea at The Mark, a Jean-Georges restaurant, is a quiet and precious affair. It's $40 per person for the full tea service, though you may opt for only savory or sweets, at $22 each. Tea is served daily from 3:00-5:00pm and reservations are recommended, to seats on the plush hotel couches. Whether you're alone or with friends, each person is presented with individual three-tier trays. More

Serious Deal: Perry Street

Perry Street 176 Perry Street, New York NY 10014 (at West Street; map); 212-352-1900; jean-georges.com Setting: Modern, sophisticated restaurant Setting: Precise, professional, and friendly Must Haves: Fried chicken The Deal: $35 for three or four courses (menu changes weekly)... More

Michelin madness

I went to the ridiculous party Michelin threw for its new New York Red Guide to hotels and restaurants. There were lots of chefs there. In typically haughty French fashion, the invitation requested we wear ties (I'm surprised they didn't... More

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