Nougatine (2008-07-02)Nougatine is managed by famed Jean Georges, the only Michelin 3-star chef in New York. We were greeted by a trio of staff at the entrance who happily showed us the bar area to wait for Marco.
The restarant is bright, modern, high-ceilinged and featured a
semi-open kitchen. Nougatine isn't as formal as Jean Georges, but
I still saw some men dressed in suit and women in dresses.
There's also one or two jean-wearing men but all were treated with the
same smile and enthusiasm by the staff.
The Prix Fixe lunch (served Monday to Saturday) of $24.07 is the
best value in town. It includes appetizer, entree and dessert
prepared expertly and presented handsomely. Marco chose the
Grilled Romaine Salad while KL and I ordered the chilled soup.
For entree, we all wanted the Pan Roasted Skate which had a crispy
outside and juicy moist meat, simply divine. Dessert was also
enjoyed by all.
Nougatine may be the best kept secret of NYC, I would recommend it to anyone who likes French cuisine.
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