1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023
French native Jean-Georges Vongerichten might be said to be the man who taught New York how to take food seriously. For over 15 years, his flagship restaurant, eponymously named Jean-Georges, has been wowing the taste buds of diners from its spectacular location in the Trump Hotel on Central Park West. Always experimental, always amazing, Vongerichten toys with the lines between the familiar and the foreign, the comforting and the challenging, the expected and the unknown. Perhaps not for the everyday, the restaurant’s classic and seasonal six-course tasting menus can go a little heavy on the wallet, but there are some deals to be had, like a two-course lunch menu for only $38 – basically unheard of in a three- Michelin-starred restaurant.