Coincidentally over the past 3 months I have heard at least 3-4 different people telling me how disappointed they were with Jean Georges. When I asked more about their experience, however, I discovered that they only went to Nougatine.
I don't think it's fair to attribute Nougatine as the real Jean Georges. They are from the same kitchen, so to speak, but the menu (and prices) are clearly different, and from my experience there is a corresponding difference in the quality and entire experience as well.
What do you guys think?