We have a reservation this week at the Casual part of JG, Nougatine, or something like that. Any impressions that people can share on this place? Is it as good at the formal room next door, or will it be like being a second class citizen? Should we wait and just make it into the big dining room (rather than catching peeks when the door opens?)
If not there, any other recommendations, for really well prepared new american food. Most of the places I have been trying to get into are booked for next Sat night. Looked into Annise, EMP, Blue Hill, La Bernadin, L'Atelier, and a bunch of others and most are full until 10:00. Location irrelevant, we'll go anywhere on the island. That's an idea of what we are looking for. Went to Veritas about 3 months ago and that was fabulous.
Thanks in advance for any help the NY chows can provide.