I'm doing research in New York for a month, and I have a flexible schedule, so I'd like to go to Jean Georges for lunch at least once. However, since I'm here on my own, I think I'd rather sit at the bar than at a table (I don't plan on ordering 5 courses, as some of the solo lunch diners I've read about at Jean Georges have).
From reading all the posts on Chowhound, it sounds like I can get the normal Jean Georges lunch menu, if that's what I'd like - I'm not particularly interested in the fact that one can get the Nougatine menu as well. (Please let me know if this is no longer the case!) Do you think I need to get there when they open to get a seat at the bar? Does anyone have any bar experiences they'd be willing to share? Thanks so much.