The New Jean-Georges Vegetarian Tasting Menu

beet carpaccio

I used to love coming to Jean-Georges for lunch because of its amazing lunch deal. Back in the day, you could get two courses for $38, which is insanely reasonable for a fine-dining, Michelin star restaurant, and you could add on a dish for just $19. But the days of the value meal is long gone. Now you have to pay a pretty penny for a seat at the table. It’s tasting menu only, which will run you $68 for the four course option or $178 for the six course option. The vegetarian versions cost $58 and $128.

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abcV = very expensive vegetables

sweet greens and the fitness & protein smoothie

All you need to know about abcV, the new vegetable-driven restaurant in Jean-Georges’ abc empire, is that they make their fresh organic juices with a Juicero machine and charge $15 for one. It serves overpriced vegetarian meals packaged as some sort of revolutionary “cultural shift towards plant based intelligence” (this is from their website) but really, like the Juicero machine, you’re paying mostly for the pretty packaging.

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Shabby Chic Brunch at ABC Kitchen

ABC InteriorFor well-heeled New Yorkers who want their food to be as beautiful as their surroundings, ABC Kitchen is the perfect place to convene for a stylish brunch. Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant is furnished with elegant fixtures reminiscent of ABC Carpet & Home, the home furnishings retail store in which it shares its space, allowing you to enjoy dainty, delicious bites while seated on chic white seats and rustic oak tables. Not only will you eat in style, but you can eat without a conscience, as the restaurant is committed to “offering the freshest organic & local ingredients possible.”

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