British · Spare No Expense · Local Experience · Romance · Flexible · Farm-to-Table · Date Night · Attention to Detail · Photo Spot · Raise and Wave Furiously · For Two · Small Groups · Reasonably Priced
Classics are reinterpreted at Jean-Georges at The Connaught, from the use of Southeast Asian flavors to its contemporary, laid-back setting. Stained glass windows by French artist Jean-Michel Othoniel wrap the hotel restaurant, granting you sights of the daily goings-on in Mayfair. Park yourself on the sleek blue-gray furniture, strike a pose, and partake in a delicious fusion Afternoon Tea menu.
Okay, maybe this one is a little bit pretentious. They want you to pay when you book (urgh), they won't allow cancellations (why), they ask you for your interests (really), and they serve their food in all sorts of strange receptacles (see photo), but if you can get over all of those things, boy are you in for a treat!
The food is imaginative and interesting without trying too hard to be so. You can still recognise most things on your plate and each ingredient still shines through. Very Scandi, if you know what I mean.
I still think of their truffled scallop fondly. Probably the tastiest scallop I've had. As soon as I'd finished it I was sad because it was over.