The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges

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Please visit our website to learn more about The Inn at Pound Ridge by Jean-Georges http://www.theinnatpoundridge.com/ Chef Jean‑Georges introduces his latest venture, a casually elegant restaurant ensconced in the picturesque town of Pound Ridge, New York. Here, Jean‑Georges cultivates a truly seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine, with ingredients sourced from the Hudson Valley and New England, whenever possible. Constructed in 1833 as a residence and serving later as an inn, the building has been painstakingly renovated to preserve as many of the original materials as possible, including four working fireplaces. Thomas Juul-Hansen designed the restaurant’s interior with a modern yet rustic sensibility; zinc and marble accent stone and reclaimed wood. The restaurant’s lighting, artfully conceived by Hervé Descottes, employs paper shades and Edison fixtures to create warmth throughout.
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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Westchester

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s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary great food. Very fresh and unusual pairings.

r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, staff, drinks... absolutely fantastic...

TP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

When we arrived, we were informed that there was no chicken, beef or salmon available to order as a main entree and a few minutes later, there was no pork chops either, which left us with only a couple of options. It was surprising as it is a nice restaurant.

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We enjoy Inn at Pound Ridge. The atmosphere is casual and the food is flavorful and interesting.
The food is a step above a typical restaurant.
Unfortunately we went there on 9/15/19 which was a Sunday night. Our reservation was for 6:30pm which is not late. We were informed that they were out of their delicious crab meat appetizer and their equally delicious parmesan chicken with artichokes. These were the two dishes I had planned to order.
I was very disappointed. Had the burrata instead for an appetizer which was fine but did not like the sauce that came with it. Ordered the salmon which was fine. The corn it came with was good.
So - do we not go there on Sunday night ? Or perhaps we should call ahead and reserve the dishes we know we want. I'm not sure what to do.

EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

they were out of 3 main courses on the menu
did not have the listed wine by the glass
brought to the table the wrong bottle of wine (different year) and we not professional about the mistake

ML
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant : the food was delicious, the surroundings beautiful, the service amazing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The restaurant could not accommodate all of the reservations they had taken. We were not seated at our table for over an hour after our reservation time. The server was completely inattentive and took over 30 minutes to give us menus or take a drink order. When the food arrived it was cold and terrible. What a shame because this is one of our favorite restaurants. The hostess mentions that it is under new management.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Long wait. Disappointed with food.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food and ambiance is great, it’s unfortunate that it is quickly ruined by the inattentive, poor attitude of the waiter and the back up who is more eager to take away your plates before you finish your last bite.

The waiter came by a total of 4 times the entire time, twice because we had to flag him down to ask where our drinks we had ordered 30 minutes prior were. We got so sick of waiting to order our desserts, we ended up just asking another waiter for the check.

WP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had an early reservation on a Saturday night so were seated quickly. At first the wait staff were attentive but as the evening progressed the restaurant became increasingly crowded which then led to delays in receiving our food. There were large crowds around the bars which also raised the noise level significantly so it was hard to have a romantic dinner for two. The food was delicious especially the tomato and summer berry salads (where did they get tomatoes and fruit which actually tasted like tomatoes and berries???). The pork chop with mushroom wine sauce was delicious as well.

NW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It is our go to restaurant for birthday and Christmas celebrations.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely loved the food and the service! The ambiance was decent

MT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Have dined here a number of times and have never been disappointed. Will be coming back again!!

JW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a 10!

SD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a charming space! Keith our waiter was delightful and recommended a really excellent Austrian white wine. My pasta wasn’t stellar but everything else was. Will certainly be back (at table 47!)

s
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere - our server was wonderful. Missing plates and lack of sharing dishes along the way but minor detail. My goat and potato terrine app was delicious- very filling for an app! Had no idea that it came with such an enormous salad. Did not love the new version of the shrimp and salad , the tomatoes didn’t go along with the dressing and the salad leaves were a bit tired. The guys thought the chicken was not as tender as usual-tough spots, my GF loved the corn crusted salmon and the carrot cake was smooth and delicate. Really pretty atmospheric evening with lovely service and almost perfect food. We’ll be back and hope to find the more consistent PRI that we know and love.

CK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I am sorry to say our anniversary dinner was not the usual wonderful experience hat we are used to at the inn
Pizza oven not working , drinks that were not not able to be made food accommodations that were difficult to accommodate because of allergies etc
And special occasion 30 th anniversary dessert underwhelming
I am sorry to say not great at all and we love jean George
Also drinks very underwhelming and honestly seemed to have a non alcoholic effect
We eat in jean George in all locations including st Barth’s which we love
I’m sorry this dinner was a disappointment

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are new to the area and looking for a “favorite”. Wonderful experience. On our way out the host offered history and tour of the Inn. We can’t wait to return with family.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, A1, food, good as advertised. Can’t wait to have it again when I’m feeling sexy

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible. Main course took over an hour and then brought only one persons course. Waitress no where to be found and then when asked where other main course was she disappeared again and waited another 30 minutes. Waitress never came back until time for bill.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and people!

SR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

What happened to this place? Showed up a few minutes early for our reservation but our table wasn’t ready and was encouraged to get a drink at the bar downstairs. From the bar we could see 5 empty two tops which sat idle for the 45-50 minutes it took to seat us. The cubby desk-guy with the frosted hair was particularly useless despite checking in with him a few times. Eventually, the tables were allowed to be filled. The couple next to us gave up, as they were waiting a similar amount of time. They just left the restaurant. Maybe they had the right idea. In addition, I remember the food being better in the past. The steam bass was rubbery and the blueberry pie crust might have been made out of shoe leather. Very disappointing. Hope they get back to prior form - used to like this place.

JD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

If there is one thing I must complain about is the policy of how patrons are seated. We arrived a couple of minutes before 6. Our reservation was for 6. We waited for at least 10 minutes to be seated and their open tables thruout. Not sure why this is. Especially since they open at 5:30.

MP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, my girlfriend and I had a wonderful night

P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was not that great. Inattentive wait staff and the meal was not very well paced. I was thinking of having an espresso, but it took so long to get the waiter over, I decided to pass and get the bill instead. In addition, a couple sat at the table next to us, and moved after a few minutes. Despite one of the diners using their napkin, the wait staff did not replace it and allowed another couple to sit and use the previously used napkin. Food was spectacular, however.

m
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We were seated downstairs which was difficult for some of us because of the stairs. Service between first course and entree was unnecessarily slow. Salmon was tasteless although the sauce was good. We are big fans of Jean George but this is not one of their best efforts.

d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We live in town and dine here frequently. Sadly, there is very little consistency, have had both amazing and only ehhh meals here. Today was ehhh at best. Loyal to local.

F
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice environment, good food and outstanding service.
The pizza is amazing and the ice cream sundae to die for.

AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner at Jean Georges. It was the perfect combination of interesting, well prepared food, excellent service and relaxed atmosphere with surprise anniversary cupcakes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Superb, The Inn provides a memorable experience each time I dine there. From the friendly valets to the lovely hostess Sydney and the attentive wait staff, this is my go to restaurant . The finest dining outside of NYC

SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Inn at Pound Ridge was amazing. Everything that we ordered from drinks at the bar to appetizers and dinner was prepared to perfection and with its own unique spin on flavors and presentation. The atmosphere was relaxed, intimate and comfortably busy for a Tuesday evening. The staff was friendly, inviting and offered us the opportunity to relax in the bar before being seated at our table. The bartender, George had some house specials. The Whiskey Fizz was deliciously refreshing. The gentleman next to us was very impressed with his Vodka Gimlet with fresh lime not the processed Rose's Lime Juice.

We enjoyed dinner downstairs with the open, screened wall facing a beautiful garden patio. The soft rock was fabulous but still allowed easy conversation. Joe, our waiter encouraged us to share so we started the evening with the Salmon Sushi and the Tuna Tartar. For entres, we ordered the Pork Chop and the Monkfish. The pork chop was incredibly most and was surrounded by a fabulous wine a mushroom sauce. The Monkfish with lemon and capers over a bed of spinach was topped with incredible thin fried onions. This all proved to be the perfect combination of flavors. We would order all of these again. However, we would want to try some of the other menu choices. We were comfortably full and passed on dessert but there were certainly several savory desserts that I could not even imagine how unique and delicious they might have been. I would highly recommend the Inn at Pound Ridge and look forward to returning soon.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, it is a definitive 5 stars experience but this particular visit was slightly off due to the extremely busy day they had, severely understaffed for labor day meant below average services.
either way four stars for the effort, everyone was running around tring to care for all of the guests.

l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

slow service, cold improperly cooked food , serve our fingers in our soup as they served it. One of the more disappointing lunches I’ve had in recent memory

SE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent experience food is always delicious

CM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The atmosphere & food were lovely. However, the service was quite poor, so my review is definitely mixed & I'm not sure whether I would recommend the restaurant for that reason

JA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The salmon sushi on crispy rice was excellent, so good, in fact we ordered a second one.
I found the salad appetizers to be the weakest link on the menu. We order two salads. One was a seasonal mix of tomatoes and berries. It was small and flavorless and lacked berries. The other was an asparagus salad with endive, truffle oil and hollandaise. It was simply okay. Better flavor than the former, but sort of swimming in endive and scant on asparagus. The entrees were very good, but I would have preferred less fried food. I ordered monkfish medallions. They were tasty but had a heaping of fried onions atop. Good but unnecessary as a complement. Overall very good food and atmosphere but in need of work on salads and appetizers.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dining room on first floor was so noisy that we had to shout at each other to be heard. Please use some sound reduction material.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic

RT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Having heard good things about this place, and having had extraordinary experiences at several other venues in the Jean-George's empire, Inn at Pound Ridge was a disappointment. Pretty standard but very expensive gastro-pub fare. Service was overly regimented with no experienced maitre'd in evidence to problem solve beyond the whims of an erroneously inflexible seating plan pre-ordained, we.were.told, by an apparently all powerful iPad. Our lead waiter was gracious and did his best to please despite a rocky start with the front of house and an odd occurence in which a simple request for the skin to be removed from a piece of fish took over 20 minutes before being returned to the table. This is a gold mine of a location in a creme-de-la creme back-country estate region with very few dining options. This captive audience, feeding off the laurels of such a famous chef, deserves better.

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