Market Jean-Georges in Shangri La Hotel

Market by Jean-Georges on UrbanspoonSheepie and I weren’t planning to go to the Market in the Shangri La. We happened to be in the area, and Sheepie was eager to show me the Shangri La. We were just going to take a look at the restaurant, but the entrance is discreet. There weren’t any signs to point how to get up to the restaurant, and the doorman guided us to the elevator.  We then got swept in, up the elevator to enter a dimly lit restaurant. The hostess took our coats and were escorted to our table. Neither of us were expecting us to dine, so we were a little under dressed for the environment. However, we were the only ones in the dining area and only one person by the bar.

idearabbit-market idearabbit-market2 idearabbit-market3 idearabbit-market4The service was excellent. Just as you would expect from a high-end restaurant like this. However, I did feel like we were being watched as they walked by many times. Another couple started dining half way through our meal. The rest of the restaurant was still empty, so the staff had a lot of time…

The interior was very lovely. Very romantic with the candle lit tables and dim lighting. The decor was very modern and unique. Sheepie was super happy about the service and environment. He loves these kinds of restaurants.

idearabbit-market5I only got an appetizer. Seared scallops $17 with caramelized cauliflower, caper – raisin emulsion. It had 2 scallops with really good sauce. Had to savour every piece :)

idearabbit-market6Sheepie had the Tuna Tartare $16 which I had half of. It had a strong vinegar taste – which I liked, with spicy radish on top, ginger dressing and the raw tuna went really well with the tuna. Nice presentation.

Sheepie also had the Parmesan Crusted Organic Chicken with salsify and lemon-basil butter
$27 It was drowning a bit in watery milk sauce but very tasty.

2 appies and 1 main with tip came to a total of $80. I thought that the only dish that was way overpriced was the seared scallops. For the portion, (which was extremely small), maybe half that price, but being served in this type of restaurant, perhaps $11 would seem more reasonable.

I think this place would be great for a special occasion! I’d love to come back and try different dishes next time! :)

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