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Per Lei

1347 Second Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.768091 -73.958911
at 71st St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-439-9200 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Sat, noon-3:30pm and 5pm-midnight; Sun, noon-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 68th St.-Hunter College; F at Lexington Ave.-63rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary


Restaurateur Enrico Proietti has the very specific knack of creating a festive downtown atmosphere in a straitlaced uptown neighborhood. At Baraonda, one of his freewheeling Upper East Side restaurants, dancing on the table is not only allowed—it's encouraged. Expect the same high spirits at Per Lei, where Fabrizio Musa's colorful female portraits are in keeping with the restaurant's name ("for her" in Italian). Proietti recruited two chefs from Milan to cook classic and modern regional fare, from carpaccio and carciofi alla Romana to branzino with cauliflowers in a cherry tomato and lemon sauce.