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Per Se

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Time Warner Center
10 Columbus Cir., 4th fl., New York, NY 10019 40.767708 -73.982284
at 60th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-823-9335 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, French
  • Price Range: $$$$

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  • Critics' Rating: ****

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating:

    9 out of 10

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    27 Reviews | Write a Review

Photo by RJ Mickelson/Veras for New York Magazine

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Official Website

perseny.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 5:30pm-9:30pm; Fri-Sun, 11:30am-1pm and 5:30pm-9:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle

Prices

Dinner Prix-Fixe: $325.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Classic NY
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Spot
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • View
  • Special Occasion
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Required

Profile

When it debuted in 2004, Thomas Keller’s Per Se was the belle of the city’s restaurant ball. There was nothing stagy or solemn about the food, which felt beautifully conceived, elegantly presented, and as varied as the colors of the rainbows. Diners were wowed by dishes like Keller’s oysters and pearls — caviar and warm oysters topping savory tapioca pudding. But that spirit of inventiveness has, over time, waned. If the room always felt mildly antiseptic, then maybe the food has started to as well, at least among the fine-dining cognoscenti for whom the restaurant has lost some of its relevance. The main dining room’s prix fixe meal is still long and exhaustively intricate — there’s a shorter, less expensive but still pricey version in the salon — and remains an exercise in luxury. Think Imperial Ossetra caviar with ginger panna cotta for $60 more, lobster with morels, a supplement of charcoal-grilled Wagyu for a cool $100, and so on. It’s just a question of whether this is an exercise still worth committing to, or if it’s fallen out of favor like a fitness fad.

Prix-Fixe Menu

Ten-course vegetable tasting; Ten-course chef's tasting, $325.

Best Meal Under $350
Get the prix fixe at Per Se. Begin with “Oysters and Pearls,” and be sure to save room for the “Coffee and Doughnuts” dessert.

Recommended Dishes

Oysters and pearls; Atlantic fluke tartare; scallops; coffee and doughnut

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