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Per Se

10 Columbus Cir., 4th fl., New York, NY, 10019
at 60th St.
212-823-9335

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9
Food: 9
Service: 9
Décor: 9
"Highly Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

71% would go back.

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CHIC RESTAURANT YOU GET A LOT MORE THAN GOOD FOOD

By angielsullivan on 12/22/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

I loved this restaurant and I hope to be lucky enough to get a table next time. We went there without reservations, they were kind enough to make space for us in the lounge, the restaurant was full. I loved everything including the lobster was delicious and the raviolis out of this world, and their customers, oh lala!

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55 out of 119 people found this review helpful.

DO NOT take your foodie friends from Europe here . . .

By scottpsolomon on 7/19/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Don't get me wrong, I do like this restaurant. Key word: Like. But if you've got someone in town who has eaten the langoustines at L'Ambroisie and orders the langoustines here, you may experience a few condescending looks over the course of the evening. Just to reiterate, though, I DO like the place, and the room is spectacular.

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173 out of 364 people found this review helpful.

One in a Million

By cmhygrell on 5/31/2010

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Our dining experience at the fabulous Per Se is the best you can find in the city of New York. It is a bit price though our final check came to a total of around $5000 including wine.

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162 out of 379 people found this review helpful.

Mediocre

By lute on 5/26/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

We were sorely disappointed. Standard well-prepared hotel fare. Most of the food was conservative, except for novelties like lox and cream cheese in a little cone. It was like what you'd expect at a wedding. I guess so that you feel like you get your money's worth, they lavish you with B string sweets at the meal's end.

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182 out of 369 people found this review helpful.

Per Se Restaurant

By buckyboot on 10/23/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

I had lunch at Per Se and was seated 'front row' at a table overlooking Columbus Circle with a terrific view of Central Park. The decor was elegant and understated, but also a bit boring. The staff is amply manned, and was informed and helpful, and not intrusive. Score of 9 for service. For lunch I had the 5 course sampler, and while interesting, was actually a bit lacking in taste. An odor of cooking oil escaped from the Kitchen and soiled my clothes - like one might expect in a cheap 'greasy-spoon' restaurant - and the food has a slight taste of cooking oil as well. To me, this was the 'kiss of death.' The Kitchen should be equippped with better ventilation and the food prepared with better ingrediants. The food, while served in small portions, was heavy and sat in my tummy 5 hours after my meal. I had a fantastic glass of red wine (a bit pricey at $36.00, but worth it). All in all, I recommend Per Se to others for special events, but personally will not return.

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215 out of 407 people found this review helpful.

Love the new Salon menu

By hgray01 on 10/17/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

We had the pleasure of trying Per Se's new Salon Menu (ie: a la carte menu)-phenomenal! We had a lovely dining experience and yet still walked out for only $75/pp incl glass of wine, shared cheese platter appetizer, entree and tip. WOW, def take advantage of this incredible value! They throw in all kinds of little amuse bouches and other extras on the house as well. We were a bit awe struck! The lounge seating is spacious and comfortable. Definitely go! and Enjoy! An all-time favorite restaurant. We will be back... Someday for the full tasting menu!

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193 out of 404 people found this review helpful.

Finesse

By FatBastard on 4/5/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Our evening at Per Se ended with an impromptu tour of the kitchen where a definition of "finesse" hangs above the gateway to the dining room, and I think that sums up the experience perfectly. Execution was flawless from start to finish, and courses varied in excitement but never disappointed. We opted for a white and then a red wine rather than the frenzy of the pairing and found the sommelier's recommendations to match nicely. Unlike virtually every other ultra high-end restauranteur, I appreciate Keller's decision to wrap everything into the hefty $275 per head price tag rather than nickel-and-diming for sparkling water, coffee, and the like.

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248 out of 469 people found this review helpful.

Not on par with the greatest chef

By wierzbao on 4/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

I expected the magic that you can get when you go to Marc veryrat, Pierre Gagnaire or Alain Ducasse. What a disappointment. Some of dishes were great (the quail egg, the veal, the oyster with caviar). But the tasting menu is too heavy and too long and all dishes are not at their best: the marlin is not interesting for example. Decor is nice and service is great - but it does balance the disappointment of the food.

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515 out of 1096 people found this review helpful.

The absolute best

By pasquala on 3/17/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

We went with such high expectations which were met and surpassed at every stage. Some of the dishes were so good that we couldn't wipe the silly smiles off our faces - the langoustines with potato gnocchi and citrus fruit will stay with me forever! We took our young daughter who was treated to her own tasting menu - pancakes, plain pasta, ice-cream and chocolate sauce and more. Obviously the service, wines, decor etc were all fabulous. We both felt very lucky as we left. The bill whilst high was expected and we actually felt that the menu was incredibly good value.

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448 out of 955 people found this review helpful.

Did I miss something?

By somersky on 10/4/2006

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

I have been to every other fabulous restaurant in New York, and I think I was expecting PerSe to be the penultimate realization of my fine food dreams....I found it to be just okay in the big scheme of things....the first 2 or 3 courses were sublime....then I started feeling full, after all 9 courses, at what is now $210 P.P. it became too many little meals spread out amongst 3 hours....ugh! I find it similar to the movie everyone reviews and say it's the funniest thing they have ever seen, and you go see it, and everyone supposedly gets the joke except for you. The lobster was tough, the veal was fatty, the duck was just okay....my tea was bitter and oversteeped....oh well, I guess there's always Aureole, Oceana, and Bouley to go to again and again, at half the price.......BTW I am writing this in bed after chewing 4 Tums....not worth the wait for my money....

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