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176 Perry St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. West St.
Over-rated, over-priced, and under-serviced
By jeffop on 9/21/2013
What else can I say? The food here is mediocre compared with 20 places in Manhattan alone. And the wine list is insulting. The service, when combined with this, is pretentious and poor. Eat here if you like; I'll be saving money and eating better food.
Still thinking about my crab dumpling starter
By PrinessBritt on 5/30/2012
I live in the UK and visited Perry St with NY friends. We had a lovely time, the food was excellent, I am still licking my chops when I think about the crab dumplings I had as a starter. The hostess was lovely and friendly. Nice relaxed atmosphere, I thoroughly enjoyed.
By hoopster on 12/27/2011
Hmmm... first few reviews above complain about service. We had no problems on a Christmas Day dinner. I guess, not too busy on such a day. Got there early and were seated quickly and the service was fine. Food was very good. Enjoyed it a lot and service was attentive but not pushy.
Perry Street disappointment
By footom on 12/7/2011
People seated after us were served sooner. Our drinks sat on the side of the bar for ten minutes until I requested them. Our guestâ€™s Martini was only 2/3 filled atop 1/3 glassfull of ice. The other Martinis were to the brim. We asked repeatedly for our 3 drinks which were served at 15 minute intervals after we begged. This plus continued requests for water refills. The waiter took our dinner order, stating the special, scallops. We each ordered appetizers, and our guest ordered the scallops as her main course. Unfortunately the waiter did not mention the scallops were an appetizer, and when the mains were served, she had a tiny strip of scallops, no vegetables. We complained to the waiter who did not acknowledge. We never had to beg for service at Perry Street before. I mentioned to our waiter that this was the most inattentive experience weâ€™ve ever had at this restaurant. To his credit, he sent the manager over. The manager apologized, and offered to comp us a round of drinks and desserts. When the bill arrived, our first round of drinks were comped, but we were charged for the desserts. The waiter removed one of our dessert plates while two of us were still eating. When I said I didnâ€™t expect him to do that in the middle of dessert, he snapped, â€śI wasnâ€™t going to take yours.â€ť Earlier I'd asked a waiter to check my golf umbrella. As we were leaving, the umbrella was missing, stolen, no apology.
By klh on 12/28/2010
I think one other reviewer (ordering the price fix) had a similar experience to me. My boyfriend and I went to Perry Street during restaurant week and got the price fix menu. The waiter was so incredibly rude after we ordered the price fix, it was unbelievable. And then we never saw him again. We couldn't get him to stop by to order a second round of drinks or a coffee with desert. We finally had to ask someone to track him down just so we could get our check and get out. He stopped by our table, said nothing, and literally threw the check on the table. The food was fine, but the service was so terrible I would NEVER go back. In fact, I don't even know if I would consider trying another JG restaurant, even though I've heard so many good things.
wait staff VERY pushy about spending money, food OK
By olivia7261 on 11/12/2010
Had dinner here yesterday with 2 friends visiting from New Zealand. We were going to go to Spice Market but when I went to the Jean Georges website they were advertising a promotion at Perry Street--3 course meal for $38. Its a great price but the staff makes you feel humiliated for ordering it. You need to order the prix fixe before 6pm so we made sure to get to the restaurant in time. Problem is the prix fixe isnt on the menu. When I asked about it waiter said there was a $68 prix fixe--I had to ask a few times before they were willing to bring over the $38 menu. And then they hounded us to buy more drinks. My friend and I were only halfway through out first drink and the waiter already offered us a second. And then she brought the second round to our table when there was still about 1/3 left in our glasses. If the staff is going to treat me this way for ordering the lower priced menu I'd prefer that the menu not be offered at all. I wouldnt return to this restaurant.
Come for the food, the atmosphere, the service.
By inkjoe on 10/1/2010
Perry Street is one of those places I keep going back to. Its nice serene atmosphere: spacious and minimal and sexy and kind of like LA. Its very friendly, professional, knowledgable, and often funny staff are attentive in such a non intrusive way. The food is an adventure, and feels really great to eat. I love Perry Street, and after dining one night at Commerce, the worst restaurant ever, I would rather pay $1000 bucks for a glass of water at Perry Street than get a free meal at Commerce............
Great Location, Fantastic Appetizers, Main Course & Desserts...Not So Much
By uesla on 9/6/2010
Arrived and promptly seated - wonderful place to watch the sunset. Our waiter then hounded us to order - really too attentive to the point of being annoying. The appetizers were fantastic - crab dumpling, calamari and the tuna were beyond amazing....should have stopped there....the main courses - the lamb and artic char were just so-so. Ordered the artic char well done since I am pregnant and received it back on the rarer side - in fact, the dish was mixed up with my friend's dish. The staff did come back to let us know that the dishes were mixed up, but not before 5 minutes or so of dining...not a big deal, just a bit on the annoying side - especially for being soooo attentive in the beginning. Dessert was just ok - passion fruit tart way too fruity and sweet. Overall - great date spot, fun neighborhood...would come for cocktails and appetizers and perhaps split a main course.
Sublime food in serene setting
By Marisyl on 11/14/2009
We recently enjoyed a lovely lunch at Perry St. The minimalist white room is warmed by views of the river and artful lighting. The staff, from front desk to waiters, are charmingly efficient. The value, from a reasonable bottle of malbec to the lovely dishes, is amazing, especially for New York. Tastes and textures varied from subtle to punchy. The amuse-bouche of intense celery and beet soup woke the taste buds for the pleasures ahead. The mushroom and avocado carpaccio, the arctic char sashimi, the crusted tuna and the cod with lemon crumbs, sweet garlic broth and broccoli rabe were superb. Desserts were equally complex and satisfying. This is an outstanding restaurant.
Delayed seated but excellent food
By gjl137 on 7/23/2009
I went to Perry Street restaurant for an 8:00 PM reservation. We were not seated until 8:45 PM. I was not too annoyed and the hostess and maitre d were both very apologetic for the delay. We did the restaurant week special so $35 per person for a three course meal. The food was equisitiely delicious and elegantly presented. The waiter was very polite and courteous the whole time. I really enjoyed the friend chicken and the chocolate cake. Everything on the mean appeared excellent.
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