10 Columbus Cir, 4th Fl, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.768698 -73.991818
Fri-Sun 11:30am-1:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Clinton
perfect experience – We've been testing a lot of New York places and per se is hands down the best food, service and atmosphere, and price all in one. When we entered we were sat promptly and graciously. None of that over the top New York you're not cool enough to be eating here. Our server was very attentive and the food was fantastic. The whole scene is a must do for anyone living here or just visiting.
Fabulous – We went with friends who were on their honeymoon. The restaurant pulled out all the stops and we even got a tour of their amazing kitchen. I think we ended up with more than the standard 9 courses with all the little chef extras that kept appearing. Like a previous reviewer we would all recomend the wine pairing, which is a taste experience all in itself. The ladies particularly appreciated the footstools for their purses. They have no issues adjusting their menu to food allergies or diet restrictions and every member of staff we met, made us feel as if we were the only people in the room. The view is also exceptional across Columbus Circle to Central park. Only down side was the table cloth & napkins were not lint free and only came in white, so we were all covered in white specs when we left. However, the 5hrs we spent dinning was fabulous and it was a once in a lifetime experience we all thoroughtly enjoyed
SUPER! – The food, service, wine list, and dining room were all amazing.
We shared a bottle of champagne. It was nice.
Everything on the menu looked 100% delicious and I had a hard time choosing what to get. The servers were all super pro and took very good are of us, going so far as to snap of a picture of me and my coworker.
I was so happy I found a great place to spend my work's money at!
Almost Perfect... – I reserved two months in advanced, and after sitting down to a gorgeous view of Central Park, my girlfriend and I ordered the tasting menu (10 courses) at $275 each and two glasses of wine at about $20 each (The Elyse bursts of flavor). There was an amuse bouche of pastry puffs with melted gruyere followed by a salmon with creme fraiche in black sesame cone. The crunchy nuttiness of the cone and sweetness of the salmon was amazing. The oyster and pearls was awesome with the salty tartness of the caviar melding with the sweet and smoothness of the oyster in butter. My favorite app was the foie gras terrine with pastachio butter and apricot gelee. Everything was so smooth and rich, complimenting each other perfectly. The beef entree was cooked perfectly had a full flavor yet was buttery. Colors on all the dishes were beautiful. The Asian style striped bass, While it was perfectly cooked and was a knockout in it's own right, was too "familiar" (as I'm Taiwanese) but tasted great and was perfectly executed. After 6 or 7 course (can't remember which) came a cheese plate which i felt was the weakest part of the dinner. I didn't get their mix of pickled beets with the cheese, as it didn't work for me. The cheese by itself was milky and lovely though. Desert were top notch, with my "bread pudding" as it was described being airy and light with the sorbets so smooth you couldn't feel it but could taste the full flavor. We were full by the time the chocolates came around so they boxed us a few and let us take it home along with these fruit and nut bars which were killer the next morning with coffee. Overall with 3 drinks, it came out to 700 service included, but we left another 50 since service was impeccable. Overall, was it worth 350 a person? I think maybe 250-300 would have gotten repeated visits from me, but this was an experience of a lifetime.
Unbelievable – I was expecting the typical fancy meal. Small portions, snobbish wait staff etc. However, this restaurant went above and beyond my expectations. The food is exceptional, the service is perfect and the ambience is great. i would highly reccomend this place to anyone who is looking for a great restaurant experience. My girlfriend and I were treated to a tour of the kitchen afterwards, too. It is a bit price (275 per person) but it is well worth it.
Great! – Great dining experience.. the food is excellent (the menu is always changing though) and the service great. It is still a little bit pricey for what it is, but overall lives up to the hype and worth the 1 month wait for a reservation!
Absolutely AMAZING Experience!! – My boss took his girlfriend here for her birthday the other night and so I'm writing this review for him. He said that from the minute they walked in until they were finished, he was blown away by the level of service and detail that they provided. The entire evening went smoothly and they were even given a tour of the kitchen. It was expensive but worth the price.
Best overall dining experience. . .EVER! – Being from San Francisco, I've had the opportunity to dine at a few fine restaurants, Chef Keller's French Laundry included. Our dining experience at Per Se has now topped the list of my all time great dining experiences. From the food to the service to the ambiance, it was simply the best. Jimmy, the Sommelier and James, our server were both very friendly and adaptive. By adaptive, I mean they adapted their personalities to fit ours - we are not a pretentious couple but more outgoing. My girlfriend was a bit cold and the host brought her a pashmina which was stored in a beautiful wooden box. Being the last couple in the restaurant we were able to tour the kitchen. . .and exchange waives with Chef Keller on the monitor at the French Laundry. Yes, you pay for this kind of evening but you don't need to do it every month - if you only do it once the memory will last a lifetime. And, for a sports fan and foodie, I'd much rather do the 3-4 hours at Per Se than spend a few hours in front row seats at any sporting event.
Totally lived up to expectations – I consider myself incredibly lucky to have eaten at Per Se. We had cause to celebrate a recent event and I figured now would be the only time to justify an $830 bill at one of this country's finest restaurants. From the reservation process (they managed to fit us in for Saturday lunch with only 5 days notice), to the champagne glasses and bottle of French bubbly awaiting us on arrival (they noted the reason we were celebrating at the time of booking and surprised us) - Per Se did not disappoint. Whilst I truly feel that no meal is worth almost a Grand, the experience was something we'll never forget. And I felt like a million dollars when I was there. Just go.
Indulge in the Experience, the Food Comes Second – Per Se is that special experience you save and cherish for especially when you don't have an expense account picking up the tab. I went with a friend and her coworker who brought a cousin. Tip: Please do not go here with strangers, it's a looong meal to be savored and for 5 long hours you really want to be with like-minded people. The folks I dined with rather ruined the experience ( criticizing every course AND making calls on their cell phone) each person is served at the exact same time so make sure you go to the restroom before your next course is due to arrive or it throws the whole table off. We got VIP treatment since my friend is an employee there, and the service and presentation were both phenomenal. Gorgeous stacked plates and custom made containers for each dish. We got over 15 tiny courses, some exceptional, some great and some that just didn't work. The oysters and pearls, gougers, signature salmon tartare cornets were excellent. My favorite was the black truffled egg served in the shell, the most amazing texture and mesmerizing flavor, if I think back long enough I can still taste it! My lobster in minestrone was a disappointment, overcooked and the texture and flavor of the soup added nothing. Fabulous hazelnut dessert. Overall, I was a little disappointed. I would go back, but with someone special.
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