“Amazing service, dishes, servers are so nice so knowledgable they make it fun!”
“there were four dessert courses including a very good yogurt sorbet.”
“at roughly $250 (with no wine), sounds weird, but its an excellent value.”
“it was the most memorable and amazing dish slightly warmed oysters in a creamy tapioca sauce accompanied by caviar that exploded on my tongue.”
“On the one hand the food was truly memorable, we had the nine course tasting menu, and can honestly say that the majority of dishes really hit the mark.”
“was so happy I found a great place to spend my work's money at!”
“Service was friendly and welcoming, and happy to answer questions.”
“was so happy I found a great place to spend my work's money at!”
“In a few minutes, we were escorted to a wonderful table - a banquette with soft back pillows in a corner with full view of the entire main dining room.”
The best meal I've ever had. It's difficult to fault anything at all at Per Se - the food comes as close to a religious experience I've ever had. Course after course of delicate, crafted dishes, served with an amazing array of some of the best wines I've ever had. It took five hours, the service was absolutely impeccable, and the tour of the kitchen was a eye-opener to how restaurants should operate. Anyone's who read Soul of a Chef will be impressed at how the entire operation functions. Truly unbelievable and worth the price tag. Can't wait to go back.
What is there to say but AMAZING???. A truly memorable evening - one of the most perfect restaurants I've ever been in. The wait staff was incredible, anticipating our every need unobtrusively. Every dish brought to the table was an absolute gem. The wine list was enormous with plenty of reasonably priced selections. Highlights from the menu were the butter poached prawns, beef with deep fried marrow, the Sentour des Iles, and the Tour au Chocolat, but there was not a single sour note in the evening, and between the 3 of us, I tasted most everything on the menu. Though we opted for the 5 course menu, the kitchen brought so many little treats in between courses that we probably ended up eating 10 courses in all. We were invited to the kitchen for a brief tour and to meet the chef as well. A truly memorable evening - worth every penny!
Per Se for my birthday. Despite wanting to die at the end of the meal from being overstuffed, Per Se is a restaurant I wish I could eat at every day! The service is amazing. After dinner we even got a tour of the kitchen. Did I mention the food is amazing?
Hmmm.... Definitely great view, great service and food with impeccable preparation. Definitely oustanding effort. Service is good, but not as flawless as in other New York restaurants or even French Laundry in Calif. Unfortunately, this restaurant like all others is not free and this is where the problem lies. ~$150 per person for chef's tasting menu is a bit much to ask. I would say, this place is worth a try once and then go some place else. If you have been to French Laundry in Calif. then you may want to skip this one.
My dining experience at Per Se is really indescribable. I would recommend it for anyone who has a really special occasion, or just loves to be wined and dined. We were basically waited on hand and foot for almost four hours. Of course that is expected for the prices you pay, but it was nonetheless a wonderful experience.
Everything we ate was so flavorful, only a few bites were needed. We weren't rushed, and weren't scoffed at when trying to pick a "reasonable" priced bottle of wine. Yes there is a dress code, but you don't need to be a snob to eat here. Rich yes.
don't listen to the naysayers that have posted.
i went here with my grandma for her 80th birthday. it was hands down the best meal i have had in new york city in the past 6 years - and i have had many great meals.
if you can get the reservation (call months in advance and expect to get on a waitlist) then absolutely don't miss this restaurant -- and also be prepared to get what you pay for -- a party of three was $800 with tip and we didn't get a bottle of wine or do wine flights... still worth every penny.
Teremendous Letdown. I have eaten at the French Laundry so I know what Tom Keller is capable of. Althought I thought the food was good, it lacked the surprises of the French Laundry. It also assumes that Per Se diners have not eaten at the FL, as some of the dishes are stepchildren of the FL menu, like Oysters & Pearls and the salmon tartare amuse bouche. The courses were served so quickly, I resented shelling out over $600 for dinner. While one plate was being cleared, another was being set. The service was trite, not attentive and frankly cavalier. I am surprised this was all Keller could muster up. If you are at all a foodie, you will be disappointed in this restaurant. I would try and eat at the French Laundry, the food and service will mesmerize you. Otherwise, search in vain for another good restaurant. Try Atelier.
OVER-HYPED!. I have NEVER been so dissapointed in a celeb-chef's restaurant. The back of the room has absoulutely no view. Extremely rude treatment from the floor manager. The tasting menu was delivered at a break-neck pace, leaving no time to enjoy the wine or even digest the food. After asking them to slow down by the third course, everything came to our table cold, tasteless (or over-salted) and unappealing. Supposedly the best food in NYC...I've had MUCH better at Daniel, Bouley, Ducasse & DavidBurke for about half the price! Don't waste your time, money or anticipation eating at Per Se!
one of best meals. probably the most memorable meal i've had in recent memory. the food is expertly crafted and hits every taste sensation perfectly. i still get goosebumps thinking of the tapioca, oyster and caviar appetizer paired with a crisp champagne. the food was phenomenal, and the staff were knowledgeable, efficient and looked like they truly enjoyed what they were doing -- an A+. Get the big tasting menu and wine pairings for a great experience. The price is as high as the quality, so do what we did and don't look at the bill -- much easier to digest on your credit card statement after you've digested your dinner.
Unbelievable. We had the 5 course tasting menu for lunch which in reality turned into a 9 course 3 hr experience. For example, we were treated with a pre-dessert dessert. Needless to say, there's a reason Thomas Keller is considered the top chef in America. Leading candidate for the best meal I've ever had. And I've had some damn good ones.
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