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Posted by ally's dad on 02/10/2011
Just a word about the last review entitled "Disappointed" - If the reason he/she wants to go anywhere is to be seen or to be able to say " I went to ...." my suggestion is to stay where you are, go to a diner and have a short stack which is probably beyond your culinary range. This way you can make up wherever you want to say you went and you've saved both gas and bridge/tunnel tolls... Went back to Per Se to pick up one of Tom Keller's books for a friend. For the first time went to the Salon area in front. Hardly "bar food" as "Disappointed" described it. It is a great lounge with comfortable couches, military like tables and killer views of Central Park. The food is the same as inside, except you can have a drink and order individual courses. Not cheap, but way less than the extravaganza inside. Had a great five course meal and they added some to it. Incredible and a super way to taste the best in a more casual setting. Service as always fabulous and friendly. Go for it!!! Amities Gourmandes, Ally's dad
Posted by anonymous on 10/20/2010
Great atmosphere, very unrushed service, unimpressive menu (out of 8 dishes 1 was divine, 2 very poor and the rest just ok); what I really disliked was that at the end they overstuff you with all kinds of extra desserts and chocolates, which is just too much... I've had many expensive wonderful dinners in NYC, which were on the order of $300 for 2. Here we paid more than $800 and honestly I would not have gone back if it was much less than that. Overall I would recommend to perhaps check out their bar menu to try things out, save some cash and still be able to tell people that you went to Per Se. But I do see that most other reviews are very positive, so perhaps my view is a little off...
Posted by SCRogers on 10/18/2010
Absolutely Delicious !! Absolutely !! I do believe I have found heaven !!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/28/2010
This restaurant is simply unparalleled - the food was extraordinary; our every need was met. Not only was everything served delicious, but the presentation was a feast for the eyes as well. Those wishing a lifetime memory should splurge and enjoy every minute of the wonderful experience that comes with eating at Per Se.
Posted by Rein on 05/08/2010
Visited in Monday, May 3. If you have visited other Michelin star restaurants then you will not be surprised in Per Se. Service is fast (little bit conveyor feeling) and little bit too cold and formal. Servants are not so well trained to make nicely smooth and synchronized serving if there is more than one person in table. Extra remark I like to make about how they are spilling water, wines and champagnes. There is lot of room for improvement (bottle holding and spilling speed - you don't have to hurry and splash with drinks). Food was visually nicely composed but from Chefs Tasting Menu I expected more emotions for my tongue and mind. But still pleased with food. Per Se is not my first recommendation for people who looking 3star Michelin experience in New York. Dinner for two with champagne - approx 1000 USD. P.S. Le Bernardin restaurant was on May 6 more memorable experience and will be my first recommendation for 3star experience in NY
Posted by seafar1 on 03/23/2010
if you want to spend about $700 on dinner, then go, if you want to spend $700 on dinner you have about 15 restaurants you could go to ALL WEEK in New York that will be just as good. i like fine dining BUT... there are other GREAT restaurants that are better value and just as good!!
Posted by Car Jar on 02/07/2010
This is by far the #1 resturant in this great food city... Few resturants even come close to the food and experience you will have at Per Se. There are only about 3 other places in NYC that can be mentioned in the sam sentence as Per Se and believe me I have eaten at all of them and it doesn't even come close to matching up. You may find a dish here and there that could be on the menu at Per Se, but as far as the overall meal, service and experience, Nothing matched up.... An experience such as Per Se doesn't come cheap but if you are a Food lover and want a night to remember for ever, its worth it.. Can't wait for the next time we go ourselves.