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Yerba Buena Perry
Posted by Novicefoodie on 06/02/2013
So I have to admit, I only came to Yerba Buena because I wanted a boozy brunch. But I was really wowed by this restaurant. When we first walked in, we were struck by the DJ in the corner, jamming away (at a pleasant volume). We weren't a full party so we grabbed a cocktail at the bar. Seriously great drinks, from the passionfruit bellini to the Cava sangria. When our friend arrived, we were seated and our waitress despite all the people was relatively quick. We ordered some unusual brunch dishes (if you're used to regular brunch) and proceeded to be stunned. I ordered the fish tacos and was blown away. My friends had the poached eggs and the burger and had similar feelings. All at the cost of $35/person. Seriously, I'm not usually moved by restaurants but seriously, you ned to check out this place if you haven't been there yet.
Posted by JosieO on 01/11/2012
A friend I hadnt seen in many years suggested we try Yerba. Service started out very slow, but was made up for later. We shared several items, and I must say, everything was phenomenal! a must try is the tuna ceviche. Then empanadas were also to die for! Even though I'm not much of a dessert person, our server recommended the panqueque. Unbelievable! The entire experience from food to atmosphere to the friendliness of the staff was top-notch! Cant wait to go back! Well done Yerba Buena Perry!
Posted by Delish! on 06/19/2011
I had dinner last night at Yerba Buena and it was amazing! The calamari was super tasty and the black cod rivals Nobu's black cod with miso. They also have a great cocktail list and the drinks were super strong, but not too strong where they didn't taste good. The trio of fries was also pretty special - the watermelon fries rock!
Posted by Jacie on 10/08/2009
Ate an incredibly enjoyable meal at Yerba Buena tonight. The calamari appetizer is delicious--coated in blue cornmeal crust and soaked with a delicious vinegary sauce. We fought over the last tentacle. Guacamole topped with speckles of queso fresco was delicious. Black bass with corn puree was also outstanding. Nuevo latino can be a bit offputting, but tonight's meal was outstanding. I recommend the food at this restaurant highly. Be careful of the trip hazard at the front door. I almost wiped out, and the hostess mentioned that many of the guests have the same problem. Otherwise, enjoy!
Posted by NYCdiner on 09/30/2009
Have been several times and can say the food is quite good: very tasty, original, well presented. Good cocktails as well. Watermelon fries were (surprisingly) delicious. Also very nice and helpful waitress both times. HOWEVER... last time was kept waiting for ONE HOUR past reservation time. Neither hostess nor owner/manager checked in with us while we were waiting at the cramped bar. Hostess only apologized "sorry about that," as we were seated - no offer to buy us a drink, comp an appetizer, nothing. This is completely unacceptable. Also, the place was packed with douchey guys with too much hair gel and their shirts open halfway down their chests, accompanied by packs of shrill ex-sorority girls. The food is good and original, but I don't think I'll be back. Can only recommend to go early on a weekday before it's overwhelmed with the B&T-looking crowd.
Posted by joanna on 09/22/2009
I had dinner at Yerba Buena Perry on a Saturday night with 7 friends. I had never heard of the place and had no idea what to expect. We had a GREAT time! The food was delicious - Great finger foods to share at first like great guac and perfect little cheesey croquetes - Great ceviche, etc. The real surprise was the seriously professional bar! Fresh fruits and herbs (like yerba -which i had never even heard of before) muddled into the drinks. Very tasty. Staff was friendly and attentive. Decor was cool - kind of plantation style meets Tribeca (palm plants and semi industrial lighting). Kind of sexy - would be good for a date except it was pretty loud - but maybe that was because it was saturday night. i'll def go back...
Posted by Paulnyc on 09/10/2009
While the location is great, the service was so pushy and rushed, it really ruined my experience. My entree was tasty, but appetizer, and sides were not good. They pushed the watermelon fries, which were soggy, and all fried coating. You couldn't even taste the watermelon. Our waitress rushed us to order, was extremely unknowlegable about the menu, and the staff tried repeatedly to take our plates away even though we weren't finished.