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Per Se
New American Restaurant$$$$
Today 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM
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4 The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Cir New York, NY 10019
4, 10 Columbus CircleUSNew YorkNew York10019
$$$$New American Restaurant, American Restaurant
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Today 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PM
Friday 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PMSaturday 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PMSunday 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, 5:30 – 10:00 PMMonday 5:30 – 10:00 PMTuesday 5:30 – 10:00 PMWednesday 5:30 – 10:00 PMThursday 5:30 – 10:00 PM
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Chef Thomas Keller's New American restaurant offers luxe fixed-price menus, with Central Park views.- Google
"AMAZING! The Oysters and Pearls might be the best thing I have ever eaten."
"The best wine list in New York and dining experience in a loooong time."
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Ying Jiang
2 months ago
First of all the food was really good, 9 courses, wine was great. However the service wasn't anywhere near Michelin 3 star, or any star for that matter!!! I asked for the restroom, and I was told there wasn't ANY.... right.... Anyways, I asked this "blond" lady twice, and twice her response was "theres none here". And as I was about to turn to ask another employee of Per Se, she asked me if I was dinning here? I replied yes, and she showed me to the restroom, but she didn't even apologize for ANYTHING!!!!!!!!! HOW RUDE IS THAT!!!??? FOR A NO STAR LET ME TELL YOU!!!
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Lori Luo
7 months ago
Yes, I know - I'm giving the illustrious Per Se four stars. No, I'm not insane. I've dined at my fair share of excellent restaurants, given the fact that I'm nearing 60 Michelin-starred restaurants in NYC. And I know I'm not alone in saying this: Per Se has not kept up with the times. Yes, the restaurant has maintained its 3 Michelin stars and its Relais & Chateaux designation. Yes, it is helmed by esteemed Thomas Keller. But it is nowhere near the best. From the tasting menu, I can say that several dishes were absolute standouts. The famed "Oysters and Pearls" cannot be missed. While the oysters were still too briny for my liking, the sabayon it was served atop of was mind-blowing; silky, creamy, savory, and strewn with a few tapioca pearls to add even more texture to each bite, it was perfectly paired with a generous spoonful of Sturgeon Caviar. The Yukon Gold Potato Risotto that I substituted for the Monkfish was a pleasant surprise as well. The potato was so finely diced down that it mimicked actual risotto kernels, the consistency further enhanced with aged parmesan and hazelnuts. Garnished with a few swirls of Tuscan Kale and a soft poached quail egg, it was a wonderfully decadent dish... and completely vegetarian. And the Elysian Fields Farm's Selle D'Agneau, a seemingly simple take on the saddle of lamb, was an homage to the simplicity of food; the lamb was perfectly cooked with a slight edge of gaminess, and complimented by a few roasted vegetables (artichokes, bell peppers, and sweet carrots) as well as a take on Bagna Càuda, the rich and garlic-heavy dip found in the Piedmont region. Unfortunately, not all dishes were quite as memorable. The salad of Charred Fuyu Persimmons was more appealing in presentation than in taste, despite the presence of Black Winter Truffles in the dish. The Sea Scallop, which was the largest scallop I have yet to see (and eat), was texturally monotonous as it was grilled instead of seared, but was served on a delicious bed of lentils. And the dessert course, comprised of multiple components, also left something to be desired. We were served a cake that came with all the garnishes, the chocolate spears and swirls, but would have been better complimented with a scoop of freshly made ice cream. I missed the lack of an actual "dessert"; something cold and refreshing, such as a panna cotta, a crème brûlée, or even a simple sampler of ice cream or sorbets. We were, however, presented with an expansive box filled with some of the most creative chocolate concoctions I have yet to find (green tea, rose, dulche de leche...) and a triple-tiered box of mignardises, filled with macarons, fudge, and chocolate truffles. The ones that we weren't able to finish were able neatly boxed up for us, and we given a small tin of cookies as a final gift from the restaurant. In hindsight, I can say that the ambiance was spectacular, the service was more than satisfactory, and the food, while good, wasn't great. Given the accolades and praises that Per Se has received over the years, I expected something a little more exciting, innovative, and memorable from our meal, especially given the hefty price tag (of several hundred dollars) that it comes with. Perhaps my expectations going in were too high, but I'm glad nonetheless that I'm able to cross one more place off my list.
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tom hazlehurst
a month ago
Incredible perfect elegant dining experience with food that stirs the palate served by a staff that engenders knowledge and conviviality.
Robert Stebbings
4 months ago
Dear Simon: I saw this in the local media as well. Glad it has reached Western Canada. I cannot tell you how pleased I am to see that particular restaurant get nailed. When Per Se was new and I was living two blocks away, I entered the restaurant and asked if I could see its much vaunted interior. I had the resources to become a regular with the advantage of being a neighbor. I could not have encountered a ruder response. They absolutely refused to let me even peak into the interior. Does not surprise me that this kind of crowd has been stealing from its employees. I hope it puts them out of business. Bob Per Se, NYC restaurant who pocketed workers tips, must pay $500k | Daily Mail Online
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Julie Xiao
6 months ago
This is one of the best restaurants in NYC. However, it will probably cost you an arm and a leg to eat here. I would never allow myself to come here on a regular basis but it's fine for special occasions. The tasting menu will take you 4 hours to finish and you will be beyond full. Don't forget about the multiple dessert courses as well. I actually liked the dessert courses more. If you're lucky, you can get a tour of the kitchen and talk to the head chef as well.
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Sanghoon Cha
7 months ago
Truly luxurious experience. Ordered 7 course, got 12~13, over the course of 4 hours. Won't come often due to high price, but it was worth it for a very special occasion.
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Randy Lashley
2 months ago
Best meal I've ever eaten. The staff was incredibly attentive to detail, very polite. Would highly recommend.
Bin Fang
10 months ago
Per Se - it really needs no introduction. No. 11 on The World's 50 Best Restaurants list. 3 Michelin stars. 29 rating in Zagat (30 is the highest, which indicates "perfection"). The accolades go on and on. Clearly one reserves Per Se for the most special of occasions-like our 2 year wedding anniversary! So did our meal live up to the expectations? The answer to that question is yes, in the way that a performance at the Metropolitan Opera House lives up to your expectations. What I mean by that is, you appreciate the level of skill and talent involved, you admire the beauty of your surroundings and you certainly don't regret having attended. But at the end of the day, you would prefer to let your hair down and go see the Yeah Yeah Yeahs play at a smaller, scruffier venue. I think the problem was that the majority of the dishes weren't mind-blowingly good. For $295 a person, I would require that each course or at least the majority of them be spectacular. I wanted my taste buds to be completely won over and wanting more, but at the most they were slightly piqued and then lost interest. The meal started out on a very high note with the impressive "oysters and pearls" course, but it soon lost momentum as every subsequent dish failed to make a similarly memorable impression. Our 7-course tasting option played out as follows (traditional 9-course is $295, 7 is $235, 5 is $195): amuse bouche - gruyere cheese gougeres and salmon tartare cornets. outstanding 1st course - oysters and pearls was AMAZING. pearl tapioca in a decadent hollandaise-like sauce with exquisite caviar and oysters 2nd course - hearts of peach palm, solid, very light and refreshing 2nd course supplement option - duck foie gras. really dense and rich. served with a side of brioche. way too rich for me 3rd course - nova scotia lobster mitts, also excellent 4th course - guinea hen with smoked foie gras, good but not great 5th course - elysian fields lamb, again good but not great 6th course - spiced plum soda, a nice refreshing intermission from all the heavy proteins 7th course - dessert, we tried the malted banana and the raspberry financier. very old school in the preparation, elaborate plating and technique, solid flavors. good but did not leave me wanting more There are so many other in-between courses that make "7-course" a bit of an understatement. The dessert portion of the meal, for instance, is an elaborate, drawn-out affair where additional plates of macarons, chocolate truffles, donuts, iced caramel semifreddo, mini ice-cream sandwiches and a complimentary anniversary cake arrived unannounced alongside the single scheduled dessert. I imagine it's sort of how Katniss felt when she ate at the Capitol for the first time-mesmerized and bewildered by all the luxurious excess. At the end of the day, I'm extremely glad I went, but I won't return. It wasn't like my experience at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, another service-oriented, tasting-menu driven high-end restaurant, which blew me away with each course and seemed to have more soul than the technically perfect Per Se.
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