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“Is there a better place to take your girl?” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Per Se

Per Se
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Ranked #4 of 13,264 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 25 - US$ 100
Cuisines: French, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: 60th Street
Transit: 1,9,B,D,A,C to Columbus Circle
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Is there a better place to take your girl?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Is there a better place to take your girl? Excellent food and wine in a very romantic candle light atmosphere with great view on central park and the upper east side skyline. We had the chef's tasting menu and asked the sommelier to pair with appropriate wines. He did an excellent job with the summum consisting of chassange montrachet 2009 and barolo 2007, while remaining on a $200 per person wine budget. Of course great service. If you have a special occasion, go here!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Wow!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

I cannot even begin to praise this restaurant enough - from the food, the service, and the decor!!!! Everything was exceptional.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Zigenbock
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Slightly better value than burning your money.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

I had a difficult time figuring out what I thought of this place. The food was good, there's no doubt about that. There wasn't anything that popped or made you think 'my god, this is the best tasting dish I've ever eaten in my life' but at the same time it was very real and authentic and tasted like it couldn't have been cooked any better. It was precise but not out of this world.

I guess the closest analogy I can make is that this place is like a Patek Philippe watch. I'd rather have a dozen Rolex, Panerai or IWC instead. Unless you have money to burn, there are other very fine places to go that provide for better value.

In fact, for the price of a dinner and some wine, I'd rather fly to Paris.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank workhurts
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New York, New York
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nothing Else Comes Close”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

The skill in the cooking and presentation is so admirable, the flavors so true, the ingredients so superior, that you can spend nearly $1,000 for dinner for two and not feel profligate. If you want a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, go to Per Se.

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Hong Kong, China
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Exceeded expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

The restaurant has a great reputation and we always have wanted to try it. We called 2 months on the day before we wanted to go just to get a table.The service was exceptional - better than those at other top restaurants in the city. Our waiter was very good at anticipating what we needed, and at the same time not being overly intrusive. We both ordered the tasting menu and a bottle of wine to share. One of us chose a sweetbreads course in the tasting menu and did not enjoy it (first time trying it). We were asked if everything was ok, and we just casually mentioned that it wasn't what we expected (but our responsibility as we did order it). They offered us a black truffle custard course to replace it, which was incredibly nice (and delicious too). The food was outstanding and it was very evident that a lot of time was put into the details. The oysters and pearls dish, the lobster, and the beef were standouts in an incredible meal.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank -HK-Davey-
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