Perilla Restaurant
Perilla Restaurant

Perilla Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.perillanyc.com/
  • Phone: 212-929-6868x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Harold Dieterle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: Perilla celebrates seasonal New American cuisine in a warm environment perfect for any occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Jamie Steinberg 8778753917
  • Special Events: Although we do not have a private room, Perilla is available for buyouts.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between West 4th Street and Bleecker
  • Public Transit: A, B, C, D, E, F and V trains to West 4th Street and the 1 train to Christopher Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Perilla Restaurant
Perilla is a critically acclaimed neighborhood restaurant opened by Chef Harold Dieterle and Alicia Nosenzo. Located on Jones Street, a quiet block off of West 4th in Greenwich Village, it features a welcoming atmosphere and exceptional food. The menu is seasonal and changes regularly, but a number of customer favorites remain year-round. Complementing the food is an eclectic mix of wines and spirits, focusing on many smaller producers from the U.S. and around the world, meant to be approachable for all palates and price points. Open for dinner seven days a week and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The current menu can be found at www.perillanyc.com.
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Perilla Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
201 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (144)neighborhood gem (118)special occasion (71)romantic (61)notable wine list (29)good for groups (26)hot spot (24)great for brunch (11)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (6)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Interesting, tasty, short menu
    tmdonahue
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Small place; good service; great food. A little expensive, perhaps, but it is Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem.
    BonappetitVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Perilla never disappoints. The food is outstanding. The people who work there are always welcoming and seem proud of their restaurant. The menu is varied and eclectic, but not over the top. The atmosphere is relaxing and everything is pulled together in a thoughtfully designed space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • luvtodine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was wonderful, the wine delightful, the service helpful and attentive, all in all - an enjoyable experience for all in our party. The hake and swordfish were cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perilla
    Kahlan
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Amazing vegetarian and non vegetarian degustation menu. They also did a version completely dairy free with no notice for a member of my party of five who was lactose intolerant. Great, patient and polite service. All the plates came out together with three waiters and sauces were poured separately with flare and care. A truly great NYC dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining experience of a lifetime
    Lenore
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our experience easily made it into our Top 3 best meals EVER. Everything was perfect, from the service to the decor, and espcially the food and wine. We loved every bite. We highly recommend the liberty salad, the crudo and the local corn fritter appetizers, as well as the agnolotti, the pike, the bass and the hanger steak. On top of being succulent, each plate was beautiful. The wine list was excellent, and our server recommended the perfect pairings for our dishes (Cherrier Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc and Grimon Crianza Rioja). We especially loved the dessert wines that accompanied the phenomenal soufflés and chocolate mousse (Moscato d'Asti and Dashe Zinfandel). Thank you for making our dad's 60th birthday such a memorable experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite place in NYC!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I always make a point to go to Perilla when we visit New York. We have always loved the food, and always try different things due to the always changing menus. On our last visit we took our five year old son with us and the Perilla staff was very accomodating to him and modified several dishes to his liking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DavidandDayleVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Superior food and presentation. We had been our first time to Perilla's a few weeks ago, and despite not being vegetarian, we were intrigued by the vegetarian tasting menu (unusual for a tasting menu were the pleasantly ample portions). We decided to return with friends from LA in tow and although again tempted by the now changed vegetarian tasting menu, we ordered from the regular menu and all four of us were wowed (again for my wife and me) by the food and its presentation. The pumpkin-filled pasta was a first for my wife and me and it deserved raves. The hake was also delicious and perfectly cooked. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marymac
    Toobad
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    From the hotess on to the wait staff, everyone was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. We enjoyed it very much. The only problem was that the tables were very close together but I suppose it could be considered cosy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Fantastic service and incredible food and wine. We will definitely come back and will recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must go to when in NYC
    MEW73
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Service and food was just terrific. Delicious duck meatballs, tilefish and a yummy doughnut for dessert. Can't wait to go back again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Imaginative menu, neighborly feel
    WestportAlice
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    In this cozy and simple West Village space, we were delighted to see that the noise level was not so amplified as to prevent good conversation. . .the tables were reasonably spaced. They also seated me immediately while I waited for my friends to arrive; a far more civilized option than being forced to hover in the entry until the full party showed. Very interesting menu, knowledgeable waitstaff if a little quick at removing plates. All our choices were well prepared and showed a flavorful, creative use of seasoning. Delicata squash and spicy duck meatball appetizers were to die for, as was the hake entree with garam masala that two of us chose. One friend had the tofu appetizer which was delicious but minuscule. I'd go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming, tasty and comfortable
    JFK44VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    A comfortable, long room, decent spacing between the tables. The food is excellent and interesting - more spice and flavour than many "American" places manage. Here the provenance of the food is enhanced by the chef, not just bragged about in the menu. The wines list was long enough and well priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved Perilla
    foodlover
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My son and I were visiting the City for the first time and we are big Top Chef fans. We were looking forward to eating at Perilla and the experience did not disappoint. The service was fantastic, the food was inventive and tasty. We were in foodie heaven. Highly recommend! For appetizers we had the Spicy Duck Meatballs and the Berkshire Pork Loin, both were fantastic. For our main course, we had the Hangar Steak and Duck Breast, again, fantastic, perfectly seasoned and delicious. For dessert, we had the Butternut Squash Custard and Ricotta Pound Cake. Yum.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Over delivered
    MominnyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was a random neighborhood choice. A first time experience. They over delivered on quality and prep of food, wait staff, cocktails...just fantastic. Delicious. Fun. Lively. Classy. A short walk from home. Very happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth a return visit
    dinerps
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Overall, a delicious meal. To start, my appetizer, rock shrimp salad was amazing although I was initially surprised that the shrimp were coated and deep fried, but the cabbage with lime vinaigrette was wonderful. Friend passed on an appetizer, in favor of the creamed corn side dish with the duck breast, which were both fabulous. My porchetta on the other hand was a bit dry. I was not sure what to expect as this dish was new to me, but I love pork so thought I'd try it. I think the outer pork belly had come apart from the pork loin in the center so perhaps it got dried out as a result. In any case, the staff handled it very graciously, which we appreciated. We also thought the wine list was good, and the decor was very attractive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Every Dish Raised The Bar
    steveandeve
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    It's resturants like Perilla that make you wonder how quality control at a well reviewed resturant works... Because every dish was delectable! Perfect spot for a romantic dinner date or a just a group seeing old friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • per I licious
    Megacycle
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great little restaurant with fabulous food and service. Sit in a booth and enjoy! We had the duck, pork chop and striped bass. Bass was just incredible as we're all the dishes. Get a dessert too, you can't go wrong with whatever you choose
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodman
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was outstanding. There were 4 of us and we each ordered 2 appetizers. The portions for the main courses looked large and we thought it might be too much food if we ordered both. We all started with the pecorino panna cotta which was outstanding. 2 of us had the spicy meatballs which were very good but the gnocchi with lamb was superb. The service was great and the staff very attentive. The noise level was manageable because of the sound barriers hanging from the ceiling. It's been a while since I have seen anyone make an effort to keep the sound level down so normal conversation could take place. All in all a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Everything a restaurant should be
    NDAK
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Gracious service, knowledgeable wine steward, lovely setting conducive to conversation, and a wonderful, varied menu, all well prepared. The salad was absolutely perfectly dressed - something that is rare - the gnocchi light and flavorful, the fish, chicken, and steak dishes we ordered were delicious and generously portioned. We had the doughnut (very light!) and raspberry sorbet for dessert. It was a wonderful last evening in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Yorkers Already know
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This restaurant is soon going to be gone from the Village. New Yorkers already seem to know. No one but me was in the restaurant for the first half an hour of their brunch time on a Sunday. Even then I had to ask for my coffee and water to be refilled. It would appear that the staff could care less that their business will not survive without service. Don't bother with this has been.
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  • Good experience
    GymSok
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Very accommodating - we started as 4 diners, later more family members joined us - moved us to a larger table. Excellent food! Wine glasses bit pricey ($12-15). Tends to be bit noisy. Overall, highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Gwenevere
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    A lovely date location for a nice occasion, the food and service are terrific. The decor needs a serious makeover.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    kerrilovesfood
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This energetic restaurant is perfectly sized and beautifully decorated. The decor is modern but warm with big cozy red booths that flank one side of the restaurant. The wine list, organized by region, boasts many small producers. Prices are reasonable with most wines falling into the $42-$90 range. The Domaine Eden Cabernet out of Santa Cruz was excellent. The food was seasoned properly and was delicious. Standouts at our table include the Rock Shrimp Salad, Tempura of Delicata Squash, Roasted Duck and the Trio of Grass Farm Chicken. The corn sundae sounded odd but worked. The chocolate cookies with sea salt that were brought out at the end of our meal were heaven and we couldn't resist them. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food has been excellent every time we've eaten at Perilla; we have never been disappointed. We also love that the food changes on a seasonal basis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMG!
    mangiamoVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Celebrated my birthday here; one of the best meals ever! Appetizers were delicious; I had the tofu; my husband had the cuttlefish. The combination of flavors w/ the cuttlefish was innovative & very tasty. And the entree....WOW! We both had the special, a slow-roasted swordfish w/ yellow lentils & spinach in a tomata masala sauce. Beyond excellent! Savored every bite! The entire dish was spectacular - wonderful blend of flavors & swordfish was cooked perfectly. Best swordfish I'd ever had. Chocolate souffle--MMM!!! Loved the Chenin Blanc wine. Our server, Maria, was fantastic. Top-notch service in a warm, down-to-earth manner. She even brought us each complimentary 10-Year Tawny Port. WOW! Cookies...a mouth-watering finishing touch. Oh YUM!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LITTLE GEM
    Gemma21
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were recommended this restaurant by a girl who used to live in New York. The trip to NY was for my mums 60th birthday. It was our first evening in the big apple and it was lovely. The food was gorgeous and the staff were very helpful and friendly. We will recommend this restaurant. Thanks guys.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    What a find! Excellent service and delicious prepared dishes. Return visits are a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Neighborhood place
    steaktartare
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    great food, excellent and original wine list. Manager is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perilla dining was sublime!
    MarthaCritiqueVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Each dish was perfectly cooked. The service was professional and attentive. The atmosphere was intimate and you'll enjoy the entire experience! Bravo to the chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It Shouldn't Be a Secret
    Matt
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    It was Labor Day and our few favorite spots were closed (!) for the night and we had a couple of friends in town. We took a chance and booked reservations at Perilla, a completely unfamiliar place. Were we all very happy. Modest-sized, relatively quiet, great service, great food. We could not have been happier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Still as amazing as it was 5 years ago. Great food and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to eat in West Village
    dgpena
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a very good time in this place. The food was very good, different combinations of flavors and textures, all cooked to perfection Service was good even though the faces of our waiter was a little bit too serious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Absolutely wonderful experience... Everything we ordered was done to perfection. Delicious food, impeccable service. Highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great neighborhood restaurant
    nycdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Friendly, welcoming service and wonderful fresh food. I have eaten here twice and will definitely go back. We loved the chicken and ravioli entrees. The spicy duck meatballs, a signature dish, were not as great as I expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great drinks and appetizers
    ToddVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The restaurant is roomy but quaint. One of the few in NYC where the tables aren't stacked against each other. The appetizers were a lot of fun as were the specialty drinks. Nice bar and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I was looking forward to visit Perilla again. To my surprise something must be wrong . While my drink was good , my sister cocktail was too strong. Appetizers were good , but the steak , cod and ravioli were so so solty... I went they before and I love it . This time it was a big disappointment especially to my litlle brother who was dreaming about steak since morning .
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Welcoming foodie gem
    Eltoo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a wonderful birthday celebration. The staff could not have been more welcoming and assisted, unobtrusively, with food and wine selections. The water and wine glasses were filled promptly, the table was cleared quietly and efficiently, and overall service was attentive. The food was the best part. Inventive without trying too hard, well plated and presented, and delicious. Everyone shared everything because it was so good. The rice cake appetizer and the pork chop stood out but it was all great. And the chocolate soufflés to top it off at the end made it a magical evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful as always
    geoffrey012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dining at Perilla is always a great experience. Both the tilefish and the hake were excellent, as were the duck meatballs. A relatively new addition to the menu was the chocolate soufle; very nice indeed. And the cheesecake was great as well. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Culinary Delight
    Lov2eatwellVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    What a delicious restaurant. The food is superb. I have been to Perilla a few times now, and it never disappoints. The service is so accommodating. The decor is inviting, intimate and relaxing. The restaurant seems to almost be tucked away on a small street. Not only is it a neighborhood gem, it should be a New York City gem. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    the service was terrific. the staff was polite, attentive, professional and well-informed -- and, in many instances, went above and beyond. the menu held great promise. previous reviews elsewhere identified the restaurant as a "critics choice" spot . . . however, the food was erratic, hit-and-miss. a wonderful pork chop dish was promised as slightly pink at the center. it was sent back once for a re-fire because it was so undercooked as to be inedible. even after the re-fire it was so underdone as to be tough, at best -- while portions nearest the bone were as close-to-raw as possible. portions of a steak were similar. quite frankly, there's no excuse for that kind of delivery at a restaurant thought to be as well-regarded as this . . .
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