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
209 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (144)neighborhood gem (112)special occasion (82)romantic (67)notable wine list (34)good for groups (26)hot spot (26)great for brunch (12)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (9)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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 .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Village dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The place was one I had wanted to try for some time so I went in with high expectations but in the end we found the food to be good but not exceptional.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Evening
    Sarah
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went to Perilla for Restaurant Week. I had the chilled cucumber soup, amberjack, and almond financier. My husband had the salad, chicken, and ice cream. The flavors were wonderful. The serving size was perfect. The staff picked out an excellent Spanish wine for us. Just a lovely experience!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great good, friendly service, nice ambience. I've been to Harold Dieterle's other restaurants and Perilla and Kin Shop are my favorite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful meal and great service
    mandel
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a small place with unassuming, clean decor and great ambience. From the start, I appreciated the control of seating and reservation times. My friend and I had conversation with inside voices and actually heard each other, listened to the rockin' playlist (Bowie, Led Zeppelin, The Who) and, most importantly, thoroughly enjoyed the food. The lobster mushroom and ricotta ravioli was delightful. My friend had the pork chop with fig compote and loved it. We were so full, but could not resist dessert - a savory, yet refreshing basil ice cream sundae. Throughout the meal, all the servers and runners were exceptional - friendly, knowledgable, and very observant. We left extremely happy and look forward to the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs up
    EDREDREDRVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food is always delicious, artful and excitingly new without feeling pretentious or forced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Village gem
    4everdiningnyc
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food good, service outstanding but AC too low so too cold for comfort.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable and still interesting
    MrChuyVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This remains one of my favorites. The food is always rewarding conceptually, and the care in preparation is consistent. Get a table in front for the best atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stellar
    fallonVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food at Perilla is incomparable, with fresh, interesting flavors and beautiful presentation. It's great for a date, a business meeting, a reunion with friends or just a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner!
    ellenxny
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I have wanted to go to Perilla since Harold opened it after winning Top Chef & we finally went for my friend's birthday during restaurant week. It was wonderful- lovely ambience, friendly & attentive service & delicious food. Highlights were the spicy duck meatballs & the Moscato dessert wine- both were standouts in a flavorful & inventive meal. It was also nice to be so close to IFC where we went for a movie afterwards. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT night!
    AbigailNYC
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Thank you, Perilla, for a beautiful night. I picked you off of a list, and could not have been happier with everything. The meal, service and ambiance were all top-notch. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable needs new noise category
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    what does one say when the noise level is so high that it can nearly ruin the most fabulous of meals? Certainly not "quiet," "moderate," or "energetic." The food and service at Perilla were extraordinary... the farro risotto practically brought my husand to tears! But, we will have to try another night (not during restaurant week) to see if the noise level is less painful... if not, it will be a sad last dinner there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun in Village
    Charlieonthefly
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great tuna! Great mussels. It was Restaurant Week and even at 9pm, all the tables were full!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food and service were awesome. The only downfall was the acoustics; it was a bit loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great !
    FoodieChris
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Bursting flavors on every bite ! Went dining there during restaurant week, and it was just very very good. A must try . Party of 3 , we all had great food, no one had a complain .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charming Village spot
    angels
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Our restaurant week early dinner for two was flawless. Gracious service, interesting choices, delicious food. We never felt rushed and were able to talk freely and hear each other, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE PERILLA
    tschmitty01VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    They are beyond service oriented and the food is beyond delicious. I would go for any awesome occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    amlus05
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Went with the boyfriend for Restaurant Week. The atmosphere is casual (t-shirt and jeans ok) and welcoming for a small restaurant. We ordered the side popcorn as well as the chocolate souffle (which was extra), and they were delightful. The food was amazing, great presentation and amazing flavors. The drinks we had were just as good, and this is a place where you can stop by for a drink after work if you didn't want to just sit down and have a meal. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant, and we want to return to try other items off the menu (like their duck meatballs)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet