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Perilla Restaurant
Perilla Restaurant

Perilla Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.perillanyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 929-6868
  • 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 (877) 875-3917
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I came here for restaurant week last night and had an 8:15 reservation for 5. While the hostess was extremely nice, we were not seated until close to 8:50. She assured us that we would be treated well after the wait. After we sat down, someone came down and instead of apologizing, simply asked for our water order and told us about a addition to the rest. week menu (for a $6 upcharge). We then waited another 15 mins. to make a drink order and had to find the hostess to tell her no one had helped us. The server was pleasant after this, and gave us sides and a dessert on the house. The food was OK. I work closely w the industry and know the promo is used to acquire new customers; the experience at Perilla did not make us want to return."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We were so lucky to get a table during restaurant week. We started with cucumber soup, which was a great mix of spicy and refreshing. Everything that followed was also delicious. And then the chocolate salted caramels after dinner were the perfect finale. The restaurant is loud and crowded."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Small restaurant, a little noisy but fantastic food. Nice mix of upscale without being stuffy. Definitely try the spicy duck meat balls and the chocolate souffle. The steak, duck breast and pork chops were all cooked to perfection. You know a place is good when you say medium rare and they nail it. Portions are big enough to feel like you are getting your money's worth. Definitely recommend this place. Also has a vegetarian tasting menu, unusual to find."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "OMG! OMG! OMG! I'm a Top Chef junkie, so when I booked my trip to NYC I immediately made a reservation at Chef Harold's first restaurant. Everything lived up to the expectations in my heart. I tried the spicy duck meatballs, the salmon with quinoa, roasted corn, and summer squash, and the dark chocolate souffle. I LOVED EVERY BITE! Everything was cooked to perfection. I also tried The Perilla 75 which was light and bubbly, totally a fun drink! The dinner ended with a complementary caramel chocolate truffle, which was very nice. The staff was very helpful, the hostess even charged my phone for me! It's a small restaurant, but it was nice and intimate. Some of the neighboring tables were close enough for me to be part of their conversations."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Having read many good reviews , I expected a much better dining experience. Though the place looks nice and has a good vibe, the food is just average and on the pricier side. Doubt I'll be back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "i had the chick pea/kale salad from the tasting menu. It was so spicy! it was ridiculous. It must have just been all chili. i had a mouthfull and it ruined the meal. I have been there before and it was good but they have to watch the spice. It is not an Indian restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had to be in the neighborhood (at the Barrow St. Theater), and looked for a place nearby on Urban Spoon. Perilla was highly rated and had a good looking menu, so I booked a table via Open Table. What a treat! We live in CT, but my husband works not far away in SoHo, and I must say I was surprised to find the food tasting SO fresh and delicious. I have a large vegetable garden and was pleased that the vegetables in the cucumber radish salad tasted as though they had just come from a garden. The salmon special I had was perfect. Seared wild salmon with a crispy skin served over fresh fresh vegetables. My mother loved her cod with rhubarb. Interesting combinations, incredibly fresh ingredients and expert preparation--a winning combination!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is not just going out to dinner. It's a dining experience. The food is always amazing, the menu is consistently creative, and the staff is always on their game. It always feels a little decadent without being over the top. The tasting course is a wonderful way to get a sampling of everything. We've done them with and without wine pairings and they've always been great. They've even done very interesting beer pairings. If you want consistently great food in a nice relaxed atmosphere, Perilla is a must."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I loved loved loved the farro risotto, which is remarkable because I happened also to find a pebble in it. Apparently, farro needs to be carefully sifted through, and the restaurant didn't quite do it. They comped the farro, which was a good enough fix given that I fortunately hadn't hurt a tooth or anything. The albacore tuna entree was great, although a bit spicier than I had hoped. Fried rice pudding was utterly delicious too."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Lovely little neighborhood place. Nice folks. Good atmosphere. Food: Good. But for the price, more than $400 for four of us, you could do better. We all had fish. The fish was cooked well, i.e., not overcooked. Still moist but done. Sauces and vegetables to go with were uninspired and lacking in flavor. Great desserts, however (Fried Rice Pudding and Jam Doughnuts). And farro risotto was great."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I'll be honest, the main reason for choosing the restaurant initially was its being close by the IFC. And the location is great, in the most villagey part of the village, with uncluttered but warm decor, it feels like the neighbourhood place you've always deserved. The staff are some of the best I've ever met. My friend has a few limits on her diet and the kitchen really showed their colours in adapting the menu to these. Front of house were equally awesome, according to my friend. I'm European, and for me that whole friendly helpful thing feels a bit alien. But if the worst you can say about a restaurant is that the staff are more helpful than you're used to, well that's pretty good."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I was disappointed that Chef Harold wasn't cooking because that was the main reason I came, but the food and service were both excellent."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food is excellent, good service and nice atmosphere. Highly recomended"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A long, fairly narrow room with full bar on the right as you enter and several tables leading to more tables makes for a comfortable, bright place to eat-at the bar or tables. We were promptly seated and waited on and service was attentive but not overbearing. Loved the oysters, duck meatballs in a tasty spicy broth and mains of roasted duck breast and tuna. A few good surprises on the wine by the glass list and perfect cocktails. Glad to have found Perilla and will be back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Went for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. Wait staff was so helpful and friendly offering suggestions for food choices. Every bite was better than the last! Had great beer selection (bottles only) - we both enjoy craft beer. Amazing pairings of flavors in the dishes. And my biggest recommendation - GET THE SOUFFLE!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Interesting and beautifully prepared food, and friendly and professional service. Some of the flavor combinations are unusual, but they really work. (If you don't believe me, try the basil ice cream for dessert)."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "A gracious welcome by the hostess and gentle service by the bar man. Food was delicately prepared, artfully presented and packed with flavour. Knowledgeable and generous service from our server Maria."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We ordered the spicy duck balls to start. They were amazing. They set high expectations for the main course. I had the chicken which was amazing. So was the side of asparagus. My husband ordered the pork chop and was very disappointed. It was very fatty. We might try the restaurant again next time we are in the city, but we will change our order."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Excellent porkchops! Interesting desserts....was very loud this particular night, but not always... love the round booths. Fun drink list."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I recently celebrated my birthday here. The first time I dined here was on my birthday, 6 years ago. The food, service and atmosphere is still great. I could come here weekly if given the chance. Love it!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I'm glad I got reservations early because it was quiet at 6, but by 7:30 it was pretty loud. The food was delicious and the service was on point. I would go back again for a special occasion or a date!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Make certain you know where Jones Street is located. It's really not hard to find if you don't mind asking and receiving lots of misdirections. It's worth it. We EVEN received a phone call from the restaurant when we were 15 minutes behind schedule and, although we were nearby, we were still given directions just to make sure. Food/Service/Wine List/Martinis!!!! And excellent advice from the wait staff when it came to ordering bottles of both red and white. Martinis were delectable: cold and smooth. Couldn't have asked for more; the theater we were attending was around the corner! Dlorah"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great vibe, wonderful, interesting food and friendly, warm staff. A hidden gem! Also helps that it doesn't break the bank. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food here was delicious. Duck meatballs, mussel salad, char, hanger steak, cheesecake... all amazing. The service was good, but nothing spectacular. No complaints."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Creative cuisine, excellently executed and beautifully presented. The setting can get noisy but the outstanding food makes it worth it."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Perilla is a small, unpretentious gem. The service was fantastic, the wine list interesting, and both of our appetizers and entrees were very good."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was my second time here and I was not disappointed. The food is fantastic, portion sizes just write, dishes are creative, and the wines pair perfectly. Gourmet dining with no attitude. One of the very best that NY has to offer. We will go back again!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Perilla is on the very quiet Jones St in Greenwich Village - you have to know to look for it to find it, but it's worth the search. We enjoyed the catfish and duck meatballs for appetizers - the latter were truly excellent. Two of us had the pork chop, which was juicy but not underdone, and one had the cod - also much enjoyed. The risotto side dish was a great addition to the meal as well. I had a stout from Evil Twin Brewing Co - a great brew that I really need to drink more of. We're definitely coming back."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great food, knowledgeable and friendly staff. We opted for the taster menu plus wines taken from the main menu and each course was amazing and the wine coupling were excellent."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I tried out Perilla for brunch and was very impressed by the lamb meatballs with cous cous and labneh. It was perfectly paired with a delicious tempranillo wine. Great flavors, pleasant wait staff, and an appealing decor encouraged me to come back for dinner. It was another great meal. For appetizers, the cucumber salad was wonderful, as were the duck meatballs. I went with the duck entree...wonderful in a light brown sugar glaze, and my boyfriend had a hearty perfectly cooked smokey pork chop. I will be back :-)"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We had dined at Perilla for brunch a few years back and decided to return again for Sunday brunch for Father's Day. We had a very enjoyable experience, and would like to try the dinner menu the next time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A group of my girlfriends, all foodies and healthy eaters, and I went here on a Friday night and REALLY enjoyed ourselves. Its on a quiet street, kind of like a hidden gem on a residential block. The booths are ideal for groups and the ambiance was great. Delicious and original flavors in both their drink and food menus. Would love to come back again. Only complaint- it was a little muggy in the restaurant. I was sweating a bit through dinner! They definitely needed some fans or higher AC!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Perilla is a lovely restaurant tucked into a small street in Greenwich Village with amazing food and lovely ambience. It was our second experience at the restaurant and it could not have been more wonderful. From the cocktails and wine to the extraordinary menu items, everything was fabulous. And everyone in Perilla is friendly and accommodating, doing it all for the pleasure of their guests. There are many, many good restaurants in New York but Perilla is a rare gem which no one should miss!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Truly splendid meal with careful preparations and great flavors. Everything we ordered (duck meatballs, oysters, pork chop and salmon) was done perfectly and delicious. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Who said that you can't go home again? My wife and I visited the restaurant for the first time in late April, returned with a friend the first week in June and look forward to our third and many future visits in the very near future. Jamie Steinberg manages Perilla in a warm customer centered, thoughtful and accommodating manner which has transferred seamlessly to the entire wait staff."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Food is always fabulous and the service always excellent. Once again though, the dessert menu did not excite and of us."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Loved food. Very friendly. Waiter just perfect. A bit cramped and a bit too loud. But, man, the food!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The food and the service were outstanding. The noise level was a little high but tolerable. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening!! The seating was very comfortable. The wait staff were superlative!! We would recommend this to anyone."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Excellent. Great food all around. Mussel salad starter was creative and well-prepared. Chicken and duck entrees had excellent, distinct flavors that wore well over the course of the meal. Basil ice cream and raspberry doughnuts were fun way to end the evening. Suggested wine pairing was outstanding. Service was excellent was beginning to end, including the seamless transition between waitresses as one's shift ended. The neighborhood has so many restaurants that we rarely make return visits. But I guarantee we will be back to Perilla."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for a special date night and the food was spectacular! We did the regular tasting menu and paired with a bottle of white recommended by our server. The food was so creative and perfectly prepared. We were so impressed! We loved our experience here and will be back at some point."
    Dined on 5/25/2014