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Perry Street Brasserie
Perry Street Brasserie

Perry Street Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://perrystreetbrasserie.com
  • Phone: (815) 777-3773
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Dowe
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Perry Street Brasserie is an intimate dining room that seats up to 40 guests.
    You can book the restaurant for a private party, special menus, your favorite wines and minimum required revenues are available from our chef/owner.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Perry Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Perry Street Brasserie
WINNER OF OPEN TABLE'S TOP 100 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.
"THE BEST LITTLE RESTAURANT IN GALENA"
The Perry Street Brasserie is located in an 1836 historic building and offers casual, fine dining in an intimate setting.
European gold-medal winning Master Chef Steve Dowe has cooked for The Beatles, European Royalty and Movie and Sports personalities.
His imaginative international menu changes monthly and uses organic and local ingredients when available.
The Perry Street Brasserie is the only restaurant in Galena to receive high praise from The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, USA Today, and Money Magazine, to name a few.
The Restaurant is also available for private parties up to 40 guests.
Reservations requested.
FEATURING 100% CERTIFIED ORGANIC ACROAMA SEASONING BLENDS CREATED BY CHEF STEVE. Visit www.acroamablends.com
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Diner Reviews
  • "The sous chef was called in to cook on Friday night as the chef was unable to work. The sous chef did a fine job with my St Lucia special (scallop, shrimp and lobster served in a yellow curry broth). My husband enjoyed his kobe steak with foie gras and duck sausage. We started with the appetizer sampler and ended with the carrot cake dessert. Everything was very good except dessert. The cake had more spice than I would expect in a carry cake, and the frosting was more of a buttercream than cream cheese, which I would have preferred. The cocktails were creative and the wine list was diverse. Overall, a solid choice for dinner."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Fantastic service! All servers were friendly, well informed about the menu, attentive but not intrusive. Food what very good - what I'd expect at $30+ entrees. Wine service needs improvement. I would expect glasses of at least Riedel restaurant grade and what I got was Libby style glassware. Wine filled to the rim on white flutes and over halfway on red wines. No possibility to swirl! Time to upgrade!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Eating at Perry St. has become a must do every time we visit Galena. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Did not care for the breaded salmon, never had salmon that was breaded before. Did not choose another dish because many were served in a sauce on top of rice, etc. My husband and I both like items separate with no sauce. Caesar salad was limp. Ambiance was nice and staff was very friendly, but I personally did not care for menu options and service was a bit slow."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It is a definite place to dine when in Galena. Our first visit was last year and knew we would return this year on our vacation. Great menu with something for everyone and all delicious. We would definitely return again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our latest dining experience was wonderful. The restaurant is charming, the service professional and friendly. Chef Steve is always putting a new twist on the preparation of staples like filets of beef, pork chops, tuna and vegetarian dishes. Wednesday night the special was Cobia from the Gulf. My husband and I thought we were in Florida not the Midwest. Desserts are fantastic and there is something for chocolate lovers or those who want just something sweet to end the experience. The Creme Brûlée will make you want to return to Galena as soon as possible! This restaurant is a "must go to" for those who love to dine."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Well worth the time and the money! We had an exquisite meal and the Chef took the time to come out and talk with us afterwards and share a glass a wine. Wonderful touch!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This restaurant was delightful and intimate . The veal franchise was tender and flavorful. The special for the evening had tender scallops that were cooked perfectly. The desserts are delicious especially the Banoffee. The staff was welcoming and accommodating."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "What a gem! We are frequently in Galena and never new about it, so we were very surprised to learn they had been there for 16 years! The food was way beyond the rest of the area, gourmet standard and carefully prepared from selected natural ingredients. Highly recommmended!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This place was special. Matthew greeted us and talked to us at our table. The food was wonderful, with a menu that changes monthly in keeping with the seasons. The wine list was good, with a recommended Hilary Goldschmidt Cab that was easy to drink and reasonably priced. The best was yet to come when Steve the chef and owner joined us to talk about their signature dessert. It was chocolate and fabulous adorned with a beautiful chocolate butterfly. I won't say anything more so the surprise isn't ruined. Save room! Steve lingered with us and talked wine, whiskey and cognac for almost an hour. What a lovely man as was his son Matthew. We were there on a Friday night, Saturday was sold out! Book a trip to Galena just to go to Perry Street."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants I have ever experienced. Top notch service and Steve is an amazing chef with warm humor and wonderful stories to top off an amazing evening. From the soup to the dessert, all was a mouth watering, firing of taste buds with each bite. The steak and the seafood special made you want to try the entire menu. Wonderful !!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The meal were fabulous and well presented. It is a quaint little restaurant with special touches that make your experience wonderful. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants a extraordinary fine dining experience. The staff was friendly and provided good service. Go check it out today."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our second visit and it was just as special as the first. Will be back very soon."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Outstanding food, wine list and ambiance. Would recommend to anyone who loves international cuisine."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Our visit to the Perry St Brasserie was an incredible experience and perhaps one of the best anniversary dinners we have ever had! Matthew and Stephen were wonderful hosts and made us feel like we were the only people in the restaurant. Very personable service with an informal touch that made us feel very much at home. The food was tremendous, had St Lucia (lobster, scallops, shrimp with medium spicy curry) and it was outstanding. Also had red snapper with goat cheese topping. Truly amazing and delightful! And the chocolate "balloon" dessert, sorry Matthew I don't remember what it was called, was like nothing we have ever experienced before! Again it was tremendous!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food was exquisite, the service was outstanding, and the ambience was romantic renaissance. Probably the best fine dining in Galena."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Always a favorite in Galena, enjoy the variety of menu items"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Excellent preparation and presentation. Iowa pork is an outstanding dish. This is a small space but seating is not crowded. The brasses add an interesting touch to the ambiance and are interesting on their own. Galena has a number of very good eateries but put this down as a must. Outstanding service. Their is much here to enjoy. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My husband and I come to the Perry street Brasserie as often as we can. The food is exceptional! Certainly, the best in Galena and maybe in the Chicagoland area! Since reservations are often necessary, I loved how I could go online to secure a date and time. The Brasserie NEVER disappoints; ) !"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I am often disappointed when I eat out because I cook well at home. Not so, at Penny Street Brasserie, my meal was excellent. Everything, from the olive oil, Parmesan cheese and oregano for bread dipping, to my entree then dessert was wonderful. I'm usually pleased if at least one course is satisfactory, when eating out, this time I was overjoyed. Many thanks, we will be back when we visit Galena again. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I come here every time I am in Galena. The food is outstanding as well as the desserts. Menus is varied and creative and presentation beautiful. Service is excellent and friendly. You will want to come back again and again!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Without a doubt, our favorite place to dine. The food is fabulous, the service superb, the wine list extensive, and the chef a delight!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Such a lovely place! Wonderful service. Loved the lamb!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Seriously, this restaurant is a treasure. The chef - Steve - obviously enjoys what he is creating and loves to talk about it. Ask about the chocolate desserts. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The best steak I've ever had. Everything was absolutely delicious. The pecan crusted potatoes were phenomenal. You have to try the chocolate cup. Omg. Outstanding food. A little pricey, but worth it. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was outstanding and service was very good. The Prime Veal and the smoked Iowa Chop were to die for. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The wait staff was very attentive and the food was divine. We had the Saint Lucia special and the veal, goat cheese, and prosciutto entree. They were both excellent, piping hot, and left us full but we managed to find room for the tres leeches cake! Amazing!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Perry Street has a distinctive style. The ingredients are fresh and very well prepared. The bread basket is wonderful with the olive oil dipping blend. Each dish has a unique grain mix that just works with whatever protein it's pared with. I had the St.Lucien special with scallops, shrimp, lobster in a coconut milk and curry broth and couldn't stop from finishing it, even though that meant giving up dessert! My husband had the steak and mentioned that the horseradish butter was very subtle. The big surprise was the amazing nut crusted potato croquette... So creamy and delicious. A must have. We enjoyed every bite of our meal - this restaurant is extremely consistent and producing a high quality product that is totally worth the price."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had never been to Perry Street Brasserie even though we have been to Galena many times. Our daughter ate there with her fiance a few months ago and LOVED it so she took me and my husband there. The menu selections were very good. My husband had the lamb special and he said it was the best he has ever had. My daughter had the seafood special which she had the last time she was there and hers was so spicy she couldn't eat it even though she told the waitress mild. My pork chop was a little tough and spicy too. The dessert choices were limited to mostly chocolate, whipped cream, mouse type selections......not so good for someone who is lactose intolerant. We will try it again as even a great restaurant has an off night every now and then."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had one of our best meals ever -- you wouldn't find anything better in Chicago or NYC. Seafood was done to perfection. Service was delightful. We had a wonderful evening. It's worth a trip to Galena just to dine here."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants in Galena. We try to get there at least a couple times a year for special occasions. They also have great specialty dinners throughout the year (wine pairings, Scottish dinner, etc). Great times with good friends."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "we had our after wedding dinner there and it was so charming and romantic. we were pampered and the food was fantastic. they made a special dessert just for us! can't wait to go back!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service was amazing - we even got to talk to the chef/owner, who gave us contact information in case we wanted to know more about any recipe we had tasted. The lamb we shared was cooked to perfect. The best part about the meal, however, had to be the dessert. The chocolate cup was not to be believed - layers dark, milk and white chocolate mousse in a beautiful chocolate egg? Divine."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Highly recommend this beautiful restaurant. The food is amazing and the service awesome. The desserts were unbelievable. Compliments to the chef and wait staff."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We have dined frequently all over the U.S. as well as Europe and quite honestly we are hard to please. The experience was excellent and we would recommend Perry Street Brasserie to anyone looking for a fine dining experience. It is obvious that the owners are "really" involved in the business, and it shows. Far and away this is the finest dining in Galena, and I would dare to say the finest that we have experienced in the mid west. On the negative side, the dining room is small so you won't get an intimate setting. However the ambiance is very unique and it is tastefully decorated. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Dinner was excellent. Dessert was heavenly. Our server was very attentive but not pesty. Restaurant is somewhat small so would definitely recommend a reservation which is what I did."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We look forward to going to Galena every winter and one of those reasons is for Perry Street! The St Lucia is one of my all time favorite dishes. We also had the ribeye and it was the best ribeye that I have ever tasted. Unbelievable! Thank you for another great meal!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We loved our experience at Perry Street Brasserie. It is a small and intimate restaurant and the staff were very enthusiastic and truly seemed to love the food and what they do. I had their vegan entree (stuffed zucchini), which I was slightly apprehensive about, but it was absolutely delicious. The enthusiasm and kindness of the people here is definitely reflected in the food."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Small, noisy and a little hard to find but worth the effort. The menu is amazing and the food's even better. Informative and enchanting to see and learn about the Medievil Brass. A wonderful Dining Experience that will recalled fondly."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was our group's 7th time eating here and Perry St. has yet to disappoint us. Everything was amazing as always from drinks to apps to entrees to desserts. Our group's favorite side dish is still the pecan encrusted potato croquettes. The duck & quail entree was a hit with my wife. Chef Steve and staff have been amazing with every single visit. I truly cannot say enough great things about this restaurant. It's located on a side street (Perry St.) so it probably doesn't get recognized enough. If this restaurant was located anywhere near a larger Metropolitan area you would have a hard time getting a seat any night of the week. When dining in Galena, make sure you get a reservation here. It may be the greatest meal you've ever had."
    Dined on 2/22/2014