Amazing food- #1 Restaurant in NYC!
Per se was the best restaurant we ate at during our stay in NYC. Every dish tasted amazing and they were all presented impeccably. The staff are all accommodating and are knowledgeable.
Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves good food!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great experience
My mother and I decided to combine the celebration of my birthday and Mother's Day at Per se, it was an excellent experience from start to end.
We were very pampered by the wait staff, and they were very knowledgeable, we had a few questions about the food, they were able to answer on spot without having to check with the kitchen.
The one thing I wish I had known before I went was that the Tasting Menu came with petit fours and chocolates and a lot of other delicate desserts. By the end of it we even have to turn down a few wonderful offers since there is such thing as too many good things. Next time I'd go at lunch hour and opt for fewer dishes in order to sample the desserts properly.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pricey? - yes
Amazing? - yes
Worth it? - absolutely!
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made a special occasion even more special and memorable
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Remarqable cpmbibation of flavours and fantastic way of serving. Definitly worth a trip!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top of the Line
We were greeted and when we gave our name there was already someone assigned to bring us to the table. No looking it up in a book. Very attentive staff and down to earth but not overbearing. Head waiter already knew of our food allergies as we had told them when confirming reservations. Never felt rushed. Can get very expensive if you opt for the various supplements. Wine list is on an iPad and is 175 pages that range from a $75 half bottle to a $30,000 bottle. Be careful but do go there at least once. Superb!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
As usual, Per Se was superb. Monotonous, isn't it?
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant gave me joy
The restaurant gave me joy again as my guest tells me that it is the best meal of her life. The food is so far superior to any other restaurant in New York City .Ditto the service.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's wonderful and I'm going to bring my family next time.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful experience. Would
Wonderful experience. Would be nice to offer black napkins.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good as advertised !
Many times when a place is as expensive as Per Se and the hype is as grand as it is here the meal is a disappointment. Not the case here. Every aspect of the meal was perfect. SErvice was special and we left and continue to say what an experience. Do it if only once.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
in for a treat
ambience very calming, staff attentive and down to earth, food amazing, air quality very pure, lots of surprises beyond what is ordered on the menu. a theatrical experience for 2 - 2 1/2 hour lunch for a special occasion.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not my usual scene
My friend and I treated ourselves for lunch at Per Se on a Sunday. My friend had heard that the staff was snobby however we were thrilled with how friendly they were without being invasive.
We had the 5 course Chef's Menu prix fixe. I think the menu varies slightly from day-to-day but if you ever see lamb on the menu, do not hesitate. It is the best thing I've ever put in my mouth. For the sake of the character limit I will say that the food will speak for itself if you do got Per Se. The price already includes gratuity however I'm sure you will want to tip extra. The service, presentation and timing between courses are impeccable.
I will be going again for dinner and take a stab at the wine list.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good, but not surprisingly good
Have heard recommendations about Per Se for million times. Finally tried it out myself, with couple friends.The service is outstanding! And we were lucky to be seated next to the window, and had a breathtaking view of Columbus Circle and central park.
However, I have to say the food was below my expectation. Not saying it's bad, it's certainly very good and tasty, way beyond common french restaurant out there. But I'm not surprised with any of the dishes.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must to dine at when visiting NY
I would definitely recommend Per Se to anyone who appreciates fine dining and VIP treatment.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an amazing meal. Service was incredible. Choreographed like I've never seen. The menu was incredible.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The chef is an artist and a culinary genius. Excellent food, beautiful presentation, top notch service (unobtrusive, yet always present the second you need something. Expensive, but well worth it.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was terrified because I
I was terrified because I had such high expectations that I would leave disappointed, but the meal succeeded my guests and my expectations. Every course was thoughtfully created and beautifully presented. The service was flawless. A truly unforgettable experience.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
What you expect from Thomas Keller
Beautiful views, tres modern decor, tables spaced very far apart, fabulous wait service but all of that pales in comparison to the food. Did the 9 course tasting menu and loved every minute of it. If money's no object, you love creative and delicious food, and want a wonderful dining experience, this is your place. Not a weekly affair for the typical diner, but for a real treat, this is the spot.
7/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had forgotten how special Per Se is as we aren't too good at booking a month in advance. When I realized they were open for lunch, it opened more possibilities for a reservation and we will try to reserve more often now.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique dining experience
Intensely flavorful, creative, and beautifully presented dishes in a quietly elegant setting. The service was perfect--we felt as though we had our own personal professional waitstaff. The sommelier made great recommendations for our wine pairings. Don't complain about the price: dinner is prix fixe, gratuity included, and clearly noted on the menu and website. Know what you’re in for, and then don’t think about it. For a unique experience, it’s well worth the price.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top 5 NYC restaurants
.Risotto with truffles was outstanding as was the fois gras , rack of lamb, Eleven Madison is more fun, more creative, and a more entertaining experience and the food was as tasty. The servers were more informed at EM and made the over all experience one I would repeat there, but probably not at Per Se. In addition, I spent $500 more at Per Se.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience
Eclectic and original food choices; outstanding presentation.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fabulous meal, followed by three desserts, followed by three kinds of small sweets, followed by your choice of chocolates, with a bag full of cookies and chocolates as you go out the door. That may be a bit of overkill. All those confections kind of obliterate the wonderful sensations of the earlier courses.
8/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful experience,
We had a wonderful experience, the service, the food was incredible, and the view was great.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I think the restaurant is overprice for the food offered. They suggested to many wines for the meal we were having
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
All that and more....
Easily a contender for best restaurant in Manhattan right now. The whole package is what makes Per Se so special - food is wonderful, especially the amuse boches courses, service is top notch and the view is straight out of a Hollywood movie. The one caveat is that having the best is not cheap, with the wine prices in particular a bigger mark up than what you would see even in other comparable fine dining places. That being said, sitting at a table that overlooks Columbus Circle and eating delicious food provided by New York City's most gracious staff is a far more enjoyable way to spend a mortgage payment than sending it off to a bank.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Indeed, really nice dishes. One of the best in years.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
No complaints, very attentive service. Food had great balance and good selection of proteins.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
There simply are not enough stars to rate Per Se!! Thank you Tyler for delivering one moment after the next.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best lunch of my life, so far..
I 'watched' the reservations for Per Se via Open Table for nearly 3 weeks, refreshing my browser every 15 minutes, before a table opened up within my window of opportunity. The experience was superb on so many levels it is impossible to fully describe in just 700 characters. Dining at Per Se is not just about the food, it is about the way you are shown to your table, the amazing artwork on the rear wall, the incredible flower arrangements, the crispness of the linen and the quality of the crockery and cutlery. The waiting staff, sommelier and indeed the other diners were a pleasure to watch and interact with as the meal unfolded, layer upon layer of excellence. An experience I hope to repeat next time I'm in New York.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
A truly memorable meal. The
A truly memorable meal. The food was truly outstanding, and it was served by a very attentive staff. One has to plan a lot of time, however, because the 9 courses took more than 3 hours.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
An experience we will never forget!
We went to Per Se for my son's graduation from the Culinary Institute of America and 20th birthday celebration. It was the most incredible experience we have ever had. From the moment we walked in we were treated like royalty, I have never experienced anything like it. The food was fantastic to say the least, beautiful, and delicious. What was so incredible was the service, and the way they made us feel like we were the most important people in the world. It was an experience we will never forget. If you enjoy fine dining at it's best, this should definitely be at the top of your bucket list.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about this resturant is beautiful, elegant and special. Every detail from the salt to the napkins is top notch one of the best dining experience I've ever had. Would definitely return and recommend. The view is beautiful and they make you feel special. Had a fabulous birthday lunch.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great introduction to fine dining
Service staff were outstanding.
The food truly memorable.
And this was all delivered for a great price.
A must do.
New York is spoilt for options, and Per Se is one of the finest of these.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the world's best
Inventive cuisine, flawless execution, friendly staff, dazzling setting. They get it all right. A perfect experience.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I mean it Per Se. its just one of the restaurants in NYC that you have to go.
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Almost perfect Per Se
We got our table a week before trough OpenTable with no hassle, Just be flexible with time
We had lunch and were the first at 11:30 and had the staff ready and fresh all to ourselve. The iPad drink list can be daunting for non foodies but the sommelier is ready to help.
The food was amazing, closer to performance art than food, the service impeccable and zen like ambiance with excellent view of the park.
The two only dishes that were not up to Per Se standards were the lobster (over cooked and rubbery) and the lamb (hard and stringy), the rest just perfection up to the last piece of macaroon and chocolate they bring at the end (request to take them with you if you are full for a latter treat)
Just a wonderful experience.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every small detail...amazing!
I enjoyed every moment of dinner at Per Se. The service was outstanding with perfect timing. The food was one of the best meals I've had. Each dish on the chef's tasting menu was cooked to perfection with a pleasing presentation and left all of us at the table wanting more. I just wish I had had more room for the many awesome desserts! I would love to have tried ALL the chocolates. The tiny macaroons -- delicious. The mint chocolate ice cream with lime-flavored marshmallow was superb. I especially loved the oyster dish, but the lobster and lamb were good, too. So much to like; nothing to complain about. I would recommend highly to anyone who enjoys fine dining. The view of Central Park at Columbus Circle was lovely at night.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been going to Per Se
We've been going to Per Se once a year for 3 years in a row now. We always look forward to the Oysters and Pearls, so we appreciate that it's a permanent feature on the menu. The food is always out of this world. The service is very friendly, but also depends on who you get.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best place in NYC.
The problem with writing a perfect review - is a deep fear that this place will now become impossible to get into via Open Table.
But the truth is... this is the best place for a special occasion in NYC (food, scenery, staff...) A+ all around.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Dining Experience
I managed to get a late booking at Per Se 2 days before I arrived in NYC. Other than getting lost trying to find the right elevator to reach the restaurant, the entire night went flawlessly. Thoughtful and unintrusive service complemented the fine food on offer. 'Oysters and pearls' are world famous for a reason and plates after plates of dessert in particular absolutely blew all of us away! The view out the window facing south was absolutely amazing too. I felt a little sorry that we had to leave but it was 2 in the morning.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Per Se remains a wonderful - very professional place. I will say - I have dined here a handful of times and my last visit was my least favorite. The menu was ever so slightly too sweet in too many non-dessert courses. Something was slightly off with the service. Still wouldn't stop me from returning.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
International Star Quality
Definitively one of the best digning experiences we have ever had anywhere in the World.
The menu was creative, decorative, but most importantly very, very tasty.
Modern and inventive, but very still classy and classic. Phaenomenal winelist. Super service.
Probably still the best restaurant in New York
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Per Se.Per chance to dream
Delightful people serving culinary sophistication with theatrical flair.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wasnt really worth all the hype
The food was above average, but not that great. For the price, you would think that there wouldnt be any supplemental fee on the items, but almost half of the items had supplemental fee. We had the truffle risotto which had $175 supplemental fee, we had to return and get a fresh one because of the saltiness. The service was excellent but I wont be coming back.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine dining treat
If you really want to treat yourself to a very special experience this would be my pick in NYC. I'm Gluten Free and the restaurant really went out of its way to accommodate my needs. I even had a SELECTION of bread to choose from. Those with the allergy will understand why this is so special. We had the full tasting menu. One tip - don't eat anything before. If you are going for lunch, don't eat breakfast. If you are going to diner have only a light Breakfast. You will regret not leaving enough room for everything on offer. Including any amount of hand made chocolates. I could only squeeze 2! Save your pennies and skip christmas. This is better than christmas for a food lover.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is just amazing, I have
This is just amazing, I have never got disappointed by Per Se, great food, great service. Just the #1 restaurant in the city.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food preparations, outstanding service, overpriced wine list.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM