Per Se
Per Se

Per Se

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.perseny.com/
  • Phone: 2128239335x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday - Sunday: 11:30am - 1:30pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Keller
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: No
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 60th Street
  • Public Transit: 1,A,C,B & D to 59th Street Columbus Circle
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Public Lots nearby and street parking is also available.
A word from Per Se
Per Se, the much-anticipated restaurant from renowned chef Thomas Keller, debuted in February 2004 in the Time Warner Center complex at Columbus Circle. With striking views of Columbus Circle and Central Park, the dining room is a rare blend of open space and easy intimacy, discreet drama and understated luxury. Offering a 64-seat dining room, a 10-seat private dining room, a lounge, a bar and wine cellar, all presented in a palette of warm neutrals and natural elements, Per Se will refine and redefine the dining experience.



For dinner, Per Se offers two prix fixe tasting menus for $310; a 9 course Tasting of Seasonal Vegetables or the 9 course Chef’s Tasting Menu, which changes daily. We also offer a five, seven and nine-course menu during lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for $205, $245 and $310 respectively.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Per Se reviews from OpenTable diners
121 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (102)romantic (80)scenic view (77)fit for foodies (75)notable wine list (72)hot spot (18)great for lunch (16)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Unforgettable experience
    exoticvibe
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    PER SE was all about the customer and making you feel special. I brought my 2 kids and did not regret spending that much on their meals. I would definitely go back when i visit new york again. Love love love this restaurant.
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    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lifetime experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    My friends and I were in NYC to celebrate a very special event. We happened to get a last minute reservation to Per Se. We were excited. We would be blown away. The food, ambience and entire experience was out of this world! It was a special night made extraordinary by Per Se!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Lunch at Per Se
    live2eat
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We wanted to experience a 3 Michelin Star restaurant. Per Se did not disappoint. Not only was the food outstanding but the service and the view of Central Park completed the package. Staff were very knowledgeable about the food they were serving. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant, the staff were very friendly and attentive. The staff worked as a team and we love how the food were served with great coordination. We were very full after the Chef Tasting menu. We enjoyed every dish but there are several that we wished we had more, Cheese Balls, Salmon Cone, Scallops, Fois Gras, Pekin Duck and oh the coffee and the donuts.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • deserves its reputation
    michealinVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    One of the best dining experiences in the world, hands down. Stellar service, amazing food -- it's the classy, yankee cousin of French Laundry out in California. Don't miss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Impecible
    Noisy
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    A terrific experience. sophisticated food, first rate service, peacefull setting. The only issue is being torn between flying to Hawaii and enjoying a burger on the beach versus one meal at Per Se...a bit pricey, but worth it if you're not on a budget.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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  • Great Experience!
    djennbrownsVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was my 3rd time here. I loved everything except for the cappuccino, which tasted different from last time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    RMF1
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    It was awesome, the food, service, wine list and the desserts are amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Superb
    BradVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We dined at Per Se for lunch and did the 7 course Chef's tasting menu. We were all absolutely blown away. Everything about the experience was five star from the service to the food and ambiance. Even my 17 year old sister who can be a somewhat "picky eater" enjoyed everything. If you are a serious "foodie" Per Se is a must when in NYC!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a fantastic moment
    PeuCau
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    It was a fantastic moment. My wife and I heard about Per se and decided to go. The food and the service is really outstanding. We will recommend it to all of our friends.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth it
    BearGroove
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We were really fortunate to get a table only 2 days in advance. The sole complaint was that one or two courses (out of nine, not counting amuse-bouches and extra desserts) lacked direction and didn't really thrill us. That aside, the rest was exquisite, as was the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnifique!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Per Se is simply the " most ultimate dining experience" in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!! Service is ROYAL!! The Chef's Sampling Menu is SPECTACULAR and OUTSTANDING!! Ambiance is SLEEK yet SOPHISTICATED!! WOW is all that one can say!! Thank you for a magnificent evening and a most memorable culinary delight! Can't wait to come back!! Thank you Open Table for the accessibility!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • PaulVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    it is impossible that Per Se has only a 28 rating for food. The Zagat reviewer must have had a cold or a tongue injury on the day of tasting. 28 for food is a dream for most restaurants, but it is an understatement for Per Se. In addition, if Zagat is "shy" about giving a 30 for service to any establishment, why not a 29.9 for Per Se's service?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    dglwriter
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    One of the world's great restaurants. Exquisite service, fantastic food, and a lovely view of Central Park. Very expensive, (the prix fixe can quickly double depending on which "supplements" you choose), and not the kind of place you would visit on a weekly basis, (you will feel sated for a couple of days afterwards), but for that special occasion, there is no better choice in New York City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 68 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 819 reviews are from the Per Se reviews archive.
  • Picture perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The complexities of tastes and textures were enhanced by the beauty of each plate, each of which deserved its own framed photo. Wait staff were not only knowledgable but very friendly and helpful. Comfortable Pacing of the meal added to the pleasant ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    For those who would want to come to Per Se, they know what Per Se is and what they will get. They know they food, they come because they want to food. Overall it's worth the money. Service is greatly included and they remind you of this multiple times on the menu, check, credit card slip ,etc. The service is impeccable. I went for lunch and still had the 9 course tasting menu. Totally worth it. Would love to do the splurge monthly but obviously that's overkill. Plan to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Lovely Dinner
    Krystal1028
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We had a wonderful night at Per Se I loved loved loved oysters w pearls dish. The array of subsequent plates did not disappoint. I was so full at the end of the night could not possibly imagine eating another dish and then the parade of deserts poured in lol. They were thoughtful enough bring out special anniversary desert
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what to expect
    jigsaw
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    from a 3 Michelin stars restaurant? Per Se has been the best 3 stars we've dined in so far. Outstanding food presentation and quality, great service, elegant ambience and spectacular views over Columbus Circle and Central Park.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Skip the lamb
    nycfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    For such a high caliber restaurant, the tasty but TOUGH lamb was a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dreamy lunch
    weihung
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This is the first time I visited Per Se. Outstanding waitress service and outstanding food. Pair with few wines and it is heavenly taste. Would definitely come back with the one again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Per Se vs French Laundry
    Foodie2014VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Both are amazing! One embodies wine country chic and the other an inredible Central Park view. The food is equally magnificent (blindfolded one can't tell the difference) as are the wines. Pricy but equal to the great 3 stars of Europe. A must for ones bucket list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining Experience of a Lifetime
    Deesyl2008VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We went to per se to celebrate my graduation from graduate school with my second masters degree. The dining experience was one I will never forget. The personalized menu was a wonderful surprise, as was the special dessert with the chocolate cap. It was amazing!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • graduation
    SpecialOccasions
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Starting with the very pleasant reservationists, who made it so easy to make changes to our reservation, we knew this was going to be special. Nice personal touch by adding a congratulatory note, with names, on the top of your table's menus. The food is fabulous and just the right amount. By the end of the meal, with its 9 courses of small servings, you debate whether you can fit dessert, but you know must have it because you know it will be great. The anticipation of each guest's changing needs makes your celebration even more special. Per Se is truly a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • At the top
    JandA
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife and I are confessed foodies, and our careers and vacations have allowed us to eat in great establishments all over the world. My father was a Sheraton (now Starwood) VP and I grew up in the business - I know good food and wine. Our all time top meal was in the early 90's at Joel Robuchon's Le Jamin in Paris, which is legendary and revered. Per Se is in that league.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • 1st time at Per Se
    FoodieZhangVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I had heard a lot of good things about Per Se, so my husband and I decided to try it. We dine at a lot of restaurants, so wanted to see what the hype was. We were seated on the upper level at a nice table. The service was excellent. Our waitress was very kind and tried to make sure we enjoyed every course. As for the good, I was expecting more. I honestly only enjoyed the pearls and oyster and the lobster dish. I felt the lamb was a little too rare and was almost too full to take a bite. I also thought that having buffalo cheese towards the end was strange. It was a very strong taste and I couldn't keep eating it. The desserts were nothing too exciting. But there were a lot! I really did enjoy the experience, great ambience!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent food and service but 310 for a tasting menu is too high in a citu that offers extraordinary tasting menues at 140
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Fabulous!
    MeredithVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Killer view; there is always something to look at this prime vantage point. But for the lamb rib being slightly over cooked (our bad, because we neglected to tell the waiter that we like our lamb rare) the food was amazing! Absolutely order the duck, if it is on the menu. Foie gras superb. The food presentation was magnificent and not intimidating. I'm not a huge sweet fan, but the desserts were just the right size and delicious little treats. However, one of the most appreciated aspects of the meal, was the service. Nice, approachable, not condescending, informative and discreet. Truly a special experience that is "priceless".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a view
    Gabrielaqf
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Wonderful view and food !! We will definetely be back !
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Moonfriend
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    An outstanding fine dining experience. From the time we entered through the blue doors to the time we left it was very special. We had a table with a very nice view and the food and service was outstanding. The food treats just kept on coming.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • A rare treat
    chefjgyoung
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We flew halfway around the world to experience for a special dining experience, and Per Se did not disappoint. From the time you enter the restaurant and when you leave, you feel taken care of. Their service staff was friendly, attentive and interacts with you with just enough small conversations. We had lunch and the seven course set menu was just enough to fill us to our hearts delight. The 100 Day Dry Aged Snake River Farm's Beef was the best beef we have ever tasted so far. They also offered to take us back to the kitchen for a short tour and meet the kitchen staff. Impressive small, clean, quiet and well organized kitchen as can be expected of any Thomas Keller Restaurant. Thank you Per Se for a truly wonderful dining experience
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    MsMoS
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Per Se is a luxury indulgence. Amazing food and service. Perfection at every level. It's a quiet, well spaced out dining room with a beautiful view. Unfortunately there were loud, foul mouthed business men congratulating themselves on their latest deal beside us. Not the restaurant's fault, but I suspect it's not that unusual.
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    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Scenic View
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sehr geiles Essen !!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Wir waren das erste mal dort und das Essen ist unglaublich.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Again a great experience
    Gerhard
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Once a year when we are in New York we dine at Per Se. Again it was a wonderful experience. The food was phantastic, especially all vegetables. Service is great, not importunate but very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food not as good as Daniel's
    Jack
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food not as good as Daniel's and Lê bernardin's and Brooklyn fare and per Se price is like twice as those not too worth will not go again
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    diningaddict
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Booked per se, bernadin and eleven madison park for the last NY trip and expected all to be at the same level, was terribly disappointed with per se. The food itself was too salty in general and not memorable in flavours, waiters showed rudeness when criticized (although there was a few that was very friendly, the 2 rude waiters tending to our table just dragged it down), food was overpriced (around double the other fine dining restaurants). They didn't have a proper wine pairing but they chose a few half-bottles that went throughout the dinner. food plus wine ended up being about 700 dollars per person. Also, not a fan of how they include the service in the price without breaking it down, and just wrote 'service included'. so tricky!
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    scenic view
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  • Despite all the hype, we really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Despite all the hype, we really had no specific expectations except it would be a treat to dine here - and it was. Food was incredible with such intense flavors and unexpected combinations; each successive course amazingly better than the last one. I am not a steak person but the beef course was my absolute favorite, perfectly seasoned and medium-rare with a morrel I've never had the pleasure to eat before. Least favorite was the cheese course of goat "cheesecake" as the texture was not to my liking. Service is the best I've ever experienced, better than French Laundry, tho that was 14 years ago. Wine suggestions were on point, enhancing the dishes very well. Overall, a wonderful and memorable dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menus, thing of the past...
    fantastic
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Compared to Bouchon, where I have had several excellent meals, Per se was a bit of a let down. While everything was well cooked, carefully prepared and beautifully presented, the overall impression left on me was one of lack of clarity. I think in general, having had several "less than" experiences with tasting menus, that at least for me, tasting menus are just not the way to go. Too many different foods that do not digest well together. I think that the era of the tasting menu is going to be over soon, and that is a good thing...
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  • Let's talk about the service......
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Of course the food was sublime. The view, heaven over earth. But the service....OUTSTANDING! Attentive yet subdued. Quiet and stealth. Serreptitious in a good way. Courteous, warm and connected. These aren't the snobbish, dramatically breathless waiters who describe every morsel on your plate (including it's sourcing) in excruciating, conversation-squelching detail.(a little take home booklet with those details are provided in your goody bag). We had a time constraint. Yes, we were aware it was a 9 course meal. But our wait staff was relaxed and accommodating. The meal was served beautifully and paced perfectly. (Kudos to the kitchen on that as well). Per se feels like you're relaxing with friends while being treated like royalty. Thanks.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My sons birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We had the most amazing dinner at PerSe at my sons birthday in april.We could not have wished for more. There is absolutely nothing but good to say about this evening,and we will be back next time we visit NY.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • The food is just perfect.
    Andrey
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    The food is just perfect. Some dishes were super perfect. Well, how can one judge a 3 star restaurant. I've got no special skill for that. According to my developing taste it all was very enjoyable experience. The location and the view is also something to go for. One might feel uncomfortable if not native speaker, but, I guess, this is another story.
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    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining Heaven
    Patrick
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    One of the true gems of the dining world. In spite of the fabulous food we were made to feel as welcoming and comfortable as a family member. All questions were answered with charm and warmth. A great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.