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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Per Se reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (105)romantic (84)scenic view (79)fit for foodies (78)notable wine list (73)hot spot (18)great for lunch (16)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (10)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Our 40th Anniversary celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/8/2008
    Our 40th Anniversary celebration at Per Se was memorable in every respect. The cuisine was superb, the wine pairings were perfect, service was very cordial and flawless, and the overall ambiance was wonderful. We were particularly impressed with how they went out of their way to accommodate our son-in-law's dietary restrictions. This was our first experience at Per Se, and we look forward to dining there again.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Exquisite as usual. No matter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    Exquisite as usual. No matter when we visit Per Se or The French Laundry, we come home and cannot eat for weeks as our usual haunts. Mr. Keller's incredible attention to detail is seen everywhere. Dining at his restaurants is a spiritual experience which I say with all sincerity. He would understand that comment very much. Sincerely, Donna Hearn Frydman Highland Beach, Florida 33487
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  • I highly recommend Per Se.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    I highly recommend Per Se. The food was amazing. I would rank it as one of the best meals I've ever had in NYC.
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  • The food and preparation is
    BarbSpizzVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    The food and preparation is so outstanding its hard to even fathom the time and effort that goes into your meal. I could go on and on about the food, BUT, really the staff is was makes this experience so special. Thomas Keller clearly has struck on a philosophy that will be legendary and emulated. I think the website says it best, "we don't want to impress you, we just want to cook for you and make you happy". Well our dining experience left us very, very happy.
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  • Per Se was the ultimate dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/1/2008
    Per Se was the ultimate dining experience. The evening we spent at Per Se was flawless from reception to service to memorable food offerings and preparations. I can't imagine ever having a more exquisite or more satisfying food experience from beginning to end.
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  • Great food, as expected. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    Great food, as expected. I tried the vegetarian menu just for variety, and it was wonderful, with some very memorable dishes. Other diners at my table had the chef's menu, which I sampled. The foie gras was superb. However, what truly left an impression was the excellent service. Particularly impressive was the wonderful way a 12 year old child in our group was treated. She was given a special menu based on her own requests (white truffle risotto, I kid you not), with dishes not found on either the chef's tasting menu or the vegetarian menu. She was also given non-alcoholic champagne and wines, made from unfermented pinot noir and gris from wine regions of note. All in all, an excellent restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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  • This is truly a rare find
    PgiletVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2008
    This is truly a rare find in NYC. If you can get a reservation here you should take it. It is a once in a life time experience. A few notes however: Do not go if you are a picky eater or are on a specific diet, there are only two different prix fix menus (both are excellent). But on the other hand if you have allergies or dietary needs the restaurant is extraordinarily helpful in creating a culinary experience all can enjoy. Just make sure to let them know what those allergies are and they will be happy to make substitutions.
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  • The experience was great but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    The experience was great but the price tag was painful.
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  • Overall a very memorable experience
    444cdh
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    Overall a very memorable experience. The food and service are both outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • It was the meal of a lifetime.
    PAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    It was the meal of a lifetime. The service was seemless and not stuffy. The staff seemed proud of the food. It deserves its rep. I had the 9 course lunch. It seemed like 12 with a creme brulee that was not on the menu and chocolates, and truffles and other fabulous sweetsoncluding chocolate covered hazelnuts that I would have eaten 50 of if I had any room left. I loved every dish.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Stunning. Lives up to its
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Stunning. Lives up to its reputation in every way.
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  • per se is hands down one of
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/19/2008
    per se is hands down one of the finest dining experiences we have ever encountered. We are looking forward to a future visit.
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  • Amazing food. Something you'll
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    Amazing food. Something you'll remember forever unless you aren't the kind of person who can sit through dinner longer than 3hrs. I personally love to eat like this. It reminded me of a western version of a Japanese Kaiseki Ryori.
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  • Outstanding service! We even
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    Outstanding service! We even were allowed to tour the kitchen (we are a family of foodies) and it was absolutely one of the most thought out designs of efficiency that one could imagine. We felt very special dining at Per Se. Will definitely return for a special occasion. This time was my son's graduation from NYU.
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  • This was the ultimate dining
    SassystoltzVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    This was the ultimate dining experience. The food was amazing, and the staff made the experience so enjoyable. They were courteous, accomodating and knowledgeable. We loved every bite and every minute of our time at Per Se and will definitely dine there again on return trips to New York.
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  • We loved every minute at Per
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    We loved every minute at Per Se! We were warmly greeted, we received seamless (friendly, sometimes invisible, but always attentive) service, and we were wowed by the food that pushed bounderies of imagination. The food was as close to perfect as anyone could ever hope for. The dinner at Per Se was the highlight of my birthday. Now if only we could get a reservation at The French Laundry in California too...
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  • This is a fabulous place;
    uwsfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    This is a fabulous place; not one dish that was not a "wow" and the service was impeccable
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  • Per Se and all Thomas Keller
    CAV59
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    Per Se and all Thomas Keller restaurants are simply the best in the US. We have dined at many 4 star caliber restaurants (including Gary Danko, Alinea, Daniel, Bouley, La Reve, Tru, La Gavroche, 11, Citronelle and Jean George). These establishments are all wonderful -- but Per Se and The French Laundry soar above the rest. What a pleasure to meet and dine with service provided by many fabulous Per Se staff -- including Michael, Roxanne and Chloe - this weekend. We are certain that Per Se's incredible Chef makes Chef Keller very proud with his amazing food and pristine presentation. We wil be back again and again. Very best, Cheryl Vaught.
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  • Great food. But was better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Great food. But was better the first time I was there last year, so I was slightly disappointed. Had a table by the window overlooking Central Park, which is beautiful this time of year!
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  • Four of us had dinner to celebrate
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Four of us had dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday. It was a very wonderful to do so. Everything was terrific. Thanks so much to everyone. Jeff O'Donnell
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  • thank you for tailoring a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    thank you for tailoring a vegan diet much appreciated, perhaps maybe you can have it as a new tasting menu for vegans.
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  • Extraordinary by any measure.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    Extraordinary by any measure. The best restaurant experience of my life with excellent food, terrific service and tastesful decor.
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  • We had a fabulous time, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    We had a fabulous time, the food and wine selection was outstanding. We even made a few new wine discoveries. Our evening was made even more special with a kitchen tour at the end of our dining experience.
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  • Per Se is a special place.
    ManhattanWiliam
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Per Se is a special place. 9 courses for $275pp is not something I do every day, nor would I want to. Having said that, our dinner was (nearly)as remarkable as expected, the flavors of each course unique and the quality of the ingredients unquestionably first rate. What we particularly noticed was that it was not stuffy, our waiter was entirely friendly and knowledgable, and when all was said and done, it was a meal that we will remember for some time (including our $500 bottle of Chateau Laffite 1970 bordeaux).
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  • Being rated among the very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Being rated among the very best restaurants in the world - they failed to meet our expectations. The food and service was average, and at this level it should be outstanding. This is a overall short summery. If wanted, more detailed feedback can be provided.
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  • Great exterience, an unforgetable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2008
    Great exterience, an unforgetable ocasion for my wife.
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  • Very little can compare.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2008
    Very little can compare. For the most special occasions only.
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  • EXTRAordinary!!! My 4th time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    EXTRAordinary!!! My 4th time at Per Se, and I cannot wait to return. Everything was exceptional.
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  • one of the best dining experiences
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    one of the best dining experiences I have ever had.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Just perfect!!! Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    Just perfect!!! Great food and excellent service. It´s a must!!
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  • Wow is all I can say. Every
    Bridge66
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    Wow is all I can say. Every single item that came out the kitchen was absolutely amazing. The service was impecable. I think it topped my other two favorite dinning experiences at Relais et Chateaux Hauterive Saint-James - Restaurant Gastronomique Michel Portos in Bouliac and Grand Cerf in Reims (Montchenot).
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  • The personal service given
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/10/2008
    The personal service given by every member of the front of house staff set per se apart from any dining experience I've ever had. We were truly made to feel very special.
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  • It is the absolute best.
    InsurancemanVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2008
    It is the absolute best. This was my third visit.
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  • Only 1 item out of a lengthy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2008
    Only 1 item out of a lengthy tasting menu wowed. 3 painfully long hours w/ several 'non-endings'. Thomas Keller's Wine Country restaurants are far superior.
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  • I came into the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/14/2008
    I came into the restaurant at 30 years old with a full head of hair, and left at 54 and bald. In case you don't get it, dinner was so long it was absurd. If you like 10 courses, and length, then it's a must for you. Food is good, but Chanterelle, for me, is much, much better.
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  • If you have the chance, Go!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2007
    If you have the chance, Go! It was an amazing experience I will remember the rest of my life.
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  • Incredible. The best of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/17/2007
    Incredible. The best of the best. Get a reservation and go, that in and of itself is a reason to celebrate!
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  • Outstanding across the board
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2007
    Outstanding across the board - it's the ultimate foodie experience.
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  • My favorite restaurant in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2006
    My favorite restaurant in the entire world! I prefer lunch due to the quantity of food and duration of the experience.
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  • A must experience for all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/21/2006
    A must experience for all of you "foodies out there". An experience you will not forget.
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