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About Per Lei

Join us on a sensual journey of culinary delights created by executive chef Patrick Allouache who brings to the table interpretations of his culinary global experience guaranteed to make your mouth water. Visual delights are created by Italian Artist Fabrizio Musa who's colorful women are seductive and inviting and are bathed in a beautiful light created by the dazzling chandelier imported from Austria. The wine list boasts of over 200 award wining wines carefully handpicked. Come enjoy our outdoor seating in the warmer months!

1347 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm , Dinner Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
Lunch Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Saturday Lunch/Brunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sunday Lunch/Brunch: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
71st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 439-9200

Website:
http://www.perleinyc.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking available after 5:00pm for a fee.

Public Transit:
6 Subway train to 68th Street.

Executive Chef:
Patrick Allouache

Private Party Facilities:
Custom Menus for your event.

Private Party Contact:
Event Director : (212) 802-5587

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Per Lei, 'for her' in Italian,The chic "Per Lei", offers elegantly dressed tables adorned by candle lights and fresh flowers, hip and casual dining room embellished by an Italian Artist hand-paintings. When the occasion is intimate ... the restaurant is "for her".
$85 prix fixe menu!!!

Per Lei Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
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Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Authentic (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Romantic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Thank you so much for such a wonderful dinner. Service was excellent and our waiter went above and beyond to make our evening great. Food was delicious, per usual

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Large group. Waiter was very pleasant. Most all 8 eaters enjoyed their meals. We ordered pastas, meal, chicken, fish.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Had an excellent meal. One if the specials was lobster with linguini. Excellent food and service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service and excellent meal. The waiter went out of his way to provide us with special treatment to make our dining experience even better. I have been there many times over the last 10 years and it never disappoints.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always a great meal. Though I live 30 blocks away, this is my ‘go to’ place. Service is excellent, food consistently wonderful , fresh and CLEAN, and my waiter, Mauricio , is SO worth the trip, He always recommends the best dishes and is just so friendly , funny and knowledgeable . If you have not tried this place, you must. Also, the setting is romantic and the music sublime, !!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food overall but my shrimp and asparagus risotto special was extraordinary and the best I've ever had. Definitely needs to be on regular menu. Service impeccable and friendly. A romantic spot. Staff very attentive. Love the edgy artwork that adorns the walls. We will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Very good staff. Excellent food. Very nice atmosphere when front doors are shurt MUCH quieter from 2nd Ave noise.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Per Lei served us excellent food in a pleasant reasonably quiet atmosphere. It is one of the best Italian meals I have had in ages. I would definitely go there again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a great meal here while in NYC visiting my daughter and son-in-law. Excellent service and quality Italian cuisine. Recommend for a reasonably priced high end dinner. I very much enjoyed the pasta.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent neighborhood spot. Our new go-to place for Italian.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Terrific good. Very quiet mid week lunch,
Artichoke season and many focussed dishes.
Salad were delicious and lightly dressed.
Pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe was
Fabulous, Grilled octopus was done very
nicely. Help was excellent. Only negative
Was a persistent fruit fly that joined us for lunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great restaurant. We were 2 couples. My wife and I shared a huge branzino it was delicious. We had a lentil and a minestrone soup they were both delicious.
We were the last ones in the restaurant and no one gave us the “rush act”
I highly recommend this restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Although I had a reservation it wasn’t honored and after waiting 30 minutes at the bar gave up and ate at the bar. They obviously overbooked.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Simply prepared, absolutely delicious Italian food. Not overly sauced so that fresh ingredients speak for themselves.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our drinks were great, salad was very good, soup was souper.
I had halibut and it was fabulous
Can’t wait to go back.
Great friendly wait staff

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food. Surprise neighborhood find!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is definitely a place for locals. The Open Table reservation for four did not mean much. We had changed our reservation and received confirmation of the change. When we arrived, there was no table for us. There was a perfect corner booth but that was being reserved for someone else, a group of obvious regulars we arrived after us. We were invited to dine outside (in early November) under a heater. We had drinks outside and waited for a table. When we got the over-sized table, the food and service were good, but the decibel level on a Saturday evening was out of control, so he decided to have dessert elsewhere.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was $100 for 2 glasses of wine and 2 appetizers at lunch. Not worth it. Also the waiter didn’t come see us for the first 20 minutes and it wasn’t busy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Per Lei is a very welcoming, attractive restaurant with good food and attentive service. We went for an early dinner on a warm October night, so all the doors leading to the sidewalk seating area that wraps around the restaurant were open. The noise from the Second Avenue traffic - buses and trucks in a steady stream - made conversation, at times, almost impossible. The restaurant itself was quiet (6:30 on a weeknight). My noise rating of "Moderate" really means little as it doesn't explain the source of the noise or the contrast between outside and inside.
We will certainly return on a cooler evening!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Looks great from the street, once you’re inside the noise from the bar scene plus the traffic on second Avenue makes this place unbearable. There are too many good Italian restaurants in New York City to waste your money on this place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Simply my favorite restaurant in Manhattan. The food is consistently fresh and fabulous. The service exemplary. The ambiance is spacious, comfortable and the music is devine. Prices are very fair and I have never been disappointed. Mauricio, if you are lucky to get him, is a wonderful, attentive waiter. Try it..

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I am not sure how to review. The spaghetti I had was good and so was all the food at the table. Our waitress was also nice and she served us with warmth. But as we were finishing our food, we noticed that the others tables as they were being seated were being offered daily specials while no one offered that to us. And overall the attention given by the others servers and staff to various customers was noticeable. Our waitress was nice, I do not want to detract from her at all. Just saw that the rest of the staff seemed to cater more towards everybody else that was there. I don't know how to explain it but somehow it felt like we did not belong there. And we did not like that feeling so unfortunately my friends and I will not be returning .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Neighborhood gem and great gnocchi and great eggplant parm Have been back 3 times. Gabriella is charming and welcoming.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Italian trattoria with moderate prices, nice design (love the paintings on the white walls) and interesting dishes. It's also spacious by NYC standards. The outdoor seating is an acquired taste: traffic- and people-watching along busy Second Avenue can get pretty noisy.

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Wonderful food and lovely service! Thank you for a great evening! Will come again!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

As usual excellent dinner experience good food service and nice ambience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great food in a fun, intimate and festive setting, with outdoor seating when weather permits. Our table was poised halfway inside and outside the restaurant, providing us with a nice view of the passing parade of pedestrians at this Upper Eastside location. The service was a little slow but it was a pretty busy night and the servers were friendly and appropriately apologetic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Overall we had a great time. Service was great. We had branzino filet for dinner which was good and tasty. However, the tiramisu dessert was very disappointing. I don't recommend it at all.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The hostess, a girl from Ipanema, is very kind and beautiful.
I will return soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Highly reccomended

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Spinach and cheese ravioli overcooked and mushy. Rest was fine.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Great food , atmosphere and service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We met another couple and ate outside. The service was excellent and since we were outside there was no noise to deal with. All 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Good service. Excellently prepared fish
Good wine selection

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Excellent service delicious food lovely restaurant .

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Awesome food. Authentic Italian. Feels like you're in Italy!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Not worth dining at this so called italian place , pasta was nothing to talk about.

Fish is farmed raised and has a horrible taste.

would definitely not recommend this place

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

This was the first time in decades that I didn't leave a tip. It was apparent that something was amissed as I wasn't the only patron complaining. I over heard one guest request that our waiter didn't continue to serve him. My wife asked for a vodka seabreeze , the waiter had no idea what it was , c'mon this is NYC restaurant/bar scene. Needless to say , no drink came for her. Don't know what to say , the city is full of Italian restaurants . It's easy to fool somebody once , but to stay in business requires so much more. I'm all about second chances but can't see myself revisiting this place anytime soon.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

I enjoy this restaurant a lot. It is pretty, the service is good, the food is delicious.
GO

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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