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Permanently Closed - Perry Street Brasserie

4.7
648 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Global, International
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  • Romantic

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Global, International, Organic, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(815) 777-3773
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephen Dowe
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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.
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Cross street
Perry Street
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine
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4.7  based on all time ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.4
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

My husband and I have been going to Perry Street for over 15 years. Steve, the chef, is one of the most creative and best chefs we have been exposed to in our dining experiences. The food is of the highest quality with creative menus and consistent quality. We can't say enough about our dining at Perry Street!

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LynnK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

Everyone in my family of 6 commented on how good the food was and I was surprised they were serving on Christmas Eve. Excellent meal and service. Was able to go to church service at 7, and walk to the restaurant in time for our 8pm reservation. Doesn't get better than that.

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Jennifer (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

This restaurant is utterly amazing!!!! I would recommend this to anyone. It is expensive bit so worth every penny!!!! I will definitely go again.

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GalenaDiner (Des Moines)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

Food was fantastic. We wanted to eat here one more time before they close and the chef retires. Hope you enjoy your retirement Chef! !

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2016

Wonderful as always. Sad that Steve is retiring at the end of the month. Good news is that we have one more meal before he is done.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

Everything was absolutely superb! I am very sorry to know that Chef Steve will be closing the doors and returning to England in a few short weeks. Definitely worth going to before the Perry Street Brasserie becomes a wonderful memory. Good luck to you and your family, Chef. Thank you for everything.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

The food was as always superb.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2016

The food was oustanding. This is one of a kind restaurant and the prices are aligned with the quality of the food and service. If you want a $25 entree, go to a name brand restaurant. If you want a dining experience, this is a place to go.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2016

Both my husband & I agree Perry Street Brasserie is our favorite spot to eat in of any place we've had the pleasure of dining. I have had the opportunity to dine coast to coast in the US and also in Europe & Morroco....My husband travels extensively in our country & enjoys finding new places to satisfy his palette...Both of us, still, vote our favorite for countless reasons: Perry Street Brasserie....

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2016

This is a lovely little restaurant in Galena, Illinois. It is very special because it is small, food is delicious, desserts are outstanding! It is sad that it is closing at the end of the year. I will really miss it!

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JMMS (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2016

A must go! One of the best meals we've ever had! Superb! I don't particularly like crab cakes but these were amazing. Wonderful use of spice and seasonings in all of the foods. The portion size of halibut was very large. We had a group of 6 and sampled each dessert...all fabulous!

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BernieB (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2016

Tasty food served in a timely manner by friendly and engaging ownership and staff. The chocolate dessert is a must have so leave room for it.

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vipPKFoodie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

It's sad that Chef Dowe is hanging up his apron at the end of 2016. We've enjoyed his excellent cuisine each time we've visited this intimate establishment. The cocktails are creative and tasty. The smoked trout and salmon appetizer is excellent and complimented nicely by a lime vinaigrette. This time we enjoyed the veal chop and the pork special. Don't miss the ratatouille as a side dish - its excellent. If you're in Galena, do visit before the end of December.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

Best meal we have had in years. But hurry up because owner/chef Steve Dowe and wife Renee is retiring at year end and moving to England to look after his Mum who is in her 80's. A great loss for Galena. It's clearly the best restaurant West of Chicago.

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Colkitto (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2016

Maitre-chef Steve imbues his medieval-flavored refectory with cosmopolitan refinement and patois authenticity, straddling the culinary Atlantic Ocean with one foot on the Dorset coast and the other on the beaches of St Lucia. In daring conception and precise execution, every dish is informed by a dual sensibility of English shadow and Caribbean sun. The background music subliminally complements the food with Cornish sea shanties shuffling to a reggae lilt. Steve is the soul of tableside affability and well-seasoned wit. Manager Matthew is a persuasive evangelist of the pleasures of the menu and wine list and a skilled practitioner of hand-crafted cocktails.

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drobe76669 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

Once again an outstanding meal, had the mixed grill and each item was done to perfection. Our servers knew the offering and were able to make great suggestions. This trip to Galena was based on getting to eat here one last time before this wonderful find closes, or is sold. The consistency and high quality make the trip from Chicago well worth it.

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MaryAnnN (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

I chose this restaurant for my birthday getaway weekend. We did make a reservation a few weeks in advance, which I recommend because the space is very small. A large group would be difficult to accommodate. The food is very interesting, and both of our meals (we each had a different special for the night) were outstanding...the best we had since our trip to Sweden in May. The staff was very personable and spent time talking to us. It's pricey for every day but it was what we expected for this restaurant and our special occasion. We would go back in a heartbeat.

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2016

great food and excellent service as always. Great place to dine in Galena if visiting. Tucked away into a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

Food and service were both excellent. Make sure to leave room for dessert.

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PEHNK (Houston)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2016

As much as we love Perry Street for the ambience and creative cuisine we were surprised at how "booming" our waiter's voice carried throughout the small restaurant. Unfortunately, this was a detriment to a quiet dinner date.

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