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!
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.
This restaurant is utterly amazing!!!! I would recommend this to anyone. It is expensive bit so worth every penny!!!! I will definitely go again.
Food was fantastic. We wanted to eat here one more time before they close and the chef retires. Hope you enjoy your retirement Chef! !
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.
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.
The food was as always superb.
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.
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....
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
great food and excellent service as always. Great place to dine in Galena if visiting. Tucked away into a great experience.
Food and service were both excellent. Make sure to leave room for dessert.
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.