Per Se

Row 1

101 Best Restaurants in America
10 Columbus Cir Ste 4 (at W 60th St)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 823-9335
Mon–Thu: 5:30 PM–10:00 PM Fri–Sun: 11:30 AM–1:30 PM
The entry to Per Se

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In an elegant dining room overlooking Central Park in the Time Warner Center, Per Se upholds the standards set by Thomas Keller at The French Laundry, (see No. 6) receiving an annual three-star rating from Michelin since 2006. As at The French Laundry, there are two tasting menus, one of which is vegetarian, but the Keller classic "oysters and pearls" is most definitely included in the non-vegetarian version (though the Per Se menus cost $310, while The French Laundry’s are a more affordable $295). Here, there is also a salon menu, with à la carte offerings including ricotta agnolotti, butter-poached Nova Scotia lobster, and 100-day dry-aged Snake River Farms’ beef tartare. Chef Eli Kaimeh does Keller proud with his skillful interpretations of this most refined style of cooking.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

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The chef's tasting menu is the best tasting menu in NYC, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: NYC Edition."
The Tastes that Make the City
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:49
Per Se is one of the NYT restaurant critic Sam Siftons 50 favorite NYC restaurants. To see the full list, get The Scoop iPhone app, an inside guide to New York:
The New York Times
Friday, August 27, 2010 - 07:53
My dining experiences at Per S have been totally sensational and demonstrate why Thomas is called one of the top chefs in the world. -Thierry Rautureau, Top Chef
Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 08:45
Per Se takes great attention to detail from its menu selections and preparation to its dcor design and staff. Not to mention the food is divine. -Lynda Erkiletian, Real Housewives of DC
Monday, November 15, 2010 - 06:31
Chef's tasting menu will be the best $300 you ever spent. Go ahead, do the wine pairings too. In for a penny, in for $10K. [BlackBook]
How To Make It In America
Friday, February 5, 2010 - 05:44
Kevin Sbraga loves this place! -Kevin Sbraga, Top Chef
Monday, November 29, 2010 - 05:42
On weeknights, the Salon offers the whole magilla; the entire Per Se menu a la carte! They dont take reservations so slide behind the blue doors and grab a seat. - Inspector
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 13:48
Recommended: Oysters and Pearls, gateau of foie gras, clam chowder, sweet corn velout, omelet with mushroom duxelles and aged tamari, butter-poached lobster; pressed duck.
The New York Times
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:51
Serving up the one of the best dining experiences in the world, Per Se is quite simply the best of the best. Make reservations a month in advance and expect a meal lasting multiple hours.
New York Habitat
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 06:36
Enjoy the sunset over Central Park as you while away your evening with a 7- or 9-course meal inspired by the flavors of France. One of the best ways to spend a New York evening.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 07:24
Three Michelin stars.
La Dolce Vita
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 12:22
Whatever you eat at Per Se is worth whatever you have to pay. Try Chef Keller's legendary butter-poached lobster, and you'll be experiencing the best of New York.
GQ Magazine
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 19:17
Everything is spot-on, from the impeccable and accommodating service and the flawless food (perfect in both presentation and taste) to the gorgeous views. Whats not to love?
Friday, February 10, 2012 - 10:49
Per Se makes more than meals, they make memories. The combination of incredible food, thoughtful service, and a luxurious setting induces a dreamlike state.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 09:03 | 3 Michelin Stars | Perfect execution & constant evolution define Thomas Kellers superb restaurant. Dine in plush modernity overlooking Central Park. Daily-changing menu. Sublime!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 21:33
get a private tour of the kitchen and meet thomas keller. sicktastic.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 20:02
Best oysters and caviar I've ever had. Great dining experience! If you have a sophisticated palette and appreciate food as art, definitely go!
Monday, November 4, 2013 - 04:40
Try the Oysters and Pearls
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 19:28
If truffles are on the menu, go for it. I was amazed at the volume of stinky tuber that was shaved onto our rigatini.
Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 17:17
Received a private tour of the Per Se kitchen after eating at it.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 13:35