Per Se

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 18 publications
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18 expert recommendations



Discreet and intimate, with stunning attention to detail by Thomas Keller of Napa Valley's much-revered French Laundry.



The pricey, French-influenced menus are strictly big city....A notorious perfectionist, Keller devises small-bite tasting menus that include plenty of lavish ingredients.


Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

A notorious perfectionist, chef Thomas Keller devises small-bite tasting menus that include plenty of lavish ingredients. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

Call at least two months in advance to score a seat in the critically acclaimed restaurant from Thomas Keller of California’s French Laundry fame.


Fodor's Tick Choice

The New York interpretation of what many consider America's finest restaurant, Napa Valley's French Laundry, Per Se is chef Thomas Keller's Broadway stage. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide 91

It'll still take you five hours to stuff yourself silly on foie gras and truffles as a cavalcade of servers fawns over you. Full review →


Gayot 19.0

The gorgeous flavor combinations, like Atlantic halibut, '€œPommes Duchesse,'€ pickled Persian cucumbers, cipollini onions and smoked Meyer lemon emulsion, steal the show. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

Rightly recognized as one of the world's finest restaurants, Per Se is nothing short of spectacular. Full review →


New York Magazine Tick Critic's Pick

The French Laundry is widely touted as the best restaurant in America, and Per Se seems to have been conceived, rather self-consciously, as its august big-city sibling. Full review →


New York Times 97

So this is the best restaurant in New York City: Per Se, in the Time Warner Center, just up the escalator from the mall, a jewel amid the zirconia. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Divine...but you practically have to sell a kidney to afford it. Full review →


Rough Guide

Whimsical ideas along the lines of “Pearls and oysters”, which pairs oysters with tapioca and caviar, should give you some idea – and it all works.


The World's 50 Best Restaurants 40.0

Per Se, whose kitchen is headed up day-to-day by chef de cuisine Eli Kaimeh, has three Michelin stars of its own and has been on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list without fail since it opened. Full review →


Time Out 71

The oft-changing menu’s ten la carte dishes include a sculptural salad with fresh heart of palm, peach slivers, and a radish rosette that’s pristine and delicious—and fit for a waif. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

A tasting menu for two at superchef Thomas Keller's plushly impersonal 16-table dining room overlooking Columbus Circle will last three hours and set you back a cool 500 clams. Full review →


Village Voice

For those cynical about indulging in successive plates of sweets, Boyles puts a lot of thought into tweaking menus that won't rush at you with sugar. Full review →



Easily among the most exclusive restaurants in the city, this high-end venue—with sweeping views of Central Park—serves tasting menus with seasonal flair in a dining room colored gray and brown Full review →



"Unpretentious perfection" starts with the "superb" nine-course tasting menu at chef Thomas Keller's "flawless" French–New American in the Time Warner Center. Full review →

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