New York City Travel Guide

New York City Restaurants

Per Se

  • 10 Columbus Circle Map It
  • Upper West Side
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Reservations needed several months ahead
  • Prix-fixe menus (service included in price)
  • Duck foie gras

Published 04/20/2005

Fodor's Review

The New York interpretation of what many consider one of America's finest restaurants (the Napa Valley's French Laundry), Per Se is chef Thomas Keller's Broadway stage—set in a large, understated dining room with great views of Central Park. Keller embraces seasonality and a witty playfulness, and some dishes are world-renowned, such as the tiny cones of tuna tartare topped with crème fraîche, and the "oysters and pearls"—tiny mollusks in a creamy custard with tapioca. Dessert service is a multicourse celebration of all things sweet, including a choice of 27 house-made chocolates. Service is sublime, as you'd expect. An à la carte "salon" menu is available in the front barroom, but let's face it: if you snag a reservation, there's nothing else to do but submit to the prix fixe. It's best to make reservations at least two months in advance.

Restaurant Information


Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, 4th fl., at 60th St., New York, New York, 10019, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch Mon.–Thurs.

Published 04/20/2005


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