10 Columbus Circle (@ 60th St.)
Those who have experienced French Laundry (the Napa Valley apex of culinary excellence) may recognize certain connections at East Coast sister Per Se: the blue door, fireplace and garden to name a few. The most famous connector is renowned chef and owner Thomas Keller. In Per Se, one of only 5 restaurants in New York to receive 3 Michelin Stars, his Upper West Side masterpiece in the Time Warner Complex overlooking Central Park is a tour de force of French and American cuisine. Changing its menu every day of its nearly eight years, offering nine-course tastings as well as an all-vegetable menu and boasting one of the world’s most dynamic wine lists – famed for its depth of vintages – are only a few of the ways Per Se keeps outdoing itself as one of the nation’s true destination restaurants. The blissful dishes, flawless service and painstaking attention to every detail are what reinvent this first-class restaurant are just a few more. Be prepared for the list to go on if you have the fortune of venturing here for a meal.
Fri-Sun, 11:30am-1:30pm and 5:30pm-10pm
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