With its beautiful location—ensconced in well-tended gardens in the heart of Manhattan—and its famous, iconic blue doors, Per Se has long been a place of culinary delights and gastronomic adventures. Most people can only aspire to the privilege of experiencing this eatery. Reservations are highly recommended, although the restaurant will still provide the experience of a lifetime for the occasional walk-in clientele.
Five Favorite New York Restaurants Per SePer Se is the culmination of a lifetime of hard work by its owner and chef, the famous Thomas Keller, who’s won numerous awards for both his entrepreneurial spirit and the amazing collection of excellent restaurants and eateries that he has established. His accolades include the Society of Bacchus America’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his work and dedication to fine French cuisine. He has traveled the world working and accumulating experience in the United States and parts of France at such well-known Michelin Star establishments as Taillevent, Guy Savoy, the French Laundry, Ad Lib (temporary facility), and the Bouchant Bakery. Keller is also the author of no fewer than five bestselling cookbooks.
Please do not expect a traditional, run of the mill experience at Per Se. For your dining pleasure, two full nine-course tasting menus—with white glove service—are offered daily for guests who had the foresight to make a reservation. All accommodations are also done for those who choose to make a last-minute decision to dine here, including the opportunity to sample a five-course tasting menu and the same impeccable service in the salon.
The Shops at Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, (212) 823-9335