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Per Se

10 Columbus Cir. , Time Warner Center
New York , NY , United States http://www.perseny.com
(212) 823-9335

After becoming one of America’s most revered chefs at Napa Valley’s French Laundry, Thomas Keller opened this East Coast restaurant in 2004. Here, Keller and executive chef Eli Kaimeh work out of a serene space four stories above Central Park in the Time Warner Center. A nine-course meal costs $295, often stretches out to four hours and includes many of Keller’s classic dishes, including the salmon cornets and “Oysters and Pearls.” The service and setting are as formal as any restaurant in America today; tables are generously spaced (there are only 16); linens are thick and have been ironed flat; service is flawless and thoughtful—if available, order the foie gras torchon, and the accompanying slices of toasted brioche will be replaced before they cool off.

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

This old-fashioned place in the Testaccio neighborhood, complete with grumpy waiters, makes no concessions to tourists. The decor, including the murals of ancient Roman scenes, hasn’t changed for about 50 years—and neither have the extraordinary pastas: carbonara, <em>amatriciana</em> and the not-for-beginners <em>pajata</em> (made with calf intestines).

Last updated 2013-03-19 22:33:41 UTC
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