You may have heard of architect Richard Meier’s West Village glass apartment towers, renowned for their famous residents, sleek design, and views of the Hudson. Now you can eat in one, at celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Perry Street restaurant. With a white and glass interior that mirrors the façade of the building, the atmosphere sets expectations for pared-down, modern cuisine, and the menu delivers. From Asian fusion seafood to French-inspired veal chops to simple, flavor-packed cheeseburgers, there’s a wide, interesting range. And you may eat next to a star.
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From Food & Wine , SEP 2005
After a seminal two years in Bangkok in the early 1980s as the executive chef at The Oriental and 25 years of visiting Thailand as often as he can from his home base in New York City, Vongerichten still finds the Southeast Asian country an inexhaustible source of inspiration...MORE
From Food & Wine , MAR 2006
Customers like Tom Ford sit on cream-colored banquettes and scope the room while dining on Vongerichten's version of comfort food...MORE
From Food & Wine , NOV 2005
Jean-Georges Vongerichten's latest restaurant, Perry St., in New York, is modeled after a '60s airport lounge, and servers' outfits are inspired by TWA interiors....MORE
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).