176 Perry St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.734437 -74.009862
LUNCH Mon-Fri: 12:00pm-3:00pm DINNER Daily: 5:30pm-11:30pm BRUNCH Sat-Sun: 12:00pm�3:00pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, West Village
Questionable Restaurant Management – Although I have always been a fan of the Jean Georges restaurants, having visited Perry St. a couple of times previously, I was less than fond of my experience there this past week. While departing from the restaurant, I inadvertently left my iphone and blackberry on the chair and returned about 5 minutes later to retrieve them after realizing their absence. Upon my return, the devices were nowhere to be found and the maitre-d took about maybe 30 seconds to go to the back and check. Having decided to not give up just yet, I called the restaurant a couple more times throughout the night to try my luck. I finally got a call back and was told that absolutely everything was done to search for my phones (i.e. lockers were searched, staff was spoken to twice, cameras were checked) and that there was nothing else left to be done. Convinced that 5 minutes was too short of a time period for the devices to absolutely disappear out of thin air, my friends and I went back to the restaurant the following day and asked to see the surveillance videos. The general manager went away for about half an hour and came back telling us the the video was "grainy." We insisted to see it anyway and as reluctant as she was, she finally let us go downstairs. It turned out that all of the video cameras in the entire restaurant were functioning perfectly except for the one over our table; in fact, this one screen had "VIDEO LOSS" written across it. Having no other means of deciphering what had happened, we left with the understanding that I was going to file an official police report at the precinct, call the corporate offices of Jean Georges and make it known to other guests. Shortly after, one of my friends gets a call from my office security informing her that someone had dropped off my two phones and said that he found them outside of the office building. It still baffles me how the devices made their way from the West Village all the way to Midtown. While I am and continue to be impressed by the quality of the food at Perry St, I am highly disappointed by management's poor handling of the situation. The suspicious lack of transparency is something I would have expected elsewhere, not at a Jean Georges' restaurant.
Good, not great – Oeverall this was a disappointment, given the high ratings on Zagat and elsewhere. Ambience is quiet and restrained, nice, with views of the Hudson River. Service was competent and efficient, though it could have been warmer. However the food was merely good, rather than the ethereal Jean-Georges type experience we'd been led to expect by other reviewers. We had the calamari and one other appetizer that I cannot recall (?beet salad)--which should tell you something. Both were perfectly fine, tasty but not memorable. Ditto the entrees. My friend had the salmon and I had the fried chicken with morels and mashed potatoes. I didn't sample the salmon and my companion did not comment on it; my chicken was no better than ordinary, not even as tasty as KFC. A pleasant dinner but not a rave.
A lunch/brunch favorite – This is one of my top choices from bringing out-of-town guests for lunch or brunch--a beautiful space, fairly casual vibe, delicious food, all at a price that does not scare even my most budget-minded visitors. I've also spent one Thanksgiving dinner here, which was delicious and inventive. Plus it's a great location for a walk along the Hudson or around the quainter end of the West Village afterwards. Make sure to try the tomato soup!
Average and no more – I would never recommend this place to my friends - meanly due to the fact that they like to taste the food instead of being force-fed.
If you are in a hurry THIS IS THE PLACE.
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent... but Pricey – Jean George's Perry Street was beyond delightful. Dining there with a small group on a weekday night, the dining room was dimly lit and well spaced. The restaurant is located on the first floor of Meir's glass building, where one can view the West Side Highway. The service was great - friendly hostess and attentive servers and well informed waiter with great honest recommendations (I switched one of my choices and the recommended dish was delicious). With five individuals tasting 5 different appetizers, entrees and desserts... there was not one wrong step - everything was excellent. Some of the highlights include the poached egg (to die for), rice encrusted tuna, red snapper, lobster, lamb (nice portion size - 3 pieces), fig tart (good size), and poached pear. The only issue some folks may have is that it is pricey. With two drinks, an appetizer, entree and dessert, it came out to ~$100 per person... but it was well worth it. Great for an intimate dinner.
Phenomenal Food!!! Phenomenal Service!! – Dined at Perry Street this past Saturday night. Drinks at the bar (Mojito & Vodka Lemonade with Thyme) were great. Mojito was a bit strong & could use more sugar. Vodka was simply awesome. The thyme lemonade mixture was unique and a nice combo. Apps: Rare tuna was absolutely great married with the spicy sauce surrounding it. Calimari was tender inside with a course ground breading outside. Better paired with the tuna sauce. Mains: Chicken...WOW...another proprietary batter from JG encases a very flavorful & moist chicken breast and a thigh. We inquired as to the brand of chicken and were told it was an Antibiotic free chicken from FreeBird. Lamb was cooked to perfection. Sauce pairing was exceptional and created a wonderful flavor profile. Pink Cod was a bit bland but cooked to a flakey and moist perfection.
A perfect date place or for that exceptional meal you crave. Right on the water. Easy to get too. Wonderful!!
Lovely Dinner Experience – My friend and I ate here last night, had 6:30 rsvps. Funny, someone called while my friend said she was waiting for me and the hostess said they were fully booked! Meanwhile, half the place was empty. I think they do that to give the place a more intimate feel? I kinda liked that it wasn't packed, and we could chat without having to raise our voices to hear each other and getting attentive service from the staff. So maybe that's done on purpose? I don't know. But anyway, service was excellent and the menu was great. Lobster is the priciest dish ($46/48?) but it was SO GOOD. It's steamed (healthy!) with lemon aoili (so good), with 3 slices of potatoes (each cooked differently) and some veggies (Forgot what they are called, snow peas?). I also had the tomato soup for a starter and it was delicious!!! Came with some bread/cheese thing and the combination was flavorful. We were so full from our starter/entrees but managed to squeeze in the strawberry tart for dessert. Also very good. All in all a very nice dining experience! Expensive but a nice, adult place right by West Side Highway (saw the sunset from my seat). Oh, and the place had nice music/decor/ambience vibe to it too. Not too trendy and not overly stuffy. Great for a date or catching up with friends.
Much better than mixed reviews – Service perfectly fine, food excellent. Desserts probably only good. But the amuse (strawberry soup with cucumber foam) very good and not too sweet. Appetizers legitimately great. Not too hard with tomatoes and mozzarella, but the pickled peaches were a revelation. I'd go back for that alone. Arctic char and steamed lobster both really good. Desserts fine, but didn't live up to earlier food. Prices normal for fancy NYC place, I thought. So cocktails $12 and desserts $9, not $15 and $12. And very civilized, tables well-spaced, room to walk in on a MOnday night...
Simple, modern decor, delicious food. – Came here for Restaurant week with the Wife and was very happy. They did not cheapen or dumb down the menu and the service and choices were excellent. My only "complaint" would be that the steak was a little overcooked, but not enough to send it back. Can't wait to go back!
Outstanding food, Frustrating, rude service – Tonight I ate at Perry Street with my husband and also my brother visiting from out of town. We arrived to a nearly empty restaurant excited to return, as my husband and I had eaten a wonderful meal here last summer. As soon as we sat down, the waiter asked us what we wanted to drink, which was fine. However, we asked for the wine list and two minutes later while all looking at the wine list together, he asked what wine we wanted. After asking for a moment to make a decision, he quickly returned impatient for us to make up our minds. We selected a wine and immediately he asked what we wanted for dinner. He seemed quite irritated when we requested a little more time (but yet brought us the wrong bottle of wine). By the way, we ordered our dinner and wine by 6:10 after being seated at 6:00, yet this did not appear soon enough for him. The entire meal was rushed, and in addition, the waiter did not bring us the petits fours that every other table around us received. It is such a shame the waiter was so rude because the wine list is nice and the food is absolutely delicious, the char appetizer was fresh, the asparagus salad was flavorful and the short ribs were so tender. Enjoy the food, but be ready to race through a 3 course meal in just over an hour.
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