Food

Perry St by Jean-Georges

By Seth Fera-Schanes

Perry St restaurant sits on the edge of the West Village and across the west side highway from Hudson River Park. With a modern design, cool crowd, attentive staff and of course good food, Perry St is a spot to add to your NYC restaurant list.

I stopped by for the tail end of restaurant week and had a three course meal for the prix fixe price of $38.  The Perry St menu is a mix of New American and French and definitely plays up the contemporary feel with artistic plating and twists on classic American dishes.

After dinner be sure to take a stroll north along the Hudson.  The scenic water and city skyline are a perfect end to a nice meal.

Courses:

Amuse-bouche of chilled tomato soup which was a contender for favorite part of the dinner.  Deep flavor and a great way to start the meal.

Cold Tomato Soup at Perry StAppetizers of salmon sashimi with chilled tapioca and a scoop of lemon ice (almost like a granita) – great textures and temperatures.  A roasted beet and goat cheese salad – you can’t go wrong with this combo and it didn’t disappoint.

Main course of classic fried chicken with a Scotch Bonnet sauce.  Don’t be concerned about this pepper as the chef did a nice job to provide the taste of the pepper with a presence of heat but nothing raw that would burn your mouth.  The roasted Hake with miso-yuzu glaze was well prepared and had a nice slight sweetness.

Finishing out the meal was a molten chocolate cake and toasted almond cake with lemon verbena ice cream (another highlight.) Major ice cream chains should take note that I want lemon verbena ice cream available in stores immediately.

Toasted Almond Cake with Lemon Curd, Blackberry Compote, Lemon Verbena Cream

Perry St is located at 176 Perry Street New York, NY 10014

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