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