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The Modern or Perry Street?

ptkx83 Jul 12, 2006 06:10 PM

Trying to take my girlfriend to a nice dinner - both look nice and are pricey, but which is the better choice? Help!

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    john Jul 12, 2006 06:55 PM

    I can't speak for the Modern, but I did have dinner at Perry St. about 4 months ago with a party of 10. I remember the food being good, but nothing was memorable (and for the prices JGV charges I think the food should be memorable). The service was also very slow - almost painfully slow towards the end of the meal.

    Overall we had a good time and the food was fine, but I would look for something else if you are expecting a memorable meal.

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      debra1234 Jul 12, 2006 07:09 PM

      I've eaten at and really liked both. At The Modern, we did a pretty elaborate tasting menu, so it seemed like a more special meal. The food and setting were terrific. But I also really enjoyed Perry Street. It's a little more casual, but I had some outstanding dishes (although dessert was a little disappointing). Tough choice.

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        DonnyMac Jul 12, 2006 07:12 PM

        I love eating at the Bar Room at the Modern. That's the "lounge" part of the Modern referenced in the NYT article.

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