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Apr 1, 2008 01:47 PM


Has anyone been to Perilla? I am a fan of Top Chef, so I wanted to check it out. How is the food and its portions? Is it worth going?

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    1. I found Perilla to be quite delicious. The ingredients were so incredibly fresh. You should def go, as it's totally worth the trip. The portions are won't leave hungry.

      1. We went for my birthday and thoroughly enjoyed the dinner. I loved the diver scallops and the yellowtail tar tar which I chose as my main, both were very fresh tasting, my husband raved about the steak. But I have to say the best part was the dessert in my opinion, we shared the Finacier cake and the Chocolate tart with peppermint ice cream. They've started doing brunch too which I can't wait to go to.

        1. Great place - high recommend and get the doughnuts for dessert!

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          1. re: wingman

            The doughnuts are the bomb!!!!!!

            1. re: bastet212

              yeah--I loved the ambiance and the menu but my poached eggs were overcooked. Always the brunch kiss-of-death as far as I'm concerned. Notably Harold was sitting a table with some friends the whole time so maybe the kitchen was suffering from lack of oversight?

              1. re: prdct

                imho, brunch is never the basis upon which to rate a restaurant. few specialize in the subject.

                1. re: ChefJune

                  You've nailed it, June. We had a decent brunch at Perilla but it does not compare to their dinners at all.

                  1. re: rrems

                    I've not gone yet, but I was struck by what seemed to be a very limited number of items on their brunch menu.

                    1. re: MMRuth

                      True, and there are no appetizers, not even a soup, and I usually don't care for dessert at lunch, so it's a one-course meal.

                2. re: prdct

                  That's ironic because I loved the poached eggs I tasted when my husband got them because they were cooked just how I *attempt* to cook them at home.

                  But me, I'm all about that brunch spicey duck burger.