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nycgirl08 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. MMRuth RE: nycgirl08 Apr 1, 2008 01:49 PM

    Here is a link to a number of reviews:


    1. LeahBaila RE: nycgirl08 Apr 1, 2008 05:21 PM

      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 fair...you won't leave hungry.


      1. Dops RE: nycgirl08 Apr 1, 2008 06:30 PM

        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.

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          wingman RE: nycgirl08 Apr 2, 2008 09:01 AM

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

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            Pauletta RE: wingman Apr 2, 2008 09:56 AM

            The doughnuts are the bomb!!!!!!

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            bastet212 RE: nycgirl08 Apr 2, 2008 10:26 AM

            Has anyone been for brunch?

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              prdct RE: bastet212 Apr 2, 2008 10:52 AM

              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?

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                ChefJune RE: prdct Apr 2, 2008 10:58 AM

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

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                  rrems RE: ChefJune Apr 2, 2008 08:48 PM

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

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                    MMRuth RE: rrems Apr 3, 2008 03:51 AM

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

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                      rrems RE: MMRuth Apr 3, 2008 05:32 AM

                      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.

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                  BW212 RE: prdct Apr 2, 2008 04:31 PM

                  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.

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                  kathryn RE: bastet212 Apr 2, 2008 11:11 AM


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