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Apr 9, 2008 12:00 PM

Graduation dinner- Per Se?

My parents are coming in town for my graduation and we were planning to have a celebratory dinner. I made reservations at Per Se already but is it really worth it? I am deciding between that or jean-georges, which is relatively less expensive. Any other recs?

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  1. Dunno what you consider worth it, but my dinner at Per Se is probably the best dining experience I've ever had. Would do it again in a heartbeat. My parents are coming to visit in May and we're doing Daniel this time - I'm hoping for a similarly amazing experience there!

    1. Keep the reservation and enjoy! I also think the food at Per Se is more approachable for most people than JG.

      1. I think that graduating from college (i'm assuming) is a very rare occasion and should be celebrated with at a place that you would rarely get the opportunity to visit and Per Se certainly fits that bill. I don't think you will be making a bad choice either way, but I don't think you will be disappointed with Per Se and I think it is a bit more whimsical than Jean Georges or something similiar.

        1. I haven't been to JG, and I've only been to Per Se once but it was utterly amazing.

          1. Having been to both, I agree that Per Se is far superior. As a matter of fact, I do not recall my experience at Jean George to be a top one in any way. I prefer either Gordon Ramsay or Aquavit to JG. Not sure how the new Ducasse is, but I loved my experience at the old one as well, and just do not have any particularly fond memories of my dinner at JG.