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help me make PERRY ST choices

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we're going to PERRY ST soon and i am taking any & all suggestions.

i don't have one, but do others have a preference for brunch vs lunch vs dinner?

is there a JG type tasting menu? if so how is that?

and of course, what do you recommend?

the ginger rice bowl & snapper poached in chili oil sort of caught my eye. if they are still available, i was looking at menupages and it was the spring menu, but the PERRY ST site looked about the same.

i'm at a loss looking over the mains. they all look ok, but nothing pops out from the pack. short ribs or a fish dish maybe?

dessert? house cocktail?

thx for your thoughts and opinions.

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  1. Lunch!!! www.chowhound.com/topics/339446 (I've described a few of my favorite entrees in this post and in my replies.)

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    1. re: Brian S

      thx brian. i am not necessarily looking for a bargain this time, although we are using amex rewards ;)

      beside the lunch prix-fixe, which is excellent, would you know if there is a tasting menu at night?

    2. Yes, I vote lunch or brunch.

      The ginger rice bowl is amazing -- the best dish I've tasted there. Also delicious is the beautiful tomato soup with a little cumin oil at the bottom. Both their passionfruit creme (with a perfect meringue) and their chocolate pudding with crystallized violets are excellent.

      And please don't miss their astonishing fine grape juices.

      The Vegetarian New Yorker: http://vegny.blogspot.com

      1. I recently went there for dinner and really enjoyed it. The sauteed shrimp with fried baby artichokes was one of the best dishes I've ever had--and I hate shrimp! My husband ordered it and after taking one bite, I ended up eating half the dish! The crab and champagne mango salad is also delicious, albeit a little heavy on the ginger.

        For our entrees, I ordered the cod with summer vegetables and found it a little bland. I really wish I had gone with the chili crusted rack of lamb. My husband and I both liked his sweet and sour glazed short ribs; the meat was fall-off-the-bone tender and very tasty.

        No matter when you go or what you order, make sure to take a relaxing stroll in Riverside Park afterward!

        1. I recently went there for dinner and really enjoyed it. The sauteed shrimp with fried baby artichokes was one of the best dishes I've ever had--and I hate shrimp! My husband ordered it, and after taking one bite, I ended up eating half the dish! The crab and champagne mango salad was tasty, light and fresh, albeit a little heavy on the ginger.

          For our entrees, I ordered the cod in a broth of summer vegetables, which I found a little bland. I wish I had gone with the chili crusted rack of lamb. My husband and I both liked his sweet and sour short ribs--the meat was fall-off-the-bone tender and very flavorful.

          No matter when you go or what you order, make sure to take a relaxing, scenic walk in Riverside Park afterward!

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          1. re: KiwiGirl625

            I just tried to make a lunch reservation for 1 person via opentable and was told there was no availability for the next month -- despite Brian S's description of being alone (virtually) in the lunch restaurant. Is it closed for lunch over summer? Is there a better (another) reservation method)?

            1. re: yebo

              Try calling. Lots of restaurants have openings over the phone that are unavailable over Opentable.

              1. re: shivohum

                I agree. I've never seen it full. And in case it really is, they have a bar with at least ten stools and I'm pretty sure you could eat at the bar.