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eloisepaul May 5, 2009 02:18 PM

We're in NYC for only 2 nights this trip and are trying to branch out from our favorite, union square cafe. Does anyone recommend either Perry Street or Blue Hill , or should we stick w/ USC?

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    Jorel May 5, 2009 02:43 PM

    If my choices are those three, I pick Blue Hill. Hands down. In the same price range, in addition to Blue Hill, which I think is excellent, I would add:

    Eleven Madison Park
    Babbo
    Le Bernadin

    1. aesis May 8, 2009 01:20 PM

      Perry St is one of my favorite lunch spots - $24 for an appetizer, entree and dessert in a really pretty, calm setting.

      www.nycrumbs.com

       
       
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        smartpalate77 May 8, 2009 02:12 PM

        I had a terrific dinner at Blue Hill recently.

        Wonderful local and seasonal menu, and the front-of-house team could not have been nicer or more accommodating. We were a table of 5; 2 of us had the farmer's feast (4-course pre fixe for $75), and the others ordered a la carte.

        We were there for almost 3 hours, didn't feel rushed at all. The dining room was full but yet still serene. Lovely series of amuse bouche: little farm fresh vegies, veg salts with bread and butter (and lard), mini beet burgers. Yum. Food was great - especially loved this morning's farm egg.

        Don't miss the chocolate bread pudding - we're still talking about it!

        1. misnatalie May 8, 2009 04:24 PM

          I've only been to Blue Hill and USC but I's say Blue Hill hands down

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            Lau May 8, 2009 04:41 PM

            Blue Hill very easy choice

            here's my review:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/612122

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              budlit May 8, 2009 06:51 PM

              Blue Hill, although I like USC a lot, Blue Hill is really special

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                clembeauchamp May 8, 2009 07:29 PM

                One more vote for Blue Hill. I'm a big fan of Perry Street but it loses out to Blue Hill any day.

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                  David W May 9, 2009 05:08 AM

                  I see from your profile that we share a favorite restaurant-Tallent. You definitely want to try Blue Hill-the ultimate in local sourcing, as they have their own farm.
                  I like USC and Perry St, but neither matches Blue Hill.
                  I think Perry St is a great lunch spot (as aesis pointed out)-the light in the room is great and you are in a great neighborhood for walking (cross the street for a waterfront walk.)

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                    ejpnyc May 9, 2009 06:30 AM

                    Loved Blue Hill- food, service, and atmosphere all outstanding. I'd say a bit more cozy and warm than USC, which I also like very much. Haven't been to Perry St.

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