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May 5, 2009 02:18 PM

Perry St or Blue Hill or Union Square Cafe

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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  1. 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
    Le Bernadin

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

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