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Oct 4, 2009 08:33 AM

Perilla suggestions

Visting NYC from Toronto with two friends. We have reservations for next Sunday at Perilla - likely our one serious dinner meal this visit.

I see an old thread on recommended dishes - any more current suggestions?
Is the tasting menu a good option at Perilla?

(Does anyone want to try to convince me that I should look a reservation someplace else. My friends are not serious foodies, but would enjoy a nice New York dining experience).

Thanks for your help!

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  1. The menu is just changing over for fall. I was there 2 weeks ago and there were a few new dishes. However, I'm going tonight and supposedly there have been more added. Sorry, but I've never had the tasting menu. I wouldn't go elsewhere. I really like Perilla and everyone I've taken there has as well.

    Perilla Restaurant
    9 Jones St Frnt A, New York, NY 10014

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    1. re: adrman

      Excellent. Let me know if you discover any new must-have dishes.

      1. re: drapes

        Boar belly, boar belly, boar belly. Oh, did I say boar belly? :) Also, there was a special of house-made tortellini with a lamb ragu. On my previous visit I had the speck wrapped chicken which was fantastic. The faro risotto is always an excellent side. We had that along with the below mentioned brussels sprouts. There also was a special dessert, chocolate souffle. My wife had that, while I shared a cheese tasting with our guests.

        1. re: adrman

          Thanks, although now it's going to be hard to wait for Sunday dinner!

    2. If they have brussels sprouts on the menu, with nuts and seeds, I'd get those -- I definitely remember being impressed last winter. Have a great meal!

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      1. re: kathryn

        Report. Perilla was perfect! Serious kitchen, but comfortable setting. Thanks for the recommendations. Had the Boar Belly and Spicy Duck Meat Ball appetizers, both memorable. Also shared the the brussel sprouts - highly recommended - with the main courses - swordfish, a halibut special and the speck wrapped chicken, all perfectly prepared. No complaints whatsoever.

        We also ate lunch at Inside Park at St. Bart's, which has gotten some attention on this board. It was pretty good. Nice setting and decent food, but not as interesting as I had hoped. I felt like a drop in place for shoppers and people staying at the Waldorf and other local hotels. Service was only okay.

        Finally, we ate dinner at Accademia Di Vino, which was quite good. Nice space, although below street level. Good wine selection. Somewhat limited by the glass, but the selections were pretty good. The food is pretty traditional Italien, but exceeded my expectations. Overall, a nice place in that area.

        Really appreciate the help this board provided. Cheers from Toronto!