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Per Se Lunch - any difference?

Tubulus Jul 20, 2011 05:11 AM

Planning on making a reservation at Per Se for a Saturday. I've found it more enjoyable to do big meals like this at lunch rather than dinner. Any reason to think the lunch experience will be less awesome than the dinner? I think we will still do the usual 9 course menu.

Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

  1. ellenost Jul 20, 2011 05:46 AM

    Other than Per Se offers a choice of both 9 course dinner menus and a 5 course lunch menu, I think the experience should be just as wonderful. Of course I'm saying that since I just made a lunch reservation to celebrate my mother's birthday.

    Per Se
    10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

    1. scoopG Jul 20, 2011 05:57 AM

      No difference between the lunch and dinner experience IMO.

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        nmprisons Jul 20, 2011 06:25 AM

        The only differences are (1) it will be light outside the windows the whole time, and (2) you are less likely to get smashed.

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        1. re: nmprisons
          alyssabrooke Jul 21, 2011 08:57 AM

          Does anyone know the price of lunch? i cant seem to find it anywhere.

          1. re: alyssabrooke
            kathryn Jul 21, 2011 09:48 AM


            Reservations > Information

            2nd paragraph says it's $185 for the 5 course lunch.

            1. re: kathryn
              kathryn Jul 21, 2011 10:00 AM


            2. re: alyssabrooke
              RGR Jul 21, 2011 09:48 AM

              $295 for the 9-course menu (it's on the website). The 5-course is not shown, but I believe it's $175. Gratuity is included. $40 supplement for the foie gras.


              The one time we've been to per se, it was for lunch. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.


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            nextguy Jul 21, 2011 01:18 PM

            I can't really say why but I found my sunday lunch there to be more relaxed than the dinner. It just felt more leisurely.

            1. steve h. Jul 21, 2011 01:23 PM

              Lunch is cool.
              Enjoy the food, enjoy the low-key service. Maybe take a tour of the kitchen when you're finished.
              Per Se is pretty special.

              Per Se
              10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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