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Stand Alone Price of Per Se's "Oysters and Pearls"

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I understand that at Per Se's Salon, it is possible to request for off-the-Salon-menu items.

Has anyone ordered the "Oysters and Pearls" off the menu? What's the price for this dish?

Thanks in advance!

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Per Se
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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  1. We haven't been to per se's salon. However, based on reports I've read from those who have, I don't think it's a menu item with a price attached. Rather, like in the formal dining room, it's served as an hors d'oeuvre which you get when you order other dishes. Of course, I could be totally wrong. I would suggest calling the restaurant and asking.

    per se menus for 8/5 (Scroll down for the Salon.): http://www.tkrg.org/upload/ps_menu.pdf

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    1. re: RGR

      Thanks, RGR.

      I just came back from the Salon. Didn't actually ask for "Oysters and Pearls" because other things on today's menu caught my eye. Next time!

      I was offered a kitchen tour at the end of the meal because the server saw me taking pictures. I was told on the tour that starting tomorrow, Per Se will be closed for 10 days. This is just a FYI for anyone else considering dining at the restaurant in the next week or so.

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      Per Se
      10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

      1. re: Cheeryvisage

        I've been to Per Se in the dining room a few years back, but I don't remember what the Salon looks like (they didn't serve food there yet). Was it comfortable? Are there windows? How was your general meal? Thanks!

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        Per Se
        10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

        1. re: deepfry7

          There was one large window in the Salon area. The couch was very comfortable, but it was slightly awkward eating a whole meal on the coffee table having to lean down and forward the entire time.

          My full report here: http://www.chow.com/topics/800179

          1. re: Cheeryvisage

            That couch seating is exactly the reason my husband and I would never eat in the Salon. Prices are high, so I can't imagine spending that kind of money to be uncomfortable. We've only been to per se once (before the Salon served food), and if we ever go again, it would only be in the dining room.

            Excellent review and gorgeous photos, as usual, Cheeryvisage.

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            1. re: RGR

              Thanks, RGR.

              I definitely see your point. For the amount of money I just spent at the Salon sitting at an awkward coffee table, at Jean Georges, it would have bought me a full prix fixe dinner, at a comfortable table in the formal dining room.

              But then again, Per Se's price barrier to entry is truly quite high. For many people, being able to cherry-pick items a la carte, at more acceptable prices, is appealing. And, it allows you to have a much shorter meal. So, the discomfort isn't felt too much if the entire meal is only 1 hour or so.

              Interestingly, at the Salon, you're automatically given a monster-sized bread basket that gets refilled. It's like Per Se's way of ensuring that no one leaves hungry, even on an abridged meal.

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              Per Se
              10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

              Jean Georges
              1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

              1. re: Cheeryvisage

                So I am left wondering...did you ever go to Per Se, order the "Oysters and Pearls" off the off-the-Salon-menu items? If so, price?

                1. re: mrcandoit

                  I haven't gotten around to going back there yet.