New York: Where to Eat: Big Night Out: Per Se
Many foodies consider Thomas Keller’s restaurant in the Time Warner Center the pinnacle of fine dining in New York City. Indeed, a meal in the intimate, Adam Tihany–designed dining rom, with views of Columbus Circle and Central Park beyond, will not disappoint. A dinner here is a multi-hour experience with a parade of dishes, one more beautifully conceived, prepared and presented than the next.
Diners considering this restaurant should know that the entrance of Per Se is on the fourth floor of the Time Warner Center, New York’s very expensive version of a mall that also hosts A Voce, Masa and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Keller’s exquisite cuisine and the hushed ambience in the restaurant enchant the second you set foot into the dining room, but after the meal, you will be passing by J. Crew and William Sonoma on your way out of the building. Prix-fixe dinner at $295 per person. Reservations are essential.— Simone Girner 04/26/2011