Thomas Keller may be America’s most celebrated chef. His French Laundry in California’s Napa Valley is generally considered the best restaurant in America (and one of the priciest). Now, his Per Se venue, on the edge of Central Park at 10 Columbus Circle and 60th Street, has clinched the James Beard Award for best New York restaurant. That’s quite a bi-coastal accomplishment!
Each waiter is extremely attentive. The food is spectacularly presented. And each plate features a rainbow of colors and tastes. Open for lunch Friday through Sunday. Dinner daily.
Bring your credit card or a fistful of dollars. Five-course tasting menu is $125; nine-course vegetable tasting menu is $135; nine-course chef’s tasting menu is $150. Extensive wine list to complement each course. Reservations: 212-823-9335 (Good luck: French Laundry has a waiting list for weeks at a time.) www.frenchlaundry.com/perse/perse.htm