Considering Per Se on an upcoming trip. I never quite know what to think about the experience there. People often say it's the best meal they've ever had, but some also say it's "great, but not worth the price". The one common theme I'm hearing is that the desserts are a bit underwhelming, which is unfortunate because I really look forward to dessert.
I'm also going to EMP this trip (second time dining there), so I'm on the fence about Per Se. It would be a shame to spend $350+drinks on Per Se only to have it be bested by EMP a few days later.
Would I be better off going elsewhere? Maybe Le Bernardin? I've eaten at or will be eating at EMP, Ko, Atera, and Jungsik. No way to get a reservation at Brooklyn Fare and I'm waitlisted for Kappo. I still see Per Se mentioned on many threads here, so I'm hopeful, but it seems to get recommended on reputation without many people actually explaining the experience.