Recently got a chance to visit Perilla and we were not disappointed. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Originally we had plans to go to Degustation (will get there as well) but I am very glad our plans changed as all in our party gave it two thumbs up.
We had the tasting menu which was made up mostly of a variety of the regular menu items. The waiter had mentioned there may be some things that would not be on the menu but the only thing that was not the on the menu was the amuse bouche which was scallops. Really good and even had a small slice of grapefruit in it. That was followed by (and I am sure I have this order incorrect) crab with this excellent fish roe that kind of crunches and melts in your mouth. I am a sucker for roe. Then Sea bass. Third was this ravioli with egg yolk where you break the yolk and it runs over the ravioli. There were truffles on it but I am not a truffle fan and thought they were probably not necessary. Then there was a double does of duck. One of these was a duck meatball with a little bit of mint which we all really loved. Probably the favorite item overall. The dessert was a souffle with a nice presentation where you break it and pour in what I recall as being chocolate sauce given to you on the side (note: at this point the wine was kicking in so got fuzzy).
I think I left one item out and I probably didn't do them justice. I probably didn't pay enough attention to some of the details to recall them but I can tell you that all 4 of us were very happy with our choice that evening. One of the best dining experiences I've had in the city for some time. And not overly expensive. I think the tasting menu is $70/person but what sets you back is the wine by the glass. We opted for this due to the multi courses and it added up although we got out of there at at about 120/person I think. So not cheap but well worth it.
Now I just have to try to get to Degustation.
9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014