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Perry Street

Karen | Nov 30, 2005 05:57 PM

I had a great lunch today at Perry Street. The dining room is gorgeous. Simple, bright, airy and sunlit (of course, the beautiful weather today helped a bit in this respect). We started with an amuse bouche, some kind of celery puree with maple butter on the bottom. ehhh.. it was okay. For starters, I ordered the warm pumpkin confit which was served with a frisee, pinenut salad. The confit is served in spring roll-like fashion and was delicious. My friend got the black pepper crab dumplings with snow peas, which I tried, and loved. The snow peas were crisp, the seasoning was great, and the dumplings stuffed to the brim with fresh crab. For entrees, I ordered the newest addition to the menu: Bluefin tuna burger with boston bibb lettuce, some kind of mayonnaise (most of which I scraped off). This was the best tuna burger I've ever had. It was served perfectly medium-rare. Juicy, and perfect with diced ginger. My friend got the Beef Tenderloin. She said it was good, I didn't try it. For dessert, we shared the Baked Hazelnut Frangapine, which I can't describe in a way that will do it justice. But it tasted great, down to the poached pear over a melted truffle. Yum. The total bill for two (no alcohol) came to $130 with tip. Granted, it was an expense account meal, but I'd definitely go back on my own dime if only for that tuna burger.

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