Lunch at Perry Street

Today marks the official start to NYC Summer Restaurant Week; a great time in the city to check out some high end restaurants at a more manageable price point.  I honestly think $42 for dinner is still a bit much so I usually partake at lunch time where its just $29 for three courses.

Jean George's far west spot Perry Street is one of the many participating restaurants on the list.  I stopped in last week for a relaxing lunch and began with their incredible Steak Tartare.  Finely chopped steak studded with Parmesan cheese, basil and a crispy poached quail egg that gave each bite a delicious salty crunch.  

For entree their amazing Grilled Yellowfin Tuna Burger.  I order this dish almost every time I visit and it never disappoints.  Perry Street pickles their cucumbers with yuzu then tops off the rare burger with bonito mayonnaise and grassy shiso leaves.  It gives the tuna a distinctly rich umami flavor that I absolutely adore.

For dessert the classic Molten Chocolate Cake topped with a dusting of sea salt and creamy vanilla ice cream.  Versions of this dessert are found on menus all over the city but none of them quite ever live up to this Jean George original.

Restaurant Week runs through August 18th and all the menus are available on the NYC GO website so grab some friends and make some plans for a fancy lunch!

Perry Street 
176 Perry Street
New York, NY 10014