Perry Street (Brunch)

Open Hours:  11:30AM-3:00PM and 5:30PM-10:30PM Mon-Thurs; 11:30AM-3:00PM and 5:30PM-11:30PM Fri; 11:00AM-3:30PM and 5:30PM-11:30PM Sat; 11:00AM-3:30PM and 5:30PM-10:30PM

Phone number: 212 352 1900

Price Range: $20-25

Address: 176 Perry Street

Website: www.perrysrestaurant.com

Station: 1, 2


I don’t know about you, but my Sunday afternoons are strictly reserved for good brunches and quality conversations, or else why bother waking up? For those of you who’ve been well overworked this week, I say – or rather Parks and Recs says – treat yo’ self.

There’s much to be said for brunching at a refined, modern restaurant like Perry Street. From its plush patterned carpets and white leather couches to its overarching lamp lights and faint lounge music, this place is the epitome of chic. The tall panel windows that provide a full view of the Hudson River don’t hurt either.   

The waiters who donned their smart pressed collared shirts and black skinny ties started us off with bread and butter.

We ordered the Eggs Benedict with Chili Hollandaise and Smoked Salmon.

Fresh salmon with eggs poached to the right degree of runny – not much more I can ask. If only every kitchen could learn to poach the way they do, I’d never have a reason to regret ordering eggs Benedict again. Only thing I’ll say is the portion is a bit small. Note: you can also opt for the flying pig farm ham or sautéed spinach if salmon isn’t your thing.  

Next, we had the Russ & Daughters Smoked Salmon Tower.

Drooling? So were we. Again, their salmon proved to be fresh and we were in favor of their tofu-scallion “cream cheese” that lacked the heavy smell, but provided the smooth texture layered between the lightly toasted until crisp bagel slices. But the true highlight of this dish was the accompanying sweet and rather memorable tomato sauce that gave the sandwich its finishing touch.

Overall, the highlights of Perry Street are really everything from its quality brunch choices that are beautifully crafted and displayed to its white sophisticated interior design. Brunch prices are quite reasonable for such an upscale restaurant and service here is attentive. Next time you’re feeling in the mood for a sleek and sexy Sunday afternoon, I’d recommend clinking your flute of mimosa here over food that is unlikely to disappoint.