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Per Lei

) #4,388 of 9,348 Restaurants in New York City ££ - £££ Italian
1347 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5201
+1 212-439-9200
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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1347 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5201
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stopped for lunch last week on a beautiful day and dined outside. The menu selection for lunch was a bit on the heavy side with not a lot of variety. We had hoped to enjoy a some small plates or cold soup. Instead, the...More

Thank pamela127
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Baraonda, a nearby Italian restaurant recently closed and we decided to give Per Lei a chance. It was a pleasant experience but felt the grilled fish (Branzini) which was in on special was over priced. The pasta was good, the steak tartare with French fries...More

Thank Henry L
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal with my wife with excellent service, delicious food, great glass of wine and a nice atmosphere to cap off a week. All aimed to please and the restaurant was quiet enough so we could have conversation without having to talk over...More

Thank Stu802
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went to the Per Lei for brunch. Ambience is ok, the interior might have seen better times, but still attractive enough (despite some details where wear and tear clearly Shows). The food is good, we had eggs Benedict and a salad, it was pleasant....More

Thank WoWie1010
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We have enjoyed this restaurant a dozen times, either together or with a good friend who eats here often. Usually we eat here on a weekday lunch; today it was a Sunday brunch. The calamari has invariably been a special treat -- crisp, perfectly cooked...More

Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Disappointing from the beginning -- initially rushed and pressured by the waiters, then ignored -- and once orders were placed, an extreme delay until served. Food was ok at best (pasta)

1  Thank jdvicto
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I was greeted by a smiling lady and seated at a nice table. That brunette turned out to be my very pleasant waitress. I always like looking at attractive framed paintings on the walls of restaurants when I am dining alone. At Per Lei there...More

Thank Harvey M
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Like many others in this neighborhood,we were there for a medical procedure. We were looking for a quiet place not terribly concerned about the food. The menu is not extensive and at first impression we thought it was a winebar with food as an afterthought.We...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 13 June 2016

This past weekend we held a private 40th birthday party with about 45 guests. We had decorated the place with some collages on easels and a drink menu and some art prints taped to the glass doors. In the hustle at the end, the art...More

1  Thank kavvvs
Reviewed 31 May 2016

It was a casual date night for my wife and I. We've walked past this place many times and figured we would ventured out of our usual routine for something different. It was a simple, comfortable, decent Italian fare. Nice sized portion. Food was good,...More

Thank Wilson L
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1347 2nd Ave, New York City, NY 10021-5201
    (71st Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Subway train to 68th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-439-9200
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