6 Restaurants From Per Se Alums to Visit Now

Vets of Keller's Midtown temple are opening some of NYC's most exciting new eateries
May 8, 2015
by Kelly Dobkin

Alums of Thomas Keller's Per Se are behind a handful of hot, new openings. Most notably, Virginia's opened this week from Per Se alum Christian Ramos and in late March, Noreetuh, a Hawaiian-inspired spot from a trio of former employees also opened in the East Village. And there's more on the horizon. Coming soon, a bagel shop called Sadelle's, from the Torrisi folks and former Per Se baker Melissa Weller, will launch in SoHo. Check out more in our map below. 

Virginia's: A cozy neighborhood farm-to-table spot from Christian Ramos (Per Se) and Reed Adelson (Locanda Verde), who originally met while working at Charlie Trotter's in Chicago. 647 E. 11th St.; 212-658-0152

NoreetuhChung Chow, Jin Ahn and Gerald San Jose are behind the 42-seat East Village space that ropes in influences from Chow's native Hawaii that span Filipino, Korean and Japanese cuisines. 128 First Ave.; 646-892-3050

Fung Tu: Jonathan Wu puts his creative take on Chinese-American on the LES22 Orchard St.; 212-219-8785

Stick With MeNoLita-based gourmet bonbon shop from Per Se vet Susanna Yoon. 202A Mott St.; 646-918-6336

Uncle BoonsMatt Danzer and Ann Redding opened this trendy Thai joint in NoLita that's been a massive hit every since, serving up elevated curries, rotisserie veggies and beer slushies. 7 Spring St.; 646-370-6650

Runner & Stone: Peter Endriss was the former head baker at Per Se before opening this Gowanus bakery and restaurant. 285 Third Ave., Brooklyn; 718-576-3360

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