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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
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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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