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Photo: Staff

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New American

Photo: Courtesy of Perilla

Photo: Courtesy of Perilla

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Dine at the bar or at one of the few tables in Top Chef season 1 winner Harold Dieterle’s sparsely elegant restaurant. Though you might walk in skeptical given all the celebrity hype, you can’t help but be won over by spicy duck meatballs with mint cavatelli, pancetta-wrapped pork with white asparagus and pickled rhubarb sauce, and a side of faro risotto, dressed up with Parmesan and a chili-grape salad. Service is warm, and while you may be stuck next to tourists hoping for a glimpse of the famous top chef, Perilla is anything but touristy.


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