Where can we sit while we wait for a table at Per Se?

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You shouldn’t have to wait for a table at Per Se if you’ve made a reservation, but the restaurant’s salon still makes a great place to enjoy a cocktail or glass of champagne. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant's salon has comfortable seating and also serves an à la carte menu of seasonal and signature menu items.

We recommend snagging a spot on the two-person sofa at the end of the salon, directly in front of the window overlooking Columbus Circle and Central Park South. It’s an extraordinary place to have a glass of champagne and to test chef and owner Thomas Keller’s signature canapés, such as the gougères and salmon tartare cornet.

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