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Perch Debuts Far Above Pershing Square

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 02:03PM
Perch Soft-Opening Eric Richardson / blogdowntown

Perch is lit up during a soft-opening event on July 14.

Nearly 13 months after the sudden closure of their wine bar The Must, Rachel Thomas and Coly Den Haan this week return to the Downtown nightlife scene with the opening of Perch atop of the Pershing Square Building.

It's got to be a good sign when your lounge's one-night soft-opening generates a buzz, and there were certainly folks wondering just how to make their way up to Perch's July 14th pre-debut.

Given the scenery, that's hardly surprising. The two rooftop levels have sweeping views that wrap 360 degrees.

Food-wise, the duo have worked with chef Benjamin Udave to create a menu that offers a spin on French cuisine. "What we want to do up there is take French food and bastardize it the same way we did with taking white trash food for The Must and making it nice," Thomas explained to blogdowntown back in March.

After a Thursday grand opening, Perch takes up a six-day-a-week schedule, open 4pm to midnight Monday through Wednesday, 4pm to 2am Thursday and Friday, and 6pm to 2am on Saturday. A Sunday brunch is planned.

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