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Perry Street Brasserie

124 North Commerce Street, Galena, IL
815 777 3773
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Ranked #2 of 55 restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Continental, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Perry Street
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148 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

When we first walked into the restaurant, it looked a little dilapidated, and it was really a bit too chilly, but we were warmly welcomed and shown to a corner table that overlooked the main street. It's also not much to look at from the outside, and it's very strange that some of the photos that feature/describe the restaurant show... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wonderful meal and service, though the decor/carpet could use an update. Try the crab cakes--they're delicious!

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Another trip to Galena means another excuse to go to Perry Street Brasserie...or do I have that backward? When I suggested to my wife we make the short trip to Galena once again, I knew the smile on her face was because of this restaurant. It is that special. How did it become so special? Well, you won't find them... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had dinner at Perry Street Brasserie yesterday night and it was simply great. The restaurant was small but cozy. The waitress, Heather, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We were able to meet Chef Stephen Dowe and had a great conversation. His food was exceptional. I had the St. Lucia special which was lobster tail, scallops, and prawns with a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Galena. They always have a great menu, with beautiful deserts if you can save enough room for it at the end of the meal. Their hummus is to die for, best hummus I've ever had. Never had anything but a great meal here and I've been here too many times... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

food was really good, on par with restaurants in Chicago :) we arrived late and the service was kind of slow, but very friendly. very charming restaurant.

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Chicago, IL
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Perry Street was recommended by everyone when we asked for a suggestion for dinner, and we were so glad we took their advice. The place is cozy, about a dozen tables, so reservations are strongly recommended. Everything is created by master chef/owner Steve and was unbelievably good. We had crab cakes for an appetizer which were full of lump crab.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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349 reviews 349 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Some friends suggested to us that we should make it a point to dine at the Perry Street Brasserie the next time we visit Galena, Illinois. It's a small dining room but the atmosphere is perfect for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary. Cozy, charming and very romantic, they said. I guess they took it for granted that... More

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Carpentersville, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My husband and I have come here twice for special Anniversary dinner's and Perry Street does not disappoint. Service can be a bit slow even with the small dining room but then, whats the rush? We didn't order an appetizer as the meal comes with a soup or salad choice as well as a delicious basket of bread with olive... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had read the reviews and decided to dine here to celebrate his birthday during a recent trip to Galena. I had read the food was outstanding, but I wasn't sure what to expect of the ambience. However, I was extremely pleased. It was cozy and charming and very romantic. As someone else noted, the place has... More

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