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Le Bernardin

Travelers' Choice award winner
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Midtown
French, Southwestern, Seafood
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155 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019 (6th and 7th Avenue)
B, D, E, F, N, Q, R & V, W, 1, 2, 3, subway trains
212 554 1515
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5:15 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Le Bernardin, Zagat's top pick for 2013, and awarded the Michelin Guide's...
Le Bernardin, Zagat's top pick for 2013, and awarded the Michelin Guide's coveted 3-stars as well as The New York Times' highest rating of 4-stars, has maintained its status of excellence for over 20 years and its international acclaim as one of the world's top seafood restaurants. Owner/Chef Eric Ripert continues to set unsurpassed standards with his piscatorial paradise and partner Maguy Le Coze's seamless and unparalleled service. *When making your reservation, please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending THEATER so that we may accommodate you appropriately.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Elegant Dining

We had a 7:30pm reservation on a Wednesday night and arrived to find the restaurant busy and bustling, we were seated straight away. It is a great looking dining room with lovely flower displays, I liked the ocean ‘theme’. It looked, rather than felt, a little corporate but I think that was due... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The rating reflects disappointed expectations rather than actual quality (which is probably around 4/5). This restaurant is sometimes listed among the best in the world. I have had the good fortune to dine at great restaurants and this is nowhere near the standards set by the best. Here are a few simple reasons: 1. The tables are two close together.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We had a 7:30pm reservation on a Wednesday night and arrived to find the restaurant busy and bustling, we were seated straight away. It is a great looking dining room with lovely flower displays, I liked the ocean ‘theme’. It looked, rather than felt, a little corporate but I think that was due to everyone being in jackets. We opted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ordered the Chefs Tasting Menu with wine pairings. This was an 8 course menu and it was some of the best food we've had. The dining room was full of diners as well as staff. The service was as you would expect, simply outstanding. Our experience was such that we will return. Our dinner lasted about... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant does not deserve 3 Michelin stars on any continent in any way. The food did not live up to expectations. We had the Le Bernardin tasting menu. A few dishes were very good--especially the scallop in brown butter, the king crab medley, and one of the desserts. The other courses failed miserably. They were over the top trying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

First the positives: the crab appetizer was sublime. The lobster entre was excellent. The deserts were excellent. The negatives: When you walk into the restaurant, it has a faint smell of a fish market. The service was creepy and invasive, as our server approached us stealthily from behind the entire meal, surprising us a few times. The service was cold,... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our dinner at Le Bernardin was probably the best dinner I have ever eaten and also by far the most expensive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

As with the previous visits, the latest was full of pleasant surprises. The creativity around various seafood combinations is enhanced by imaginative broths that exhume a symphony of flavors and aromas. Two standouts on this occasion: white tuna as light as air; succulent striped bass with its crustillant skin. Immersed in an exploration of flavors and an engaging conversation my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Not the typical french fine dining restaurant. Chef Eric Ripert twists and shapes dishes to create a unique fine dining experience. Focused on seafood and raw to medium cooked dishes, I suggest trying the Yellowish Tuna Carpaccio, the Pan Roasted Langoustine and Wild Salmon. Great atmosphere and attentive service. Très bien!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

As a former food editor, I had always wanted to dine at Le Bernardin. The experience was beyond my expectations. I was there with my sister and cousin to celebrate our birthdays on a trip to NYC. We were seated at a lovely banquette and treated like royalty. Beautiful attentive service that didn't hover or intimidate. A sommelier who explained... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Hey, I am willing to pay for perfection. For all the great write-ups on this place I was expecting perfection, or something very close, because they charge you for it. On the plus side the food was good to very good, same as the wine. The ambiance was lacking. Noisy room, and everyone at our table for 6 commented the... More 

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Additional Information about Le Bernardin

Address: 155 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 212 554 1515
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Monday 5:15 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:15 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:15 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:15 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $41 to $90
Cuisine: French, Southwestern, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 155 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019
    (6th and 7th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: B, D, E, F, N, Q, R & V, W, 1, 2, 3, subway trains
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212 554 1515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $41 to $90
  • Cuisine: French, Southwestern, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

Le Bernardin, Zagat's top pick for 2013, and awarded the Michelin Guide's coveted 3-stars as well as The New York Times' highest rating of 4-stars, has maintained its status of excellence for over 20 years and its international acclaim as one of the world's top seafood restaurants. Owner/Chef Eric Ripert continues to set unsurpassed standards with his piscatorial paradise and partner Maguy Le Coze's seamless and unparalleled service. *When making your reservation, please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending THEATER so that we may accommodate you appropriately.
Open Hours
Monday
5:15 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:15 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:15 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:15 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 11:00 pm

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