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Le Bernardin

155 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212 554 1515
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Ranked #6 of 11,362 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $90
Cuisines: Southwestern, French, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 6th and 7th Avenue
Transit: B, D, E, F, N, Q, R & V, W, 1, 2, 3, subway trains
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.
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88% Recommend
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We had really been looking forward to eating here - having read a lot about it, and of course seeing Eric on TV. We got our table through amex concierge - as we heard it's very tough to book. The table was cramped, service was rushed - we had ordered a bottle of champagne, with the idea of a drink... More

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Ghent, Belgium
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We had 4 course dinner here and almost everything was clearly not enough for a ***restaurant. We 'd browsed the menu beforehand and were looking forward to the Geoduck (google some pictures and stand in awe!) but unfortunately they weren't available. We had razorclams the same way and they were euh... nothing to rave about. King crab to follow, in... More

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We ate here the night we got married in New York. Our expectations were high, and if anything they were exceeded. We loved the decor and ambience, relatively quiet because of how the seating is spaced. The service was impeccable and our food was delicious. While it is expensive, there were no markups and things like coffee after dinner were... More

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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

if you want a formal dinner room you need to reserve at least a month to guarantee a table especilly after 6:30pm. the lounge is a great way to try walking in. first come first serve basis only if you walk in. small servings but very good quality. i suggest to come early if you dont have reservation, sometimes waiting... More

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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This restaurant has been receiving great ratings for decades, but it was clear from every detail that the desire for excellence burns brightly. The evening was perfect and was one of the best meals of my life.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

If you're looking for exquisitely cooked fish and seafood, coupled with some of the most personalized, personable and professional service available this side of the Atlantic, you can't do better than Le Bernardin. After a strange phone interaction with one of the least friendly front staff confirming my reservation, I was worried that the service would match the cold, unwelcoming... More

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London, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

12 of us gathered from London, Paris, and Ghent for lunch to celebrate a milestone birthday. We have been lucky to eat at some of the best restaurants in the world, including Arzac in San Sebastián, and the Ledbury in London, and expectations were high. This meal was memorable for the sheer quality of the ingredients and the cooking. Highlights... More

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new york
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This is the third time I have been lucky enough to eat here and it reconfirms my belief that this is the ultimate seafood restaurant in New York City, if not the United States. Everything is top notch from the service to the food. There is not one tiny complaint I could make if I tried. We had the four... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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121 reviews 121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We went to dinner at Le Bernardin and it was by far the best meal in NYC! ALL the dishes were excellent and full of flavor without being overpowering. It is the touch of a Master Chef! The service was also great...we had about 5 or 6 wait staff besides the head waiter (we had a party of 5) and... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

I like to dine at le bernadin as its very close to carnegie hall. Their seafood is always fresh. Their raw fish is the freshest one can hope for. Service is sincerely and lovely without being pretentious.

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