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Le Bernardin

155 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212 554 1515
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Ranked #7 of 11,659 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The mother ship is still great; but the casual extension is nothing more than a small bar with extremely limited menu. So, continue to back a sports jacket, and skip the minor leagues.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Went with small group last night for a dinner in a private room. We had the chefs tasting menu with wine pairings. Without exception, each dish was flawless. Outstanding variety of tastes, textures and presentation. Wine pairings were unusual but perfectly executed. Service was attentive and seamless. The only negative is the cost which is steep.

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Key Biscayne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The food is contemporary french with excellent presentation and service. The wine list is excellent, albeit on the pricey side but well worth it, if you are just visiting ir celebrating a special occasion with your better half, this is the perfect spot.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stepped in here after seeing a Broadway play just moments before closing. They were so kind and welcoming, even at that late hour. We ate from the full menu in the bar/lounge area and received excellent service. While pricey, the food was terrific ( we liked it better than The French Laundry-- famous experiential dining in Napa). We highly... More

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great French/seafood tasting menu ($190pp) that was an enjoyable experience throughout. Innovative, well presented with attentive service. Among our top NYC fancy meals ever.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews 116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was our second visit to Le Bernardin. The place lives up to the reputation as one of the best restaurants in NYC. An extraordinary dining experience in an unrushed, first class setting. Everything about the restaurant is fabulous: decor, service and food. We followed our waiter's suggestions and were very pleased. It is a great choice for special occasions... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The lunch at Le Bernardin was the highlight of our trip to New York. As someone of Chinese origin, I have a passion for good food, particularly, seafood. I have always held very high regard for the michelin star system but have never been to a michelin star restaurant before. Le Bernadin's impeccable record as a michelin 3 star restaurant... More

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New York, New York, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

High expectations. Michelin 3 * and NY Times 4 *. In the end, really disappointing. Let's start with the good. Room, table, service and a really good bottle of white burgundy. Sounds promising, right? The problem was the food. Tuna and foie gras was, admittedly, fantastic. The chocolate desert was very good as well. The rest? I sent back a... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've had this place on the bucket list for a while and was finally able to cross it off the list. It was pretty much exactly as I had expected (and I was expecting a lot!). Service - Top notch. Not once did we have to wave anyone down, nor did we feel rushed with the meal. Food - I... More

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nyc
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65 reviews 65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I first went to Le Bernadin when it was the new kid in town and absolutely loved everything about it. Several more trips convinced me that it was one of the best restaurants in the USA. I haven't been back in quite a while and I must say that I was a bit disappointed. The place is about double the... More

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