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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 11,650 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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Princeville, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We live in Hawaii so wonderful fish is pretty standard and it surprised me a bit that my wife chose Le Bernardin as her first choice of the top end restaurants that we visit on our biennial trip to NYC. It would be our second visit to the restaurant and with the very small exception that I would need to... More

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105 reviews 105 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Booked a table to celebrate a birthday. Welcome fine, table fine. We chose the chef's tasting menu as we wanted to fully enjoy the quality of their culinary skills. Course by course: 0. Appetisers. Three in number with the stand out being the gazpacho; 1. Tairagi clams unavailable so substituted with tartar of sea bass. Fine though relatively bland; 2.... More

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Kansas
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193 reviews 193 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My wife and I enjoyed one of the best meals of my life last night at Le Bernardin. My we decided to indulge in the Chef’s tasting menu and it was simply amazing. It started with an amazing amuse-bouche and ended with an incredibly decadent chocolate dessert. In between, the chef provided some of the finest seafood I have ever... More

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Aalborg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Le Bernadin is a 3 Michelin Starred Restaurant in the heart on NYC. Alone the fact that a fish restaurant is able to cook up such a versitile menu is an accomplishment on its own.. The place is amazing, the service next to nothing and the food and wine pairing is flawless!

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I despise the term "foodie"-it smacks of elitism and snobbery. Much better terms are "connoisseur" (one who knows) and "amateur" (one who loves). If you are both, every now and then, you need to sample the best of whatever it is that you love, to establish your standards. By wide consent, Le Bernardine is the best fish restaurant in the... More

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Matawan, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had the pleasure to dine at this world class restaurant and were not disappointed. The 8 course chef's tasting menu with wine pairing was perhaps the best meal of our lives. From the moment we arrived, the service was impeccable. The seafood was so fresh and the preparation so meticulous. The taste sensations were over the top.

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Philadelphia, PA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a great restaurant. Not so good if you don't eat fish, but if you do it is creative and always changing. We have never had a less than excellent meal here. We have always been treated nicely by the waitstaff. The wines are a bit overpriced -- many are 3 times retail, but the selection is excellent and... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We had an early sitting at the restaurant (for 6pm) and I was thought this would make our dining experience hurried or second-rate. I could not have been more wrong! The food was exceptional (we've eaten at many highly-rated restaurants around the world) and the service was unobtrusive and subtle. We would highly recommend this restaurant for food lovers who... More

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Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I hate to be negative, but I was disappointed in our meal. You really should look at the menu before you go so you know what they serve. Two of the courses are basically "raw" and "barely touched". These are very accurate descriptions. This also translates to sort- of room temp to Luke warm food. If you don't really like... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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152 reviews 152 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is an institution when it comes to gastronomy. The courses are fantastic and tastes lovely. The service is impeccable. This restaurant is perfect for very important business dinners. The wine list are fantastic and I will rate it 8 out of 10 (8/10).

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