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Le Bernardin

Travelers' Choice award winner
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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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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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came with a friend while on my trip to NY what and experience, from the cocktails to the lounge food everything was just amazing.the 51st street Manhattan is a must try also the lobster and truffle brioche.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

came with a friend while on my trip to NY what and experience, from the cocktails to the lounge food everything was just amazing.the 51st street Manhattan is a must try also the lobster and truffle brioche.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was our first time here- and long overdue. Very nice atmosphere, very good service, good drinks. The complimentary salmon spread was addictive. The "barely touched" Bacalao was very tasty, and the "lightly cooked" poached Halibut was perfection! So was the Hazelnut Praline.

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Casalnuovo di Napoli, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful presentation of food, fresh sea food, hard to describe in a few sentences... The name goes behind this place. Try the chefs tasting menu. Don't forget to reserve a table a month in advance!

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Huntington NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Everyone should experience Le Bernardin at least once. Having had exceptional meals elsewhere, including France, this takes the cake. Delectable in every way. The service was extremely attentive and never missed a beat. Very eager to attend to your wishes.. Loved the handbag "cot" by the way. Nice touch.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I've dined at most of the "big" NYC restaurants but Le Bernardin is the place that keeps calling me back for more. Simple decor, attentive, friendly wait staff and absolutely divine food. Far far away my favorite restaurant in the city.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I was expecting perfection during a relatively recent dinner and received exactly what I expected! From the quiet, efficient, seamless service to the sublime food (sashimi grade tuni with fois gras -- beyond superb), the dinner was a gastronomic wonder. I am, by nature, not a lover of fish and other sea animals in my diet, but the preparations were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Wouah I don't even know where to start. We went with my wife to have diner at the lounge. From the arrival to our departure and throughout the meal we never felt welcomed and the atmosphere was really cold. Food was not great either. Definitely not worth any Michelin star. We are such huge fan of Eric Riper's food that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Reserved online for a 12p lunch. Didn't know that jacket was required but they had spares. Nice decor, wood paneling, metal sculptured wall, and a large ocean mural. Staff all over the place, very attentive. They have a price fixe with a nice selection, and them two different tasting menus. We went for one of the latter and were not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Our dinner was flawless. I abhor snooty restaurants & this was a retrained sort of warmth. The staff melted into the background & the food, the wine & the company became the focus. We all had 5 courses & everyone loved theirs. Would we say it was the best meal any of us had ever had? No. But they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Visited for my wife's birthday. Tried the chef's taster menu. Great if you enjoy seafood and they have an excellent selection of fine wines. Very formal - we wore evening dress tho' it is not essential. You will enjoy the atmosphere if you are not intimidated by the initial show of formality. Ask the staff for advice and they will... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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