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Le Bernardin

155 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
212 554 1515
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Ranked #11 of 11,396 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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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This place tops off my culinary experience. If your looking for a place to get a bang for your buck or a buffet size meal than this it not the place for you! This is all about enjoying intense, distinct flavors, the artistic touch and the mastery of a top chef!! Astonishing place!!

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Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

While the fine dining service was a bit cloying, it was fast and attentive. The decor is tired but elegant. The lobster, Dover soul and caviar were mind blowing. Our party left full and impressed.

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Kennewick, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had the Chef's tasting menu. Pricey, yes. Worth it, absolutely. Service was friendly and on top of things. Food was worthy of the hype. No regrets.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I went there with my wife on our honeymoon, this was a serious splurge for us since 130$ a person isn't exactly an average priced meal but wow was it worth every cent. The atmosphere is great the service was impeccable and THE FOOD was absolutely amazing, every bite was a new experience and every dish (4 in the prix... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

After several years of absence, I recently enjoyed lunch at Le Bernardin. Besides its regular seating, the restaurant offers a lounge where those making last minute reservations can sometimes be accommodated, and I was grateful to receive a same day reservation as a solo diner. The lounge offers table service and the same menu as in the regular dining room,... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Without a doubt one of the finest restaurants in New York City! The service is impecable. A serene atmosphere with tasteful decor makes for a most enjoyable dinning experience. The food is exquisite. If you like sea food you will love Le Bernardin.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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
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150 reviews 150 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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