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“best monk fish ever” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin
155 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019 (Midtown)
212 554 1515
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Ranked #8 of 11,180 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $41 - $90
Cuisines: French, Southwestern, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
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.
south yorkshire
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“best monk fish ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

From first entering the restaurant we were made to feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. we went for the Le Bernardin tasting menu. The Pan Roasted Monkfish was to die for.If you like fish this is the place to eat in New York.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“French cuisine at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

One must tip his hat to the French who have make cooking an art form.
The Bernardin merits all the praises. Every detail in the restaurant from menu to preparation to staff and decor is by far tops which is the reason why this establishment has been in this location for many many years.
Youcome to the Bernardin for fish and I would strongly recommend the 7 course menu tasting. Since money should not be the concern when you come here, ask for the appropriate wine that goes with each serving.
Bravo Bernardin!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chester, United Kingdom
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“A special treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This Restaurant specialises in serving fish , although it does offer meat , but frankly you go to this restaurant for the fish.They offer a six course tasting menu or a four course menu. It is amazing, the food is prepared with a great deal of attention and the sauces to accompany the dishes are sublime. The wine is of the highest quality , the service is very attentive and helpful.
This fantastic experience does come at an expected high price circa $150 per head - but in my view well worth it !

Visited September 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Great, but not as good as I hoped”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

The disadvantage of good reputation is that one visits it with high expectations. The food and service was excellent, but it didn't blow my mind the way I envisaged such a 3-Michelin-starred establishment would.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“It can't get any better than this!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Le Bernardin is perfect No wonder The New York Times gives it four stars and Zagat rates it as the top restaurant in the city. Everything about it is perfect.

The room, although large, is gorgeous. The mural at the west end of the room is not a photograph of the sea. Rather it is an exquisite painting. But then again everything at this restaurant is exquisite. Service is perfect and efficient without being hurried. If you afre not a seafood lover, this is the place to try anything you might think you would like. it will be perfect.

The amuse bouche started the meal with three little wonderful morsels - a promise of things to come We then had Scotch salmon with foie gras. It was amazing. The langoustines were perfect (probably my favorite shell fish) and the Dover sole was wonderful. Dessert was a perfect end of the meal.

This restaurant us price fixed at $130 per head, which means that the meal for two, without drinks, bottled water or coffee is $300 to sit down, without the tip. So, if you are allergic to high tabs, do not go here. But if you would like to know what a pergect restaurant is all about, I could not recommend Le Bernadin any higher.

Incidentally, reservations are a must. They make reservations on the first day of the previous month for any time during the next month. A meal here must be planned well in advance,

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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