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Le Bernardin

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155 W 51st St, New York City, NY 10019 (6th and 7th Avenue)
212 554 1515
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5:15 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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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
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Hong Kong, China
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So you think you know seafood? No you don't, not until you have had the chance to dine here. After the meal my partner and I were so thankful we didn't cancel the reservation. This had to be one of the best meals we had in the city. The service was TOP notch, dishes were visually aper along and taste... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

From the moment you walk in you know you,re going to Love it. The Restarant. The waiting staff . The food . Ohhhhhh the food . Unbelievable . You just wont beat this. It,s just out of this world. You,ll talk about it for a long long time. Absolutely Wonderful.

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Top notch, high class evening. Service was exceptional, presentation was exquisite. Food was excellent. Great for a special occasion.

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Thank DMSNYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The seafood here is unique and delicious. Ambiance is great for a relaxing, romantic meal or a business meal. Make sure to book long in advance if you want a weekend reservation. Late afternoon lunch is also a great experience.

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Blandford, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Now to talk about the food, the food!!! We decided as a table to have the Chef’s tasting menu, the reason we chose the Chef’s tasting menu was because it is the best vehicle to introduce Kevin and Allison to the unique culinary vision that the Chef, Eric Rupert, has regarding seafood. My feeling is that until you dine at... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love coming to the lounge. The a la carte menu is affordable and the prix fixe is excellent. Divine seafood preparations. This time my favorite was the carrot soup with lobster. The bread is always delicious. And the service is impeccable.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Le Bernardin is recognized as one of the finest restaurants in the city and it deserves the reputation. The seafood is of the finest quality and the dishes are unique and creative. I have never had a bad dish. They are all wonderful and very difficult to rate against one another. Order what you like and you will be pleased.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been at such restaurants before, and hate going. If you are man you MUST wear a jacket (they will provide one if you don't have one, and you can't take it off...). Funnily enough, if you are a a woman, you don't have to wear a dress, a hat, a specific type of shoe, etc. Maybe this set the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been a fan of Eric since he took over the Mantle from Gilbert. First time I had the opportunity to dine there was in 1996 and it transformed my perception of seafood. Back then his "barely cooked" concept was at its nascence and his barely cooked arctic char was transformational. Fast track to today, that simple concept of... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband treated me to lunch here for my birthday. It was very hard to get a reservation and they have a strict dress code. We did the full tasting menu and it was just superb. They had a nice surprise for me at the end too. So glad we went while visiting the city.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $90
Cuisine
French, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:15 pm - 10:30 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
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
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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Lima
5 months ago
Pennsylvania
Morganville, New Jersey

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