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0.3 miles from Times Square
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When the definitive history of NYC's dining scene is written, Le Bernardin will have a chapter all to itself. Maguy Le Coze and Eric Ripert’s icon has ...
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Three MICHELIN Stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!
Extremely comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.
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.
$41 - $90
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews tasting menu seafood langoustines white tuna amuse bouche dover sole striped bass foie gras kobe beef bread crab sorbet prix fixe chef eric ripert new york a michelin star restaurant fine dining
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was so glad we managed to get this reservation and just before indoor dining closed in NYC. The service was excellent but not snobbish, the food was excellent - especially the truffle tagliatelle, the Dover sole and the “Apple” dessert - I enjoyed every minute...of the experience.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 27, 2020

As a Michelin 3-Star restaurant I think it goes without saying this is one of the best restaurants in the US. No, the world. Eating at La Bernadin is less of a place to go when you're hungry & more of a place to go...when you want an experience. From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave there's an aura of high class perfection that's sought but rarely found.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed November 10, 2020

An experience rather than a meal !! One of a handful of 3 star Michelin restaurants in NYC..and well worth it. 4 course and 8 course prix fixe offerings. Seafood with a French/Breton influence. Service unlike most slapdash wait staffs in the city. Attentive, but...never condescending..like another pretentious wannabe restaurant we've tried near the Chelsea Market. Ever-fresh fruits-de-mer (seafood) literally curated by its chef...a kind of gastronomic Picasso... so that most dishes are artfully arranged and sculpted so that you might never have known it was dover sole..bass..or any other dish because of its arrangement..no fish with bones..scales..or tails simply tossed on your plate. Excellent, if expensive, wine pairings with a friendly sommelier to help. Excellence doesn't come cheap: for the two of us...with two glasses of a French pinot noir: $560 including tip..More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 5, 2020

REVIEW LE BERNARDIN My husband and I vowed that we would not be dining indoors as long as there was Covid. When we heard that le Bernardin was opening up, we decided to make an exception, a decision we did not regret!!! The dining room...seating was reduced by ¾ but it was done so tastefully and strategically it was barely noticeable. The waitstaff all wearing masks moved around the room with purpose and as gracefully as always. The menu was as varied as always. The amuse bouche was served as one entity instead of a variety of little tastes and was delicious! All the three dishes were as flavorful and beautiful as always. The only difference is that we did not receive the renowned chocolate boule with the delicious salted caramel!(which was really fine as by the time we get to the end of the meal we are really full, so the chocolate dessert is unnecessary and a pure indulgence!) Tomi, the GM, and his staff were able to create such a beautiful evening that we made a reservation for the following week and we are planning on returning on a weekly basis. Being at Le Bernardin brought us so much joy we will be decadent for a while!!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

We had a four-course prix fixe in August 2015. Every dish was sublime but the ‘White Tuna / Kobe Beef’ was life-changing. Worth the price tag on its own. Chef Ripert is a legend. What an incredible restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 24, 2020

Wow...just wow. You know it's flipping amazing when you dream about it in your sleep right after having this amazing experience and can't stop talking about it the next day. I booked a reservation a few months before for the 18th, several days after Valentine's...Day. We must have had four different staff members interact with us throughout the experience, but they live up to the expectation for service at a fine dining institution. My gf and I got the four course prix fixe. The left side of the menu is the appetizers and the right hand side are the entrees. You choose two from the left and one on the right with dessert as the fourth. We ordered different items so we both can try various things. After we placed our order, the server brought out some complementary bites on a rotating tray to start out. Afterwards, we were served our two appetizers and entree. We were served one plate at a time and the next plate did not come out until both of us were done with our previous plate. My favorites included the Langoustine, Tuna-Caviar, and Striped Bass. Occasionally, a server with a basket of bread will come around serving bread of various kinds. The walnut one is very addicting. After we finished the entree, we were given the dessert menu for our final course. I chose the "Truffle", looked pretty presentation-wise, but not ideal for filling up. My gf chose the Hazelnut, a better choice than mine. After our dessert, we were unexpectedly given a complementary sample dessert plate to finish our experience. After it was all said and done, I can see why this place got three Michelin Stars. Hands down the best meal I've ever had in my life. If you're skimming through reviews, at least have this as a takeaway. Avoid booking on weekends and holidays as many other's have reservations and you'll likely be rushed out to meet those reservation bookings. Men are required to wear a suit jacket. Four course prix fixe is your cheapest option if you want to be within budget and have a worthwhile experience. Do some research on the menu before arriving. There's complementary coat check upon arrival.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 20, 2020

Decided to go to Le Bernardin as a special treat while visiting New York. The food was outstanding and so beautifully put together and every course was delicious. The service was attentive and knowledgable as you would anticipate. The restaurant however is not cheap, but...then again none are at 3 star level. An experience we’ll remember.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 17, 2020

Any of the courses of the menu is great. For something different, try a non-meat dish, which you won't make yourself at home!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed March 15, 2020

I visited Le Bernardin in New York. A friend and I had lunch on the last day of my trip and I'm delighted to say that it was the perfect end to a wonderful trip. The Squid ink Risotto was delicious and the presentation was...eye catching. The flavours and textures all worked in harmony. It was creamy yet light. My main course wasn't my favourite, Himanshu. Alas, it had nothing to do with the restaurant nor the way it was cooked. The fish was much similar to tuna in texture but I'm a fan of extremely flavourful fish. This fish had a lighter taste than I like however, this was a refreshing and light dish. I'm a huge fan of dessert and this one sent me straight to heaven. This was the perfect dessert for a true chocolate lover. It was extremely rich and ended the meal nicely. Service was extremely professional and I was highly impressed. The pricing of this meal was surprisingly cheap for the reputation of this restaurant. As an added bonus, we happened to be visiting the restaurant when the chef was making table rounds.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 14, 2020

This restaurant is a TRUE classic. The food, service and environment were a 10+. Elegant and a true indulgence.

Date of visit: March 2020
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I apologize for not responding sooner. I do not always log into this site. With regards to children, I did not take mine and I have not seen any while I was there. I would suggest calling ahead to confirm their policy.
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