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“World Class Restaurant in New York”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin
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Ranked #19 of 13,559 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $90
Cuisines: French, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
New York City, New York
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“World Class Restaurant in New York”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

There are many wonderful restaurants in New York but only one stands out as a truly world class restaurant, and that is Le Bernardin. Eric le Coze and his sister Maguy started the restaurant back in Paris in 1972, really as a pair of kids with the benefit of no formal cooking training, which enabled them to create an innovative lighter version of French cooking.

In 1986 they closed the Paris restaurant and moved to its present location on 51st Street between Sixth and Seventh. Gilbert died of a heart attack in 1994, and Eric Ripert took over as head chef.

Eric Ripert, all of his hair grey now, continued the innovative process at Le Bernardin, and today there is not one dish on the menu that was on the menu back in the le Coze days.

The style is light yet rich in complex flavors.

The luncheon menu at $140 is one of the greatest gourmet opportunities in the world today.

  • Visited January 2014
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

Had last minute lunch reservation (yes it was a blizzard) and it was fantastic. Food and presentation was impressive. Waiter was friendly and gave great recommendations. Although we are not connoisseurs of fine dining, we were welcomed. Perhaps because there was a blizzard, there were too many wait staff standing around. That is my only negative comment
Great place for a special occasion. Recommend lunch for those who don't want an 850$ bill, but even that would be fine for such an elegant meal. Will definitely go again and again.

  • Visited January 2014
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“Great night out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We started our meal at 10.30 pm and was scared they would rush us. That never happened and we still felt very welcome when we left at about 1.30 am. The service was excellent/perfect (as expected) and just good old fun. What a great combo for this type restaurant.

The food was really good but I wish it was just a tad bit more innovative and exciting. However, we really liked everything we had off of the tasting menu. Very consistent.

  • Visited December 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Super dinner but be ready to pay for it. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Best food on east coast. Quintessential French cousinine. Make a reservation way in advance or as in our case, count on a blizzard to have enough cancellations to be lucky to squeeze in... Wow

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Toledo, OH
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“Fish Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

As good as fish gets! Period. A little bit pricey, but the lunch special is a good value for the quality.

Visited December 2013
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