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“Simply The Best”
Review of Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin
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Ranked #16 of 13,639 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $90
Cuisines: French, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Simply The Best”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

I live 3 blocks from Le Bernardin and I should be eating there every night. It's next to impossible, however, because it is almost impossible to simply book a table. You have to call on the first of each month, two months before you want to book. Spontaneous, this is not. However a few weeks ago, as another blizzard hit New York, I thought they might have a few cancellations. I called. They had one. We took it. Looking forward to more bad weather.

  • Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Amazing food”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Nice tasting menu, decent wine pairing, though I should have guessed that considering it is seafood, it will be predominantly white wines in their pairing. Not a white wine fan, but the pairings worked very well, and overall experience was great.

Ambiance is terrific. Overall, it is a nice special occassion restaurant. I will be there again.

Visited December 2013
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent food, criminal wine prices”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Food is worth the 3 stars and 155 USD for Chef's Menu is really a fair price. Wine prices are crazy. I saw at least half a dozen Bordeaux offered at 6-8 times wholesale. Really borderline! So be careful finding a "normal" wine (3-4 time wholesale) and enjoy the really fantastic food!

  • Visited February 2014
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Budapest, Hungary
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“If fish, you get it”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

It was a great impression to visit this place for all of us. We spend there just about one and a half hour, but this gastronomical experience was very special. The fish was great, so special with the unique combinations the flavors of the side dishes.
Great tastes, good wines, and attentive staff. Must visit.

  • Visited November 2013
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melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“So refreshing!”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

We've had tasting/degustation menus where you feel you might have overdone it. Not at Le Bernardin - the tasting menu here was deliciously exquisite, satisfying and hit every spot. Service was impeccable. We did have a small incident with the lunch entree but the overseeing chef was absolutely amazing with his dessert creations!!

Visited December 2013
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