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“Outstanding”
Review of Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin
Ranked #10 of 13,938 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $90
Cuisines: Southwestern, French, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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.
Reviewed August 18, 2014

We are a couple and we just finished visiting MoMA and walked here to have lunch on a Monday at about 12:30pm. I read on Le Bernadin's website that they offer a $45 prix fixe lunch in the lounge which sounds affordable. As this could be our only NYC trip I wanted to sample some great food in this metropolis. I was a little surprised that the lounge was more or less empty when we arrived. Seemingly not many are aware of the offer.

We were comfortably seated in the quiet corner of the lounge and everything was fantastic. My main course was organic salmon in a mushrooms and lotus root broth. It was simply lovely. This place is very original in how to cook fish dishes. My wife enjoyed her skate dish very much, too.

We saw two gentlemen nearby complained to the waiter that the food preparation was taking too long and one of them had to leave soon. In the end one of them did leave without really touching the main course. So beware, service could be slow here.

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

From the moment we entered, the staff made us feel like treasured guests. This was our third visit equally spaced over 30 years and our first lunch (being unable to get a dinner reservation at our desired dining times). The extensive menu was very similar to the dinner menu. All the food was delicious. Seafood is king here. We chose appetizers (hamachi and charred calamari) and entrees (black bass and dover sole) accordingly. Service was attentive but unobtrusive, and the beautiful setting calm and relaxing. A complimentary salmon-based dish and a fabulous assortment of rolls and bread accompanied our drinks and a glass of sauvignon blanc. Desserts and expressos put the final touch to another memorable dining experience at Le Bernardin.

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Everything was perfect. Transitions between servings were seamless. Food was delicious. Portions were just right and service was impeccable. Dining here was so effortless on - this must take a lot of expertise all levels!!

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Le Bernardin exceeded our expectations which were already very high. Ambiance is nice with open dining room. Service was amazing as one would expect. From the moment we stepped in the night was wonderful. We did the 8 course chefs tasting and were not disappointed. The white tuna was like nothing ever tasted, exceptional doesn't do it justice. The prawns and lobsters were so delicate and flavorful. Everything we had was so fresh and so unique. The use of truffles was delightful. There wasn't one thing not to love about this experience.

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Reviewed August 15, 2014

Eric Ripert rivals many of the great chefs in Europe. I recently sampled 16 dishes and 5 appetizers, and I am hard pressed to express any criticism. Least favorite was the salmon - nothing was wrong with it, and many in my party loved it, but to my taste, there were many other superstars. The standouts among the stars include the clam (tiragi), the lobster lasagna w/ truffles and the white tuna w/ kobe beef. Add to the mind-blowing food the superb service and pleasant atmosphere, and Mr. Ripert has accomplished a MIchelin three star performance.

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