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Le Bernardin
Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.le-bernardin.com/
  • Phone: (212) 554-1515
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:15pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:15pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Eric Ripert
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th and 7th Avenue
  • Public Transit: B, D, E, F, N, Q, R & V, W, 1, 2, 3, subway trains
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a parking garage on 51st Street between 6th and 7th Avenues as well as on 51st Street between 7th Avenue and Broadway.
A word from Le Bernardin
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.

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Diner Reviews
  • "It is impossible for us going to NY and not coming back to Le Bernardin! Always had a great and unforgettable time there!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We were in town for one night. My brother recommended this restaurant. So happy that he did. From beginning to end, we were impressed. Cannot wait to come again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I had wanted to get to this restaurant for some time and was glad I was able to get there finnally. The food was spectacular and the service was superb as well. The sommelier was helpful with wine choices as well as the list was very extensive. I would return anytime!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Felt rushed the second we sat down. Our waiter seemed annoyed that we asked for suggestions. They forgot it was my birthday. Overall, a huge disappointment. Would recommend Jean-George and Del Posto prix fix lunch over this anyday. Now those places make you feel special."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This restaurant is my favourite! The service is flawless! From getting you a chal if your are cold to talking care of any special needs in your food!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We visited Le Bernardin to celebrate my husband's birthday. The food and service were fantastic, living up to the hype and expectations of a three michelin star restaurant."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "From the moment you walk in, you notice that this establishment is the high watermark of restaurant achievement. The decor is modern, the service is impeccable but not intrusive and the food is outstanding. Several of the courses from Le Bernadin tasting menu, in particular the tuna / foie gras, was something I will remember forever."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Top of the bill restaurant ! Not need to say more !"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Le Bernardin is one of te top 3 restaurants in NYC. If you are willing to spend the $$$ you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I have been in quite a few Michelin starred restaurants (including several 3-starred ones) and I was not overly impressed, although, all together, we did enjoy the meal, service and ambiance. The tasting menu had some excellent items (such as the Tairagai and White Tuna- Kobe beef) TAIRAGAI, although some were merely good and relatively (as Michelin stars go) conventional. The wine list was reasonable but not good value for money. There were also some details which we did not particularly appreciate, such having been presented with a charge for an item (salmon salad), which we did not request. Not so much for the price, but rather for the fait accompli. All in all, slightly disappointing and overpriced for what it provides."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Probably my best meal ever. This is as near perfection as one can hope finding. The exquisite food was topped by an exceptionally attentive service making sure to accommodate our special requests. My only wish : repeat the treat asap."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food based on good ingredients, although one could almost expect even more at this level. Rather good value for money given the quality and accolades of the restaurant. Close, attentetive and polite service, although sonewhat aloof and impersonal. We went for a tasting menu with the wine pairing. The sommelier presented each wine with producer, grape, region and year, but rarely managed to explain why this was a good match for the next course or elaborate beyond the obvious."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "It was a nice evening, but the noise level ist definetely too high. We expexted a litlle more ..."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Although I've eaten in many fine restaurants this was my first Michelin Star experience. The room is beautifully appointed from the textured walls of wood and steel to the huge bouquet of white lilies and orchids everything is placed there especially to please. The service, impeccable; pleasant, always attentive, never intrusive. The food divine; texture, color, layers and layers of flavor, portion size, level of extravagance, absolute perfection. The description says jacket for men...I would add dark jacket rather than sports jacket (ties are optional and I saw both), and definitely dress or skirt for the ladies. All this is wonderful and exciting but without the TASTE none of the other would have any significance. It's perfect."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The place is really top five in Manhattan ! The staff, the menu and the wine list were excellent. If you became lost amongst so many options don't worry, simply ask for help. You will get comprehensive explanation of everything. I will be back, surely."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Chefs tasting was wonderful! Some really extraordinary dishes. The desserts were exquisite, and plated beautifully."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "had a fabulous birthday lunch. will go back more often"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We chose Le Bernardin to celebrate a friend's big birthday and were not disappointed. Ambience, service, food - all impeccable. The $65 prix fixe 3-course lunch menu was well worth it. After all these years, no one does fish like Le Bernardin! And, despite the encyclopedic and (mostly) expensive wine list, we were able to find an affordable, and very good, bottle to complement the meal. Nice touch: in addition to the desserts we had ordered, an extra dessert, with a candle and "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate sauce on the plate, was brought out for the birthday girl."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "From the beginning to the end, everything was perfect. The ambience, relaxed and calm, the service, polite and very attentive, and the food, incredible!! We were celebrating a special occasion and it was just the right place and dinner. Of course is an expensive restaurant not for every weekend, but it is worth every dollar. We love seafood and each course was delicious and tasty."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Excellent food, fluent and professional service - I will recommed this for sure!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We took one of the tasting menus. It started ok. The first few dishes were well presented, the taste were on the light side, with a clear Asian accent. The last 2 savory dishes (crab and See bass) were clearly over powered and the taste not so pleasing. This restaurant is not cozy. The service is tuned and precise like a German factory. As a result, you feel like in a bee hive or in a food court and all that service is not really personnal. The foot traffic around you is overwhelming. They did a good job at controlling the sound, but there is just too much activity around. Our previous experience in NYC with an Opentable top 10 was great, but I would not qualify this one at the same caliber."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Save up and go when in NYC...lunch or dinner and you will be delighted"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I hate fine dine restaurants who employs staff who condescends their customers. Their service was LOUSY and i think success must have gone to eric ripert's head. Sorry eric... food was forgettable except for the scallop which was oh-so good, i thought i may just sit there and savour that for a whole half an hour. The wine recommended was excellent, and their sommelier is really top notch. However, all these positive things are easily thrown in the trash if the diner does not have a great time. In the end, one is left to wonder why go back to a place that did not make us feel wanted and welcome. Sorry but PER SE and ELEVEN madison did a MUCH MUCH better job!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Always out standing service and food. Best seafood restaurant in the city. Food comes out promptly. Wait service is on top of it the whole meal. Every bite is outstanding"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Had the privilege of taking my daughter to Le Bernadin for lunch. Exquisite. Rare for a world-class restaurant to overwhelm you with subtlety. The food, service, and atmosphere were all world-class without ever overdoing anything--a sign of true mastery. A meal and experience to remember. Bravo."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Outstanding food and service. By far one of the best restaurants I've ever being. I fully understand why it is considered one of the best restaurants in the world."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Everything was perfect ... The food, drinks ambiance & service were all on point ! Delicious Meal"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We have been fortunate to dine at many 'star & 'hat' restaurants overseas and would rate Le Bernardin as the best; a big call! We enjoyed an incredibly delicious and balanced degustation dinner including wines and then met Eric Ripert and were given a tour of the kitchens. We will definitely recommend to our friends - We booked 4 weeks in advance from Sydney online which was essential -"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Dining at Le Bernardin was an incredible experience. As a food lover, I can only say it was a real pleasure to enjoy a menú which tasted soooo well, showing such a respect for the ingredients."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Le Bernadin never disappoints. But the salmon and black bass on the tasting menu was absolutely sublime. Definitely the best seafood in the city- maybe even the country."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "In a week where we visited a number of New York's top restaurants, Le Bernadin was quite a disappointment. Our first course was top-notch, but our mains were both disappointing. My dover sole was rubbery and needed a knife to cut through, which was shocking for a 3-michelin star restaurant that built its reputation upon the finest fresh seafood. Atmosphere was refined, service was excellent, but the food simply didn't stand up to the competition. In speaking with locals and staff at other restaurants, there was no surprise at all about that -- sort of a "oh, I'm sorry no one told you to avoid it, that's too bad." Perhaps it was a bad day, but the impression I got speaking with people in the know is that it trades on its past reputation."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Simply an outstanding meal and experience! The service was impeccable and their attention to detail was tremendous."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We recently went there to experience a 3 star Michelin restaurant. The food was amazing to say the least. We never knew food could taste so amazing. You were overwhelmed with staff as they served you. Like a giant team working as one, each having there own function to make the dining experience great."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Le Bernardin sets the standard for a fine dining experience. My exceptions were so high that I felt that if any aspect of my dinner wasn't perfect, I'd be disappointed. So... the dinner was much better than I ever thought it would be. We had the expensive chef tasting with wine pairing. Each dish and glass of wine was tremendous, with flavors and quality I haven't experienced before. Plus each wine was of exceptional quality. The service was impeccable, with new silverware and glassware set between each course. The ambience of the restaurant is first class with beautiful artwork and flowers complimenting the comfortable seating. A truly amazing dinner."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was a wonderful restaurant. The food was out of this world and the wait staff very friendly. a truly magical experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Nothing tops Le Bernardin. Period. Deserving of every one of its Michellin or NYTimes stars."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Although we never run out of new restaurants to try in NYC, we always save a day for lunch at Le Bernadin and it never disappoints. When you walk in the doors you know you have found an oasis of calm in hectic Mid-town and that you are going to be in for a treat. The service is impeccable and the food is perfection. We started out sharing the octopus and foie gras, which were both delightful. Our main courses were the monkfish and black bass. Again, outstanding. And the desserts were yummy. Accompanied by a white Burgundy, the meal was fabulous. We will be back next time."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "On 3 previous visits to NYC, we could not get in. We planned this trip 2 1/2 weeks in advance & could not get in. 3 days before our trip, I took a stab. There must have been a cancellation because we got in & at 9pm! It is extremely expensive. Dinner w/a bottle of Graves was over $700, including tip. Dinner began w/an amuse courtesy of the chef. We stuck to their specialties and ordered all seafood courses. The flavors were clear, clean and astoundingly good. Our waiter was wonderful. His support staff was quietly, unobtrusively efficient. I chose the wine but consulted the sommelier & she OK'd my choice.....first 2 glasses....she was there. Then, she disappeared. We had to ask someone to find our bottle. Overall, a great dinner!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We booked this for a honeymoon lunch on our trip to NYC. We opted for the $76 tasting menu. Although the portions look small, it was definitely a "full-filling" meal. Both being foodies, it was a incredible meal and one that we will remember. EVERYTHING was very delicious. Being relatively young, the atmosphere was a little bit formal for us, but it didn't really bother us as we were having a romantic meal. The service is impeccable, and probably one of the best I've ever experienced. I would recommend this for any couple looking for a quiet romantic meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Service, food,,,,,,,Everything was fantastic And can see why Le Bernardin has 3stars..... I wanna recommend this restaurant to all my friends"
    Dined on 6/19/2014