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Le Bernardin
Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.le-bernardin.com/
  • Email: dine@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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
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Diner Reviews
  • "We did the chef's tasting with wine pairing. The food was flawlessly executed starting with the amuse bouche. Service was incredible. The front of the house staff was friendly if somewhat impersonal. The sommelier was engaging when we made an effort to discuss the wines or our experience with particular wines or regions. The food's presentation was as amazing as it tasted. We feasted with our eyes before our tast buds got involved. "
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I had been looking forward to going to Le Bernadin for years and it did not disappoint. I did the Le Bernadin tasting menu with the wine pairing and it was absolutely delicious. The lobster lasagna with black truffles was heavenly! Overall an amazing experience."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "You know what to expect when you go to Le Bernardin. Somehow, they still exceed expectations. Fantastic experience from start to finish and the restaurant truly made my wife's birthday special."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Le Bernardin never fails to meet (or exceed) expectations of even the most discerning diners. We took 2 friends who had never been to LB and they were completely blown away by the service, the exquisitely prepared food, the wines, and the overall experience. We all hope (can't wait) for our next visit. NYC is expensive but if a diner is going to splurge at all, this is the only place I would choose/recommend. Kudos to Le Bernardin."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Delightful, refined gastronomical experience with superb service and attention to detail."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was an amazing lunch, and the service was exquisite. They did run out of the pretzel rolls, though! Grab them early."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "An English couple and a week in New York to celebrate my wife's birthday. The week before we flew a friend recommended Le Bernardin. Couldn't get a reasonably timed dinner reservation but managed to reserve lunch. What can I say. A week later and we're still talking about it. We eat out a lot in London but can't think of a British rival. The quality and presentation of all the fish dishes was superb and by London standards 75 dollars at 1.60 to the pound makes the whole experience an absolute steal. Attentive staff, good wine, we were sad to leave. Have already recommended the place to other friends who visit NY from time to time."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I was on a birthday weekend to NYC and had heard so much about Le Bernardin, so I thought we'd try it. The food was excellent and the service very good. The only negative was the table we were seated at was in between the doors to the kitchen and we couldn't hear each other speak. Other than that, a good experience."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Quality can never be cheap so one can understand that the carefully selected and artfully prepared seafood served in an elegant, sophisticated setting in mid-town Manhattan has a high price tag on it. The four- course prix fixe dinner is $130 and if one orders a decent bottle of wine you are soon talking about $400 for two including tip. Interesting to see customers from Asia obsessively stare at their smartphones without paying any attention to the beautiful food served. Strange world we live in."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I have long known of Le Bernardin, for various reasons (Eric Ripert's book On the Line, food shows on television, and I write for a food-based blog, Mystery Lovers' Kitchen). However, I seldom travel to New York, and I rarely indulge myself at the financial level that Le Bernardin requires. However, life is short and uncertain, so I booked a luncheon with my sister who was visiting from the Midwest and who was celebrating a major birthday. The restaurant lived up to its reputation at all levels--food, ambiance, service. The food was exquisite in both presentation and flavor. The service was attentive without being intrusive--and no one hurried us, even though we were the last guests to leave after lunch. It was in all ways a memorable meal."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My husband took me for my birthday and it was divine!! The food, wine, service and atmosphere were all incredible and well worth the money."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "I remarked during lunch, "I wish I wasn't eating here because I'm afraid food will never taste this good again." Everything we ate and drank was wonderful. My boyfriend got the dover sole, which was outrageously good. I had the tuna and I was in heaven. It's certainly expensive, but sometimes, you just gotta."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We use to visit Michelin starred Rest. and the experience was very disappointing. We were given the wine list prior to the menu and went for a red wine, our surprise was that there's only fish in all the menus, an advise from the sommelier would had been appreciated. He poured our wine and made no mention on it nor any suggestion. The food was fine but with very similar taste and looking, nothing surprising or delightful. Was everything wrong? No, waiters were nice, meat needed a 24 hours advise but they offered it, bread waiter was especially kind, place is elegant but the food doesn’t deserve a single star, sommelier could be replaced by a waiter and the experience was closer to a business dinner rather than a gastronomic experience."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We had a wonderful fine dining experience! The 4-course meal was a treat for the senses of taste and sight. The sommelier helped us choose the perfect Riesling to go with the meal. The service was very good. And of course, the additional food complements from the Chef highlighted the sense of our being treated as special guests. Thank you, Le Bernardin! While the dining room's sea-inspired interior design was beautiful, the water closets were another matter. It is as if the interior designer's services stopped after the corridor leading to the water closets. They were clean but not very different from a regular mom-and-pop diner."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Refined , elegant , attention to detail & yet very welcoming & gracious!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Le Bernardin lived up to its stellar reputation during my visit. I dined alone and the staff was very attentive."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Great restaurant, fabulous food, pricey but worth it!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food was absolutely fantastic. I would recommend striped bass tartare for appetizer and black bass for main course. The broth was excellent. Service was very friendly and good. Food allergies were catered really well."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Le Bernadin is the epitome of exceptional dining. We love having lunch there whenever we are in Manahttan and each time it is consistently elegant and delicious."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We went to Le Bernardin for lunch and we ordered Chef's tasting menu. At $198 per person, Food was just okay to good, and nothing really memorable. In my recent trip to NY, I have dined at several Michelin starred restaurants including Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, Jungsik, Jean Georges, Marea, etc. And, I have to say Le Bernardin was my least favourite for the price, food and the service we received. I was really disappointed with the food and the service compare to our experience at Daniel, Eleven Madison Park, Jungsik, Jean Georges and ACME. I am not sure if I am going to return here when next time I am in NY, because there are just so many restaurants and I don't want to spend $198 for okay food and okay service."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "A visit to New York complete with an amazing dining experience at Le Bernardin. The Chef's Tasting Menu was cleverly thought and prepared - excellent and interesting combination of flavours and ingredients. Everything was perfect. An outstanding dining experience. Service was tip-top to round off the wonderful experience. It's our favourite restaurant and dishes to-date!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Last week we had lunch 2 times while visiting New York. We came back for the excellent food and service. We were lucky to have Brian as our waiter. We recommend this restaurant at anytime."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Virtually flawless in every way, though pricey, yet, by comparison, worth it."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The atmosphere and service package the experience excellently. The cuisine was very good. Some dishes were simply excellent, others were very good. Beautiful presentation of dishes. Varied and plentiful wine selection. This IS THE place for a special occasion dinner. Prices from $135 per person and up (not including bar)."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This restaurant is impeccable. The food is wonderfully creative and the service is top notch. I enjoyed every second of it!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This is the 5th or 6th time here and each time is a unique experience. The professional staff is friendly and informative. The food is prepared and presented in such a way that is second to none. This will always be our most favorite place to go for a meal."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Le Bernardin def is the second place I love after per se. The tuna fish in the tasting menu is the one I love most. Ambience is good. Service is good. Strongly recommend this restaurant for those want to have French seafood cuisine."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Le Bernardin. The food was superb, the service amazing. A truly outstanding meal. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Le Bernardin has been on my bucket list for years. It exceeded my expectations in fine dining. The dishes were prepared perfectly as you would expect from Chef Ripert. One of the tasting menus is a must on the first visit. The staff made sure our every wish was fulfilled and never rushed us even though we were on an early seating."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Special night out for a friend's birthday. Service was great. The sommelier recommended a wine which I loved. Had the tasting menu - the highlights being the langoustine and surf and turf. The head chef was in the house that night so I managed to get one of his cookbooks signed. There were only one thing that really annoyed me. As we had an early 5.30pm booking, we weren't told until we confirmed our reservation beforehand that the table was due for another sitting at 8pm, which I thought was unusual for a fine dining restaurant. Usually the table is yours for the night. So they rushed us with the food which was a bit annoying. Other than that fantastic night!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Fantastic food, meticulous service, notable wine list. It was a remarkable experience for a special occasion such as honeymoon with my wife. I came from Brazil for running the half marathon and eating at Le Bernardin. I will come back. The only downside was the room temperature - very hot."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Beautiful atmosphere! Amazing service and delicious cocktails but the most important of all the food was impeccable! The food was the gem of our night! We will sure to visit again when we are in NYC."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "first of all , the food was exelent, the service is good but a little bit in a hurry. perfect wine list."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Excellent food with very good service.cant fault the place"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "I have been vegan and gluten free for over a year, however, I decided that this would be the one place I would make an exception and try salmon again. I wasn't disappointed; it was ten times better than I remembered it to be! Not only was the food astounding, but I truly appreciated the fact that my extensive dietary restrictions were accommodated. This was a great place to celebrate my birthday with my family."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The best restaurant I've ever been to in 20 years of eating in NYC. Impeccable service, elegant dining."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Le Bernardin is outstanding in every way. We ordered the Chef's Tasting menu, an 8-course meal in order to sample as many dishes as possible. From start to finish - a trio of amuse-bouche through to the complimentary final sweets - it was superb . . . the complex flavors worked beautifully together, each dish was creative and gorgeously presented . . . and tasted every bit as good as it looked. The "surf and turf" course included some of the very best fish (grilled escolar) and beef (wagyu) that any of us had ever tasted. One of our sons is not generally a fish-lover, but relished every delectable bite! It is amazing that Eric Ripert has been able to keep Le Bernardin fresh and exciting all these years . . . truly one of the very best!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "i've been to le bernardin a few times over the years (before and after the makeover). it remains my favorite restaurant in new york."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Inattentive waiter who forgets your requests, over-poached Halibut was mushy and tiny. The obverall quality of this place seemed to me to have fallen."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food served with elegance and poise I selected an all fish courses which we all excellent fresh and delightfully prepared with delicate sources and wonderfully combined. The Wines selected by the Sommelier were fresh tasting Austrian white wine and complemented the food beautifully"
    Dined on 3/12/2014