Le Bernardin
Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin

  • 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: Seafood, French
  • 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.

*When making your reservation, please indicate in the Special Requests box if you will be attending THEATER so that we may accommodate you appropriately.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Le Bernardin reviews from OpenTable diners
377 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (306)fit for foodies (253)notable wine list (203)romantic (195)great for lunch (103)hot spot (51)neighborhood gem (33)good for groups (29)great for outdoor dining (17)late-night find (14)great for brunch (11)vibrant bar scene (8)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • EricS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Absolutely the very best restraurant in New York. Highly recommended! Superb seafood, a wine list to die for and unbelievable attentive service without being intrusive. The degestation menu with the matching wines is a must to celebrate any special occasion. Have eaten all around the world but this is the best I have found in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Riccokm
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We had a great time despite being a little worn out from the previous nights festivities :) the staff was very understanding and gave us exceptional service. Our server Ingrid was fabulous and we really enjoyed our dining experience with her. Food was also delicious and extremely flavorful. Really loved the old school vibe and classiness of the restaurant. Definitely a bucket list item! Thank you for an enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    It was delicious, unbelievable and quite an experience!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the wait, don't miss out
    jyjy
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The top of the food chain ! A must for a terrific food experience, service that pamper to your needs, and the ambiance that is not stuffy with the right touch of space and noise level. The tasting menu with wine pairing was the way to go and just let go and savor your dining experience with family and friends. Chef Ripert's restaurant is not to be missed, so make your reservations and be prepared for a terrific dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    NumbNums
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Very pricey but worth it if you can afford it. You'll feel like royalty for the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, Perfect!
    lovefoodinnyc
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Exceptional food in an exceptional restaurant. So refined. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MIchVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was amazing. I expected more from the service. It felt like we were keeping folks from going home. Our reservation was later, so maybe that was the issue. The courses came very close to each other with no time to sit and enjoy the meal. Felt very rushed.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Incredible Lunch
    Gary
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The service is flawless, the food is prepared beautifully and tastes better! We celebrated a Birthday lunch that was perfect. The décor is beautiful as well! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic experience
    Bobeatsgrub
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Recently attended for a special meal whilst on honeymoon. My wife and I love seafood and were not disappointed. From the pre dinner cocktail right through to the chocolates served with coffee the food and drinks were excellent and matched by the wonderfully attentive but never intrusive service. We expected a lot from our trip to Le Benardin and our expectations were exceeded. A highlight of a fantastic trip to NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    adonatti
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Was an overall excellent experience: nice ambiance, excellent service (never had my glass of water or globlet empty, everybody was attentive, well versed on the food and what their ingredients were), excellent wine list and knowledgeable wine sommelier (they have 3) recommended a very nice Chenin Blanc, food (tuna and dover sole where full of flavor and masterfully cooked and presented). So, basically, I can't say anything was wrong (even the butter was served at the correct temperature), and I'm surely return next time I'm back in NYC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Everything they say it is and more!
    1trialgirl
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This was our first dining experience at Le Bernardin and the critics were correct -- highest quality ingredients, beautiful presentations, superb service, stunning ambiance. Yes, it was pricey, but well worth it. Highly recommend for anyone who want the perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of the line
    mdias
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Excellent in every aspect. Food, service, ambiance, absolutely outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    fergarza86
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Everything was excellent. Food incredible, service amazing. Congratulations to Reynaldo, I believe it was his name who was our waiter. Great Service from his part. Great experience. When i go back to NY, definitively going to make reservation again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOLITA DUDIN
    lolita
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Thank you so much for the excellent food and service....i'll recommend LE BERNANDIN TO MY FRIENDS!!!!
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    special occasion
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  • Still the best!
    shoshannaVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This year we went to Le Bernardin for my husband's birthday, but for lunch instead of dinner. The three course meal was, as expected, spectacular. They had Dover sole, which is my favorite fish, and skate, which is one of my husband's faves. With restrained elegance, the new décor, including a wonderful image of the ocean, puts you right in the mood to relax and be pampered by an excellent staff, which seems to include more women nowadays. Champagne and a great Meursault mellowed us even further. Of course it is expensive, but compared to Per Se, for example, which is much more expensive, it gives you great value for money. You go, M. Ripert and Mme. le Coze!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • exciting place
    foodiesearching4heaven
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The seafoods at Le Bernardin is truly exquisite. My appetizer was marinated almost-raw Bass with champagne sauce and it gave me goosebumps as it was so delicious. You can taste every ingredients and yet they all united perfectly. I've tried many different Michelin chefs including Joel Roboution, Daniel and R.Redzepi and this appetizer is among one of the most memorable one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Disappointment
    georgechk974
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I would say everything is A++ or 90% and higher. We must go for the Chief tasting menu. This is great. Sometime you can find a good priced excellent bottle that is still at old prices. I still think it is a marvellous dinner and great experience and more surprises each time I go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It only gets better
    NCRif
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I have been coming here off and on since the restaurant first opened. We were not disappointed. The food, well actually the entire experience, continues to be sublime!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    FoodieMcFoodington
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    First time at Le Bernardin. This has been on my bucket list for years. Watching all of Chef Ripert shows. Trying recipes on www.aveceric.com. I had very high expectations going in for lunch. The service, food, everything was amazing. To highlight one dish above all others would discredit the others. Everything was amazing. The Pavlova dessert with roasted pineapple and guava was the perfect end to a perfect lunch. Now, I just need to come back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AnnieVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Le Bernardin is a superb restaurant. Sadly, the price of the prix fixe lunch makes it impossible to eat there more than once in several years. It used to be more affordable. It is definitely worth saving up for a visit whenever possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • An expensive luxury treat!
    UK4inNYC
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Fabulous evening from beginning to end. We were concerned that restaurants like this can be pretentious and very silent this was not the case. A lovely relaxed atmosphere with excellent staff who were attentive without being overbearing. Food was as beautifully presented as it tasted. The tuna and foie gras starter was incredible. My single let down was my main course which although it was still great, I felt that the tomato sauce slightly overpowered the snapper so I lost the delicacy of its flavour, not sufficient to leave any though! If we return to New York again then we would all love to return.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best
    HugodoggieVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I have not been here in a long time. Maybe because there are so many new restaurants to try and this is a special occasion type place. I love the way the menu is set up. You can choose from so many kinds of seafood and fish and there so many inventive combinations. This is probably the best restaurant in New York, hands down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    FernandoAugusto
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Excellent food. wonderful place and service. Comida excelente num belo e harmonioso ambiente.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent for a special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    food is fantastic and the service exceptional they make you feel special for that special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful lunch
    Steve
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    A wonderful dining experience. Two years in a celebrating our wedding anniversary at LeBernadin and will continue the tradition
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Words don't do Le Bernardin justice
    ChrisBrunerVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Every aspect of this restaurant is exception and impeccable. The finest dining establishment I have ever been too. Words do not do Le Bernardin justice. This is experience everyone should have. My girlfriend and I got engaged at Le Bernardin. The food, ambiance and service were all unparalleled in quality. There was no better place for this special night. The best part, we now have an excuse to go to Le Bernardin for anniversaries and all special occasions!! We are recommending Le Bernardin to EVERYONE we know!!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This is a special restaurant serving food of the highest quality in a lush setting with a very high standard of service. Fish cooked to perfection and desserts that are light but delicious.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pure bliss
    2diners9VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This was a heavenly experience, exceptional in every way. The price fixed lunch is a good value next time we want dinner. Worth the expense
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Fisherman
    BurgundyboyVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    The last dining experience we had in New York for us was at Bernardin. This is one of the best restaurants where we've ever dined. The best in NYC. Had the larger tasting menu with perfect wine pairings. Can't wait to return!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    RogarduVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Ee have the 7 course Menu and everything was perfect!!
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great!
    BWayne
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have been to Le Bernardin several times over the past few years. Each time is a wonderful experience with exceptional food, beautiful decor, superb service. Each time the dining experience is one that I look forward to sharing with family and friends and we cease to be amazed at how wonderful this restaurant is.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dalcot
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were rushed from the get go. Having paid that much to be rushed through your dinner was an unpleasant experience. We will not be back nor recommend it to anyone no matter how great the food was.
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  • exquisite experience
    thelittlestgiant
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Service, food, and ambience all excellent. hard to get a reservation but definitely worth a visit while in new York city.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but service can improve
    SLT2428
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food and excellent wine during my lunch at the restaurant. However I was a little dissppointed with the service provided.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Word - PERFECT
    IkiNY
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I cannot find any mistake, all was perfect, food extraordinary, wine list and somellier also perfect ...
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply sublime
    TheCampbells
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Had great expectations for Le Bernardin given its hefty reputation. It , nor the staff , nor the food did not disappoint. The dining room for the restaurant is without doubt something to behold. Eric Reipart confesses that the 'fish is the star' and he is absolutely correct. His presentation is also quite impressive :-) ! The final bill is not for the faint hearted , however it does represent value for money as it is an experience from start to finish the is flawless.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The best
    Gaby
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Best meal ever!!!! Unforgetable!!!!! Loved!!! Best restaurant in NY
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  • nice place for dinner!!!
    dani
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The service was amazing, always with a smile , the attention was perfect, we take the 7 course chef menu... the food and the flavors really surprise me, , the dessert was nice but the waiter give a extra dessert, and was amazing the best dessert that I have... Was the perfect end !
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing
    MaferGDZ
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    It is very hard to find a place that covers such high expectations. They tell to to except the best and they definitely deliver. The food was heavenly, the service was perfect. I have food allergies and wanted to have the chefs tasting menu, they where so acomodating and the food was so good I didn't feel any restriction or disappointed because of my allergies. Best restaurant I've ever been to.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Way over rated
    Optout
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Service was slow and this resturant is way over rated. Food was good but a great steak house would have suited better for the evening.
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    late-night find
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