Le Bernardin
Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.le-bernardin.com/
  • Phone: 2125541515
  • 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.

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Le Bernardin reviews from OpenTable diners
344 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (273)fit for foodies (214)notable wine list (179)romantic (171)great for lunch (93)hot spot (40)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (18)great for outdoor dining (16)great for brunch (12)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • See food! & seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Bring your plat Amex& relax , your gonna enjoy the finest seafood, both with your eyes& your palate. And even if your a wino, let them choose!.. Big $$$, no regrets !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the best
    Chef4dinner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was phenomenal, ambiance and decor spot on. The painting of the wave in the dining room is beautiful. Dining service was informative, but disappointed in the wine pairing/sommeliers. Very brief, could barely hear them due to noise during the Saturday night service, seemed standoffish and overall just wanted more out of that experience. Overall is was a fantastic meal and evening, still thinking about a number of courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in town
    Bexovita
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything you want and more. A great place with excellent food and service. We loved.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best place in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Best food, service and ambiance! They keep and eye in every detail
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing.
    FancyFeast
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Everything was simply amazing. Best food that I've ever had in my entire life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • picky6VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Continues to be extraordinary! It has been over twenty years that I have gone there and it never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Le Bernardin
    LeBernardin
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    A great restaurant, from a great chef (Eric Ripert). All the food I tasted was amazing, rich in flavors. All the staff treated us with great sympathy and attention. It was a excellent choice we made.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner-Special Occasion
    JoseAdolfo
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This restaurant was on the bucket list of one of our major customers and the experience was great from start to finish. We had the Le Bernardin Tasting Menu with wine pairing. All combine to perfection!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Awesome delicious pretentious and expensive. Just as expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made for a Lovely Anniversary Meal
    Closetfoodie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went there to celebrate our 25th Anniversary...overall, a nice experience and lovely meal. Décor is contemporary which I did not expect however due to hues and woods used the space does feel warm. We were one of the first ones there for lunch midweek and staff all stood around waiting for others to arrive however made us feel like fish in a big bowl until 30 minutes later when the restaurant filled and they were busy. Our "main server" was a very nice gentleman who made us feel comfortable and welcome however his "co-server" while super efficient and effective, may have been having a rough day as she treated us with some indifference. Ambiance business-like. Food...Incredible! Sauces amazing...presentation beautiful! Would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic...
    Mori2
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I wish I can eat here more often, it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than ever
    Imperious
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Lunch tasting menu with exquisite wine pairings and top notch professional and amiable service. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fine Dine Experience
    enjoygoodfood
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    It was a great experience. but the food was too raw for me. Don't get me wrong, i like sea food. But i do enjoy sea food which isnt always raw. the appetizers offer only raw sea food and the mains arent too cooked either. i would have appreciated a little more cooked food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My wife and I have lunch here before the US Open finals on Monday. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Overall the experience was excellent. A couple of plates were not outstanding, as anyone should expect, but the combination of food, service and ambiance was just perfect. The serving staff was just superb and for us, it is what matters the most.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Le Bernardin is outstanding
    loveroffinedining
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Le Bernardin was an exceptional restaurant. We had a three course lunch that was excellent from start to finish. We were not rushed during our meal. Our server was attentive to our needs and made sure our dining experience was successful. When we return to New York City, Le Bernardin will be our restaurant of choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Icon for a reason
    BobbyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    There is a reason this place comes in at the top of food surveys year after year. The cuisine is ethereal! Nuff said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply the best.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We go to Le Barnardin for our anniversary every year. It does not disappointment. The food, the service, the wines, the ambiance - they are the absolute best in the city. Very expensive but worth every penny, especially for a special occasion. The tasting menus and wine pairings are amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best fish of my life
    marceloalemi
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    No words to describe. The best meal I've had in NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Gastronomes
    GastrognomesVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    This was our first visit. We were seated promptly and the service was exemplary. We were brought salmon salad immediately with our beverages. Unfortunately we wanted to save room for our appetizer and entree and did not eat all of it. We should have. As our appetizers and entrees were very good they were limited even for our rather small appetites. It seemed as though this was the case with most parts of the meal because it seemed as though we were encouraged to eat several servings of bread. While the bread was delicious this is not my reason for selecting a restaurant. We selected the short tasting menu because we had theatre tickets. In the future we would opt for the more robust tasting menu.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+, Wonderful meal and service
    CynthiaVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I enjoyed a wonderful lunch here with my boss last week to celebrate my upcoming wedding and it couldn't have been nicer. Have been wanting to go here for years and Le Bernardin did not disappoint, it was everything I expected it to be and then some.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An amazing experience
    ThiagoLima
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    A sophisticated atmosphere with impeccable service and food that pleases all the senses of the eyes to the palate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect food
    FOC1VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and service at Le Bernardin is perfection in motion. Your expectations will be met over and over. It couldn't be better. One word... Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    LoJo
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We chose the Le Bernardin tasting menu and it was phenomenal! Service was top notch. Just a night that will not be forgotten.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As Good as it Gets
    ProntomacVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Anything you ever heard about Le Bernardin remains true. We had an outstanding evening at the perfect table we had requested. The staff and kitchen made this memorable. Everything was great--I had the dover sole--truly magnificent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was my fourth time to eat at LB and by far my least impressed visit. What struck me the most was the poor service which I don't think is acceptable for a $300+ per person meal. Past visits by the time you even thought about ordering a drink, it had already arrived. Good and drink service was off for this visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Muy Buena Comida y Ambiente
    Dilenia
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    La comida es excepcional y el equipo (staff) es muy decente y calido. En verdad que vale la pena visitarles cada vez que sea posible. Yo pienso ir todas las veces necesarias hasta que pruebe todo su menu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dine
    John
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Chef taster was fantastic. Beautiful, well made, delicious and romantic course. Every single course was amazing. Strongly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An experience like none other
    grandfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We felt like this restaurant provides you with the total package - from superb service, beautiful décor and food prepared to the highest. So many choices of seafood that I have not encountered before. Tried new things and enjoyed it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • momoScots
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was incredible. The service was impeccable and friendly. The setting was lovely. Le Bernardin deserves its reputation as one of the best in the world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent night!
    dluci
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I went Le bernadin with my daughter last month and we have had a great time there. I really recommend ! It's delicious
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special lunch in NYC
    alessandro
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We choosed this restaurant after we were reading about it on some guides review. The expectation was not missed, a part one thing. We had high quality food and really good original dishes there was only one disappointing thing. We payd 18-20 usd for a bottle of still water with no label no name and not priced on the menu Atleast we could know if it was water coming from some spring natural waterfall or something that could have so high value almost like a glass of good red french wine
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great experience!
    Difoodie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The service, the food, the wine, everything at Le Bernardin was flawless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The exception to the rule
    TBlankley
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Dining at Le Bernardin is the single exception to the rule that a restaurant focusing on seafood cannot be haute cuisine. The ambiance, the service, the food are all top level. It was our second visit and I hope that there will be a third when we visit New York again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CDMNUPVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great service - especially the person who distributed the bread. He took his time and explained the different varieties. Great presentations of the food. Definitely a return spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    emma
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    second time. Had the tasting menu. It was outstanding, of course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Special
    foodfan
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We ate here for our 30th anniversary. It was everything we expected and then some. The food, wine and service is worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little to Add-Superb
    birdman
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife and I have been to Lucas Carton, Pyramide, La Caravelle, Le Cirque, La Grenouille, Lutece, etc. Perhaps surprisingly, we are not affluent. We save and eat gruel in the meantime. And in all these joints, we have been treated AS IF we were rich. We now add Le Bernardine to this list. I think the reason we get the royal treatment is that we are knowledgeable. At Le Bernardine, we had printed out the menus in advance, and made notes on questions to ask. Perhaps the captain noted this. In any event, the service was efficient, unobtrusive, and responsive. The food? Ah, well. How many pieces of tuna have I ever had in my life? None, it appears, judging by the supernal little slice offered to start. Mr Ripert and his staff are geniuses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth a visit definitely!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Every dish of the 7-course meal (lunch) was delicious and exquisitely prepared. Definitely worth the $$$ and looking forward to going back soon. Truly enjoyed the experience. And the service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinning experience
    lovegoodfood85
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Le Bernardin was a very good dinning experience i was able to get a last minute reservation for 5:15, as soon as we arrived we were promptly seated. We opted for the chef's tasting with the wine paring..and we were not disappointed. The service, presentation, and the quality of the food, was exactly what we expected. the Langoustine was probably the best dish, but we enjoyed everything. PerSe and 11 Madison are still my favorite in NYC, but we had a very enjoyable dinner here, and would definitely come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best
    LYLPE
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Seafood is extremely fresh and gently cook, and seasoning and sauces are exquisite. Food, service and wine selection consistently defines the high standards of luxury dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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