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Le Bernardin

4.7
5290 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

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About

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. Le Bernardin welcomes young diners age 8 and over.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00pm - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:15pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:15pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 554-1515
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Required
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Executive chef
Eric Ripert
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Private party facilities
Experience NY's highest rated restaurant in an exclusive private setting. The private room, Le Salon Bernardin, is surrounded by etched glass with floor to ceiling windows. Located on the second floor this exclusive room is equipped with it's own private entrance, kitchen, restrooms and coatcheck.
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Private party contact
Karin Burroughs: (888) 532-1016
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Cross street
6th and 7th Avenue
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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.
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Public transit
B, D, E, F, N, Q, R & V, W, 1, 2, 3, subway trains
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7  based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Le Bernardin is a wonderful and special dining experience. The atmosphere is tranquil and open. Wooden walls and ceilings are accented with large white flowers in tall vases and large mural size paintings of the ocean. The interior is not fussy or flashy. It's classic simplicity helps to accentuate what is most important here: the food. Eric Ripert has created a true dining experience. You do not rush in and out. You sit and explore a culinary vision. The tasting menus are worth the price and length of time to consume them. Do the Chef's menu. The Le Bernardin menu is great, but you will be given surprises with the Chef's.

Take your time and listen to each explanation from the staff. They care about the service and food more than you know. The seafood focused food is exceptional. The service is beyond attentive. The drinks are unique and hand crafted. The wine menu is top-notch, and if you do the pairing with the tasting menus, you cannot go wrong.

Now my second experience, I cannot stress how impressed I am with this establishment . I had my first dinner early in the day and most recent at an 11pm reservation after a Broadway show. Both times, I was given the same level of attentive professionalism that is often lacking in many restaurants. Take the time to get a reservation at Le Bernardin and spend a few hours - you won't regret it.

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LandW (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Great 3-Michelin Star restaurant! Seafood-oriented, and amazing flavors.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

Excellent food...impeccable service!!! We will definitely be back soon

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HPanetta (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

We went to the restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were treated beautifully by everyone. The food was excellent as was the service and the al the people who attended us. I am especially grateful to Mr. Tomislav Dzelalija who made every effort possible so that we could celebrate such an important date for us in this wonderful place. Thank you a lot.

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vipRoyN (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

One of the best dining experiences anywhere. Come here for seafood. The dishes were extremely creative and very delicious. Sommelier Aldo is one of the best I've encountered anywhere. Although it is an expensive restaurant, I felt it well worth the money and a great place to celebrate special occasions.

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JoelL (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

One of the premiere restaurants in NYC, right up there with the 4 star european chefs.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

Just stunning, from walking in the door, throughout the meal.

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vipIshC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 26, 2017

Easily one of the best meals of my life. We had the chef's tasting and every course was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

Lives up to its acclaim as one of the best restaurants in the world. I proposed to my girlfriend there! We each had the eight course tasting menu and wine pairing. It was truly exquisite. You will experience senses you didn't even know you had previously. The staff and service was professional and very courteous. I highly recommend Le Bernardin.

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GenSus (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 2017

The food is outstanding no doubt about it but the warm service, have left a long and lasting impression to us. We love Le Bernardin's staff.

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vipmagazineman (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2017

My wife and I went to Le Bernardin for our anniversary. We are foodies and we discovered the reason why the restaurant has been on the top lists consistently for years and years: The food is outstanding. We can only rave about the place, its menu, quality of ingredients and preparation. Being overly critical and in light of the Michelin star level, we would not have expected to be handed a menu that had a stain on it. That's really the only tiny minus about an otherwise outstanding experience. 98 out of 100.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent as expected. I felt it become better than the last visiting in service. We will definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

Le Bernardin lived up to its excellent reputation. Everything we ate was exquisite and impeccably cooked/prepared. The service was exceptional, although I called ahead to let the staff know I don't eat red meat, and I also told them when we arrived. I was served a chorizo sauce, but they quickly brought me a new dish when I reminded them, and also brought us bonus dessert! One of the best dining experiences I've had in New York.

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GeriC 
4.0  Dined on July 19, 2017

Good service and food is better than I had expected. Definitely a well deserved 3 Michelin star restaurant.

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vipase1707 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

My wife and I have been coming to Le Bernardin for better than 30 years on an occasional basis. One would expect the quality of the food and service to diminish over time, but that is not the case here. There is a wow factor to the finest New York City restaurant. It is nothing short of an amazing experience. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 18, 2017

Maybe because it's a lunch and there are many price options available, the dining room and the lounge were both pretty much filled up. But the most disappointing thing is the food, only the lobster was good, others were just average. Not sure if it's because it's shutting down soon, that affected its quality. Doesn't worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

The benchmark for restaurants globally. Simply superb!

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vipstrefes (New England)
5.0  Dined on July 17, 2017

This restaurant is now my new favorite. The most descript word is Amazing! The service is impeccable. Truly an awesome culinary experience! I look forward to the next time...

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Mike (Ottawa)
5.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

Quite simply one of the best dining experiences you will find anywhere.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

Having dined in probably 100 1 star places and 20 2 star places this was my big 3 star salute. A 3 star is a rare beast and expectations run high - this was my pilgrimage to a temple of haute.
In places like this you expect to be welcomed like old friends and treated like royalty - no such thing here (have we gone to France by mistake). Our table wasn't ready so we were shown to a small table in the bar - no indication of how long it would take and no offer of aperitif - when do they ever not try to upsell you a glass of bubbles - not here.
We were eventually taken to the table in what is rather an oppressive room - very Trump glitzy. The delicious free pre-starter of salmon rillettes was served even before the sommelier arrived - this is very wrong. The first bottle of wine I selected was sold out - sommelier recommended a delicious alternative that was actually cheaper than my first selection - bravo!
My starter Barely Cooked Scallop; Roasted Bone Marrow, Baby Turnips, Calamansi-Butter Emulsion was one of the most technically accomplished dishes I have ever eaten - a taste of 3 star heaven. Wife's Lacquered Lobster Tail; Tagliatelle, Black Truffle Sauce was equally brilliant ditto her Sautéed Dover Sole; Lemon-Potato Mousseline, Shallot Emulsion ($28 Supplement). My Baked Lobster; Chayote Mousseline, Lobster Fried Rice, Brazilian Moqueca Sauce ($18 Supplement) was pristine and delicious but rather spoiled by the one dimensional Mocueca sauce - tasted like a spoon of paprika dissolved in water. The wine was finished and empty bottle taken away without any question of whether we wanted another. I had to flag down a waiter by waving my hand vigorously over my head to get another couple of glasses. We had more attentive service in Katz.
At this point the waiters start to reset the tables for dinner - clank, bang, clank. The desserts were beautifully crafted - but all in all poor service leaves a bitter taste in the mouth not to mention the hole in your wallet.

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