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155 W. 51st St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Seventh Ave.
Best Wine Match with Tasting Menu
By adamsmith on 2/19/2009
I have never had a better wine pairing with a tasting menu any where. I had been looking forward to eating at La Bernardin and finally made it. Since it was a birthday celebration we decided to take the wine pairing with the tasting menu. It was one of the most interesting wine experience I ever had. They have one of the greatest Sommelier in the city. It wasn't cheap, but the memory of the taste of those wines was priceless. Wonderful service and food.
The Best of the Best
By iateitmyway on 2/5/2009
Mr. Ripert is as good as it gets when it comes to preparing fish. I can assure you, the only thing that will let you down about this restaurant is your bank statement the following month. Everything was served with great precision and care. Go for the red snapper and tuna over foie gras... wow... An experience to remember if you can afford it... or, if you really want to treat yourself
By outofleftfield42 on 9/29/2008
Going to Le Bernardin is an experience, to say the least. The restaurant has, without a doubt, the best fish in the city. The servers are attentive, professional, and courteous, but not overbearing. Moreover, while the restaurant exemplifies French dining at its finest, the surroundings to not convey the typical haughty pretension of a fine French restaurant. This is truly one of the best restaurants in Manhattan.
By thegreat on 4/8/2008
The hushed tones of big business being done and won can make lunch at Le Bernardin a powerful experience. But I love it for the warm greetings, the creative, impeccably prepared food, the impressive atmosphere and artwork, and the kind and graceful service. As a young-ish woman, sometimes Le Bernardin feels so proper, it makes me want to misbehave. I've been known to sheepishly smuggle Madelines and other sweets out of the building.
By Tasneem_Imam on 6/2/2007
This is by far the best restaurant I've been to in NY. Not only do they have superb service, but the food is to die for. The crabcakes and wasabi hamachi were mouth-wateringly delicious!
By brestes on 1/4/2007
The crabcake appetizer was amazing. The tuna is excellent. The kobe beef is the best I've had. Skip the lobster. The service was excellent...particularly the sommelier.
By streamwise on 1/5/2006
I'd have to agree that Le Bernarding is probably one of the finest restaurants in New York. We did the Chef's Tasting menu with the wine pairings. The food was perfect, the wine matches were spot-on, and the service was flawless and nearly unparalleled in New York. Despite the formality of the place, the staff was warm and accomadating. The only complaint I could possibly muster is that the room can be a little loud as a result of the high ceilings.
Best restaurant in New York
By TheVillager on 4/27/2005
Le Bernardin has to be the best restaurant in New York. The constant freshness of execution and ingredients renders a satisfying experience that brings one back again and again. Always great service and always memorable food. A well-heeled clientele. The wine list accommodates the food nicely and frequently contains welcome old friends as well as new wineries to try. However, the staff could be a little better trained on the wine list. The only other drawback is the space, which can be described as late 20th Century office building. But no matter - for fish lovers this is heaven.
By JacquelineKoziol on 4/12/2004
I went twice, but found the experience very disappointing. Cell phones were ringing off the hook and they were allowed to "scream" into them. Boisterous crowd (drinking) at the next table. I felt for the price you are paying to eat here, "quiet" space should be respected. Food was very good, but not spectacular. Did not live up to its reputation.
The Temple of Seafood
By martin_chamois on 2/24/2004
From the day it opened, Le Bernardin has been the temple for seafood. While it is difficult to get better, it has maintained the highest standards. Its preparation of fish has changed an entire nation's style of eating fish. And it keeps updating the menu to mtach the seafood to new influences. Wonderful.
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