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Le Bernardin

155 W. 51st St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Seventh Ave.
212-554-1515

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8
Food: 8
Service: 9
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

72% would go back.

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Le Ripoff

By heatherspiro on 3/21/2003

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

How do they do it? Very average food ,very small portions and extremely high prices??? Lets just say we went out to eat after dinner...save yourselves!!!

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247 out of 507 people found this review helpful.

Not worth the money

By CaymanBusinessWoman on 7/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I sent three partners and a client to this restaurant and was embarrassed to even admit that I would recommend it to anyone. They are completely anal about a stupid reservation confirmation form that they are not competent enough to download from an attachment on an e-mail nor are they able to check to see if they received a fax. They also cancelled my reservation after being contacted 5 times to make sure the reservation was arranged. Very poor customer service, go to a deli instead. The service is bad from the general manager down to the reservations department. Awful experience I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. You would think they would bend over backwards considering the economy but I guess they canÂ’t help themselves.

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183 out of 390 people found this review helpful.

YAWN!

By Foodie272 on 10/31/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

FISH,FISH,FISH!!! & more FISH! I selected the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing. When wine pairings are done well, after tasting the food and sipping the wine there should be an indescribable burst of flavor in your mouth. Each bite and sip should bring out different notes and scents in the wine causing you to YURN for more. Shockingly La Bernardin failed to leave me wanting anything,except to leave. Each dish was boring with no flair or unique flavor. The paired wine was just as unimpressive. La Bernardin's dining room is a vast open space with banquet style seating similar to a wedding hall. Lacking an intimate romantic feel. The walls,bar and ceiling are all covered in wood giving off an unflattering orange glow to all the clientele (not a good look ladies). I realize La Bernardin is known for its seafood and If you enjoy safe fish dishes in a stuffy conservative setting then La Bernadin is for you. However his carnivorous foodie needs her meat!

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135 out of 364 people found this review helpful.

It is not the same as used to be!

By adrianelingsper on 12/22/2012

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

No good, no good the food, salty, cold, no good at all. I will eat better anywhere else than here. The decor is not updated still the old fashion the only thing is the service. never would go back again.

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44 out of 98 people found this review helpful.

Dinner

By JacquelineKoziol on 4/12/2004

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

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.

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351 out of 774 people found this review helpful.

Jacket Required?

By texasmountaineer on 8/22/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

My mistake I guess but I was wearing Polo Black cardigan and had to cover it up with Cheap JCP 99.99 sport coat which did not help to enjoy the dining experience. We did a tasting menu paired with wines. The food was very good but plates were very small. The service was very attentive. Decor was old and sort of glam 80's. My only question is why did I leave hungry after spending well over $600 for two?

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206 out of 414 people found this review helpful.

ok..

By dingdingding on 7/9/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

This restaurant is very good

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138 out of 303 people found this review helpful.

Everything was great..............

By Ducky on 4/19/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The restaurant probably remembers us because we were the youngest people there in our teenage years.Food,Decor and the service was great.I guess people were looking at us saying how these young folks know about this great restaurant.We felt really welcome there which made us comfortable.We went there to eat on April 18,2003, which was last night.We had a great time and we will be back.

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208 out of 408 people found this review helpful.

Best restaurant in New York

By TheVillager on 4/27/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

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.

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378 out of 814 people found this review helpful.

Food, Service and Room are outstanding

By tony.filson on 11/19/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love to lunch here and bring good friends for a relaxing evening of great food and wine. I've been eating here longer than I care to say and over the years I've had some of the best meals I can remember. I know what to order and for me there have been times when the chef went out of his way to make me something special based on my tastes. Their wine list is exceptional. The service is always top notch. A BIG smile and a warm hello always greet you at the door. The room is open and the art work is always a treat. I like space between tables. For me this is my best place to eat lunch on a regular basis and fell like I'm at home.

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