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155 W. 51st St., New York, NY, 10019
nr. Seventh Ave.
By heatherspiro on 3/21/2003
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!!!
Everything was great..............
By Ducky on 4/19/2003
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.
The pinnacle of seafood
By drmcohen on 5/20/2003
Chef Ripert is a true magician with seafood. His award this year as top chef from the James Beard Foundation is no fluke! Every time I have been, the food has been outstanding. The tasting menu with the halibut, peeky toe crab, and the desserts are just incredible. We ask the sommelier to create wine tastings which are spectacular with the food. If you are foodies, this place is an aprodisiac. Just ask my wife.
Total reliability and style
By huntleysf on 9/22/2003
I have been here perhaps twelve times and cannot fault this beautiful place, the most elegant way to eat before a Broadway show and a gift to Midtown West. Nothing to touch it for refined seafood...and the staff is kind. Free champagne and appetizers if you have to wait, $$ taken off the bill if you are even mildly dissatisfied. I once had the maitre d' chase me down the street to give me an $80 refund when I found my meal not hot enough! Only rivaled by Jean Georges and Bouley among the elite of NYC restaurants...and more recenlty Ducasse.
A FINE RESTAURANT
By ELIAS2003 on 10/20/2003
A SUPERB RESTAURANT FOR GROWN-UP.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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