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Le Bernardin Reviews

Tell us about your initial impressions of the place when you got there.
Le Bernardin is revered among fish connoisseurs, and it has been a fixture in New York’s culinary landscape for decades. There’s a sweeping blue picture of the sea over there, and over there is an aluminum sculpture that looks like fish scales. All of this contributes to a more comfortable and appealing atmosphere.
What was the atmosphere like among the attendees?

Exact people seeking precise cuisine have gathered here. They’re pleased but not overjoyed—dressed she’s elegantly in pearls, and he’s dressed sharply in cuffs—but they’re ready to have their hair blown back.

What kind of beverage should we be having?
Put yourself in the capable hands of Master Sommelier Aldo Sohm, who oversees the wine program. In addition to knowing what a good Chablis can do with a piece of fish, he’s also good at figuring out what to get you swiftly if you can explain why you despise Chablis.

The main attraction is the cuisine. Give us the dirt on everything, particularly what we shouldn’t miss.

The tasting menu created by celebrity chef Eric Ripert is a must-try. When you order the fish that will be the centerpiece of this prix fixe menu, you are putting your trust in the hands of Ripert’s sauciers, who are known for their skill. Whatever you choose to have for dinner, you should never, ever miss dessert—especially at a restaurant that has received four stars from the New York Times on a continuous basis since its establishment in 1986.
And how did the people at the front desk treat you?

Servers are very attentive, which might be a little intimidating; for example, how is your chair pushed back already, while the thought of rising up to use the restroom just just occurred to you? It’s very great.
Was there a genuine reason for us to come to this place?
Come here if you have a taste for fish and a lot of money to spend.

Cuisine Type: Seafood

Kampachi sashimi with crushed Niçoise olives

Seared langoustine with balsamic-truffle vinaigrette

Mont blanc

Address: 155 W. 51st St., New York, 10019, United States

Phone: +1 212-554-1515

Website: Le Bernardin Official Site

Hours: Closed: lunch : Saturday, Sunday

Michelin Stars: 3