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Le Bernardin

September 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Le Bernardin has held 4 stars from the New York Times for over twenty years, the longest run of all restaurants in New York. It too received 3 Michelin stars and deservedly so. Although meat dishes are offered, the restaurant is renowned for its seafood, so we stuck to those offerings on the menu.

Dinner choices include a 4-course prix fixe, tasting menu or chef’s table. We went with the prix fixe so we could each try something different. Not surprisingly, seafood was cooked perfectly. Our favorites were the smoked salmon with foie gras, fluke tartare, zuchinni flowers stuffed with crab, and monkfish. The service is excellent and attentive without being stifling. For example, the waitstaff noticing some spilled sauce on the table and by the next course covered it over with a white napkin. The sommeliers are friendly and approachable and do not make you feel ignorant about wine (even though we are). In fact, our sommelier recommended a very nice sancerre which they had just put on the wine list

The room is modern and has obviously been updated but it is nothing special. The tables are comfortably with enough space between them to afford some privacy.

Overall, perfect seafood with perfect service.

Le Bernardin
55 West 51st Street
New York City

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