Le Bernardin

Row 1

101 Best Restaurants in America
155 W 51st St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 554-1515
Wine Bar
Mon–Thu: Noon–2:30 PM Fri: Noon–2:30 PM Sat: 5:15 PM–11:00 PM
Le Bernardin Dining Room

© Daniel Krieger

This elegant seafood restaurant, headed by chef Eric Ripert, has topped many “best of” lists and has several accolades under its belt, including repeat four-star reviews from The New York Times (the first of them written only a few months of its opening), perfect food ratings in the Zagat guide from 2011 to 2013, and more James Beard Awards than any other restaurant in New York City. Ripert is an artist working with impeccable raw materials. The four-course, $140 prix fixe dinner features a list of delicacies from the sea, ranging from “almost raw” first courses to “lightly cooked” mains to (if you insist) “upon request” dishes like duck, lamb, and filet mignon. Eat in Le Bernardin newly revamped modern dining room against a backdrop of painted waves and enjoy dishes like layers of thinly pounded yellowfin tuna, foie gras, and toasted baguette with chives and olive oil; warm king fish sashimi with caviar in a light marinière broth; and baked snapper with charred green tomatoes and Baja-style shrimp sauce.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

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Eric Ripert is the first to make seafood beautiful. -Luann De Lesseps, Real Housewives of New York City
Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 07:04
Le Bernardin is one of the NYT restaurant critic Sam Siftons 50 favorite NYC restaurants. To see the full list, get The Scoop iPhone app, an inside guide to New York: NYTimes.com/thescoop
The New York Times
Friday, August 27, 2010 - 07:57
The preparations of the finest quality seafood available in the world never disappoint.If you are too faint of heart for the prices at dinner, try lunch, but for goodness sakes, try it. -Lynne Gigliot
Monday, November 29, 2010 - 07:05
The best seafood in the country. -Timothy Dean, Top Chef
Monday, November 29, 2010 - 08:08
This is where you go if you want to live it up. It's certainly not cheap, but it's well worth the money for an exquisite culinary experience and impeccable service.
Friday, November 19, 2010 - 06:46
Erics hand on seafood is absolutely masterful. Le Bernardin offers one of the best service and sophisticated urban atmosphere in the country. -Thierry Rautureau, Top Chef
Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 08:44
Three Michelin stars.
La Dolce Vita
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 12:22
For a culinary seafood treat, splurge on the tasting menu at Le Bernadin and experience 8 courses of perfectly paired dishes from world renowned Chef Ripert.
New York Habitat
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 05:55
Its pronounced Or Dervs #DontBlowIt
30 Minutes Or Less
Friday, July 1, 2011 - 13:08
On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Ted Allen savors the seafood at Eric Ripert's Le Bernardin in New York, NY. We recommend the Black Bass. Find more tips at FN Local.
Food Network
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 08:04
Splurge and get the Chef's Tasting Menu!
Monday, March 16, 2009 - 14:15
Eric Ripert's temple to seafood, and one of the finest restaurants in New York.
Serious Eats
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 15:05
The food and the service are brilliantly executed. Also, we love details like how the sauces arrive separately from the main courses, so we can decide how much to add.
Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 17:32
Quiet sophistication can be found in every aspect of Eric Ripert's famous seafood restaurant. The chef's tasting menu, ever-evolving and ever-delicious, is inventive and artistic.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 07:28
You cannot get a mediocre meal, or even a mediocre dish, in Eric Riperts shrine to seafoodNo one understands fish and fish cookery better.
Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 13:21
Ben Chekroun is the dining room manager and an important person to know when trying to land a reservation at this highly sought-after restaurant.
The Corcoran Group
Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 18:46
You must get the "egg" not on the menu!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 09:23
Talk to sommelier Aldo as much as possible. If you can, spring for the wine pairings. Man's a genius. Also: foie gras and langostines.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 06:00
The decor, service and food is second to none.Try the Le Bernardin tasting menu. My the Tuna and Scallop dish, Sauteed langoustine, Lobster lasagne, Kobe beef, and for dessert the Chocolate.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 21:23
Try the charred octopus cooked three ways and served with three sauces, langoustine with a sliver of foie gras and white balsamic dressing, and Chef Ripert's Japanese-style Sea Medley. Bon Apptit!
GQ Magazine
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 19:20