Le Bernardin

2014

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2013

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2012

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Seafood

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2011

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Best Seafood

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Price: 
4
Rating: 
9.50
Cuisine: 
Seafood
French
Wine Bar
Hours: 
Mon–Thu: Noon–2:30 PM Fri: Noon–2:30 PM Sat: 5:15 PM–11:00 PM
155 W 51st St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave)
New York 10019
(212) 489-1515
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Think Le Bernardin and you think accolades: Michelin, The New York Times, James Beard Foundation (plus a recent entry into the AAA Five Diamond club). A super sleek renovation in 2011 gave it more than a fresh coat of paint; it livened up the entire space, and a leather-clad lounge replaced a formerly sleepy bar. This iconic restaurant isn’t going anywhere any time soon, and if cooking fish well is an art, then chef Eric Ripert is a Michelangelo; his contemporary French touch has led some to call his creations — among them thinly shaved geoduck with osetra caviar and wasabi-citrus mousseline and poached skate and warm oysters, Brussels sprouts-bacon mignonette, and Dijon mustard sherry emulsion — the world's best seafood.  — Arthur Bovino