Le Bernardin

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 17 publications
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17 expert recommendations



Eric Ripert is more likely to be globetrotting than preparing the orange vinaigrette that tops your warm lobster carpaccio, but seasoned staff knows its way around the fruits of the sea.



If this very grown-up Midtown place remains the one to beat despite astronomical prices and what many consider a too-sedate corporate decor, it's because of Ripert's always-evolving menu.


Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

How do you stay on top for nearly two decades? Ask Le Bernardin chef Eric Ripert, a French technician with the heart of an artist who does amazing things with and to seafood. If this very... Full review →



Remarkably, decades after its opening in 1986, Maguy Le Coze’s opulent Michelin three-star restaurant feels as modern as ever. A renovation in 2011 kept the iconic architectural teak... Full review →


DK Eyewitness

A dream-come-true for seafood- and fish-lovers. This superb and elegant longstanding restaurant offers an outstanding dining experience with French haute cuisine from chef Eric Ripert.


Fodor's Tick Choice

There's no beating Le Bernardin for thrilling cuisine, seafood or otherwise. Full review →


Forbes Travel Guide 91

It’s hard to keep food in your mouth when your jaw keeps dropping in awe. And awestruck you’ll be at chef Eric Ripert’s skilled transformation of everything that swims into his pristine dishes. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

At the helm is celebrity chef Eric Ripert, whose deceptively simple-looking seafood often borders on the transcendental. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

Behind the luxe, honey-tone surrounds, the kitchen is undeniably skilled and operating with great precision under Chef Eric Ripert. Full review →


New York Magazine Tick Critic's Pick

The dishes are still divided into Ripert’s sacred categories (Almost Raw, Barely Touched, Lightly Cooked), and the best of them are still worth the price of admission. Full review →


New York Times 97

No other restaurant in the city makes the simple cooking of fish seem so ripe with opportunities for excitement. Full review →


Rough Guide Tick Star

The most reviewed seafood restaurant in the United States, serving incomparable new angles on traditional Brittany fish dishes in elegant surroundings.


The World's 50 Best Restaurants 18.0

Three stars from our friends at the Guide Rouge. Four stars from The New York Times for nearly 30 years. A constellation of other awards. Full review →


Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

Siblings Gilbert and Maguy Le Coze brought their Parisian eatery to Gotham in 1986, and the restaurant has maintained its reputation in the decades since. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

The two testing menus are popular and include exotic entrees such as Crispy Black Bass served with mini pork buns. Full review →


Village Voice Tick Best of NYC

The focus here is seafood, prepared with subtle mastery and international (mostly Asian) touches. Full review →


Zagat 4.9

Dining doesn't get much more "blissful" than at this "sublime" Midtown French seafooder via Maguy Le Coze and chef Eric Ripert. Full review →

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