Le Bernardin, New York City, 6/27/14

Exterior
Exterior

The place for seafood in NYC! Eric Ripert has led his team to a 3 star Michelin rating for several years now, and the accolades are well deserved.  The dining room is one large room with a bar/waiting area located on one side of a wall. The opposite end of the room is filled with a huge painting of a wave which perfectly sets the tone for the place.  Totally professional service is part of the what you’re paying for

bar snacks
bar snacks

in this well regarded restaurant. Fish tends to be a milder tasting entree so it’s hard to say the flavor quotient blows you away here but maybe because of the freshness and care in preparation the nuances of flavor are enough to satisfy. Lunch is a wonderful way to sample this divine place for a slightly more reasonable price.  This time we started with the raw tuna layered over amazing foie gras. Total plate licker – (if this place had just a little more casual vibe)!   We had the snapper for 2 rather than individual orders. The fish is prepared in a herb-salt crust and served with a side vegetable gratin. The fish must be ordered in advance.  It was superb as was the vegetable side. Both desserts were a fine finish to a spectacular meal and then they brought an extra piece of a moist and chewy cake. YUM to all!  If you have extra time just browse their website, you will enjoy the food porn!

Frankie's particularly fond of French 75s
Frankie’s particularly fond of French 75s
menu
menu
dining room
dining room
enormous painting in dining room
enormous painting in dining room
Frankie loved the chargers
Frankie loved the chargers
salmon spread
salmon spread
bread tray assortment
bread tray assortment
my choices
my choices
tuna with foie gras
tuna with foie gras
toasts
toasts
Whole snapper for 2 in crust
Whole snapper for 2 in crust
snapper served
snapper served
vegetable
vegetable
dessert menu
dessert menu
ice cream flavors
ice cream flavors
4 types of ice cream
4 types of ice cream
with cookies
with cookies
Coffee ice cream cake - opera
Coffee ice cream cake – opera
currant and fennel seed cake
currant and fennel seed cake

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