Le Bernardin Restaurant
Le Bernardin had its birth in Paris in 1972 as a placed that served simple and fresh fish. Maguy and Gilbert Le Coze then went on to receive three Michelin stars, in 1976 and two more in 1980. The sibling pair then opened up Le Bernardin restaurant in New York in 1986 and stayed with the formula that gave them the success they had in Paris – serving the freshest seafood and making sure that fish remained the star of the dining experience.
Just three months after opening, Le Bernardin earned a four-star rating from the New York Times and has maintained that rating for the last twenty years. The restaurant has gone on to earn many highly-regarded awards. In 2012, Le Bernardin won the James Beard Award for the Best Restaurant Design, and in 2013 the owner, Maguy Le Coze, won the award for Outstanding Restauranteur, the first woman to ever be honored. For the last two years, Le Bernardin has been voted the Most Popular Restaurant in the city, and it is easy to see and taste why.
The dining experience
In 2014, the restaurant extended the dining experience to include a private dining room by opening the Le BernardinPrivéand the Aldo Sohm Wine Bar run by Le Bernardin wine director, Aldo Sohm. The wine bar allows diners to share a simple menu of dishes that elevate and complement the extensive wine list.
Le BernardinPrivé offers patrons private dining experience. The sophisticated and vibrant space is for private events and is situated in close proximity to the main restaurant. The Privé boasts a dynamic design, with contemporary art that reflects the style and sophistication of Le Bernardin. The area has two rooms that can be combined to accommodate any type of private functions or events.
Le Bernardin has not steered away from the signature dining experience that has seen them win many accolades and earn various industry awards. The menu still offers simple, fresh and delectable seafood dishes. Although seafood is their stands, the restaurant does offer vegetarian fare and a vegetarian tasting menu.
Le Bernardin dining room offers a lunch, dinner, dessert and three different tasting menus. The lounge offers two food menus, a cocktail menu and a wine and spirits menu. Both the dining room and the lounge adheres to the signature fresh and simple seafood that will satisfy the most discerning palette.
It is easy to see why Le Bernardin has earned the ranking of number 2 in the world and number 1 in America out of 1 000 restaurants rated by the international La Liste.
For fresh seafood that tantalizes every palette, and for a sophisticated and elegant dining experience, it is easy to recommend Le Bernardin. Backed by years of experience, passion for the art of dining and loyalty to their signature menu, Le Bernardin will be sure to win many more accolades and awards, as well as a legion of new loyal customers.