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|Established||1986(New York location)|
|Previous owner(s)||Gilbert Le Coze|
|Head chef||Éric Ripert and Eric Gestel|
|Food type||French cuisine, seafood|
|Street address||155 West 51st Street|
New York, NY 10019
|Coordinates||40°45′41″N 73°58′54″W / 40.76139°N 73.98167°W|
|Other locations||Paris (until 1986)|
Midtown Le Bernardin is a French seafood restaurant in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Gilbert Le Coze and his sister Maguy Le Coze started the restaurant in Paris in 1972, where it was called Les Moines de St. Bernardin. They restarted the restaurant in New York in 1986, not long after receiving a third Michelin star.
Gilbert le Coze died of a heart attack in 1994, and Éric Ripert succeeded him as chef de cuisine.
Signature dishes include kindai maguro (farmed Pacific bluefin tuna) and wagyu beef. In 2016, investigative journalists from the U.S. news program Inside Edition found that Le Bernardin, among other restaurants, was falsely marketing their beef as Kobe beef. After the report, the restaurant reworded their menu to read wagyu beef.
Awards and accolades
In 2009, Le Bernardin ranked 15th in "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" published by Restaurant magazine. The list is compiled by polling chefs, restaurateurs, food critics, and gourmands.
Le Bernardin is one of seven restaurants in New York with three Michelin stars. It has maintained a four-star rating from The New York Times since 1986.
- Outstanding Restaurant, 1998[needs context]
- Outstanding Chef – Eric Ripert, 2003[needs context]
- Outstanding Pastry Chef – Michael Laiskonis, 2007[needs context]
Zagat rates Le Bernardin among the best restaurants in New York. In Zagat's annual survey of restaurant patrons, Le Bernardin received the most votes of any restaurant in the city during the years 2009 to 2012. The ratings are published in a guide for the following year. In 2012, 44,306 restaurant patrons participated in the survey, and the ratings were summarized in the 2013 New York City Restaurants guide.
In 2017, Le Bernardin ranked second on La Liste, a privately published list of the top 1,000 restaurants in the world. In 2018, La Liste ranked Le Bernardin number one in the world.
- Le Bernardin Cookbook: Four-Star Simplicity (1998)
- A Return to Cooking (2002)
- On the Line (2008)
- List of French restaurants
- List of seafood restaurants
- List of Michelin 3-star restaurants in the United States
- List of Michelin starred restaurants in New York City
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- Official website
- Behind the Line at Le Bernardin March 2011
- Restaurants in Manhattan
- French-American culture in New York City
- French restaurants in New York City
- Seafood restaurants in New York (state)
- Michelin Guide starred restaurants in New York (state)
- Restaurants established in 1972
- Midtown Manhattan
- James Beard Foundation Award winners
- 1972 establishments in France
- 1986 establishments in New York City