Le Bernardin

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Le Bernardin
Restaurant information
Established 1986 (in New York)
Current owner(s) Eric Ripert
Maguy Le Coze
Previous owner(s) Gilbert Le Coze
Head chef Éric Ripert and Chris Muller
Chef Eric Gestel
Food type French, Seafood
Rating 3 Michelin stars (Michelin Guide)
Street address 155 West 51st Street (between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue), Midtown Manhattan
City New York City
State New York
Postal/ZIP Code 10019
Country United States
Website le-bernardin.com

Le Bernardin is a Michelin Guide three-star French seafood restaurant located at 155 West 51st Street (between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue), in Midtown Manhattan in New York City.[1] It was started in 1972 in Paris by Gilbert Le Coze and his sister Maguy Le Coze under the name Les Moines de St. Bernardin and moved to New York in 1986.

Gilbert le Coze died of a heart attack in 1994, and Éric Ripert succeeded him as the head chef. Signature dishes include kindai maguro (sustainably raised Japanese bluefin tuna) and wagyu beef[2]. Chef Ripert has gone on to open Philadelphia's 10 Arts and Westend Bistro in Washington, D.C.

On April 29, 2017, Inside Edition posted a video detailining how several restaurants, including Le Bernardin, served falsified Kobe beef. The owner later apoligized and changed the beef to Japanese Wagyu.

Awards and accolades[edit]

In 2009, Le Bernardin was voted 15th best restaurant in the world in the Restaurant magazine Top 50.

Le Bernardin is one of only seven restaurants in New York awarded three Michelin stars,[3] and is the restaurant which has held four stars from The New York Times for the longest period of time, having earned the ranking in early 1986.

James Beard Foundation Awards[citation needed]

  • Outstanding Restaurant 1998
  • Outstanding Chef – Eric Ripert – 2003
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef – Michael Laiskonis – 2007

In 2013, Zagats cited it as being voted NYC’s Most Popular and No. 1 for Food, with a food rating of 29, and ranked it the # 1 restaurant in New York City.[4] [5]

In 2017 Le Bernardin is awarded with a second place, (ex aequo with the Japanese restaurant Kyubey) by "La Liste" world's top 1000 restaurants international competition. [6]


  • A Return to Cooking 2002
  • On the Line 2008
  • Le Bernardin Cookbook: Four-Star Simplicity 1998

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Le Bernardin . 155 West 51st Street . New York City". Le-bernardin.com. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.seriouseats.com/2016/07/fake-kobe-wagyu-beef-japanese-steak.html
  3. ^ "NYC Michelin Guide 2011". Michelinguide.com. Archived from the original on September 25, 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Le Bernardin | Manhattan | Restaurant Menus and Reviews". Zagat. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "The 10 Best Restaurants in New York City". zagat.com. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "La Liste 1000 world's best restaurants". laliste.com. 

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Coordinates: 40°45′41.17″N 73°58′54.24″W / 40.7614361°N 73.9817333°W / 40.7614361; -73.9817333