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|Established||1986 (New York location)|
|Previous owner(s)||Gilbert Le Coze|
|Head chef||Éric Ripert and Chris Muller|
|Food type||French cuisine, seafood|
155 West 51st Street|
|City||New York City|
|County||New York County|
|Other locations||Paris (until 1986)|
Le Bernardin is a French seafood restaurant in Midtown Manhattan in 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. Chef Ripert later opened another restaurant, Philadelphia's 10 Arts and Westend Bistro, in Washington, D.C..
Signature dishes include kindai maguro (farmed Pacific bluefin tuna) and wagyu beef. In 2016, investigative journalists from the US 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", a shortlist published by Restaurant magazine. The list is compiled by polling chefs, restaurateurs, food critics, and gourmands.
- Outstanding Restaurant, 1998[context?]
- Outstanding Chef – Eric Ripert, 2003[context?]
- Outstanding Pastry Chef – Michael Laiskonis, 2007[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.
- Le Bernardin Cookbook: Four-Star Simplicity (1998)
- A Return to Cooking (2002)
- On the Line (2008)
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