Le Bernardin is one of the long standing restaurants in New York. It’s a staple of the New York’s Michelin Guide and a 3 star list would not be complete without its name. Here are its accolades:
- 3 Michelin Stars since 2005.
- #24 on the San Pellegrino 2016 World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
- #18 on the San Pellegrino 2015 World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
- #21 on The San Pellegrino’s 2014 World’s 50 Best Restaurants.
- #19 in 2012/13.
- #18 in 2011.
- #15 in 2010/09.
- #20 in 2008.
- #26 in 2007.
- #32 in 2006.
- Anthony Bourdain’s Travel Partner
There are only a few chefs in the US that have those awards and Eric Ripert is one of them. It’s quite an achievement to be considered the World’s 50 Best restaurant and to have 3 Michelin stars for all of those years. Unfortunately for me, there are no awards given to those who can eat an unlimited amount of caviar then partake in New York’s favorite party drug.
People go to a highly rated restaurant and expect Jesus to show up and then turn water into wine. Why? Because they’re dropping a good amount of money on a meal and the majority of people in this world would rather spend that on materialistic items to prove their social status. Why else would women allow Donald Trump to grope them cause he’s a reality TV star? I personally would have asked him to buy dinner first cause I’m a classy human being but that’s just me.
Now, le food. That’s snooty foodie verbage for food. I decided to go with the Chef’s Tasting menu because I wanted to write this review based off of having more than one item on the menu. In other words, I didn’t want to be like a Yelper who rates a restaurant after having a salad there once. As always, I’m only going to speak on my favorite dishes like Donald Trump speaks non-sense.
- Kobe Beef – I was really surprised it was on Le Bernardin’s menu because there are only 2-3 restaurants in the US who are certified to serve Japanese Kobe. It’s all you heard of and more than you can imagine. This was amazing. The flavor, buttery and the tenderness of the beef is nothing like you have ever tasted. It was so tender that I was able to cut it with the side of my fork. That’s when I knew it was authentic Kobe beef. It’s like how you know breast are real when they feel like a bag of sand.
- Lobster Lasagna – The Lacquered Lobster Tail was sandwiched between Herb Spring Roll with Lemongrass Consommé. This was entertaining like watching Hillary Clinton pivot on questions about her emails. The flavors of the lobster was sweet. The Herb Spring Roll was the right size of thickness and complemented the Lobster very well. The texture and chewiness reminded me of Din Tai Fung’s soup dumplings. It didn’t take much work like me at my day job.
- Langoustine – The Sautéed Langoustine topped with Truffle, Wild Mushrooms, and Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette. The langoustine was cooked to perfection. It was plump, juicy, sweet and similar to the taste of a Lobster. However, the texture is similar to a shrimp. The black truffle sealed the deal like your boyfriend putting a ring on it.
Overall, it was a good experience and the service was on point. It’s a definitely must try just for the Kobe Beef if it’s on the menu. However, it’s still worth a trip to experience one of the best showcase his craft unlike how every politicians can’t get anything done.
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- Service - 8.5/108.5/10
- Presentation - 7.5/107.5/10
- Flavors - 7.5/107.5/10
- Decor - 8/108/10
- Ambiance - 8/108/10