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You won’t find breathtaking views at Le Bernardin, other than the exquisitely prepared seafood on your plates. Le Bernardin doesn’t use gimmicks or flashy scenery to earn its Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating; it focuses on the best ingredients and the best way to prepare them for you. As far as the eye candy goes, translucent silvery fabrics cover the restaurant windows, but still allows the energy from 51st Street to seep through. Twisted vertical strips of steel take over one wall, while a 24-foot triptych painting of a stormy sea scene dominates another. You’ll also find dark leather banquettes lining the walls with matching chairs framed with steel.
The New York restaurant's contemporary yet simple décor lets the true star of the restaurant shine: chef Eric Ripert’s beautifully prepared seafood. The menu focuses on fish, featuring sections for raw and cooked options. If you like food that swims or crawls on the seafloor, this is the place for you.