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If you want to dine at Le Bernardin, a Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant, snatch a seat as soon as you can; the dining room has 28 tables that fill up quickly for lunch and dinner. The restaurant features comfortable round tables and leather banquettes with leather chairs, which allow enough space between each table to make sure you don’t feel crowded. The restaurant’s sleek vibe — typified by the steel strips that twist up to the ceiling — reflect its young and hip clientele. The contemporary room matches the modern food coming from the kitchen, with an immense 24-foot triptych painting of a stormy sea scene adding visual interest. The painting hints at the reason you should grab a table at the New York restaurant: chef Eric Ripert’s flawlessly prepared seafood dishes.