What is the dress code at Le Bernardin?

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Guys, don’t forget your jackets when heading to upscale Le Bernardin; the New York restaurant requires them for gentlemen. Ties are preferred but not mandatory. Women should wear similarly dressy clothing. It’s worth getting gussied up for a meal at Le Bernardin, known for impeccable seafood and its celebrity chef-partner Eric Ripert. Ripert frequently appears as a guest judge on Top Chef and hosts his own PBS cooking show, Avec Eric. The interior of the popular Manhattan Theater District eatery just got a major facelift — its first aesthetic overhaul in the 25 years that the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant has been open. The new décor is more fresh and modern than its old style, with twisted vertical strips of steel taking over one wall and a 24-foot triptych painting of a stormy sea scene dominating another. Dark leather banquettes line the walls along with matching chairs framed with steel. Inside the sleek space, you’ll be treated to formal, attentive service and the freshest seafood around, so make sure to dress the part.

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