What is the interior design of Le Bernardin?

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Le Bernardin, the popular eatery in the heart of Manhattan’s Theater District, just got a major aesthetic renovation — its first in the 25 years it’s been open. Gone are the old wood-paneled walls that used to overtake the stuffy space. In is fresh and contemporary décor that’s more in line with its young clientele. The revamped dining room, which was designed by Bentel & Bentel, features twisted vertical strips that extend to the ceiling and a large triptych painting of a stormy sea scene. As they were in the original design, the colors are muted — featuring mostly dark browns and beiges — plus, there is still carpeting on the floors and tables sit at a respectable distance from one another. A new addition is the curved dark leather banquettes with matching chairs that are framed with steel. Translucent, silvery fabrics hang from the windows, blocking the view of traffic from 51st Street while still allowing the city’s energy to flow through the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant.

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