'Le Bernardin' on Serious Eats

All the Cocktails at Le Bernardin, NYC

Add Le Bernardin's cocktails to the already lengthy list of reasons to visit the Midtown institution. Crafted by Greg Seider, mixologist whiz behind the East Village's The Summit bar, Le Bernardin's revamped drink offerings coincided with the opening of the lounge. The cocktails evoke the spirit of the new space by paying homage to classic recipes and technique, while indulging in a little innovation. More

Le Bernardin's Lounge Menu: Ripert's Craft, Bite-Sized

If you're a reader of Serious Eats, you've probably heard of Le Bernardin. You're likely to know that chef Eric Ripert's seafood restaurant is almost universally considered one of the top 5 restaurants in New York, with some considering it the very best. And you've probably never been. No one could ever call Le Bernardin accessible. But with their first-ever lounge menu, it's possible to get a taste without a full-meal commitment. More

16 Dishes That We Loved at the City Harvest Bid Against Hunger Gala

At Serious Eats, we're all about food. And even when we're not reading or writing about it, we're perhaps thinking, idealizing, and dreaming about it. But we're also cognizant of the millions of New Yorkers who don't have ready access to food, which is why we're down with City Harvest, an organization that for over 25 years, has helped to feed the New York City's hungry. And in order to fund this massive effort (they estimate they'll rescue 30 million lbs of food this year), they've partnered with some of the city's best restaurants to throw their annual Bid Against Hunger gala, which was held yesterday evening at the Metropolitan Pavilion. More

The Art of the Lunch Deal: Le Bernardin

"One doesn't necessarily expect that the $45 and $70 menus would be indistinguishable, but that is in fact my experience." Le Bernardin 787 Seventh Avenue, New York NY 10019; map); 212-554-1515; le-bernardin.com Service: Exceptional Setting: A warm, inviting room, perhaps... More

UV Light Helps Sort Crabmeat From Cartilage

Photograph taken by Melissa Hom, from Grub Street Now there's no excuse for finding cartilage in your warm peekytoe crab cake with shaved cauliflower at Le Bernardin. They use an ultraviolet light that distinguishes crabmeat from cartilage (the cartilage appears a much brighter white), which executive chef Eric Ripert discovered last year after seeing it on a French TV program. Related The 50 Best Restaurants in the World, per S. Pellegrino Eric Ripert's New Website In Videos: Anthony Bourdain Interviews Eric Ripert... More

Michelin madness

I went to the ridiculous party Michelin threw for its new New York Red Guide to hotels and restaurants. There were lots of chefs there. In typically haughty French fashion, the invitation requested we wear ties (I'm surprised they didn't... More

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