Le Bernardin~tasting menu or ala carte?
Look at what is on offer on the tasting menu and decide whether you would rather eat that or options from the a la carte. Last time we went we both decided the options on the tasting menu were a little ho hum compared to what was available a la carte. We ended up ordering a la carte and adding an extra dish. This let us make our own more interesting tasting menu for about the same price (I think the extra dish was $22-25). They were of course extremely gracious in meeting our request.