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Aug 30, 2007 07:37 AM

Le Bernardin dress code

I'm going to lunch tomorrow at Le Bernardin; very excited. On OpenTable, it said the dress code is "jacket required." Do you think they would be more lax during lunchtime? Can you get away with a nice button-down and slacks instead? I've called restaurants before about their dress codes, and they always say, "Yes, it's jacket required," but then I go and see other people with just nice shirt and pants, so I wanted to check.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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      1. No. You should wear a sport jacket.

        1. It is true that often when you call a restaurant and they tell you, "Jacket required," you show up nicely jacketed only to discover that there's someone dining there in shirtsleeves.

          We've only been to Le Bernardin for dinner, and all the men were wearing jackets. LB gets a lot of business clientele at lunch and they will, no doubt, be "suitably" attired. (Pun intended.) So, you can't go wrong by wearing a jacket, and if you find there are men who are not, you can always remove it and hang it on the back of your chair.

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          1. re: RGR

            Thanks, RGR! Jacket it is! Good thing it's cooler outside today.

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