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What's better value at le bernadin - prix fixe lunch or the tasting menu?

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Scotty100 Jan 3, 2011 08:19 AM

Never been and wondering if I will be missing out by just doing the prix fixe lunch or should I go at night and do the tasting menu instead? TIA

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    mcporkbun Jan 3, 2011 04:53 PM

    I've been fortunate to have done the chef's tasting menu for my birthday dinner last week and lunch two months ago. I thought that lunch was the better value ... but I also don't tend to overindulge at lunch like I do at dinner. And of course at dinner, especially during the holidays, the room is so pretty. Some of our favorite dishes are available at both dinner and lunch.

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    Le Bernardin
    155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

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      tldmatrix Jan 3, 2011 05:17 PM

      experience the full on tasting menu.
      http://teenchefteddy.blogspot.com/

      1. hcbk0702 Jan 3, 2011 05:20 PM

        Can't go wrong with either option, though the appearance of the infamous sea urchin-Osetra caviar pasta dish may sway you towards the tasting menu route. FWIW, the Chef's Tasting Menu is available during lunch as well.

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          peter j Jan 4, 2011 06:58 AM

          Yes, the seven course tasting menu is available during lunch, according to the reservationist. Going soon and I can't wait....

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            Scotty100 Jan 6, 2011 06:11 PM

            So I went with the tasting menu. Fantastic. Food and service were both sublime. Heartily recommend.

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