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TheYeti Jan 28, 2012 04:40 PM

I am eating at Le Bernardin for the first time next week. We would like to pair beer with our meal. I see a bottle list on their website but I don't see a list of taps. Do they have tap beer and, if so, does anyone know what they have?

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

  1. famdoc Jan 30, 2012 12:01 PM

    You won't find any taps behind the bar at Le Bernardin. But, it wouldn't surprise me if Aldo Sohm, the sommelier, would rise to the challenge of a beer pairing. There must be a few Belgian ales in the fridge there. I just don't think this is the best way to enjoy a meal at Le Bernardin. Consider mixing things up a bit, maybe having a beer with the amuse, some sake with the raw course and a nice wine with the main course.

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      millefeuille Jan 30, 2012 12:58 PM

      Agree with famdoc -- I don't think that they maintain an extensive selection of bottled beers. Of all the NYT four star restaurants, EMP is the place to enjoy a beer pairing. Not only do they have several options on draft, their list of bottled beers is a major point of pride for the restaurant.

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      nmprisons Jan 28, 2012 05:13 PM

      I remember being somewhat unimpressed by the beer options when I was last there (the food was amazing). I don't believe there were options not on the menu, but it never hurts to ask when there.

      Enjoy!

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