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Jan 29, 2012 06:57 PM

Bernadin - Menus

Does anyone know whether one guest can order from the Chef's tasting menu while the other order from the Bernadin menu? Or, do they force you to order the same menu for everyone at the table?

Also, since i got a very generous gift card to le Bernadin, can we apply the unused amount to tips at all?

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

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  1. Yes, to your first question. The last time we dined at Le Bernardin, I did the Le Bernardin tasting while the three others at the table did the Chef's tasting. However, the two menus had to match with respect to the number of dishes. Since the Chef's tasting has 8 dishes and the Le Bernardin menu has 7, I selected an additional dish from the prix-fixe menu in order to even things out.

    Not clear about your gift card question. Did you apply this card to a previous dinner there but have an amount left over? If so, you should be able to apply the remainder to this dinner and then pay the difference.

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    1. re: RGR

      I think what OP wants to know about the gift card is whether, if the amount on the gift card exceeds the amount of the bill, he can use it to also pay the tip. Though I could be wrong, and I certainly don't know the answer, but would very much appreciate someone giving me a gift card large enough to find out for myself.

      1. re: nmprisons

        A gift card is like cash. So,I don't see any reason it can't be used to cover the entire bill, including the tip.

        1. re: RGR

          Yup, I meant whether the amount on gift card exceeds the amount of bill whether i can use it as tip. I would assume yes since it is like cash, as the previous post wrote. Thanks all! Cannot wait to dine at Le Bernadin. I got to admit I have very disappointing experience at Per Se and Blue Hill so I am hoping Le Bernadin will not disappoint me.