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Le Bernardin Lunch

AnnaNYC Mar 27, 2013 04:42 AM

I'm finally paying a visit to Le Bernardin this Friday. I've heard a lot about the dinner experience there but does anyone have lunch-specific advice? I'm also interested in getting any must-order food recommendations. I love all kinds of fish and am happy to try more experimental dishes.


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    ElizabethReed RE: AnnaNYC Mar 27, 2013 06:30 AM

    The tuna with fois in the first course is insanely good. Let them pair wines . You will be happy you did.

    1. ipsedixit RE: AnnaNYC Mar 27, 2013 07:52 AM

      Ask for The Egg. Just do it.

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        deprofundis RE: ipsedixit Apr 1, 2013 09:25 PM

        If you can stomach the $22 upcharge for it.

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          ipsedixit RE: deprofundis Apr 1, 2013 09:29 PM

          You're lunching at Le Bernardin - hardly the time to have your accountant on speed dial.

          Plus, in Manhattan $22 is like two trips through the front door of your hotel.

          1. re: ipsedixit
            deprofundis RE: ipsedixit Apr 1, 2013 09:51 PM

            The egg is great, but it's like the size of a thimble. Good to try once I guess, but it's undeniably a ripoff.

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              deepfry7 RE: deprofundis Apr 2, 2013 06:01 PM

              Are they even doing the Egg after Michael Laiskonis leaving his post? Did a quick Yelp search within Le Bern reviews and didn't see anything recent.

              Also I think it was "only" $12 when I went in Dec 2011, the last month Laiskonis was around. BTW, I don't think many desserts should go for $22, especially a "pre-dessert". It was complimentary on a couple of visits prior to that if you asked for it (nicely).

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                deprofundis RE: deepfry7 Apr 2, 2013 06:26 PM

                I had dinner there a few months ago (maybe like January) and requested (and received) the egg. The bill showed a $22 charge for it.

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                uwsgrazer RE: deprofundis Apr 3, 2013 09:00 PM

                +1. If we're talking about the same Egg, which I think we are, they offered it gratis when I requested it at lunch a few years ago. We enjoyed it, but there is absolutely no way that I would pay $22 for it!

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