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Mar 27, 2013 04:42 AM

Le Bernardin Lunch

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

      1. re: ipsedixit

        If you can stomach the $22 upcharge for it.

        1. re: deprofundis

          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

            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.

            1. re: deprofundis

              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).

              1. re: deepfry7

                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.

              2. re: deprofundis

                +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!