Le Bernardin—the city’s original temple of haute French seafood—managed to survive the six-month shutdown of indoor dining in New York. One reason? There's been a loyal following since siblings Gilbert and Maguy Le Coze brought their Parisian eatery to Gotham in 1986, and the restaurant has maintained its reputation in the decades since. Le Bernardin is still a formal place with white tablecloths, decorous service and a jackets-required policy in the main dining room. But the serice is always relaxed-but-professional and on point—just like chef Eric Ripert's menu.
Sure, we all love to go casual with New York pizza and burger joints, but sometimes a night at one of the city’s best fancy restaurants is in store. Of course, dining out is a lot different this year—especially at the city's best fine dining restaurants. Whether you're looking to celebrate a special occasion with at a Michelin-rated dining room or seeking romantic restaurants for your next date night, New York has elegant dining rooms for every need.
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