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Le Bernadin or Gordon Ramsay at the London

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For my birthday my wife has offered to do a long weekend in NYC without the kids.  We are going to do 1 very nice dinner to celebrate what was a very successful year and she has narrowed the choices down to Le Bernadin or Gordon Ramsay. 

 

Has anyone eaten at either?  Any insight would be appreciated.

Thanks

H-

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That's a hard choice, ChefHow.

 

I haven't eaten at London, but the menu looks spectacular. And folks I know who have eaten there rave about it.

 

On the other hand, you could go a long way, and do a lot worse, than the Chef's Tasting menu at Le Bernardin. In the interests of full disclosure, keep in mind that Eric Ripart is one of my favorite chefs, and that might be affecting my opinion just a wee bit.

 

Fact is, too, that at that level restaurant, you'd have to try to be disappointed in either of them.

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Thanks, my sentiments exactly on them.  While the menu at GR looks amazing I am a big fan of Eric's.  Both are on my bucket list of restaurants and Le Bernadin has been for a few years as .  It is looking like Le Bernadin is going to be the choice. 

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@ Chefhow,

 

Unfortunately, I have not yet dined in neither as I only travel to Manhattan annually so I cannot offer my advice here. I could tell you that Chef Eric Ripert used to cook at the Fischer Island Hotel in Miami Beach during the early 90s and I had dinner there in October 1994. It was lovely.

 

A chef friend of mine in Palermo, Sicily did his internship with Gordon Ramsey, who is a total perfectionist and quite critical about the kitchen side of the business, and Gaetano is quite a wonderful chef. He is head chef at the Quintocanto Hotel in Palermo at the Trattoria La Oficina Bye Bye Blues in Palermo Centre of the City. Judging by Gaetano´s innovativeness, creativeness and the lunch I had with him during an interview, he has truly accomplished being a chef in his rites.

 

 

I could suggest W.D.50 as I have personally eaten there and Wylie was a disciple of Ferrán Adriá. Another NYC restaurant in this genre is Per Se, which is run by Tom Keller and I have heard he is amazing from many of the contributors in this community.  

 

I had looked at the 2 websites ... Interesting bill of fares ... Perhaps, you should study the tasting cartes, and that is how you could come to such an important decision and the price of course. Another point, is to confirm that the carte online is the bill of fare for the dates you are planning to go. Top shelf celebrity chefs change their degustation cartes monthly and seasonally --- so what may be listed online is out of date already.

 

Enjoy. Let´s hear all about it. Take some fotos.

Margcata  


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