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Le Bernardin or Dovetail?

Thanks to all. We kept the Le Bernardin reservation and are looking forward to our weekend of eating in NYC!

May 30, 2013
sarah_nc in Manhattan

Le Bernardin or Dovetail?

Thanks! Yes, I think it is safe to say the Le Bernardin is in its own league. My dining experience is mostly the relative backwaters of Boston and DC save for a few vacations. My dud experience was in Boston when we lived there.

May 29, 2013
sarah_nc in Manhattan

Le Bernardin or Dovetail?

We called April 1st at 9am and kept trying for 45 minutes. Finally got through!

May 29, 2013
sarah_nc in Manhattan

Le Bernardin or Dovetail?

Thanks, yes, we may just do the prix fixe. What I am worried about is that Le Bernardin is sort of stuffy and overrated, but that is not what I am seeing on boards. We have been burned in the past going to "the best" only to have it be sort of stuffy, bland, overcooked.

We do already have Le Bernardin reservations. That is why I want to figure this out today, so I can be nice and cancel if necessary.

May 29, 2013
sarah_nc in Manhattan

Le Bernardin or Dovetail?

My husband and I will be celebrating our 15th anniversary in NYC this weekend. We have reservations for EMP on Saturday and are trying to decide between Le Bernardin or Dovetail on Friday night.

I hear consistently good things about Le Bernardin and mixed things on Dovetail. We originally thought we would ditch the pricey meal at Le Bernardin once we got EMP reservations, but when I do the math, we are likely to spend near the same amount at Dovetail. If we take the money out of it, are we just crazy to pass on Le Bernardin? Maybe we shouldn't be doing two stuff tasting menus in a row anyway (and will just bum around on Sunday night for that reason) and eating a la carte at Dovetail would be more satisfying.

This comes down to subjective personal preference I guess so maybe I just need to flip a coin :-)

May 29, 2013
sarah_nc in Manhattan