Le Bernardin, New York’s internationally acclaimed four-star seafood restaurant, opened in 1986 by brother and sister duo Gilbert and Maguy Le Coze. Now owned by Maguy Le Coze and chef Eric Ripert, who joined Le Bernardin in 1991, the celebrated restaurant holds several records in New York: it received its four-star review from The New York Times only three months after opening and is the only New York four-star restaurant that has maintained this status of excellence for more than 30 years. Le Bernardin has received more James Beard Awards than any other restaurant in New York City. In 1998, Maguy Le Coze won the coveted James Beard Award for "Outstanding Restaurant" in America, and in May 2003, the James Beard Foundation named Eric Ripert “Outstanding Chef.” In 2009, Le Bernardin was honored with the James Beard Award for “Outstanding Wine Service” and in 2013, Le Coze was the recipient of “Outstanding Restaurateur,” the first woman to receive this recognition. The Michelin Guide honored Chef Ripert and Le Bernardin with its highest rating of three stars in its New York debut publication in 2005 and each year thereafter, and the restaurant ranks #26 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. The New York Zagat Guide has consistently recognized Le Bernardin as top rated across the categories of Food, Service and Popularity. New York magazine also rated Le Bernardin #1 in its annual ranking of the 101 best restaurants in New York City in 2006. In his year-end dining feature, Frank Bruni of The New York Times selected Le Bernardin as the “Best Meal of 2008.” Most recently, Le Bernardin was ranked No. 1 in the World for 2019 by La Liste, the global food guide and review aggregator.In 2011, Le Coze and Ripert unveiled a significant redesign featuring a lounge, a first for the restaurant, where a separate menu and cocktails are available, and which earned Le Bernardin an additional James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Restaurant Design” in 2012. In 2014, the co-owners expanded the restaurant’s private dining offerings with Le Bernardin Privé, a dynamic space that can accommodate a range of events, including weddings, cocktail receptions and corporate meetings.