I am planning a special dinner at Le Bernadin. Looking for guidance, I searched through old chowhound posts re Le Bernadin and found a surprising number of detractors. Since for me the cost of a dinner there is not something I can take lightly, I am starting to doubt if I should follow through.
But then again, this is Le Bernadin! How could it be that bad?
Are the high number of negative posts concerning Le Bernadin on this board perhaps a function of the fact that this restaurant is held out as one of the best in the world, automatically creating almost unmeetable expectations?
Are these high number of negative posts a function of a selection bias: Diners who were especially disappointed are the ones more likely to post?
Or are there really a lot of people out there who have had uncomfortably rushed dinners featuring nothing more than impeccably executed but blaise food at the great Le Bernadin?