Maybe the rest of you can be of some help w/this. Went to Le Bernardin tonight and now feel completely averse to ever spending money on "fine dining" again. We had the prix fixe, which at this restaurant is almost exclusively seafood. Why did the food seem like not all that? Am I doomed to forever buying expensive ingredients and cooking them in my zero-ambience apartment?
Another question...why is it standard to recommend restaurants in New York based mainly on characteristics other than food quality?(see above?) Not that there was any sort of party scene at Le Bernardin, so I'm not sure what makes it interesting other than the frequent change of silverware and the oddity of the young women's dress code (think black and ill fitting). My partner commented on how nice the older women looked, though.
Can someone recommend a great French restaurant, please??