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Le Bernadin or Eleven Madison Park?


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Le Bernadin or Eleven Madison Park?

sfkristi | May 9, 2009 08:53 PM

Hi, I'm new to posting and need some advice:
We will be in NYC in a few weeks, and had made reservations at Le Bernadin. We live in San Francisco, and just had a meal at Aqua, our city's finest restaurant for seafood, and it is making us reconsider Le Bernadin. I am a slightly picky eater, don't like shellfish, but love exquisitely prepared, non-unusual raw fish (no sea urchin, octopus) and am a little less enthusisastic about, but like, cooked fish. Le Bernadin has been on our to-do list for years. But, after a meal of fine fish that was only good but not amazing, we are reconsidering. My husband is eyeing the suckling pig tasting menu at EMP. Is every course pork? We want a true fantastic dining experience, not concerned with price for this one meal, with one slighly picky eater (for instance, don't like foie gras, rabbit, veal, quail, caviar), and are questioning a full meal of fish. Is EMP a good choice?

For another meal, we are contemplating Ssam Bar vs. Ko (if we could get in, that is). I prefer the look of Ssam Bar menu, but like the sound of the Ko dining experience. Also not a fan of potentially waiting for hours at Ssam Bar since they don't take reservations. Thoughts? Should we do both, and forego Le Berandin and/or EMP?

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