In any event we arrived for our scheduled lunch at Le Bernardin and were seated along the back wall under a cluster of paintings of Mediterranean anchorages, with a full view of the dining room.
The lunch menu at LeBernardin is prix fixe at $70, and includes three courses - an app, entrée, and dessert. Unfortunately it did not offer the bouillabaisse that I was looking forward too. The restaurant's focus is on seafood. The chef, Eric Ripert, has held his four stars with the New York Times longer, I think, than any other restaurant. Le Bernardin also boasts three Michelin stars. I won't bore you with a course by course description; there are probably a hundred reviews of lunch at Le Bernardin on the internet. (I will however tell you not to pass up the pistachio mousse for dessert.)