|Berndard's new location at The Street Chestnut Hill|
It's all good news: The new Bernard’s has about doubled in size to about 125 seats, has a full liquor license (the old location served just beer and wine) and the menu hasn't changed. Bernard's earned a 25 for Food in Zagat's latest restaurant guide.
Fans will be relieved to see familiar signature dishes including crispy filet of Chilean sea bass, and shrimp with roasted black beans, garlic and shallots. There are the usual appetizers, and noodle and rice dishes along with a "Spa Selection" of steamed seafood or grilled chicken with vegetables. Prices range $15.95-$39.90, the latter being for a whole Peking duck. (You can also order a half duck at $24.95.)
The dining room features large hanging red lanterns, and glass with Asian patterns separates the dining room from the lounge area. In the lounge there's a bar that seats about 13 on brown cushion stools and three TVs for sports enthusiasts. There are high tops for additional dining in the lounge.
Bernard’s originally opened in 1989 and was always tucked away in the Chestnut Hill Mall.
The new location brings visibility that wasn't there before. “The location is much better,” said the owner, Bernard Leung. “People can find us.”
55 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill; 617-738-3388