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Ripert Evacuates Le Bern Following Manhole Fire [Update]

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Eric Ripert and the Le Bernardin team evacuated their four-star restaurant this afternoon after a manhole fire broke out on West 51st Street. Firefighters are currently putting out the blaze, and the restaurant plans to reopen for dinner this evening. The Time-Life building across the street was also evacuated, and thankfully, no injuries have been reported. Eric Ripert caught the fire and the mass exodus from the dining room on Instagram:
UPDATE 1: Ripert notes that the fire is not contained and the restaurant will not be open for dinner tonight. He shares one more video:
UPDATE 2: Ripert deleted his tweets and Instagram videos last night. Le Bernardin is expected to open for business as usual today.
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