Le Baratin
Le Baratin

Le Baratin

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lebaratinnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129331080x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Lunch: Thursdays and Fridays 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenwich Ave between W 10th and Charles St
  • Public Transit: West 4th Street: A,C,E, B,D,F,M ; Christopher Street - Sheridan Sq: 1,2 ; 14th Street: 1,2,3 ; Citi Bike
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking is typically available outside of the restaurant on Greenwich Ave. Parking garages are available nearby at 127 7th Ave South at W 10th St, 101 W 12th St, and 173 W 12th St. Visit http://nyc.bestparking.com/ and enter "West Village" for more locations
A word from Le Baratin
Le Baratin is a casual French bistro located in the West Village overlooking bustling Greenwich Avenue between 6th and 7th Avenues. Working with local products and purveyors, our menus feature a selection of familiar bistro offerings. Our signature dishes include the mussels, the tartare de boeuf au couteau, and the steak frites with a homemade peppercorn sauce served with perfectly cooked hand-cut fries. Our dessert menu features a changing assortment of homemade desserts, but always includes classic favorites like crème brûlée and chocolate mousse.
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Le Baratin reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)good for groups (9)late-night find (8)fit for foodies (7)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (4)special occasion (3)great for lunch (2)notable wine list (2)romantic (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • It was closed
    JohnF
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Door locked, lights out, chairs stacked on tables. I cancelled immediately and tried to make another reservation, but OpenTable wouldn't let me make an alternate booking. I love the restaurant so am rating it well based on prior experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French find
    LaraVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A little like Paris in the middle of NYC. We had a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great ambiance
    keiggi17
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I celebrated my birthday and was great, all singing the happy bday song and got a nice dessert on the house. Server was awesome, good music and excellent FOOD. Our server was dancing and being nice to all of us. The bad thing was that food took too long over 45min and we were hungry.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic French cuisine
    freemaxouVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Good food & nice service Authentic french cuisine & atmosphere Great location
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun to meet friends
    ClaufmuVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not the first time at Le Baratin and again it was a great place to meet friends, have great food and drink good wine/beers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    What a blast! Food was delicious, Guillaume & Alex took very good care of us. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LivingNow
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Like a trip to France -- a charming restaurant with a great staff & delicious food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Le Baratin!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Been there with some friends for late dinner. Food is delicious and comes in big portions. I loved the Salade Lyonnaise, and Steak Tartare.. A MUST! French waiters are providing a very good service, with good wines recommendations. I will be back soon! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, Place was to hot
    CWrightVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The dinning experience was overshadowed by the lack of adequate A/C. The food was decent French comfort food, but the Tarragon Chicken, which was very flavor was also very dry. Would return but not in the summer.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Meal
    susanmf
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had the special treat of the owner selecting starters for us - all were exceptional: salmon tartare, mussels, and the special baked brie. Then came the entrees - all beautifully prepared and delicious. 2 of us shared the rib eye, one had NY Strip and the 4th had seabass. And the frites - superb. Can't leave out the creme caramel and mousse au chocolat! Reminded me of Paris. Cute place - maybe 34 seats total. If you are in the Village - come in for dinner. A great find. Even if you are not in GV, make a point to try Le Baratin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro Bet!
    TheJudge13
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Michael has out done himself! After several years in the restaurant business with his father at Tout Va Bien, Michael has gone out on his own and opened an exceptional bistro. My husband (the judge) and me had mussels for an appetizer and a main course of Coq au Vin. The food was fantastic. The waiters were friendly and attentive. It is wonderful to have a real French Bistro in the Village.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is great!
    MariVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    They have the best steak tartare in town. Fries are excellent. Their food has been consistently great. Service and ambience are mediocre. But we go back for the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ruined Birthday
    chefiestera28
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I celebrated my birthday w/10 people at Le Baratin on Saturday and was extremely disappointed. The waiter proceeded to leave the table without taking my order; that should have been sign of the service quality. We had to repeatedly ask for water/wine glasses after guests were seated. A guest ordered a salad and asked that they not include the egg and received no salad dressing; a plate the bacon bits was brought well after she had finished eating. The real issue arose with the ~$660 bill. They overcharged us by $200 and told us we didn't give them enough. It turned out the waiter had taken money out of the check for tip before charging the cards which was incorrect as gratuity was included. We received no apology. I will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    VVMM
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The baked Brie was amazing. I also had the Croque Monsieur and was very pleased. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was authentic French.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 49 reviews are from the Le Baratin reviews archive.
  • A corner of Paris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Picture a French sports bar, and you've got the pleasant feel of Le Baratin. Very amiable barkeep, decent food from a brief menu. Probably best for a Muscadet and a snack.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service soooo slow
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was fine, drinks very good, but the service was so slow. It was beyond relaxing, to feeling like our order had not been given to the kitchen or they needed an additional service. Also, they needed to turn on the AC-it was uncomfortable, especially sitting so long. There are too many French bistros around for me to go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trip to France
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Since it was on the beginning of the Memorial day weekend, it was a quiet night. The atmosphere was comfortable and relaxed. The French music in the background and the attractive French waiter made us feel as if we were in a small French village. What could be better? The food was authentic. I highly recommend the brie and the steak au poivre.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst evening in a long, long time
    nycgalVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I go out to dinner 4-5 times per week, and I cannot remember a less enjoyable evening. The steak was inedible (it was so tough, I couldn't even chew it). My 2 friends had similarly bad meals. However, that wasn't even the worst part. The restaurant was so loud we couldn't even talk to each other. I can't even begin to describe it. We finally gave up and paid the check and left. I won't ever be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great little WV place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Food is outstanding. Waiter and bartender excellent. Noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loire Valley Restaurant Week!
    SpringskierVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Lovely restaurant with cozy atmosphere, personable service, and delicious home cooked fare. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Actually French
    GobbledygookVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    For the traditional French dishes, this is more "French" than you can find in France!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice little French restaurant
    akyzVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We found this to be a nice little french restaurant, but the food was more "home"style rather than good cuisine. Food was good, but not outsanding.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Great Atmosphere....
    Raphy
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is an excellent neighborhood French Bistro! Michael welcomed us with champagne while we were waiting for our table. We stated with the Baked Brie and the Beet Salad- both were phenomenal! The Rib Eye for two was good but a bit cold... The Tart Tatin was great! It's a small place that turns into a party place around 11:00 pm. Music was excellent and contributed to the atmosphere. we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but a little noisy
    New2NewYork
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were quite pleased with the quality of the food but the restaurant was filled to capacity and was therefore a little noisy. It would be nice to have a couple less tables so getting in and out from our table wouldn't require touching our neighbours. Nice waiter who spoke French. Food came quickly. We weren't asked if we wanted dessert but didn't feel hurried.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vive la France
    chefgrace7
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The best ever, who needs daniel, le bernadin, jean george. Le Baratin has great food, great wine and great handsome French men , The chef , Victor & Guion and staff help us celebrate a birthday party for my sister last May 1. No snotty french attitude here, just very kind, gentle, loving , outstanding service ,food, wine. I recommend that everyone try this place . They will make it happen for you.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and a Wild Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I went with a date to this place. She had the Duck and I had Coq Au Vin. Food was excellent. We had an excellent Saint Emilion at reasonable price (and Champagne). Owner brought out some Muscadet on the house at the end. But that wasn't the END!!! At around 10 pm they somehow transformed the whole place into a dance hall of sorts. It's a small place but the place was packed and everyone was dancing and singing. Great atmosphere. Young and vibrant. Lots of ladies. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Went there with a large amount of people. We had so much fun. Servicewise, Guillaume and Vincent were very attentive, and the food was very good and the wine too! Will be back! Thank You.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing!
    Carlos
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great place when you want to party and have great food at the same time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfactory dining experience
    NYC2Upstate
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Made reservation through Open Table, somehow when we confirmed at restaurant they never entered that in their system. I was expecting a much larger restaurant - and more 'french' atmosphere. It was basically a small bar/restaurant with no noticeable decor that suggested french or anything else for that matter. Seemed there were too many managers/waiters back/forth throughout the evening in the restaurant. It was distracting. The food was good - altho not spectacular. Prices were reasonable. We did notice that it was busy the whole night so people must like it as a neighborhood bar/restaurant. I would not rush to go back as we like a more unique french experience and this is not that.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Cute little place. Seated right away. After a bit we order a bottle and the charcuterie. Wine takes a long time, charcuterie never makes it. Service goes downhill from there as place fills up and becomes a party. Food was delivered randomly at different times by different people, and quite frankly, ranged from average to awful. Escargot were terrible. Out of half their wine list. Won't even think about going back. Far better places all over town.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quaint French bistro
    GeauxEd
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Very small neighborhood restaurant with great food and atmosphere. Dinner draws small parties of friends or couples and Sunday brunch tends to be quieter with mostly couples. The steak Tartare, mussels and chicken dishes are great and the pommes frites are very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, but
    billl
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Go early, before the music gets turned on. When a room is energetic and everyone seems happy to be there, why add music to the noise level? Our evening began very nicely, without music, but when the room reached capacity the experience changed for the worse. Our waiter was very receptive to turning it off. But when it started back up again his answer was "the boss wants it on to create a festive atmosphere". The crowd was plenty festive before the music. A good, solid menu, well prepared, and a atmosphere very congenial to start with - the end result becomes tense and uncomfortable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive!
    DMNYC
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I picked Le Baratin for a low key, last minute dinner with friends. I hadn't noticed it before, but saw it on Open Table and thought the menu looked reasonable. Since it's close to Rosemary's I honestly thought we might try to put our name down there and if the wait was too long, keep the table at Le Baratin. I am so glad we never stopped at Rosemary's. We arrived at Le Baratin a little early and while they prepared our table, they gave us complimentary sparkling wine. The food was really great, literally everything we ordered, from the pate to the delicious potatoes with the poulet. I will definitely be going back ... this is a great low key neighborhood find! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch Heaven
    GQ9figVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This restaurant has the BEST brunch I've had in the city so far. There are no ridiculous bottomless mimosas and although their cocktail list is fantastic, the highlight is the food. The Croque Monsieur/Madame is incredible along with a few other menu items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good not exceptional
    linbar48
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I would definitely go again. It is a cute place with a good vibe. Food tasty and well prepared, not pricey. Would not recommend because it is not exceptional which many of my foodie friends expect. I enjoyed socializing with people on either side of us and all enjoyed their meal.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a real French Restaurant
    PapiMaxVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Chef is French, owners are 2nd generation French and the waiters are French. And so Is the food. Always a great experience. The steak tartare is like no other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fun, casual French bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    On a recent visit to Greenwich Village my wife and I enjoyed dinner at Le Baratin. The service was very friendly and prompt and the food was just terrific. If your looking for an unpretentious French dining experience, I highly recommend it
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Greenwich Village character
    JVPfromLA
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Very welcoming and casual, with a genuine French bistrot atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable for the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Friday Night
    JordanVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Started off a bit rough as we had to wait 20+ minutes for our table in the very cramped bar area but once we were seated the evening continued to get better. The food was solid, service was adecent and the music was fun if a bit ecclectic. A very friendly crowd and a memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • just what you want
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    this is a great spot. loved the food, love the waiters, loved the vibe. everyone wants a place like this in their neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.