Romantic with exceptional service
I love this restaurant because it feels like a slice of Paris, is romantic and has incredibly warm service.Ammel(sp?) the guy with the long ponytail was very charming and makes you feel very special. This is a great date night place and cozy.
The food was good except the cod appetizer was a bit salty. They were wonderful about seating us where we had requested and even gave us free champagne while we waited for our table. Highly recommended.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Eating here was a great break
Eating here was a great break from the usual business-lunch venues near my office. It was quiet and calm! We did not feel rushed at all,
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We got a cozy, relatively
We got a cozy, relatively quiet table in the corner away from the bar.
When my husband did not like a wine that was recommended, the waitress offered to bring him another type.
Our beet salad, our endive salad, and our two selections of pate were all fabulous.
It turns out we had been there before a few years ago.
We would go back, although the space is cramped and noisy.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice neighborhood restaurant.
Nice neighborhood restaurant. Good service and very nice presentation.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stunning presentations of
Stunning presentations of some classics, prepared with care. Every bite was delicious, service delightful.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A favorite spot for years!
Yay they are finally on OpenTable. Great for an early dinner, becomes very busy in the later hours, stays open until 4am A must on the menu are the mussels, cooked in cream, shallots -- my favorite in the city. Huge portion, very shareable. Wonderful notable wine list. Did not have our requested chilled bottle of rose, another was suggested in it's place. Even though the newly suggested was a higher price point, same price was given. Very accommodating staff and you are never rushed here.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good, and
The food was very good, and the service was splendid. We found the restaurant to be a vibrant, yet romantic, neighborhood french gem. The Maitre D was also very accomodating. Overall, well done.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was exquisite and the service was superb.
I highly recommended.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dining experience.Th
We had a great dining experience.The food was nicely prepared and presented well. I really enjoyed the smoked duck and pate. We enjoyed a creme carmel dessert. All in all, we were looking for a light dinner in a bistro atmosphere and we got it at Le Bateau Ivre.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great little spot with a friendly neighborhood vibe. My husband and I shared a cheese and charcuterie plate which was very substantial. Many wines by the glass, attentive service. For a casual French meal, this is a winner. Also, for a welcome change, the noise level was not turned up to 11. We would definitely return.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for a business
Good place for a business lunch. French bistrot stapples on the menu. Overall, a nice place. Will certainly come back.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
wonderful wine list!!
They have Lillet!! Yay!! Great food and atmosphere.
6/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding wine list & cuisine
Outstanding wine list & cuisine française. Had salade d'endives & confit de canard. Both were excellent and atmosphere was upbeat & fun. Definitely will return.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sweet, cozy little wine bar with perfect food made us feel like we were on the Ile St-Louis. We had a charming waitress who recommended perfect wines to go with our two main courses. I had a Confit de Canard (always my litmus test when trying out a new French restaurant) and my husband had what he declared was the perfect Lapin a la moutarde. We're planning to go back on Bastille Day!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Wine
Bateau Ivre offers the combination of superb food with good wine by the glass. The menu is varied and the food taken seriously. And the recommendations for matching wine to food led to rewarding meal.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service, a perfect night
We Chose This Restaurant Based On Midtown Location, French Category.
Don't Be Concerned About Other Reviews Describing As Mostly a wine Bar Scene, The Wine Bar Is Great But So Is The Table Service And Food. Really Nice Experience, I Recommend The pate For And Appetizer And One Of The Several Duck Choices For Entree. Delicious
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food Worth Waiting For
Before going I read reviews which complained about the service and long wait.
I beg these people to recall the many times they are chewing their last bite of
entree when the dessert menu is being shoved under their noses. This lovely
restaurant is a bit of Paris, so I say: slow down Parisian style and enjoy! Yes, there
was some wait for each course but when each course came, I was transported!
Wonderfully fresh produce and heavenly sauces that one WANTS to take the
time to savor. Waitstaff were most friendly and, thankfully, not interrupting each
bite to ask me how it was. I appreciate this and call this GOOD SERVICE, not
poor. I left feeling satisfied, happy, relaxed. Also, prices were very fair for the
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only had a Sunday brunch, nice food good service. Band playing in the background.
Very relaxed after running around New York.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
This is probably my 30th time I've been here over the years. It is still a perfect spot for date or a quiet catch up between friends. Service and food is always wonderful - never hit or miss. Can definitely get more lively as the evening goes on, especially on the weekends, but I usually dine here early eve or after hours. One of my favorite spots in the city.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little piece of Paris in NYC
A lovely little wine bar / bistro serving very decent casual French dishes. The service was efficient and by French standards, surprisingly warm! Ambiance was great as the place was full. Don't go if you want privacy as all the tales are close together but that's part of the appeal in my opinion. Loved the onion soup, duck confit and profiteroles. If I had the chance to go again I'd try something more adventurous but I like to start with the classics which they did well.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Paris in midtown
The ambience is perfectly Parisian. The food and wine of a Parisienne caliber but the service was warm, attentive and pleasant. This restaurant was a real find.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place near work and for locals
Sweet, fun restaurant for French food, good wine, not too pretentious, decent lighting with a wide windowed front that has outdoor dining in season. As a health conscious eater who wants food to taste great, I had limited options but found something to enjoy. My companion loved his burger and was impressed with the wine list (and he would know). Don't know if it's good for brunch but it looks like it would be.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back Vintage Haven
I've been to The Drunken Boat three times in the last three months with some fellow wine-loving friends. We've had some stellar bottles ('75 Palmer, '96 Ausone, etc.) at great prices. The food complements the wine wonderfully. I just hope they keep restocking the cellar with back vintages!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious dinner and charming
Delicious dinner and charming service. Lovely ambiance. One of my favorite.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood bistro.
Reasonably priced French bistro that is mostly frequented by locals. A friend who lives nearby turned me on to it. The space is small but comfortable. The staff is French. Our waitress last week was quite nice but I do recall getting the French waiter attitude in the past, which makes this little gem even more charming. Only criticism is that the skate I ordered was was not deboned. The waitress told me customers do it on their own. Maybe they teach this in kindergarten in France, but this American has no clue how to debone a fish! I sent it back to be deboned but I have to say, it was a first! Anyhew, I still think it's a charming and reasonably priced place to eat in this area.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Le Bateau Ivre was recommended
Le Bateau Ivre was recommended to me by a person that trumpeted the wine list, which did not disappoint at all. The food thouigh, was outstanding. Presented beautifully, with attentive but not overbearuing service by the whole team. We will dfinitely return
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Liked it so much, we returned
We liked Bateau Ivre so much, we went back two nights later. Great food, with a very friendly and attentive staff. A little loud perhaps, but that didn't spoil the overall experience.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
good food, good value and friendly 'Not Rushed' service.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM