Le Baratin

4.7
538 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 538 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GiovannaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good french food. Authentic restaurant. The service is not the best because they have very few waiters. But it is still a good french food option!

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JJ1988
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service and fun vibe

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LauraM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food as always.

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vip2NYCguys
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. You can easily pretend you are in France! Classic bistro dishes but done very well. It is unfortunately noisy. Lots of people are having a good time there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Cute spot, we sat outside. Inside was really loud so very fun if you’re looking for that. Cock bites were good. steak frites- honestly stay away, pretty fatty lots of tendons it totally turned me off. Mashed patatas - so good could be more buttery, but with the wine sauce was delicious. Great drinks. It started to rain, was a little upset that it took them 20 minutes to get us under an umbrella. Lastly, the ratatouille. It was good, but certainly not made by Remy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak tartare I’ve had in recent memory! Felt authentically French with very attentive and friendly waiter. Sat outside and enjoyed the sidewalk/street scene. Inside is fairly small and somewhat noisy.

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Booo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for the friendly French experience. Great food.

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Didi
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time, as per usual. Food, service, and vibe were 10/10.

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JulienM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere! The food was good and then everyone started to dance. A real French bistrot.

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vipABORB22
Miami
27 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After doing some searching for French food menus , I decided on Le Baratin for the variety of authentic dishes , as well as the positive results from other members. The staff was super friendly and they make you feel at home even if it’s your fist time dining there. As expected the menu was fantastic and the recommendations from our server where spot on. The cocktails where great and they offer a good selection of French wines at all price levels.
Authentic French menu , cozy small place with outdoor dining and excellent service.
We will be back !

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vipdondine
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The noise was horrendous! There were two tables of ten which produced enough noise for hundreds,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, friendly, delicious go-to restaurant. I feel lucky to have Le Baratin as a nearby option!

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TriciaAK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated promptly and pleasantly at an outside table. We had unexpected brought a baby in a stroller and they had no problem with that. The service was polite and attentive. Food quality was excellent and brunch entrees were delicious. We had a very leisurely and unhurried meal.

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vipJessicaR
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When the rain kept me in the neighborhood I couldn’t be happier to have ended up at Le Baratin, the foie gras Creme brûlée was so good! I had the duck breast for my main and it was cooked perfectly. I wish I had known that the veggies may have onions so I could have requested they be held, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. And my goodness the chocolate mousse was so lush.

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vipSportsgirl
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Outdoor seating was a bit primitive.

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GaryK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restauranteur in NYC!!

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WALT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A true French bistro in Manhattan. Serves all the classic French dishes(coq au vin, boeuf Bourgogne, modules, etc) but they also provide some surprises. Our group had an endive salad with blue cheese and walnuts, a trio of steak, salmon and beet tartares, rabbit in a mushroom mustard sauce as well as the above classics. Desserts while not extensive were also classic(creme brûlée, chocolate mousse and a mini chocolate cake). While not inexpensive, it is still a good value based on the quality of the preparation, the old time neighborhood atmosphere, generous portions.

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DebbieF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good. The service was nice, attentive, but not overbearing. My one issue was that the coffee system was out of order - though we could have gotten coffee to go from the bakery next door. I appreciate that we were able to eat outside and still have a good meal. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

No heaters outside so go when it’s warm

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vipDKCOMPANY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service. A+

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vipMARILYNS
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant food is always good and service terrific

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vip2NYCguys
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back at Le Baratin since Covid hit. It’s as good as ever maybe even better because with fewer table it’s not as noisy as it was. The steak frites, salmon burger and salade lyonnaise were as good as ever. The indoor dining area was totally set up for Covid-safety (and we are doctors). Overall, a great welcome to the new world!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch here and the food and service was outstanding! Highly recommended and we will definitely be returning soon.

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Ivyw6121
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!! We also got to sit in one of the bubbles so it was super COVID safe

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AnneB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in New York for a fun birthday party

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JamieB
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure eating at Le Baratin. Best escargot this side of the Atlantic.

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vipMeeraV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Delicious food but was freezing inside. Drinks were great too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great appetizers and entrees. Tarte Tatin for dessert tasted more American than French though...

Overall great, will definitely go back!

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vipWvillage
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true gem. Love this place.

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vipstefano94
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Consistent quality of food and its presentation. The staff makes you feel like family

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Baratin is consistently an amazing place for quality food and super fun ambiance. I highly recommend this place for any type of event!

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vipdktrd
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great, dependable neighborhood place . consistently great food. best people.

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kilno
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this little French dive so much! Full of regulars from the neighborhood. Beautiful menu of traditional bistro fare. Spoke with a twist.

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syash
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

For the price charged, I shouldn’t have someone sitting in my lap. There should be space to move into the tAble. Way too loud. Wine selection not great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Valentine’s Day

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vipMARILYNS
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day dinner. Staff was great. Food excellent. It’s great for everyday dining as well. Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Baratin never fails to charm. It’s like being in Paris at a local bistro.

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Jaye
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This remains one of my wife and I’s favorite restaurants in the city.

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vipbooboonyc
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Great atmosphere.
Very disappointed that the menu changed and does not have any charcuterie platter anymore.

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vipAlanW
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Get there early when it’s somewhat quiet—maybe 6:00-6:30pm. Then drink enough wine so the increasing noise level won’t bother you! The food is always terrific and the service is fine.

FAQs

Le Baratin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 933-1080.

Le Baratin is rated 4.7 stars by 538 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.