Le Baratin

4.8
561 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American

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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 561 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Funny how one of the things i miss from New York is a French Bistro.
These guys rock!!

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vipGreerT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal for a bday dinner. Gets rowdy but great time

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

Great food and service!! Mussels and coq au vin were fantastic, and great wines by the glass!

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WALT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual le Baratin was wonderful. Their trio of tartares (beef, salmon and beet/mango) was excellent. The salmon and duck were beautifully prepared and presented. And you know it is authentic when you hear French being spoken at many of the tables.

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StefanieB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, I wasn't expecting it to be so lively. It's a small spot so need to make a reservation 100% if you want to sit indoors. I was dining alone and sat at the bar, every one working was super attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Marathon was finished and my husband’s 80th combined to make the place very celebratory for we 4. Excellent service and well prepared, delicious food made
it a great evening. Foie gras creme brûlée most excellent!

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vipFrancesca
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very authentic French food. Great service! A little noisy & crowded, however.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
139 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service - thanks Tony :-)

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Jkohl
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible service and the food was even better.

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vipSuzanneZ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined outside and received very good service. My Pinot Noir was excellent as was my Mango Beet Tartare and my Steak Frites. Could not have asked for a more pleasant meal out.

MK
MK24
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy, very authentic

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BenG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. GREAT food, GREAT prices. EXCELLENT service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal place. Great owner. Best in the city

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LarryB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful little french restaurant. We ate on the street on a bustling Saturday night. Great food. Nice wait staff. True french!

JS
vipJimS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love Le Baratin. Excellent food and atmosphere. My one major complaint is noise. There aren’t any noise absorbing panels inside. So if the restaurant is busy, it is extremely hard to talk to those at your table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite place in the Village. They treat you like family!

BW
BillyWillyZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful French Bistro in the West Village. Would recommend.

MJ
vipMJCKMG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Look forward to going back.

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vipfaroooj
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Used to be my favorite French Spot in town. Sadly it’s not the same anymore, very disappointed with the food and service. Never again.

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DavidF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Rocky start-Table had to be set up over their sidewalk basement grating! A folding card table and folding chairs.
However, waiter was charming and we were comped two desserts for sitting outside in a torrential downpour.
Overall-a fun evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Got together with two couples for a dinner. Our waiter was courteous but very aloof. Multiple times our party ordered drinks which were not delivered. Our waiter would check in and say, “I will check on your drinks” and return with a new beverage. When the bill came, we were astonished to see charges for 10 glasses of wine, 9 vodkas & 3 tequilas for 5 people. We are not shy drinkers by any means, however, it was clear our waiter entered multiple rounds of drinks and neglected to deliver them to our table.

I brought this up with the waiter who suggested he was 100% certain he delivered me 3 tequila cocktails after I told him specifically how unsatisfied I was with the original.

Moral of the story here is that this place is overpriced and potentially charging for multiple rounds which were never delivered.

For what it’s worth, this is my first ever review due to my sincere feeling that it was necessary to let other patrons know to look out for this place. Will not be back.

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vipJasmine
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I will absolutely be back when I’m looking to meet friends in the West Village. They service was amazing!

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GiovannaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
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!

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

Best service and fun vibe

LM
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 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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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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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun

JM
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.

JR
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
129 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
20 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.

FAQs

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

Le Baratin is rated 4.8 stars by 561 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.