Le Bateau Ivre
Fabulous food ! Our waiter was on spot with refills of coffee. He was well dressed - polished. Our food arrived hot and perfectly prepared. The only glitch was it took too long for our check to be processed. However, after great food and service, I still give a thumb’s up. I will return.
The waiter is not friendly. We don't understand the french menu, but he didn't remind us the menu details. His communication in English is not in a qualified level. Meanwhile, he keeps giving us a feeling that he is very aggressive. The restaurant is very noisy.
We went for French Restuarant week and to celebrate two work friends birthdays. Even though we allocated a full hour for a midtown lunch, we had to get the dessert to go and were constantly asking the waiter to speed things up. The Croque Madame was tasty although the egg was a little overdone. The special pumpkin ravioli with blue cheese was nothing to write home about. The blue cheese really overpowered the pumpkin. Overall, very meh.
The menu offered a nice variety; the staff was pleasant and the prices somewhat reasonable ... especially for New York.
Excellent spot for a business lunch. Tasty food, good portions, and reasonable prices.
Great little bistro. We had the Duck Confit, Duck Magret, aricot verts, and grilled vegetables with great wines by the glass. Will be back.
We felt as if we were in France., instead we were non Manhattan. The restaurant has the charm of a Parisian bistro. The food is delicious.
You would think you are in Paris at a cafe. The food is mostly very good as is the service. It was noisy, the music was loud. We were4 there with friends who had been there before and said the noise level was unusual. The entrees were delicious (duck breast and mussels), the beet salad was only fair. I would definitely return.
Enjoyed everything, ambiance, service, food.
Party of 9 tall French guy serve most horrible service we didn’t finish eating from bread to appetizer to dinner he was rush to take a way our plates even I couldn’t have relaxing time to look at menu food was salty we paid more than $1200 include tips I hate the server 6 ppl in table noticed how rush service by the server all were not happy . Never never will go back I didn’t wanted leave tip at all ..... not recommended small place bad place for group
I was a bit concerned after I had made the reservation because I belatedly read the reviews and found a few negative comments on food and service. The good news is that both my son's and my orders were pretty good. The oysters were fresh, the roasted beets salad, and steak frites were delicious. The not- so- good news is that I agree with the reviewers who said service was slow. We had to wait too long for any server to approach us when we needed something, like water or the bill. The place is small but it was not full house. Still it was obvious only 2 servers for the diners at that time was not sufficient. I do appreciate the sparkler candle the servers brought for my son's birthday which I had requested. (I wish they both stayed less than a minute more to sing Happy Birthday with us just like in other restaurants.)
Where to begin. The staff is an amazing tag team to insure your experience is perfect. The sommelier had a delightful wine tasting. The duck was perfection. The beans were so tender and flavorful.
Feels like Paris. Great wine options Friendly, professional staff.
Great place to eat, especially on a warm evening as you can sit outside or by the open doors. We ate there twice as the atmosphere and food are great but be warned that the service is a let down. We ordered a salad and the lamb as two main dishes and the salad arrived before we had been offered bread and way before the lamb. We also ordered a second bottle of wine and when it arrived it was open and a third of the bottle was missing. The manager did apologies and had it changed.
Fresh food, wine list superb , great place on Sunday afternoon
I enjoy dining here. Whether it is lunch or dinner their menu selection is excellent. Their wine list by the glass or the bottle is extensive. It’s nice to dine in a French bistro right here in Midtown East Manhattan.
Exceptional food, presentation, pacing, and atmosphere. A bit pricy, but worth it. Will go back.
Best restaurant in town!!!!!
Steak Frite the best of the world!!!!!!!
Samy IS THE BEST ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Great food , beautiful setting . Our waiter was abrupt with wine suggestions , not very attentive . However , the food was excellent. Healping plate of mussels , well flavored salads . The chicken with mustard sauce was perfectly cooked .
I arrived and they said they had a leak. They had made no attempt to let me know of this problem and didn’t then let OpenTable know so that I was given a threatening email about my not showing up at their restaurant. I was very disappointed in the whole experience and the restaurant’s complete lack of responsibility for their issues!
The foie gras was the real thing! It's so hard to find authentic foie gras anymore, so this was a delight. Only downside was they don't serve cocktails, just wine and beer.
Pleasant atmosphere and good food. A perfect place for lunch in midtown - one can actually have a conversation.
Visited for Sunday brunch. Loved the outdoor seating. Food was excellent. Service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.
The food is delicious; the wine was wonderful, and the service attentive and sweet. Love this place!
Delicious breakfast,a cozy place.
Always a wonderful time and great food
Great food and service! Good neighborhood find.
Nice little French place in Midtown East Manhattan. Fixed price menu perfect for lunch.
Enjoy the meal each time I eat there. The restaurant makes meal feel like I'm eating at a bistro in St. Germain.
Always great food - late night hours perfect for after-Theater dining - like a trip to Paris without jet lag!!
Loved everything! We will definitely go again! Thank you
unfortunately there was a party of 10 young adults having dinner while we were there . the noise level was terrible as the seating area is rather small. check for large parties before booking. otherwise restaurant is an excellent venue a with good food and service at a reasonable price
Brought w work colleague. A great place to have a nice selection of French wine at reasonable prices! Great attentive staff
This restaurant is a hidden gem. A fixed price menu at lunch and fabulous food and presentation. I hope it doesn't get so crowded that we can no longer get a table!
I have a meal here each time I visit New York. Once again, they did not disappoint. The orange duck and garlicky lamb were superb and complemented by great wine. Service was charming. I look forward to my next visit!
Had the prix fixe lunch. Onion soup average , omelet average, crème brulee above average. Wine ,Guigal red St Joseph excellent. Would try cheese plate or charcuterie next time. Wine list is extensive and fairly prices. I am very familiar with French wines and was impressed by the selection . You can take a trip thru France. Wish food was up to the wine.
I will not return
Food and service good tho a bit expensive
Been there many times
A very small space
But piped in music so loud that it was not only uncomfortable but painful
Couldnt converse across an 18" table.
Been to France many times. Never in any bistro/restaurant any recorded music.
Why this otherwise decent place feels the necessity of rock concert/
runway noise is truly beyond me.