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About Le Bateau Ivre
Le Bateau Ivre, a true french wine bar, raw bar and grill, opened on Manhattan's eat side in 1999. Le Bateau ivre offers more than 300 varieties of the finest French wines by the glass and bottle.
New York, NY 10022
French, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Daily: 4:00pm - 4:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
6 train 51st, E train and M train 53st
Private Party Facilities:
we can accomodate every kind of party, up to 40 people, special menu on request.
Private Party Contact:
amael or Herbert: (212) 583-0579
Beer, Cafe, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Le Bateau Ivre Ratings and Reviews
Very small, cozy French restaurant. Came here for dinner with my parents who were visiting from out of town, and we all had excellent meals. Lucky for us there was a free wine tasting the night we went, which was a lovely way to start the meal. I had excellent lamb chops, and escargot. Everyone enjoyed their meal, with a delicious wine pairing.
I met a friend for early lunch (11 am) at Le Bateau Ivre. The restaurant is lovely. On this fall day, they opened the restaurant all along one side to the quiet street. We each had the prix fixe lunch for $17.45 each. The salmon tartar was outstandingly delicious! The mussels in garlic sauce excellent. Coffee was just perfect. We were able to stay and talk a long time without being rushed. I highly recommend this charming restaurant only a short and pleasant walk from Grand Central!
My favorite restaurant in the city. I always bring out of town guests here, and introduced this gem to my boyfriend who proclaimed it's the best French restaurant outside of France that he's ever been to, and he's a non stop traveler. He liked it so much, we went two nights in a row. Great quality, attentive wait staff, intimate atmosphere.
Delightful as always. Three of us were in town for a 50th reunion, and everyone was gracious and solicitous for our comfort and enjoyment. The food was classic and delicious. I make sure Le Bateu Ivre is part of my plans each time I visit New York, and it's always a lovely experience.
We visited Le Bateau on a Wed evening and could not have been more content with the choice of venue as well as the food/wine. The seafood paella was extraordinary and filling. Prompt service and attentiveness were notable. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with French wine bottles lining the mirrored walls and open space looking onto 51st St.
Used to go often. It hadn't been in a while. Good thing too. The food was still good but that was about it. The cheese and meat plates came first but within just a few minutes, so did the apps. The table was loaded with food that now had to be rushed since we didn't want to eat all the food at the room temp. We ordered a few bottles of wine, none of the glasses were changed and they poured the new wine, into glasses that still were half full of the old wine. Then, a simple mistake, one persons entree was never rung in. So everyone else received their food but 1 person. We told the staff don't make it as we were already half way done with the rest of the food. Even though they were informed not to make the food, 20 minutes later it showed up! We said we didn't want it and was met with an attitude and told to take it home. Overall a pretty bad experience for what should have been a birthday celebration. I would no longer want to recommend this place to anyone.
This is an excellent French Restaurant. We ordered 3 courses each and everything tasted amazing!!!! We were visiting from Vancouver and found the entrees were generous in size, especially for a French Restaurant. Just the correct size for one. Definitely will return whenever we get back to NYC.
I enjoyed a delicious dinner with a friend, I had the salmon sauvage, she had the mussels. We both were very happy with our meals. Our first choice of wine wasn't available, the server suggested another that after tasting we weren't happy with so they brought us another bottle that hit the mark. Highly recommend this neighborhood spot.
I've been here a few times and it is typically not too busy and is a great place for a group that wants to have a quiet dinner. I mistakenly scheduled a dinner here (with the same purpose in mind) in the middle of the UNGA week. It was packed and very loud. Even though having the front walls open is usually great, there were a lot of sirens and traffic because of the UN.
Food is delicious, and there is a great wine list. I was surprised to learn they don't have a full bar (wine and beer only). I would highly recommend going any time OTHER than when the UN General Assembly is happening.
We've been coming to Bateau Ivre several times a year. Food and service superb. Decor elegant and cool. For us, the jazz trio on Sundays are world class musicians who create unsurpassed vibe. Would place Bateau on list of top 100 in the city, not an exaggeration. Well done everyone, especially the musicians.
Very chill, but we went after midnight. Kitchen is open until 3am, so no pressure to kick us out. Great selection of French wines. We were going to get a bottle, but they have so many by the glass options, that we decided to explore. The food selection isn't huge, but the kitchen is only like 10 square feet. The foie gras is excellent. The fried calamari and radicchio salad with sesame dressing isn't something I would ever order, but it is addictive. Might be a staple every time I go, which will now be very often.
My girlfriend and I had a special birthday dinner for her this past Saturday evening. We made the reservation based upon online recommendations. We arrived to a sparsely crowded restaurant that for 8:15pm on a Saturday night gave us pause. But we needn't be concerned. The hostess was warm and inviting and professional. Our waiter provided wonderful service...and the restaurant did begin to fill up. This is wonderful authentic French food. Almost to a fault. The chef obviously has a passion to be authentic, but that does limit the menu choices as many revert to lamb and duck and if that is not of your liking the choices are not plentiful. My girlfriend took a chance at my suggestion and ordered the seafood paella. It was an excellent choice. Both the presentation and the meal itself were five star. She absolutely loved it. Myself, I had the roasted chicken with the rosemary gravy. It was good....but not great. An appetizer cheeses and a few glasses of Bordeaux wine and we were all set. A wonderful evening on the whole.....truly, try the Paella. You won't be sorry
I'm not sure how this spot has not gotten on my radar before this but it's here to stay. The Saumon Sauvage was amazing! Slightly crispy outside and delicious all the way through. I wanted to stop and decipher the different flavors of the asparagus and its sauce but it didn't stand a chance. My friends raved about the Croque Madame so I'm setting my sights on that next time! In my best Terminator voice: "I'll be back."
Great restaurant with attentive service and delicious and pretty food. We liked every morsel and drank every drop of wine we could. Good food, fresh and great wine lists like this don't come by vey often. The shaved asparagus was a triumph. The duck rilleittes were amazing. Thank you for a memorable meal.
This has become a favorite restaurant for us to visit with friends and family. While the food menu isn't extensive, it's good fare with interesting specials and decent desserts. The onion soup is the best I've ever had! The wine list is fabulous...we always get the 5-glass sampler. This time we celebrated a birthday with a glass of port as well. They also have special wine tastings on occasion; the free glas of French white was certainly appreciated. It's a can't-miss evening!
We went for my husband's birthday, which coincides with French Restaurant Week. The food and wine were terrific, the ambiance was very romantic and French. I felt like I was in Paris. It would probably be a bit expensive for us normally, but the Restaurant Week option was great.
I love this place. Be prepared, it fills up and can be very noisy between 7-9. But it's worth it. The food, environment and overall feel transports you immediately to Paris. The fois gras is wonderful and they provide a generous serving easily shareable. This time I had the grilled octopus as a starter which was cooked perfectly and prepared with nicely mingled flavors including just a hint of heat. For my main course I tried the trout meunière. It was fabulous! My friend and I sat, ate and sipped for 3 hours and had a delicious, delightful time.
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