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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
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.
Where to start... terrible welcome, no coordination between the waiter and the "manager". After being there for a bit enjoying a glass of wine we were told to either order food now or move it to the bar, because the next dinner service would start... in 90 minutes... ultimate obnoxiousness
As usual. service was wonderful as was the food. Had the country pate and duck confit, my colleague had the monkfish. Well prepared.
The only negative is how loudly they play background music. It is not background. People end up needing to speak very loudly and it impinges on the mood. Although the server had asked for the music to be turned down, after a few minutes, it was turned up again to high volume. Several times.
Would be unbeatable if that weren't a concern.
I have been to this restaurant/wine bar many times, and always enjoy it. On my most recent visit, I had the croque monsieur, and it was outstanding. The menu is mostly salads and sandwiches -- perfect for a light lunch -- and the wine list is outstanding, and includes many wines that are available by the glass. The prices are reasonable, and the place is quiet, at least at lunch, so it's very easy to have a conversation there. The ambience is very "French wine bar".
This lovely little French bistro has remained perfect and true to itself since the 90s...a rarity in NYC. It is an unpretentious intimate French restaurant with lovely wines and tasty French food. It is small and at dinner, fills up with other locals who have discovered its charm, so plan accordingly! On this evening we shared the tuna tartare, pate, special gnocchi (which was fabulous) and salads but I have also had a full entree (beef bourguignon is wonderful here). Even sitting at the small bar and drinking some wine is enjoyable here. Whatever your experience, you will be transported!
Disappointed. Spot is super cute -- went with a friend and she and I are both total francophiles, and the reviews were good so we ventured further afield than we might have, since it seemed to fit the bill. There we only 2 or 3 other couples there for lunch, so super quiet. That said, the waitress could not have been less attentive. We got our menus, she disappeared. No offer to start us out with drinks for another 10 mins. Then when we ordered, there was another fairly long wait. We have no idea where she kept going because as noted, the place was empty! If she was running around helping a lot of tables it would make sense, but she seemed completely disinterested in the whole room. Appys were good -- although rather than check on us after we were served and the standard "can I get anything else for you?" she vanished again. After another wait, I actually had to wave at the bartender to go signal to her - I needed cocktail sauce (it was seafood after all) but she hadn't even looked over at us after dropping off the appys. Steak Frites, which I ordered because the reviews RAVED about it (and were not inexpensive!!) were a splurge, but meat very tough and I only ended up eating half. Frites were good. I've had much better Steak Frites at Bibouquet and Balthazar. So - a $200 lunch bill for a disappointing meal for 2, with very slow and inattentive service. Not headed back, unfortunately. Wanted to love this little spot.
One of my favorites in midtown. A nice escape from generic, warehouse-sized restaurants. Their French cuisine is properly bistro simple and prepared deliciously, authentically...and hot! Great, well-priced wine menu. While this is a French restaurant, their service is not at all European: amazingly attentive, timely, friendly and professional. Love this place.
We were in NYC for a concert on 2/15 so we found ourselves dining our on Valentine's Day - not one of our favorite dates to go to a restaurant. However we had been to Le Bateau Ivre on previous visits so we knew we'd have a great meal. And as we expected the food was excellent, the restaurant was packed and very noisy but we had a great time and the staff was terrific!
A finer jazz brunch on Sunday you will not find. I come from Connecticut to frequent. Exceptional food, fantastic value, attentive and friendly, warm, inviting waitstaff, phenomenal jazz trio- very laid back. I always feel like I am in Paris. If you want a taste of the finer things in life, do not hesitate to reserve at Bateau Ivre. Well done.
This is probably my 10th visit to this outstanding French bistro and it never disappoints. Steak-frites was superb followed by a luscious creme brulee for dessert. Other recommendations from previous visits include coq au vin, magret de canard, poulet roti, steak tartare, and the outstanding blanquette de veau (unfortunately only served as a special). Bob Appetit!
Nothing special here, just good Frenchfood in a pleasant atmosphere. Service left much to be desired. Our server may not have, but appeared to be rushing us. Didn't understand not to interrupt, removed my soup bowl before I was completely finished. Hovered unnecessarily . Etc.
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