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Le Bateau Ivre

4.4
313 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Cozy
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.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
French, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation


Brunch:

Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


Dinner:

Daily: 4:00pm - 4:00am
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Phone number
(212) 583-0579
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
HERBERT ROBERTSON
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Private party facilities
we can accomodate every kind of party, up to 40 people, special menu on request.
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Private party contact
amael or Herbert: (212) 583-0579
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
6 train 51st, E train and M train 53st
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 313 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

We are repeat customers and the level of service and atmosphere is not the same since Leticia, the Manager left the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Wonderful Sunday jazz brunch with friends/colleagues (group of four) while in town for a conference. Good French food at reasonable prices with great jazz trio playing at just the right volume. A relaxing respite from the hectic pace of the city.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Both had duck - my wife magret and I confit. Started with garden salad and goat cheese. Each was well prepared and came promptly. Excellent, friendly service. Superior wine by the glass options. A thoroughly enjoyable dinner.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This is a consistently good restaurant for decent food at reasonable prices.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Sat at bar making conversation easier. Wine list extensive for French wine. Very nice staff. Shared a salad and hamburger and had a nice time.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The duck breast was very tasty and cooked well. I loved the pear dessert!!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We ordered the tuna tartare, scargots, steack and fries, onion soup.
The onion soup, super !
The tuna tartare and the steack, ok.
The scargots, a little bitter, maybe the garlic was over cooked.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Amazing restaurant!! Would definitely recommend! Love the daily wine-tasting-- very charming!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

As always, Le Bateau Ivre was wonderful...an intimate and charming French bistro with lovely service and delicious food, wine and cocktails for reasonable prices!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Lovely French wine bar / restaurant. Tiny space, so had to watch the wine glasses on the table to make sure they don't get knocked over. A waitress did knock over and break one of the glasses. Besides the space limitations, the place is cozy and feels very Paris like. The food was very good, as was the wine by the glass selection.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I can’t think of anywhere outside of France that has a peppercorn sauce at this level. Amazing food flavor and over the top wine list. CNP by the glass!!!! OMG!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The food was if I I had found a neighborhood bistro in Paris. I had the confit de canard which was perfectly crisp on the outside, while being velvety lush on the inside.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

This was my first time here and I truly enjoyed it. The mussels were the best. I also recommend to start off with the duck pate and have the duck breast after.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

If you can't go to Paris........
An evening at this charming wine bar in midtown east will make you believe you're dining in a charming bistro on the Ile St Louis. A wide range of wines by the glass, knowledgeable staff who always make great recommendations and a delightful menu await!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

So make cheaper than jumping on a flight for Paris! Love the jazz band during lunch. Enjoy the wine flight !!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great as always

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

We love this restaurant. It's a French bistro with wonderful food, great wine and service to match. The classics are terrific here: escargot, steak frites, mussels. This time we tried the grilled sardine special--my dinner companion, who doesn't like sardines, thought it was excellent. The salmon was perfectly cooked and plated over some tasty white beans, and the pork chop special with apples and potatoes was absolutely delicious. Juicy and flavorful.
We had a great experience here. It's a perfectly cozy spot in winter, and when they open the front windows, it's a wonderful summer location too.. truly a neighborhood gem.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Very good experience
We all took the Mussels with french fries which are very good
And a delicious Tarte Tatin...one of the best I ever had in the US
People are friendly and service was good

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

The food here is absolutely delicious. Consistently. The service is perfect and personal. Our waitress was wonderful. Her name is Rada and managed the entire dining room at lunch from seating to service perfectly. Friendly, and very attentive to details. As soon as I leave the restaurant, I am always planning my next meal back. I dream about their Duck Confit, endive salad and poached pears with wine and chocolate. The wine list is great. The only thing I would change about the dining experience is the 80s style disco music. It is annoying to listen to while you are having such delicious food. Suggest changing to a neutral jazz or French classics like Edith Piaf.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Great food and wine! Impromptu wine tasting was offered for the whole restaurant! $200 for 2, including a nice Burgandy.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Visited for NYE and had wonderful service, food and fun! Excellent authentic French fancy bistro cuisine, lovely wine selection, lovely classic, comfortable space. We'll be back often!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Very cozy wine bar. Food and wine were wonderful as well as the service.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderfully refreshing, civilized, well appointed and classic, all in one! Preferring lunch wherein you can truly enjoy the amazing wibe selection and a liggt fare, the energy remains positive during later hours.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful ambiance, food and service!

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

The wine and ambiance were great! The service had no fault. The French Onion Soup was delicious. The steak and the specials were OK. It was quite expensive. Overall a good place but would recommend going only for a few glasses of wine and a french Onion Soup, then move the dinner party elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Classic French cuisine, very well prepared. Excellent selection of wines. Pleasant service. Plan to be back.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

We began our dinner with the most delicious onion soup and ended with profiteroles. Needless to say we really enjoyed our meal.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Lovely wait person. Excellent oysters w/bubbly and great burgers!
Tasteful holiday decorations...all in all, a fabulous evening!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

This is a really intimate cool place with great food. Really charming.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Onion soup among the best, try the boulliabase ...loaded and includes calamari a la Francais.

First prize goes to an Endive salad with apple and walnuts. Sounds simple but just trust me

100 different glasses of wine with some very hard to finds and a good value

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE MOST UNDERRATED FRENCH RESTAURANT IN NYC! The food is wonderful, the service is wonderful and the wine list, although not very long, is very well thought out. If you are not familiar with French wines, just depend on your server, they are ver knowledgeable. This bistro is small and gets crowded fast by local office workers and neighborhood foodies who know how good this place is, so make a reservation and enjoy!

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4.0Dined on December 7, 2017

You can try a variety of French wine at the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Great prix fixe menu for lunch. Fast and convenient.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Never disappoints! Had the lamb chops this time around; delicious as always. My husband loves the steak frites with black peppercorn sauce; they make the best peppercorn sauce in midtown for sure.

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2017

I like that Le Bateau Ivre never disappoints, with its generous wine list and attentive, knowleadgeable servers and staff in general. Many thanks again!

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Lovely and very French. Felt like Paris. A little loud and crowded but also very cozy. Moderate cost but appetizers a bit expensive. Very nice restaurant. Good service.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Great neighborhood spot. Everything hit the mark and was perfect.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

What's better than a delicious cassoulet on a chilly winter evening? Nothing!!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on November 7, 2017

Le Bateau Ivre is a funky Berkeley icon. It is not flash, the wine list is limited, the food good so we enjoyed our evening there.

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