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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
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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