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LE Bateau Ivre INC

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230 E 51st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10022-6571
6 train 51st, E train and M train 53st
212-583-0579
Today
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Intimate place with American style French food

Located next to Pod51 hotel on a side street in Midtown Manhattan, this comfortable place served us some of the best paella and duck a l'orange even quite late on a weekday night. Not noisy with very attentive staff. The impressive wine list will bring you back again, though, as in Paris, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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monte carlo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Good food and a nice atmosphere. I enjoyed my steak frites au pouvre. Classic French wine list. I would recommend it for a romantic evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Located next to Pod51 hotel on a side street in Midtown Manhattan, this comfortable place served us some of the best paella and duck a l'orange even quite late on a weekday night. Not noisy with very attentive staff. The impressive wine list will bring you back again, though, as in Paris, the beer list won't.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

After making reservations at the restaurant next door but finding it too noisy, we luckily stumbled upon the quiet refinement of Le Bateau Ivre. It's small, but tastefully placed mirrors give it a larger aspect. Open to the street, the atmosphere is intimate but inclusive of the sidewalk vibe. Served by Bojan ("boy'-an"), we enjoyed a fine French meal with... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were in NYC for Mothers Day and four of us had brunch at Le Bateau Ivre. It was absolutely delightful. The food was great; it was a pleasant sunny morning and all of the doors were open, giving it a great outdoors feel, and there was a charming 3-piece jazz band. I could have stayed there all day.

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Fayetteville, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Food was delicious. Great selection of wines. Prices reasonable and sardelaise potatoes, yummo. Haven't had those since my trip to Normandy and enjoyed every mouthful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We ordered cassoulet , cote de porc, paillard de poulet, steak frites, onion soup, and lentil soup. Both soups were very good. All the entrees were very flavorful. I recommend reservations as it is a small intimate restaurant. It also has seating at the bar.

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Tunbridge Wells
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We went here for dinner the night after visiting the Smith, round the corner, and it was an interesting contrast. The food is well-executed and flavoursome: my bouillabaisse was delicious, even if my wife's description of her skate wing served with plain boiled potatoes as

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What a great find. Fortunate to have the manager to be our server too. He could advise on dishes and each suggestion was right on. Coordinated wait staff. Quiet enough to hear our friends and yet personable enough that there's good energy. All dishes were excellent. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Just walk in and order the onion soup and the duck with a glass of the French wine on the menu. You will be rewarded. The food was great and the atmosphere very classic French bistro. Not fancy. Just comfortable. It so happened that the people at the tables on either side were speaking French to each other. That seemed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

After many locations with TVs and bright lights it was a real pleasure to enjoy good French food in a comfortable and pleasant setting. The food was good quality and generous portions and we were impressed by the complimentary drink at the end of our meal. A good choice if you want somewhere away from the bright lights.

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Additional Information about LE Bateau Ivre INC

Address: 230 E 51st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10022-6571
Phone Number: 212-583-0579
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Average Prices: USD 35 - 35
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 230 E 51st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10022-6571
  • Public Transportation: 6 train 51st, E train and M train 53st
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-583-0579

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 35
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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