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LE Bateau Ivre INC

230 E 51st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10022-6571 (Manhattan)
212-583-0579
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Ranked #869 of 11,649 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $35 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Home Style
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Transit: 6 train 51st, E train and M train 53st
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Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very quaint and comfortable wine bar located in a restaurant area on Manhattan east side. Traveling from out of town, we happened upon this French restaurant. We were sat at a table for two opening out to the sidewalk, which was perfect and fit the French style. We had two different waiters that suggested a great red wine. Both catered... More

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Mexico City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Let me preface this review by saying that this is the first ‘terrible’ I have ever given and I do not do so lightly. I have been coming to LBI since it opened which was something like 14 years ago. I have loved this place, which makes this review all the harder to write. Over the years, I would come... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

One of the nice things about staying on the east side is proximity to Le Bateau Ivre, a wine bar on E 51st between 3rd and 2nd avenues. It combines a huge all-French wine list with what the New York Times calls, fairly enough, "basic bistro fare." The kitchen is open until 4 am, which must make it a hit... More

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Sao Paulo, Sp
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Le Bateau Ivre is a great French restaurant. The food is delicious, the wine list is very good, the staff is friendly. I always try to eat there every time I am in the city. Comparing to other French restaurants it offers good value - especially considering it's in the Upper East Side. I recommend eating there after hitting the... More

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I took my sales team for a group dinner. Ages ranging from 22 to 59 and all loved it. The food, the atmosphere, the service, the wine were all wonderful. It was a rainy night, but the doors were open so we enjoyed the city air as we ate, duck, mussels, pork, hamburger, onion soup and more. We all enjoyed... More

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I'm so happy we stumbled upon this place, as soon as you walk up you instantly recognize and feel the Frenchness, really cool. I ordered a charcuterie plate the was incredible, it probably is a starter for two... but I ate it all. For my main I had the mussels, which I've ordered probably 50 times in my life all... More

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Just down the street from the New York Palace is a fantastic little French bistro. Fantastic escargot, foie gras, mussels in wine sauce, and a reasonably priced wine list. Small, with a mountain of charm and character--check out the bottles of great French wine on the wall some very lucky person drank.

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jupiter FL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was just out walking and trying to decide where to eat - after passing a few pubs and a sports bar - it was great to see a wall of wine bottles to welcome you in. I sat a the bar and watched as the whole restaurant filled up. I could see the tiny kitchen and wondered if. I... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Le Bateau Ivre is very Parisiene. From french speaking waitstaff to a well selected easily digested menue. French onion soup is the real thing,Steak frites the best ever, duck l'orange inpeccably prepared and a fresh strawberry desert with whipped cream, ice cream and aged balsamic was outstanding.

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Forest Hills, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Our party of 5 had an early dinner here on Mother's Day and were very happy with the experience. We had reserved the table (through OpenTable) and it was perfect--overlooking the sidewalk. Since we were early, the place did not feel crowded, and there was no singing at the time. (I could see how a full room and singing might... More

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