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LE Bateau Ivre INC

230 E 51st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10022-6571 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #642 of 11,623 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $35
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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90% Recommend
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English first
Sao Paulo, Sp
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
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
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
61 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Oslo, Norway
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121 reviews 121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We didn't make a reservation but we were lucky that there was an available table. Fast turn-over of people and many guests are constantly arriving. It's a small place but very cozy. A lady from Indonesia is even singing very relaxing songs which makes the ambience even more cozy while you are eating your food. We ordered their Croque Madame... More

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Montreal, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We went for Sunday brunch, and food was very good, and the live jazz music was pleasant. It is a little small, and can be a little too much noisy with the music, but we had overall a nice time. I would recommend to go early, when not all the table are occupied. They take reservation, which is good.

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New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We dropped in for a late dinner after our midweek Broadway show. The bar area was kind of busy, a few tables were occupied. I can imagine how tight the space is when the restaurant is full, tables very close to each other. We ordered a Kir Royale, and a wine tasting of 6. The waitress brought in a piece... More

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