The port of La Rochelle is full of restaurants that you can browse before making a decision. We wanted something reasonably fast and meat-based so we avoided the bulk of restaurants that focus on fish in this part of the world.
The Bateau Ivre served us with an acceptable steak and some OK veal kidneys in a mustard sauce. The food was OK, if not great, but the service was poor. It took four separate requests before water glasses were brought, about 10 minutes after the carafe had been delivered to the table. On the upside, the desserts weren't at all bad and we didn't leave the restaurant feeling that far too much money had been extracted for what was provided. It's a bit of a tourist trap, but acceptable for the type.
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