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LE Bateau Ivre INC

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230 E 51st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10022-6571
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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New York City, New York
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely live jazz music for brunch every Sunday. Cozy, relaxed atmosphere and a nice brunch menu selection, which includes a cocktail, coffee and fries with each selection for $21.95! What a deal! Regular menu is also available.

Thank TravelChica212
Milford, Delaware, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In an area full of overpriced food, the is a perfect little get away! They have an extensive list of wine and while the food menu is a fraction of the size, it's just right! Both the wine and the food were outstanding and the service was great too.

Thank Jennifer H
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the coziness, ambiance and nice people serving you. From delicious escargots to best organic lamb chop....and of course The MUSSELS

Thank rhmejia
Pound Ridge, New York
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Went here on a chance that they would be open as I usually don't believe the web that places are open late but they were and everything we ordered was excellent. Great food, the seafood platter was excellent. The mussels were excellent. We were so happy we have found another awesome late night spot with real menu offerings. Thanks again... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Small tables perfect for an excellent dinner with someone, although there were a few tables which looked like they could accommodate a larger number of people. Food was excellent, bistro fare with a good amount of options if you don't want to eat a steak frites or lamb chops. Service was very good, attentive but not too much. I would... More 

Thank Michael S
New York
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The restaurant is a small cozy place to have excellent food and fine wine. The food menu is not very large but the food is great. They had wine tasting the evening we went. You can taste the wine and buy it by the glass or by the bottle. Their steak, mussels, chicken, lamb chops and duck are fantastic and... More 

Thank RoTerra
Newcastle, Australia
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Le Bateau Ivre is conveniently located (on 51st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) next door to Pod 51 Hotel. They were busy and I did not have a reservation on the evening I ate there, however, they happily accommodated me. The food and wine was delicious and the service was great. No complaints at all about my visit to... More 

Thank JMR926
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

While the food is good, the service is poor and worst of all they charge for refills of ice tea and coffee. Come on.... This is just a wacky error that needs to be fixed.

Thank DanthetripMan
Catskill, New York
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

we went here on a Sunday. It was not crowded. I had the beet salad which was delicious. My husband had the paella which was loaded with fish. It even had lobster in it. He said it was fabulous. I had the mussels as an entrée and they were great. Our relatives had the steak with pommes frites. They really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and experience. We did not have reservations but they were able to accommodate us. We were there on the early side when it was less crowded. It was full by the time we left.. Very small neighborhood feel restaurant. Food and service was excellent. Would definitely recommend!!!

Thank Badej

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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