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Le Bateau Ivre

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230 E 51st St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10022-6571
+1 212-583-0579
11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I reserved a table a table for 4:45 on a Saturday and were seated right away. The wait- staff was very attentive and helpful with the menu. Our sommelier picked out an excellent red and we had their cheese plate for an appetizer, which was divine. My sister couldn't say enough good things about the onion soup... More 

Thank Anne C
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We make a point of coming here regularly on Sunday afternoons - the ambiance is wonderful - given the quality of the wines, food and jazz musicians (a "tight" group that plays well and plays at a sound level that is perfect for the room - you'll want to listen and can still hear/ talk to those with you). Fine... More 

Thank Andy L
San Francisco, California
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102 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First went there as they have extended hours and I was late getting into Manhattan. Went back for a second visit. Good wait staff. My dining partner had a fish that was prepared well. I had my usual salad and a foie gras dish. Good wine list It is a bit noisy until 10 or so, then begins to simmer... More 

Thank PeripatetiPat
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here alone on my first night in NY and had the steak frites with a nice crozes hermitage. Everything was well done and I felt like I was in Paris.

Thank whitc09
Far Hills, New Jersey
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We very much enjoyed our dinner at this charming intimate French Bistro. As we entered the restaurant, we were invited to a complimentary wine tasting that was in progress. Then, the option of a tasting tray with 5 personal choices of wine with our dinner added a special note to the evening. Both the moules and skatefish were excellent choices.... More 

Thank PBF-Five
New York City, New York
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

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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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 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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183 reviews
141 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 

Thank bulltrvlr
Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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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
Romantic, Special occasions
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: +1 212-583-0579

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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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