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Live Bait

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Flatiron District
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14 East 23rd Street, New York City, NY 10010-4403
+1 212-353-2400
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Montreal, Canada
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509 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic bayou hike in the wall with wonderful vibe. Loud but not too. Oyster roll, chicken sliders and eggplant sticks were great. Jambalaya was tasty and generous. Beer selection just right and wines available. Children friendly. Have high chairs. A good nite out.

Thank gorlinjay
Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning atmosphere. Great vibe. One place in New York, where you can buy a sensibly priced, but a decent quality bottle of wine. I had an oyster in a shot of vodka and salsa. Amazing and delicious. My husband ate shrimp with creamy grits. The absolute best. This is a gastronomic atmospheric must!

Thank akoth777
Toronto, Ontario
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frequent this place whenever I'm in New York ... cozy unpretentious place with a solid Cajun seafood menu. I'm partial to the oysters and fired pickles to start ... also recommend the catfish and gumbo with a side of collard greens. The front bar area is often lively and I've always been very happy with the bartender. It has the... More 

Thank William Kenneth H
Des Moines, Iowa
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I liked the food. Service was extremely slow I thought, although I was not in a hurry. Dive bar look, but I was fine with that.

Thank Doug V
New York City, New York
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We did not make any reservation and had no problem getting a table. The front part of GE restaurant is the far area which was crowded. The dining area was not created. Very casual ambience. Service was good. Good menu. Reasonable pricing. Food was good with decent portions.

Thank ArtNYC
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped in mid-afternoon on Saturday and sat at the bar. Loved the place, Had great Bloody Mary's - our bartender's great grandmother's recipe. Loved the tater tots topped with bacon and a side of pimento cheese. Also fell in crazy about the deviled eggs with chives and salmon caviar. Would have been happy to visit Live Bait every day.

Thank filmfanfive
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place. The staff there is amazing. The prices are fair. Their happy hour prices are tough to beat. Amazing food and a fun lively environment. Definitely one of the best bars in NYC.

Thank Justin E
Caledon, Canada
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288 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The restaurant is a little dive. A good scrubbing would be great. The clam chowder and shrimp po boy were delicious. Fries were tasteless, fresh made would be so much better.

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Thank warren161
Tavira, Portugal
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you like oysters and bar snacks this is the Happy Hour for you. Diverse crowd and great prices make this a fun destination.

Thank baldac76
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Food was okay and restaurant was very loud during lunch on a Friday. However, well worth the experience to be there again and reminisce about prior visits. Oysters on half shell were okay but not the best ever....small bits of shell in several. Very clean ladies' restroom!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 East 23rd Street, New York City, NY 10010-4403
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-353-2400

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

Staying in Flatiron District

Neighbourhood Profile
Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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