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Live Bait

14 East 23rd Street, New York City, NY 10010-4403
+1 212-353-2400
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“gumbo” (6 reviews)
“oysters” (13 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
14 East 23rd Street, New York City, NY 10010-4403
Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Well, for a dive bar/ restaurant, the first thing we were told was that there's no whiskey, not a lot of the beers on the menu, no sparkling wines and limited cocktails. Dollar oysters were good.....the rest of the dinner was passable. I had the...More

Thank CarrieJoie
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Sometimes you just want to go to a dive bar. And in this neighborhood Live Bait fits the bill. Good oysters, pretty capably shucked, good burgers and a nice choice of draft beer reasonably priced. And a nice view of the Empire State Building from...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Spacious dive bar with good music and resonantly priced food and drinks. However the waitress was terrible, angry and abrupt. Lady with the short blonde hair, she made us all feel uncomfortable. Would avoid this place as a result.

Thank bregeenc
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner on a whim, on our first night in NYC. We both had burgers and drinks and loved the place. Great staff, friendly atmosphere and very reasonably priced food which was absolutely delicious. Would definitely recommend it, felt...More

Thank SarahNewell1982
Reviewed 1 January 2017 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
Reviewed 19 December 2016

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...More

Thank akoth777
Reviewed 19 December 2016

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...More

Thank William Kenneth H
Reviewed 12 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
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank ArtNYC
Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank filmfanfive
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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
  • E-mail