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Live Bait

€€ - €€€American, ,
14 East 23rd Street, New York City, NY 10010-4403
+1 212-353-2400
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (14 reviews)
“jambalaya” (2 reviews)
“burgers” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole
€€ - €€€
14 East 23rd Street, New York City, NY 10010-4403
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never eaten proper Cajun food before. I'm glad I came in, although it looks a bit like a men only bar at the front, and it is not glitzy, the food was good and the waiter very helpful to explain the different items on...More

Thank Scottishcari
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here one day for lunch & i hate to say I was disappointed. The service was mediocre at best. I was sitting at the bar that had maybe 4 other people sitting there & the bartender spent for time on her phone than...More

Thank SDot313
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking by headed to somewhere else for lunch. Looked in and decided cajun was the way to go. Good thing we did. We ate far more than we planned and enjoyed every single bite!

Thank Chats2092
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This place looked as though it was a local hang out and just a bar with a bit of food. We decided to eat there as tired and it was surprisingly good. The service is a bit slow as they are so busy, however, we...More

Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I had fried catfish with home fries. My husband had gumbo. Both were good. Good selection of draft beer and happy hour went until 7 that day. Glad to find a place with Cajun and creole that wasn't as pricey as the places we were...More

Thank Robineggleston
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Convenient location to Madison square park. Nice draft beer selection. Ordered buffalo wings- served hot with lots of sauce! Wife ordered fish and chips- her fries were tasty and she enjoyed her meal. I had the gumbo- seriously fan-frickin’-tastic! Okay they def need to renovate...More

Thank ClayEggl
Reviewed 25 June 2017

having used to live in NYC used to frequent always as one of my default "goto" places but of course am a Tulane alum and quite possibly this is the unofficial tulane alum bar/restaurant (full disclosure). I find the consistency of meals quality and of...More

Thank andrew w
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were just here for a quick bite to eat. It was a late lunch but we found great oysters for $1 a piece and shared a platter of them between us. Nice vintage atmosphere and great music too. Definitely one to...More

Thank Adriana D
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
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
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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