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Live Bait - CLOSED

14 E 23rd St, New York City, NY 10010-4403
+1 212-353-2400
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (14 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Pub, American, Cajun & Creole
€€ - €€€
14 E 23rd St, New York City, NY 10010-4403
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Always tried to stop in for the $1 Oyster happy hour and great vibes at Live Bait. Very sorry to hear of its closing. It was always a favorite of mine while in the Flatiron district. Good luck to all the employees....it was a fun...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank danpan066
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We were about half way through our site seeing trip and were starving. We came across live bait and figured eh what the hell, and I’m so glad we stopped in. The staff have great personalities and the food was amazing!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank TiffanyHC
SocialResponse, Customer Service at Live Bait, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hi Tiffany, Thank you for coming over. We're glad that you liked the food as well as the staff members on your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 21 December 2017

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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Scottishcari
Reviewed 20 December 2017 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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank SDot313
Reviewed 17 December 2017

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!

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank 937adrianad
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Restaurant Details

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 E 23rd St, 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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