Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Brunch: Le Bateau Ivre

I was meeting a friend for Sunday brunch a couple weeks back, but the caveat was that we had to meet in Midtown East - she had to go to work afterwards (boo!) so preferred to meet near her office.  With a little help from Yelp, we settled on Le Bateau Ivre.


If you are brunching here on Sunday, you'll be treated to a live Jazz band with your meal!  Love how it changes the atmosphere!  Sadly the space was kind of small and our table was very close to the band - next time I'm going to sit farther away and maybe I'll be able to chat more with my dining compadres lol

Live jazz band with Sunday Brunch!
View from our table
They offer a brunch prix fixe - for $19.95 you get a brunch drink, coffee or tea, and a brunch entree of your choice.  While it was a little more than my usual brunch prices, this isn't too bad for Midtown East.  And who doesn't love a drink with brunch!

Brunch menu

Lately for brunch I've been craving simple egg dishes and I was so happy to see these classic items (in addition to others such as Croque Madame!) on the brunch menu here.  My dining compadre felt the same!  She ordered the Eggs Any Style which came with bacon, toast, salad, and home fries, and I went with Eggs Benedict. 

Eggs any style w/bacon, toast/english muffin, potatoes, salad
Eggs Benedict
Both our dishes hit the spot - no one does classic brunch like NYC!  I also loved that it wasn't a crazy mob scene and we were able to walk in without a reservation at noon.  For those days that you want a no frills classic brunch, Le Bateau Ivre should hit that spot for you too!

Piggy says Yes

Le Bateau Ivre 
230 E 51st St (btwn 2nd and 3rd Ave)
212-583-0579

Thanks for reading - Piggy KK

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