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Le Bateau Ivre

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2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-3320
+1 510-849-1100
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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NY, NY
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204 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This place "thinks" it is a French restaurant, but not only it is not serve French food, what it does serve is not good by any standard! A quick look at the menu shows how far it is from France. Serving Tapas for appetizer and gnocchi and lasagna for mains, maybe EU ?! The tapas are unrelated to any tapas... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Quaint old world atmosphere. Food ok and reasonably priced. Quick friendly service. Had the quesadilla with melon. Would go back.

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Napa, California
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This Inviting French restaurant with a cottage like setting having several small areas for dining including a room with a fireplace and patio view has a restful and quiet area for dinning. The menu has tempting French dishes and there is a menu du jour which was even more tempting. We had a delicious ravioli with topping of asparagus and... More 

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This is a wonderful jewel box of a restaurant nestled within walking distance from the University. I have enjoyed every meal I have ever gotten here, from breakfast to coffee in the afternoon to a later dinner. Long live Le Bateau Ivre!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Le Bateau Ivre Back Room was perfect for the Rehearsal Dinner before our son's wedding. We loved the atmosphere - brick walls, candles and fire in fireplace on a chilly, rainy evening. Service was excellent. All enjoyed the dinners we had selected. Classical music and an unhurried evening. I especially appreciated the ease with which this dinner was arranged. I... More 

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Thank Lisa K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

I ordered the SUPREME DE VOLAILLE A LA CREME. The chicken was raw where I most defiantly would of gotten sick if I ate it. I cut it and could tell right away that it was still raw. Handed it right back to the server and stuck with sharing my husband's mushroom ravioli which wasn't that bad. Service was slow... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

We have been patronizing Le Bateau Ivre for years, so have a bit of difficulty understanding some of the poor reviews. I think that someone who is a foodie or is looking for a bar experience has the wrong expectations for what is basically a Berkeley coffee house that happens to provide well prepared, reasonably priced food & beverages (beer,... More 

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Edmonton
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

The restaurant is really neat. It's had the same owner for 46 years so she can tell you all kinds of stories about the evolution of Berkeley. The building has been there since the early 1900's she was showing me a photo of it from 1906 that a patron brought by for her. I was there as part of a... More 

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

We came for New Year's eve and had a lovely dinner with opera singers performing in the back room it was very romantic! Great traditional onion soup, excellent steak and lamb dishes. We will be back on Wednesday nights for the live music accompaniment.

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Berkeley, California
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86 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

Like most things that hold a warm place in your memory, the reality is no where close when it comes to my memory of this old haunt of mine. I was thrilled when Le Bataeu Ivre popped up on Amazon Local deals, and I snapped up the offer that would get me back inside one of my favorite Berkeley traditions.... More 

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Arlene G, Owner at Le Bateau Ivre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a descriptive review of your latest experience dining with us. It’s always nice to hear from those that have been coming to Le Bateau Ivre for years. I am terribly sorry, however, that your most recent experience did not mirror that of your earlier times with us. I’m glad to hear... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2629 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-3320
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-849-1100

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