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“Lovely evening, lovely meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Bateau Ivre

Le Bateau Ivre
Ranked #13 of 39 Restaurants in Cupecoy Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$31
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: On the edge of the MarinaFine restaurant, traditonal French kitchen, specials every night Lunch and Dinner Open every day except Tuesday From 10 AM to 10 PM Live music every week
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Lovely evening, lovely meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

We discovered this nice little spot at the far end of the newish Porto Cupecoy complex...overlooking the marina. There are a few outside tables next to the water, and about a dozen in a semi indoor area. Nice music playing and nice look. Great service. Several specials each night and they are written on a blackboard. Many choices from fish to beef, steak, pasta, chicken.....and some French emphasis but not entirely. Fair pricing. We enjoyed our meal and very much so our interaction with the mademoiselle and Monsieur who operate "the Tipsy Boat". We will definitely return. This complex is just five minutes from La Samanna and a few minutes beyond Atlantis casino and the new Blue Mall if you are coming from the Simpson Bay Area.

Visited November 2013
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Redmond, Washington
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“What a fun, delicious evening!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

Foodwise, this place tied one other restaurant for best meal on the island. Once you add the charming ambience and outstanding service into the equation, this becomes hands down the best evening we had. I had the French onion soup to start, the Duck Breast special, and the Chocolate Mousse for dessert. DE-LI-CIOUS! The French Onion soup somehow managed to deliver rich flavor without any heaviness. The duck was a perfect medium-rare and the sides (scalloped potatoes, bacon wrapped green beans) were quite tasty, though the beans were a smidge overcooked. The Chocolate Mousse had notes of l'orange so if you're down for that (I am), it's delicious.

I think this might have been the best service I've ever experienced (even in the US), and I've been to lots of fine restaurants. Our waiter was the perfect blend of knowledge, skill, humility, and humor. He made the evening a true experience. The lighting was dim but not dark, the décor was relaxed traditional, the view of the marina was awesome, and there was a live vocalist who was quite good.

We had a wonderful, memorable night. I hope you do too!

Visited October 2013
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Collinsville, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

The Service was great. The food was absolutely delicious and the view is just amazing. We went there for lunch and it was simply wonderful.

Visited October 2013
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Warm climate with warmer staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

As frequent visitors to the island we have dined in many of the finer establishments. Le Bateau Ivre stands out from the crowd. Impeccable service, friendly staff and ideal location. The food is excellent. Try the lasagne (how does a French restaurant make one of the best ones that I've ever tasted?) Excellent lunch. I could say more but I'm a one finger typist! One last thing the live music nights are a blast.

  • Visited May 2013
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Mount Laurel NJ
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very nice find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

On our return trip to St Maarten my husband and I found this nice French restaurant for lunch. Located on the bay by the marina the view is fabulous. We both had goat cheese burgers for lunch. The meats were cooked and seasoned well.

  • Visited September 2013
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