6 at 51st St.; E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.
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Opened in 1999 by restaurateur Raju Mirchandani, who also owns Hudson Bar (now closed) and Lexington Bar and Books, Le Bateau Ivre (rough translation: drunken boat) is like a little piece of France floating in a sea of unremarkable Beekman-area restaurants. Come enjoy one of the 200 glasses of wine available by the glass. A lovely Gallic wine bar that also happens to have food, Bateau Ivre’s menu is especially good for salty frites and juicy, done-like-they-should-be burgers.Brunch
Sat.—Sun., 11 a.m.—4 p.m.Recommended Dishes
Cheeseburger, $16.50; tarte tatin, $10