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Live Bait

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  • Seafood, Barbecue, Southern & Soul, Cocktails
  • 14 E 23rd St, New York NY10010 40.740768 -73.988426
  • (Btwn Madison Ave & Bway)
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  • (212) 353-2400
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User Ratings (Based on 32 reviews)

Food 3.5 Value 3.2
Service 3.5 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 353-2400
Place Order:
Order From Live Bait for delivery & takeout
Visa, MC, AmEx
Mon: 11:30am-1am Tue-Thu: 11:30am-2am Fri-Sat: 11:30am-3am Sun: 12pm-12am
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Bar Scene, Delivery, Happy Hour, Late Night, Online Ordering, Online Reservations, Raw Bar, Take Out
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User Reviews

  • Live Bait

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/28/2011

    Best Happy Hour Deals in Midtown!!

    This is our new favorite place to go after work. It's always lively and the happy hour prices CANNOT be beat. They have a whole list of menu items for $5. For example: half dozen oysters (good oysters, not discount....:) The only drawbacks: Happy Hour ends at 6:30 so if you work late, you won't get the deals. The bar is usually pretty crowded, so it can sometimes be hard to fit large parties. But, they have additional seating in the restaurant portion and we have never had a problem sitting there for just drinks. **Oh, and there always seems to be a plethora of good looking guys there, which never hurts.

  • Live Bait

    Posted by G-Unit on 12/19/2010

    Not recommended

    Wow. Don't go to this place if you want anything listed on the menu. Or if you want your order taken within 45mins of being seated. Or if you don't want to suffer at the hands of the slowest, most vacuous waitress ever to serve in NYC. After an eon sitting down waiting for our order to be taken, it turned out nothing we ordered from the menu was in stock. Thanks for telling us beforehand! We ordered oysters, only to be told they too weren't in stock. We ordered hushpuppies instead... but wait... what's that? Oh! A huge plate of oysters being delivered to another table!! We raised this point with our waitress; "oh, yeah, I dunno... I'm feeling kind of confused today". Normally a server acknowledging a mistake like that would try and make up for it somehow, perhaps by not charging for an item or giving a free dessert. Not this time though. The lack of any effort to appease us is the reason I felt compelled to write this review. The food was just OK. The crab cakes weren't crispy enough, the catfish tasted of dirty pond water more than it usually does, and the hushpuppies... well, they weren't oysters. But the mediocre food wouldn't have mattered so much if the service was up to standard. Judging by the other reviews, this place is quite popular, but I will never go back here.

  • Live Bait

    Posted by MAXIMILIAN on 05/25/2010

    One of my Favorites!

    I love Live Bait! It has the old divey, "fisherman's hang-out" feel to it, and serves up some seriously delicious food. I've never had a bad meal here and many times I've been blown away. Has a Louisiana feel to it with things like catfish and spicy gumbo dishes and the like on the menu. Sit down at a table, have some cold beers, maybe some oysters and clams and fill up on some really good seafood. Highly Recommended!

  • Live Bait

    Posted by Kerry on 03/05/2010


    This place is my favorite bar in the area, the happy hour prices are great and I love the atmosphere and the service. I don’t know what happened with sticker shock, but I’ve recommended Live Bait to all of my friends.

  • Live Bait

    Posted by delg23 on 02/17/2010

    this place should have 5 stars

    The food is freaking delicious. I've tried numerous items and I have never been disappointed. The people are always nice and the service is prompt.

  • Live Bait

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/08/2010

    Great Service, Great Food

    I stumbled upon this place by accident and absolutely loved it. The service was excellent - friendly and efficient. The crab fritters far exceeded my expectations and the laid back atmosphere was perfect for a quick bite after work. I will definitely go back here again.

  • Live Bait

    Posted by Ed on 02/06/2009

    What is sticker shock?

    It's 2009. How does anyone get sticker shock? did he/she not look at the menu before going or after arriving? Reviews like that are useless. I happen toreally like this place. The chicken fried steak is delicious and a good value at $15 and the mashed potatoes are definately better than average! Service has always been friendly and attentive without being pushy, even when the place is busy.

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