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Posted by G-Unit on 12/19/2010
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.
Posted by MAXIMILIAN on 05/25/2010
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!
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.
Posted by delg23 on 02/17/2010
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.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/08/2010
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.
Posted by Ed on 02/06/2009
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.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/06/2008
Great neighborhood place...and right at the train line. I love their peel & eat shrimp, and their honey BBQ wings. The wings are unique, and always tasty. The service can be harried, but always courteous. This is a fun place...not gourmet by any means, but the prices are moderate. Great place to enjoy some beers and fun food.