Live Bait

Cajun / Creole, Bar, American
$ $
14 E 23rd St (btwn Broadway & Madison Ave)
New York, NY 10010
11:30am - 2:00am
11:30am - 3:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 4:00am
11:30am - 4:00am
12:00pm - 4:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am



  • Try the fried pickles, they will change your life
  • Service was horrible; waitress was totally spaced out. Won't be coming back.
  • They don't have any vinaigrette for the oysters, but they do have malt and clear vinegar so be sure to ask because they won't bring it with your dish.
  • Horrible service. Waited 20 mins. for a beer in an empty bar. Fail.
  • Bartender was an ass. Beer was $7. I don't recommend this bar. Go elsewhere.
  • Sit at the bar, drink Abita and remember that you're still not in Louisiana
  • Leave your expectations at the door and come in to avoid whatever you're avoiding in the neighborhood.
  • Great food but the waitresses are seriously moody bitches. Very unfortunate.
  • Worst service ever. Waitress was high or something. Wow. Terrible.
  • Not as cool as it used to be, miss the old bartenders - happy to still see Eddie out front though :)
  • not a bad place to have a drink if you're in the Flatiron district. Good beer selection. Noisy but delicious authentic Cajun food too.
  • Ordered fish n chip. Very yum. The dish didn't come with pickles so I asked the waitress for pickles. When we got the bill they charged us $0.50 for five slices of pickles, seriously?
  • Love the chicken fried chicken
  • Hot waitresses (sometimes).
  • Seafood jambalaya + fried pickles + beer = YUM x 1000
  • Appearances are deceiving. Push through the crowd at the bar; the restaurant in the rear usually has plenty of seating.
  • Good oysters and draught beer, pretty divey and even if the bak is completely empty they wont let u sit. Face it guys, no one is going there for a sit down dinner.
  • Good bloody Mary!
  • Get the chicken fried steak and jalapeo rings!
  • Gulf coast cooking this side of the Mason Dixon. Love their burgers & crab cakes.

Nearby places

127 E 23rd St (btwn Park & Lexington Ave)
Madison Square Park (Madison Ave & E 23rd St)
48 E 23rd St (btwn Park Ave S and Broadway)