How was your experience?
If there were a 2.75 star option I would be right there; it's not quite a 3 and definitely not a 4. Being a New Yorker, you're spoiled to the many splendors the city and its surrounding area has to offer. The Bateaux fell short in wow factor for me, particularly the food. I personally didn't care for it. However, the boat was clean, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and the service was excellent. The band was great and the atmosphere...well...it's New York! It was a nice experience, nothing over the top though. My wife and I went for our anniversary and we were glad we took advantage of the Goldstar discount. (It's not worth the full price!) Will you die if you miss out? No. Is it something worth doing once? Yes. Dress like if you were going to a wedding, you'll be glad you did! I think the older crowd will appreciate it a lot more. I am in my late 20's and I can't see myself doing this again. Worth the experience, but if you know good food, prepare not to be blown away! For me, I guess the coup de grâce to the experience was the lack luster meal.