Thursday October 22, 2009 / 7:00pmBateaux New York Dinner Cruise
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How was your experience?
My husband and i had dinner at Bateaux NY on october, 22nd, 2009. It was a beautiful warm night in NY, which i think it was impotant. We decided to go on the cruise because we had had a good experience at Bateaux Parisiens, in Paris. The service was very friendly, but the food is just fine. We had lobster bisque, and it was REALLY GOOD. But the pork chop, besides cooked perfectly, had not much spice. The salmon my husband ordered was a little dry. Desserts were fine. It was offered us complimentary 2 glasses of champagne, and i think it shows an attention to the client. The wine we ordered was good, and it costs 50 dollars, which i think it was a good price for New York. The food is served in a way that you can eat, then go out and take pictures or dance between the plates, and i think it is a good idea. The singer has a sweet voice, and i think she gave us a really good show. The music was in a right volume and the repertory is good. The view of Manhattan is spectacular and the boat stops in front of Libert Statue for about 10 minutes so we can take really good photos. The cruise lasts 3 hours, and i think it is enough - not less, not much. At the end we got a taxi right in front of the Chelsea Pier Avertise, and it took just 5 minutes. Then i realized that many people wait for the taxis 50 meters ahead, which means that they may wait a lot to go back to the hotel. This is a tip for who wants to take the cruise: don't follow everybody after the dinner, go to the place i went to, it is much easier to get a taxi. After all, as i paid 170 for a couple, I think it is fair, considering the service i had at the boat. If i had bought directly from the website of the boat, it will cost, for a couple, incredible 310 dollars, which i think it's not worth it at all. I would have the cruise again for the price i paid, but during the day, just to have another experience. I think the cruise in Paris is better, as you can see more of the city than the NY one, as in Paris we cruise on a river, much closer to the buildings and bridges. Hope i can help other to make a decision.