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Lucien Restaurant

14 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10009-7904
+1 212-260-6481
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“escargot” (10 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
14 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10009-7904
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the staffers at the Met referred us to Lucien's and we couldn't have been happier. The food was delicious and the owner held court in the best sense of the phrase. We brought our infant along with us and when he saw us...More

Thank Dokimazo
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I went to Lucien's on a friend's recommendation. I was delighted with the food, the quality, the service and the essence of French cooking. I had branzino, which was bursting with flavor! I highly recommend this restaurant to foodies, or anyone who enjoys a great...More

Thank safari855
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Tight quarters but worth it. The place is a gem not only for the drinks and food, but the romantic atmosphere.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I had a date and made reservation at 8:00pm. We got there at 7:47. Waited until 8:40, that was too long! We ordered margaritas while waiting, it was one of the worst margaritas we have had! The oysters were tasteless! The pate was served without...More

Thank Aydin G
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Made a last minute reservation for 7:30 on a Saturday night. When we got there we waited maybe 10 min for our table but we ordered some cocktails which were very good. I'm writing this review to counter another review I read about Lucien that...More

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great restaurant. Very busy, very tight. Sat at the bar waiting for our table. Food was very good. Did not give 5 stars because of the wait. Had a 8:15 reservation and only sat at 9. Good thing the bartender was excellent and was very...More

Thank Ricardo J
Reviewed 15 August 2017

A last minute decision to try the French bistro across the road from our hotel resulted in a wonderful meal on our last evening in New York before return to U.K. Some excellent reviews in Trip Advisor and some very negative ones. We are glad...More

Thank jtrav2016
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Hands down, the best eggs menu for brunch....all for $12. Real French bread and butter, coffee made on a expression machine, small green salad and home fried potatoes, all accompanying a nice selection of Benedicts, omelettes (including a make your own combo) and other methods....More

Thank sidzkid
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Lucien has exactly the atmosphere I want from a boozy french restaurant. It was packed when we got there, and although we had a reservation, we were told our table was not ready when we arrived. We didn't mind as my friend goes quite often...More

Thank Afarewelltoarms
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A friend who lives in New York brought us here last month. He had been before and said the fillet steak was the best he had ever had. After saying that, the 3 of all ordered fillet steak. Before that we shared escargot with beautiful...More

Thank Conor B
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catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
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old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10009-7904
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-260-6481
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