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Gramercy Park
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249 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10003-1404
+1 212-254-5858
06:00 - 06:00
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Cape Town, South Africa
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a late lunch on a Friday after many hours of walking the city. The waiter was totally in tune with our need to eat immediately and assisted getting our food order processed speedily, advising us accurately based on the selections we had made. The dishes where all good quality tasty and great value. The ambiance was relaxing and... More 

Thank richardj828
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I needed a lunch place in this area that was comfortable and not too expensive. After looking at dozens of hipper, newer restaurants, I settled on L'Express as a safe bet. It was TERRIFIC! I found the staff welcoming and very accommodating. I tried their Elderflower martini. It was delicious!! Escargots, yum. My friend had the onion soup and said... More 

Thank nywhiz
Columbia, South Carolina
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We ate dinner here Friday Feb 10th. We made reservations on Open Table. We had a comedy show reservation for that evening and found this restaurant in walking distance from the comedy club. This was the best meal we had in NYC (were there for the weekend), with friendly, timely service and at a reasonable price. I had soup du... More 

Thank Janeofalltrade
New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

L'Express is my easy, low key go to place for business lunches or catching up with friends,.I have always enjoyed the food and should have written a review about prior experiences. On a chilly, snowy day, I decided to have a solo lunch here and was quite disappointed. I ordered the Braised Beef Sandwich/French Dip and substituted the french fries... More 

Thank KB_NorthernNJ
Sao Paulo, Brasil
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

It was a good idea stopping at the L'Express to have something to eat on that cold Sunday. I had a delicious onion soup and benedict eggs with potatoes. The beer was tasty and cool. Nice ambiance and reasonable prices.

Thank karinaps2000
Des Moines, Iowa
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I ate here twice in my visit to NYC. I really enjoyed the food. First meal was excellent steak and fries. Skip the red wine which is served too warm. They have excellent beers. They also have excellent dessert wines. My second meal was a wonderful fish dish.

Thank Doug V
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Sure Manhattan has thousands of restaurants. Some offer great service and good food, others offer great food and good service. Few are moderately priced and offer great food and great service all day and all night. That's righ, L'Express is open 24 hours.

Thank MwahMwah
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Wandered in late Sunday morning with my wife after a evening out that left us wanting a solid brunch. Found a great meal here with top shelf eggs Denmark and traditional breakfast omelettes. Wait staff was attentive but very busy hustling to make sure guests were cared for.

Thank Chris R
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Just stopped there after doing some browsing at ABC homes. Inexpensive food. Quality is OK. I am always skeptical when I see a restaurant open 24/7...but it ended up OK. If you're looking for a quick French bite or inexpensive brunch near union square, try this place

Thank Al Z
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Love this place for lunch Good service good food and the prices are good too . Their soups of the day are always interesting and the sandwiches of the day are great . The onion soup gratinée is one of the best I have had . L'Express is a short walk from union Square. Adding to highlights this year they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 40
French, European, Bar
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 06:00
06:00 - 06:00
06:00 - 06:00
06:00 - 06:00
06:00 - 06:00
06:00 - 06:00
06:00 - 06:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10003-1404
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighbourhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-5858

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?