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249 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10003-1404
+1 212-254-5858
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good44%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“escargot” (9 reviews)
“lamb burger” (6 reviews)
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French, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
249 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10003-1404
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a busy Tuesday night and most places could not get seated. L'Express was able to seat us immediately and also put in a rush on our food order. Had a bottled Peroni ($8) and Cotes du Rhone ($10) plus each of us had...More

Thank b d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the demise of Les Halles and others like it, L'Express, usually a breakfast place for us, is now a great lunch and dinner option to battling the crowds at Balthazar downtown, or Sel et Poivre uptown. We walked in after an Arts Club function...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place, I hope it stays forever. Reliable, reasonably-priced, no-nonsense 24-hr French bistro, steps away from Union Square. What more could one want?

Thank NYJourneyman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love L’Express. We eat here often when we are in the city. The food is always great. I, personally, love their hamburgers, always cooked to perfection, but I’ve also had other dishes and never been disappointed. We’ve never had a rude...More

Thank susiecreamcheese44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

L'Express is a PAS holdout and remains constant through the years. I cam here for brunch with a friend. She ordered French Toast which she described as delicious. I had a nice quinoa salad that was light and healthy. The dining room is boisterously loud...More

Thank MABM917
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even when not fully full, it is hard to get the wait staff's attention. The coffee was lukewarm and the food takes a while to come and is ok for breakfast menu. The check took forever to get. Not sold on it though was just...More

Thank rnarisetti
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We were walk-ins at 11.30am, for a late breakfast, which is no trouble for L'Express which is open 24 hours of the day. We were greeted and sat by a smiling and pleasant staff member, who placed us at the window, on request. Water glasses...More

Thank RTWVer
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Whilst staying nearby, we made this our local stop for hearty breakfast each day before our sightseeing excursions. Everyone working here was friendly, welcoming, efficient and happy! The food we had was really very good. great choice, well presented and cooked. Great coffee too. I'd...More

Thank Mischa58
Reviewed 11 January 2018

For a city with so many excellent food options, we seem to keep coming back. Definitely one of the better 24-hour spots and the ambience is quite romantic without being too loud. I usually get a burger but their french-onion soup is also quite good....More

Thank Alnoormaherali
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and friends were looking for a restaurant near the Gramercy Park Hotel for a light lunch on Christmas Day and this cute bistro was a good choice. This French bistro is open 24 hours, and while busy still had a table for four...More

Thank SophieBlue09
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 am
6:00 am - 6:00 am
6:00 am - 6:00 am
6:00 am - 6:00 am
6:00 am - 6:00 am
6:00 am - 6:00 am
6:00 am - 6:00 am
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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