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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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French, European
$$ - $$$
14 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10009-7904
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So this is my 3rd time here in the last 10 years, mainly because it is my dads favorite place. We walked in on a Thursday night and the place was packed. Great scene and ambience. Felt like I was in Paris which is arguably...More

Thank JohnnyBahama
Reviewed 21 December 2017

This was a last minute choice. We walked in and didn't have a reservation but we were seated within 10 min. The place is small and tight. basically sitting right on top on the people on both sides so not conducive for a private conversation....More

Thank mhistmajor
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

It’s a little gem in New York City. I’m from Belgium and i was so happy to be able to eat there and enjoy European cuisine. Had the endives with Rochefort as a starter and the Bouillabaisse as main dish = food orgasm ! With...More

Thank Florence V
Reviewed 24 October 2017

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 2 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 19 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 30 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 14 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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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