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24 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-0226 (Madison Ave. and 5th Ave.)
+1 646-559-4880
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2015

I have been dining few weeks ago there expecting at least an excellent food quality and despicable service in a nice inspiring ambience. Out of the three the only real was the third all the rest was really bad , the food was served almost cold twice after we were returning it back the first time, people there thinks that... More 

Thank Steven G
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

This used to be our go-to restaurant. Beautiful room, great food, impeccable service. Wow, the way things were -- and no longer are. The staff has changed over, and while our waiter was very nice, he didn't have polish or panache. My entree was inedible. To the restaurant's credit, it was changed without a problem. The place just doesn't have... More 

2 Thank thebomh
New York
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111 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

A very run down restaurant with a big name. The food had no taste and the preparation is more like a cheap dinner. The red wine is served much to cold and the answer from the manager was totally unprofessional. A very lousy New Years eve dinner.

1 Thank Herman G
Nashua, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

We were invited to meet family for dinner at this restaurant when we were in NYC recently. Several of us ordered the special of the day and not disappointed. Others ordered off the menu and were pleased with the meal served to them. Everything is al carte so keep that in mind when ordering. The entrée is just that -... More 

Thank Esther A
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

This restaurant strikes me as trying to be something it isn't. Communication is so poor that no one knew what was happening. Complaints seemed to be going in frequently. I don't know if this was the food or what. I don't speak Spanish so found it very difficult to speak with the waiter. I ordered a bottle of Cote de... More 

1 Thank John B
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

I spent a wonderful evening with my girlfriend. The service was very attentive and the food was amanzing. The best part was the location and the romantic atmosphere inside the restaurant. Best place in the Upper East.

Thank Matthew_Magic
Paris, France
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125 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

I have to admit, I was disappointed. When I read this place is known to offer comfort food for the rich and famous, I expected simple food of the highest quality prepared to perfection. My first course was exactly that. A beet salad presented, seasoned and served with crispy guanciale to perfection. I had high expectations for the duck entree... More 

1 Thank Sylvie S
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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402 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Arrived late after a show....the place was closing however when we arrived, they waited & were very kind about it. Appetizers: kale salad & burrata was good. The signature pasta dish, white bolognese was really delish, organic chicken was great too. Desert souflee was good too...overall very good. Loved the decor, beautiful & elegant.

Thank Vegas G
New York City, New York
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I enjoyed an anniversary dinner for two, as this sister restaurant to the West Village's Lion. The space is beautifully designed, with a narrow bar leading into two, larger seating areas. The latter, with a wonderful glass roof that's perfect for watching a summer thunderstorm crash down upon as my wife and I did. I recommend arriving... More 

Thank Matthew S
Dallas TX
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

Our concierge at Loews Regency recommended this place so we had no idea what to expect. This charmer was on a lovely street in the Upper East Side, when you walk in it seems a bit dark, but in the back is an awesome atrium area with floor to ceiling windows and trees, just gorgeous!! The food was creative and... More 

Thank Susan V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-0226
    (Madison Ave. and 5th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: 86th Street (4,5,6) 77th Street (6) Bus: M79, M1, M2, M3 & M4
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 646-559-4880
John DeLucie is the Chef Proprietor of Crown, Bill's Food & Drink, and The Lion restaurants in New York City. DeLucie opened Crown in a 1930's mansion steps away from The Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Bill's Food & Drink opened in November 2012 in Manhattan’s Midtown, and features hearty American cuisine. The Lion opened in May 2010 and is located in the West Village – it features a menu consistent with the Chef himself; classic American with undeniable Italian influences.

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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