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Lucien Restaurant

) #2,502 of 9,348 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ French
14 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10009-7904
+1 212-260-6481
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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14 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10009-7904
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking around with a friend looking for a place to eat. We found this small intimate restaurant just north of Houston in the lower east side. The service was warm and welcoming, the cocktails outstanding and the dinner superb. I had the squab...More

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is a small restaurant at the beginning of First Avenue in Manhattan. We have not eaten here since we move and were looking forward to returning. What a mistake. We had a reservation but they put us in the dungeon in the back where...More

Thank richardallan2016
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Even though we had made a reservation, we had to wait in a tiny area by the bar for 45 (!) minutes. There was no place to sit and we had to press against the wall in a row by the bar to let people...More

Thank Lotta G
Reviewed 11 June 2017

After an exhaustive walk around town he found his bistro to go to on his iphone. Dads paying so why not. I was amazed to find grilled sardines on the menu. I am a sardines crack addict. Son had the mussels moi the sardines. Great...More

Thank barrykin
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I was here with family and enjoyed an excellent meal. This place is cozy and it was filled with customers - between that and the charming decor, it gave the whole experience a very European vibe (I was practically surprised to step outside to NY!)......More

Thank KrisSteve06
Reviewed 15 May 2017

French bistros are not hip & trendy hence good one are hard to find in NYC. Lucien has been around for a long time but this was the first time I went. It's amazing and by far and away the best French bistro food in...More

Thank George G
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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 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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