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) #1,898 of 9,242 Restaurants in New York City €€ - €€€ French, European,
249 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10003-1404
+1 212-254-5858
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“escargot” (9 reviews)
“lamb burger” (7 reviews)
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French, European, Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
249 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10003-1404
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gem of a bistro, a little bit of Paris--including the rude managers--just off Gramercy Park. Yes, the service is slow, but the French onion soup is ooh la la. You have to indulge in it.

Thank Damiantop
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Casual French style cafe on the corner of Park Ave and 21st with great outside views, with full bar, great staff, very nice menu... lamb burger was my favorite with two double espressos as they were so good

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place for an elegant yet simple breakfast. Highly recommend! French feeling in the midst of the city.

Thank dnemesi
Reviewed 4 April 2017

After working late on A Saturday night we just wanted some solid, non pretentious food, in a friendly atmosphere. L'Express really fit the bill. It's charming and fun, but the food is solid French bistro fare. I had the salmon -- no rice extra spinach...More

Thank kaj2600
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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....More

Thank richardj828
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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...More

Thank nywhiz
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Janeofalltrade
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...More

Thank KB_NorthernNJ
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
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Doug V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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