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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 good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“escargot” (11 reviews)
“rabbit” (9 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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14 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10009-7904
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love coming to Lucien. The food is truly incredible and the French music playing softly in the background makes you feel like you are in a cafe back in Paris. Extremely charming. I would highly recommend the Onion Soup, Ahi Tuna Tartare, Moroccan Style...More

Thank paulinastrzelec11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Why do you take reservations if you don’t honor them? Waited over an hour past our reservation...then got major attitude from the hostess when we asked him about getting seated. Ruined our night, went back to Nomad to eat after waiting 70 min. There are...More

Thank Malcolm P
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Very nice place but a little bit crowded. We booked a table but we had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. I ordered the rabbit and was wonderful! They have very wines too.

Thank Mar M
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We ended up here on a rainy afternoon on the recommendation of a friend... and loved it! The service was charming and personal, ambience wonderful and the food fantastic. We went with basics - Onion Soup and Steak Frites with a bottle of lovely red...More

Thank R M
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We went to Lucien many years ago, likely the first month it opened. We just returned and discovered that they are still doing the same things right. Their reservation system is a bit free form so be prepared for a possible wait. Do not despair...More

Thank Canadatom1
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Just stumbled upon this place and what a find This place is charming and the server was friendly and attentive The fish soup although a tad salty was very flavorful and the pate was excellent Also had the merguez sausage which was so tasty

Thank Sylvie S
Reviewed 6 March 2018

There were 12 in our party and I was worried that we would have problems getting all the food at the same time, but they managed it and it was during a very busy period, the place was packed and the staff attentive and friendly,...More

Thank jackiemol
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

A very nice late night dinner with friends and family. Totally crowded restaurant, very nice bar and drinks! The staff was awesome always close but not to close! :-) Food was really nice, fish, meat and moussels. Good winelist! I will return!

Thank FLundholm
Reviewed 9 February 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

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