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Lucien Restaurant

) #2,273 of 9,242 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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Reviews (125)
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The food is just alright for the price and the place. Not worth going on a weekend night. Maybe it would've been better during the week for lunch or something.

Thank Steffanysol
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The restaurant is very typical of a bistro in Paris. It is small, crowded and filled with wonderful smells and people deep in conversation. The bread brought to the table was perfection, with crumbs falling as you break a piece to put in your mouth....More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We read the reviews about the food and the ambience and we decided to give it a try on our 24hr visit to NY. Not disappointed! First, we had to call a couple of times to postpone our reservation, and both times they were very...More

Thank Lolo0001
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The evening started off rockily, we showed up on time for a reservation and were told we'd have to wait at least 30 minutes. The hostess showed little empathy or desire to help out. It is a small space, so there was really no where...More

1  Thank Morog
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We found this beautiful little restaurant purely by chance. We walked in without any expectations! We were seated immediately without any reservations. Our server was so nice and sweet! We ordered the octupus, tuna tartar, arugula salad and beet salad! Everything was really tasty and...More

Thank mcb_pr
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, super good staff that treats you like family, fantastic food. Loved the vibe so very much. The place may seem a bit expensive, but it's definitely worth it.

Thank Ilya N
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, 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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