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Chez Lucienne

#1,452 of 11,362 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Harlem
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308 Lenox Avenue, New York City, NY 10027 (125 street)
Subway #2 and #3 to 125 street and Lenox avenue.
212-289-5555
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great French fare in the heart of Harlem

This place was recommended to me by a friend who visits NYC frequently and he's also traveled internationally. Great french food at a cute place with fun sidewalk seating. Nice service and the scallops were delicious. Next door to Red Rooster so if you can't get a reservation there, you have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
dmohr14805
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This place was recommended to me by a friend who visits NYC frequently and he's also traveled internationally. Great french food at a cute place with fun sidewalk seating. Nice service and the scallops were delicious. Next door to Red Rooster so if you can't get a reservation there, you have another great choice next door!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Charming and cozy atmosphere. Food is very good and reasonably priced. Live music on Saturday nights and occasionally during the week - check website. Service very attentive - yet you never feel rushed as you linger with friends over a nice bottle of Bordeaux.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

It is refreshing that I can get awesome French food right in my neighborhood. The foie gras is delectable. I could've ordered 2 servings and had that as my entire meal. But if you do that, you'd be missing out! The escargot was fabulous. They were quite palatable. Not too much garlic, not too chewy and the bread is perfect... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Met a longtime friend there at her suggestion. Initially planned to go to a "more famous" restaurant next door but it was over booked. glad we took the chance.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Had dinner at this bustling bistro with 20-something business colleagues and everything was great. The food was fabulous, the waitstaff were attentive, prompt and professional.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I have been here often, the food and service are excellent. I totally love music with dinner but they tend to have very loud jazz, which prevents any table talk at all. Its like I am at a concert, I can't continue to come here or reommend it if this over the top loud music continues..They have outdoor seating and... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The quality of the meals was acceptable - not acceptable was the fact that a tip / gratuity of 20% was added to the total without asking, and then on the bill an additional gratuity of 18 to 25% was demanded. I can only hope that the first mentioned gratuity is fully passed to the staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have just returned from a fabulous holiday in NYC and I'm really pleased my last meal in NYC was at Chez Lucienne. The staff are incredibly accommodating and friendly. The food is simple but good and the crème brûlée just divine. The ambience of the restaurant is so welcoming, it's a shame I discovered this place on my last... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I've gone twice. The first time was for a three course meal w/ dessert and after dinner drinks. The meal was adequate, not exceptional. I asked for a traditional lemon crepe, which was inedible. The most troubling part was that after spending $200, the manager didn't once ask how I was, contrast with the white couple with much attention. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

I did a solo trip here for lunch followed by our group for dinner two days later. Both times the food is wonderful, this is my favorite place for Moules and Frittes. With a starter of the Endive salad followed by the bucket of Moules, I can't think of a better meal. Can be a little loud in the evening... More 

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Additional Information about Chez Lucienne

Address: 308 Lenox Avenue, New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: 212-289-5555
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 Lenox Avenue, New York City, NY 10027
    (125 street)
  • Public Transportation: Subway #2 and #3 to 125 street and Lenox avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighborhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: 212-289-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Harlem
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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