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Chez Lucienne

#1,373 of 11,545 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Nice Bistro

This is a very good place for an onion soup or any other classic french dishes. Very relaxing with friendly staff. Great casual place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Bokassa2014
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Flemington, New Jersey
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The staff was very friendly. They gave great suggestions. the escargot and mussels in the white broth was delicious!

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Flemington, New Jersey
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a very good place for an onion soup or any other classic french dishes. Very relaxing with friendly staff. Great casual place.

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Thank Bokassa2014
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We came here on our first night in Harlem when too tired to figure out what we wanted to eat. Fresh Sauvignon Blanc and oysters, then two of us had burgers with frites and two had crepes with salad. A pleasant meal after a long day

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Thank HLWalks
New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

You will not make a mistake dining here, everything French and well done.Nice neighbourhood in new Harlem

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Thank YvesNewYork
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100 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We had diner here on a Tuesday night. Though it was October we could conveniently sit outside on the convered terrace. A live band was playing including singing by a female artist which was very nice. The food was fine, I had cooked mussels for diner. The wine was mediocre of taste and therefor a little overpriced. This is one... More 

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Thank reistu
New York City, New York
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The food is on the pricey side for the portion, the quality and the service. We were seated at the bar as there was no table available which was totally fine, though the service was a bit non existent there. I had mussels/fries and the portion was really tiny, mussels could have been cooked for a little bit longer, fries... More 

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Thank sandrine j
Seattle, Washington
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388 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner here as its close walk to the Apollo theater. Coq a vin was tasty. Good wine choices that were reasonably priced. Good service. Definitely worth a visit on theater night.

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Thank lesliebauman
Indianapolis
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

The only thing about our meal that we Loved was our French Fries! Presentation was good. Place appeared to be clean. My turkey burger had an odd taste, and the other burger we got was just ok... Nothing to write home about! I would not go back.

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Thank Lively_chris
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We planned a family lunch as we were in Harlem for a family reunion of sorts. We reserved table online for brunch (probably not their specialty as menu is limited).....should have guessed that since they did not have our table ready (party of 7 - and we called ahead) when we arrived. Also the fact that they had no sparkling... More 

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Thank Texirican
Silver Spring, Maryland
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great food and hospitality in the heart of Harlem. Located next to Red Rooster, we enjoyed a lovely dinner with a friend who lives in Harlem and was quite familiar with the place. Lovely outdoor seating on a summer day allows for a fun time people watching. Entrees were delicious and desserts were great too.

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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, Business meetings, 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?

Staying in Harlem

Neighborhood Profile
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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