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Chez Lucienne

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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
Magnificent food and value

Chez Lucienne has delicious hanger steaks, mussels, French onion soup and all of the other common French dishes. Great ambience, good service, and value for the price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Mara60763
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Annapolis, Maryland, Usa
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Recently had dinner at this restaurant and was not impressed. The saute "flounder" had the look, texture and taste of farm raised tilapia. I expressed this sentiment to our waiter, who had been on the job just three days, and sent the fish back. Others in my party enjoyed their meals until the "manager" virtually accosted our table by bring... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Chez Lucienne has delicious hanger steaks, mussels, French onion soup and all of the other common French dishes. Great ambience, good service, and value for the price.

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Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Second visit to Chez Lucienne, love both times and I do not agree with any comparison with the Red Rooster .... Really southern food and french food .... and tonight we stopped by because of too long of a wait at the Red Rooster. The food at chez Lucienne definitely is honest and since I love calf liver and know... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Ate here with family for NYE dinner - lively and cramped, but good food and ambience - good option in this area

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My husband and I went here before a show at the Apollo when we were looking for healthier dining options. While i wouldn't rate this among the best french restaurants we were pleasantly surprised. Staff were friendly and attentive although drink orders took a while to arrive. Although it was very busy we didn't feel rushed and enjoyed our dinner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A small and very nice place. Good atmosphere and a mixed audience on Monday nights they serve a special steak menu which is worth well to enjoy. The prices are low but the experience and quality are high.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Was looking for a quality meal near the Apollo pre show. I'd say this provided exactly what I wanted. Cool place, beautifully attentive, friendly staff. Ensure you ask for the Prix Fixe menu. In November 2014 this provided 3 courses for $24. I went for the French Onion Soup and the Coq Au Vin and couldn't get to dessert as... More 

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Almería, Andalucia, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Of all the restaurants we experienced during our trip to New York and South Carolina, we liked this one the most. Even better than the Red Rooster next door! Great food, good selection of wines, excellent service, cool music and wonderful vibe. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. It's a must when visiting New York. A big thank you to the... More 

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73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The next door neighbour to Red Rooster, a smart location, if you ask me. If you can't get in at RR, you can pop in here and see if they have room. Darker, louder, not as sophisticated as their neighbour, but busy like crazy. The staff are lovely, welcoming and friendly. The patrons are boisterous and colourful, to say the... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great restaurant with excellent service. It was ideal for my husband and me as we have such different tastes. It offers a good American version of French food. My husband had steak and fries while I was able to have moules mariner with pomme frits. France meets America!!

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business
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

Questions & Answers

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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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