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Chez Lucienne

308 Lenox Avenue, New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)
212-289-5555
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Ranked #257 of 11,610 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Harlem
Cross street: 125 street
Transit: Subway #2 and #3 to 125 street and Lenox avenue.
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USA
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Originally we wanted to dine at the Red rooster but we could not get a reservation for Saturday evening, so we decided to make a reservation at Chez Lucienne just next door. It turned out to be a wonderful find and a fabulous evening. We made a reservation for 7:30pm and got a table outside right away. A good start.... More

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Florianopolis, SC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If you like eating small portions you are in the right place. The food tastes great, and they have good wine options at a decent price.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

When a friend heard I would be staying in Morningside Heights for a couple of weeks, she recommended I check out Chez Lucienne, and I am glad she did! Just off 125th, the bistro is intimate and friendly, with a cluttered but charming décor. The menu is Parisian bistro with a few European twists. There are traditional dishes - escargots,... More

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New York City, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

There are bistrots that think they are French because they offer entrees that are French, and then there is chez Lucienne. I love this place! The food is beyond any other bistrot in the city. The snails, the mussels (try the Thai version) the burger (this is a restaurant that celebrates it's burger rather than behaving as if you chose... More

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We visited Chez Lucienne on Mother's Day. We were a party of 4 and enjoyed a delicious Mother's Day brunch. The drinks were made perfectly by Fernando. We started our meal with French Onion Soup and a Shellfish Soup each were delicious. Each of our entrees were not only appealing but tastefully delectable. The apple pie dessert couldn't be better... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Our group had a great meal and great time at Chez Lucienne. The staff were really friendly and the atmosphere was great. I'm not sure why trip advisor allowed the "terrible" reviewer to make in my opinion racist/ethnically insulting comments towards the staff there. BTW I'm fluent in French and found that the host spoke beautiful French.

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ontario canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a trip to New York in April 2014 and were very favourably impressed. The menu is not extensive (probably a good sign) but everything we had was very well prepared, comparable to any other really good French restaurant that we have eaten at. The service was friendly and professional, and the maitre d' came by... More

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Cherry Valley, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

No waiting for Sunday brunch here and immediately felt welcomed by friendly staff, who made room for us two and my niece who had time only for coffee. Great service was followed by excellent food - salmon crepes and french toast. We were clearly welcome to stay as long as we wanted, and were very happy to sip coffee and... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

mussle and chowder soup to die for. one of the best french restaurants i have ever visited and not overly expensive either!

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My hubby and I went to the restaurant on the recommendation from my sister. My hubby had the mussel and chowder soup. He adored it. Months later he still dreams about that soup. The restaurant itself is tiny. Cramming yourself into your seat is well worth it.

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