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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.
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice surprise

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
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English first
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank HLWalks
New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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

Thank YvesNewYork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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 

Thank reistu
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Thank sandrine j
Seattle, Washington
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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.

Thank lesliebauman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

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.

Thank Lively_chris
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

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 

Thank Texirican
Silver Spring, Maryland
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31 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.

Thank dmohr14805
Greater Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We ate dinner here which was average. When we received the bill there was Scientology propaganda in the folder. We were unimpressed by this.

Thank Marie B
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Bad management, food adequate, service is good though. Chez Lucienne use to be a great restaurant but since new management took over they suck!

Thank Francine L

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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
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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
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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