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Lucien Restaurant

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14 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10009-7904
212-260-6481
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth going to

Nice place. Not all that big (little tight) but that's OK. Food was very good and reasonably priced. If you want brunch make sure you ask for the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
flyboy228
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Shamong, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shamong, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Nice place. Not all that big (little tight) but that's OK. Food was very good and reasonably priced. If you want brunch make sure you ask for the menu.

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Espoo, Finland
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Absolute one of the best French restaurant in New York.Not fine dine, but extremly good food. Meny has been years and years same and every evening it is full, i met also the old owners and He told me that customer do not wan to chance meny because it is so good. i agreed strongly. I got grilled Prawns wit... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We happened to stop in for a late lunch and loved it. Felt like we were in France. Small, comfortable, not to noisy and the food was great. Make sure to ask for the brunch menu, they only have one and we didn't realize they served brunch until after we ordered.

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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The food at this happening NY French restaurant is terrific, if it were served in mid-town or other more familiar French restaurants, it would be twice as expensive. The wait staff is knowledgeable and accommodating, with just the right amount of NY attitude. It gets very busy, but come early and enjoy one of the best meals you will have... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Been to Lucien three times. The first was great and loved the menu so returned twice to try more. Second time was an hour wait at the bar despite a reservation, and don't even remember the food. Fool me twice, shame on me? Well, not quite. Friday night, I had a 9 PM rezzie, realized I'd be late, changed it... More 

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We pre-booked a table for 11 people a couple of weeks in advance and had to wait an hour to be seated. Not a huge problem in itself as we repaired to the bar next door (at considerable extra expense) but the manager was casual/arrogant in his handling of the situation. Once we were finally seated the waitresses were excellent,... More 

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new york
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in ny and I have been here more than 6x,. Lucien is a cozy french restaurant perfect for a date night, ladies night or just a night out to enjoy some french comfort food. I frequent this establishment in the fall and winter months and the food is wonderful on a chilly evening.... More 

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Northampton, UK
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The food is hot and delicious. My wife enjoyed her fish and my new york strip was first class. The restaurant has the atmosphere of parisian bistro, but seemingly with some of the disdain for customers that can be found there. We were offered menus and the wine list as soon as we arrived and the server asked us our... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This review could really be a 3 or 4 star outcome, depending on a few factors, but I wish to err on the generous side today. The food is solid, and our waitress owns that dining room. She explains, in detail, what the offerings are, like she actually made the food, how everything's prepared, and is quite efficient and friendly.... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We arrived in NYC around 7:30 and wanted something to eat. Found this place and it did not look crowded. We ordered and within 10 minutes, people were placed right next to us. It seemed a very popular place all of a sudden. We could not get out from our table without help because of the cramped quarters. I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10009-7904
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-260-6481

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 35
  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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