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Lucien Restaurant

14 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10009-7904 (East Village)
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Ranked #2,838 of 11,658 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $21 - $35
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: French
East Village
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
new york
5 reviews 5 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

What a wonderful discovery this place was! The food - delicious. We were a group of 6 and went about it family style so tried a lot of items from the menu. Did not find anything that was not great. Good quality ingredients, well prepared, well presented. The atmosphere - it is a small place so feels very intimate. Nice... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This restaurant is off the regular track, but it is worth the detour to 1st Avenue/1st Street. The menu and wine list is well balanced, if just slightly pricy in relation to the objective offering. It is popular, especially at weekends, but service standards are high. Tables are quite closely packed but the noise level is tolerable (increasingly problematic in... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A delightful surprise in an unlikely setting. Cannot lavish sufficient superlatives on the quality of the food served in this quiet, small bistro, with quiet, competent and friendly service and a fair price.

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Berkeley, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I completely agree with the reviewers who laud the French onion soup. It was the best I have had in a long time. The rest of the menu is consistent and solid French fare. (Apparently the menu never changes.) The mustard sauce on the rabbit and pasta dish is very well conceived and executed. The tables are exceedingly but pleasantly... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We popped in for drinks on our way home. Great vibe, very friendly staff. Definitely one of our favourite bars in the area.

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Howth, Ireland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Rendezvoused hear with one of my best mates who I had not seen for two years. First best thing - Kronenburg beer available (my favourite 2013 beer) - but of course it is because it is a French restaurant. I had not eaten much and it was late afternoon - but the French onion soup was amazing. So much so... More

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Additional Information about Lucien Restaurant

Address: 14 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10009-7904
Phone Number: 212-260-6481
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 35
Cuisine: French

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