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14 1st Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10009-7904 (East Village)
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Ranked #3,286 of 11,845 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
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English first
Centennial, Colorado
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 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
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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
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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
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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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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