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249 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10003-1404
+1 212-254-5858
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good44%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“escargot” (9 reviews)
“lamb burger” (6 reviews)
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French, Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
249 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10003-1404
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

Whilst staying nearby, we made this our local stop for hearty breakfast each day before our sightseeing excursions. Everyone working here was friendly, welcoming, efficient and happy! The food we had was really very good. great choice, well presented and cooked. Great coffee too. I'd...More

Thank Mischa58
Reviewed January 10, 2018

For a city with so many excellent food options, we seem to keep coming back. Definitely one of the better 24-hour spots and the ambience is quite romantic without being too loud. I usually get a burger but their french-onion soup is also quite good....More

Thank Alnoormaherali
Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

My husband and friends were looking for a restaurant near the Gramercy Park Hotel for a light lunch on Christmas Day and this cute bistro was a good choice. This French bistro is open 24 hours, and while busy still had a table for four...More

Thank SophieBlue09
Reviewed December 24, 2017

We visited L’Express Christmas Eve 2017 and found it a bustling place full of families and couples, young and old. Lots of talking and lots of hustling to and fro by the staff. Fun place. Oh, yeah, the food. Very good Martini, decent house Cabarnet....More

Thank John F
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Not much in menu .. don’t expect big menu for breakfast.. what i had was good.! Not sure about the service..

Thank Ahmet K
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a great meal after Broadway show. Food was great, waitress was very good and friendly. Loved the French onion soup and croque madam. Fun place to

Thank kay m
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Came here twice for breakfast. Good selection and well cooked pancakes and eggs Benedict. Cafe au lait was great and good service

Thank Tutis_12
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

This is perhaps my favorite local restaurant which I’ve been to several times with my beautiful bride, our kids, business colleagues and friends. French Bistrot-style with the menu choices you’d expect. It’s well priced and the service is great. I like the carafe wine (cotes...More

Thank MichaelGel
Reviewed October 5, 2017

I've been coming to L'Express for several years, but if the past two visits are typical, I won't be visiting much longer. Service is lackluster and uncaring. Tonight, I ordered one of my favorites, a niçoise. The salad arrived without bread or rolls. I asked...More

Thank NycTravelscribe
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Nice neighborhood spot for a relaxing breakfast. Fresh fruit and nice pastry selection. Reasonably priced for NYC.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10003-1404
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-5858
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