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Le French Diner

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188 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-1411
+1 212-777-1577
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
Jan 6, 2018
“Tiny french restaurante, great food!”
Nov 8, 2017
“Amazing french food in cozy setting ”
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188 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-1411
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Reviewed May 6, 2010

I have been fan of Zucco’s Le French Diner for years, however, ever since Zucco’s death, the service of this restaurant has taken a serious downturn. Recently, I scheduled a dinner here with a business associate who was in town and wanted an “authentic New...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2009

Very tiny place, only 4 or 5 small tables & the bar. The kitchen is as small as the one in my apartment. Yet they manage to present good French food in th New Yorker's style, the easy going way :)

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Reviewed February 18, 2009

Go for breakfast. Sit at the bar. Look confused and have a French Che Guevara tell you what to order. Eat and fall in love with simplicity. If you need to make a choice choose the Eggs Benedict with the slightest hint of truffle oil....More

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Reviewed November 2, 2008

I have been dining solo at this place for years. I always sit at the counter and the owner Zucco or his assistant waits on me. Let me just rave about this amazing authentic, reasonably priced French Restaurant located on the Lower East Side in...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2008

A nice small quaint place and I loved the food. It made me want to learn french and move to France.

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Reviewed April 8, 2008

Tiny place, friendly, had alot of fun here.

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Reviewed March 2, 2008

good if you are starved and there is no where else to go.

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Reviewed January 31, 2008

There are so many great french place in NYC. This is one of them. Counter space only.

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Reviewed December 25, 2007

This place is awesome. Do not bring a big party because space is very limited. Ideal place for a Monday o Tuesday dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 Orchard St, New York City, NY 10002-1411
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-777-1577
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