When a friend heard I would be staying in Morningside Heights for a couple of weeks, she recommended I check out Chez Lucienne, and I am glad she did! Just off 125th, the bistro is intimate and friendly, with a cluttered but charming décor. The menu is Parisian bistro with a few European twists. There are traditional dishes - escargots, soupe à l'oignon, steak frites, moules frites - and slightly more rarified fare (pan fried foie gras with figs was perfectly cooked and delectable). Foie de veau Lucienne (I'm a sucker for liver when I ca get it), was generously portioned, pink and delicious with a side of garlic mash. The wine list is not extensive, but is very fairly priced. My friend's braised lamb shank was meltingly good.
It is an eminently affordable restaurant, and the food is excellent. The staff were courteous, friendly and attentive without ever being obsequious. Recommended
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