Lucien

Lucien

14 1st Ave (at E 1st St), New York, NY 10009, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.8/10

Based on 96 votes

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  • steak frites
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  • filet mignon
  • cuvee
  • cozy
  • ryan gosling
  • good for dates
  • bistros
  • foie gras
  • French food
  • french fries
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  • Maxime B.

    Classic French food. The rabbit is good, so are the mussels, and the pigeon

    Maxime Bury · 1 week ago
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  • Ina L.

    Pâte maison, soupe de poisson (essentially same with the 42$ bouillabaisse,) moules marinière, escargot, steak et frite

    Ina Li · February 14
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  • Gothamist

    This East Village bistro serves up spectacular French fare that won't break your budget. Spring for a bottle of wine, order the Steak Frites Traditionnelle, and don't let anyone steal your fries. Read more

    Gothamist · December 29, 2014
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  • Heming L.

    Very relaxed French place. Good ambient in the evening. Try the Moules! It comes in a very tasting soup

    Heming Leira · December 19, 2014
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  • Erin N.

    New York Steak Frittes

    Erin N · November 21, 2014
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  • perke p.

    Food: simple bistro and good, but most dishes tiny for rather high price. Watch out for some waiters who will upsell you, especially if you come for hoping for a cheap bottle of wine w/ your appetizer

    perke perke · November 4, 2014
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  • Marie S.

    This cozy spot boasts an amazing wine list and excellent atmosphere. The roasted chicken and steak frites are both divine!

    Marie S. · September 21, 2014
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  • Yasemin B.

    Cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, best French bistro in the city, without a doubt. Everything on the menu is fantastic. The steak frites pepper sauce is unbelievable!

    Yasemin B · August 24, 2014
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  • refinery29

    This bistro has got all the regulars, plus specialties like duck-liver mousse and grilled octopus. Read more

    refinery29 · August 3, 2014
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  • Veronika S.

    Amazing dinner. The sardines and duck cinfit were delicious. The steak was a bit rough, but tasty. Cute date spot.

    Veronika Sonsev · July 10, 2014
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  • JR N.

    Amazing and well-executed French dishes that do not stinge on the portions! Charming atmosphere too. Try the magret and confit de canard dish, as well as the bouillabaisse. Very $$$ though!

    JR New · May 31, 2014
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  • Erin N.

    Grilled octopus

    Erin N · April 20, 2014
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  • Serious Eats

    At this long-lasting French bistro,the food is reliable, seasoned well, and portioned with hunger in mind.

    Serious Eats · January 28, 2014
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  • Sandy M.

    Duck pâté excellent... Steak frites to die for

    Sandy Michelle · September 18, 2013
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  • Mauricio G.

    The salad nicoise is to die for!

    Mauricio Gamero · July 19, 2013
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  • Anna F.

    Oysters, escargots, foie gras, steak frites, filet mignon. Oh, and keep that red wine flowing. Cozy spot & great staff. A hidden neighborhood gem that's been right in your face the entire time.

    Anna Frenkel · May 28, 2013
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  • Tom D.

    My fav French restaurant in NYC. With Lance and Kimberly.

    Tom Donahoe · May 27, 2013
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  • CaesarNYC

    Shell steak was excellent

    CaesarNYC · April 7, 2013
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  • Jerome S.

    Ask for the special wine from Lucien! Cuvée G Vacqueyras ! Formidable

    Jerome Schmeltz · February 26, 2013
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  • lucy R.

    Actually my second time...first time I saw Ryan Gosling the first time!

    lucy Randall · February 16, 2013
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  • Nathan W.

    Lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Attentive but not overbearing service. The food is great. The steak tartare and rabbit are standouts.

    Nathan Whitaker · February 15, 2013
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  • Brian M.

    Get the foie gras. Trust me.

    Brian Michael · January 2, 2013
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  • Nicholas V.

    The fillet mignon...three pepper sauce is awesome!

    Nicholas VanderBorgh · August 3, 2012
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  • Dana O.

    Steak frites! Steak frites! STEAK FRITES!

    Dana OMalley · July 25, 2012
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  • Abby

    Make a reservation if you're going for dinner; it's small. And be on the lookout for Ryan Gosling.

    Abby · June 3, 2012
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  • Francis V.

    Filet mignon... obviously.

    Francis Visaya · April 16, 2012
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  • Leslie Q.

    Great taste of France on 1st Ave. Tasty food and nice vibe.

    Leslie Q · April 4, 2012
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  • fr m.

    I was dissapointed coming back after a year. The moulles were not tasteful, as they were one year ago.The service was not so good.

    fr martinsen · March 14, 2012
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  • Tara N.

    If you like Red Wine try the 2009 Chinon Cuvee Terroir it will not disappoint!

    Tara Nixon · January 17, 2012
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  • Adrienne S.

    These guys do a solid French brunch/lunch. Cozy, usually not too crowded, the waiter may give you extra wine if you speak French to him. The steak frites is pretty damn good. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Adrienne S · January 13, 2012
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  • Monsieur V.

    Most of French restaurants in the city within a reasonable budget are embarrassing for French people like me, but I think we have a winner here, almost everything is wrong from service to food...

    Monsieur Valentin · December 26, 2011
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  • Clea C.

    Three hour lunch! Very relaxed service and nice to catch up with family. Read more

    Clea Coulter · November 13, 2011
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  • Trevor G.

    Rabbit is great

    Trevor Grayson · September 6, 2011
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  • Rob H.

    best steak frites in nyc

    Rob Howell · September 5, 2011
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  • Pierre V.

    get the filet mignon

    Pierre Valade · July 30, 2011
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  • Joshua N.

    sign of a good French place: the waitress suggested that we should dip bread in the remaining butter-garlic after we finished the escargot as "that's the best stuff"

    Joshua Nguyen · July 8, 2011
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  • The Daily Meal

    While the bouillabaisse may be tempting, the highlight of the menu, which you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the City, is the lapin de la moutarde served over broad bright yellow egg noodl Read more

    The Daily Meal · June 9, 2011
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  • Samantha T.

    I love it here. Always feels so sunny and comfortable no matter what's happening outdoors

    Samantha Turner · May 29, 2011
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  • Approach Guides

    The Beaujolais on the menu says 2008, but its actually a 2009 (the "vintage of a lifetime" for these wines). At $36 you can't go wrong.

    Approach Guides · March 13, 2011
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  • 💖✨Brigitte V.

    Delicious food! My favorite: Octopus salad. It is apparently a 'special', even though I have been having it for a year! :)

    💖✨Brigitte V.✨💖 · January 24, 2011
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  • Kat C.

    I love this place. On point authentic french food w great prices. Leave here happy every time!

    Kat C. · December 31, 2010
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  • fr m.

    Delicious food.

    fr martinsen · December 25, 2010
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  • Soraya D.

    Try the Artichokes salad

    Soraya Darabi · November 30, 2010
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  • Allegra R.

    When you get fries, always ask for a side of mustard. Always.

    Allegra R · October 28, 2010
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  • Thais L.

    Don't believe the waiting time. We were told 5 minutes as waited 40.

    Thais Lima · October 16, 2010
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  • Olympia L.

    Been coming here for 7 years now n never a bad experience. Bests r the asparagus, artichoke n palm salad, duck n filet mignon. Outstanding wine list.

    Olympia Lambert · February 28, 2010
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