A lot to likeWould I have liked more garlic and salt on my escargot? For the love of God, yes. (Please, chef, these should be cooked with a LITTLE bit of garlic and a touch of sea salt. They were bland.) That aside, we liked our meal very much. The service could not have been more accommodating. Pate, sliced duck with arugula, lamb shank, shared a profiterole. Nice crowd. Relaxed atmosphere but you still feel special. I was here in December and had a similarly good experience.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat French bistro in HarlemMy family went there and we were pleased with everything. The food was authentic bistro food, very well done (I had coq au vin, my wife had rabbit), but they also have burgers and such for kids. The staff were very pleasant (and French-speaking, though of course perfect in English too). We sat outside in summer and enjoyed the Harlem pavement life--something much more elusive further downtown. The clientele was pleasantly mixed, in all respects. A great alternative to Red Rooster next door, and no busloads of European tourists.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNeighborhood GemWhile many clamor for a table at Red Rooster, the real neighborhood find is Chez Lucienne!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA number one restaurant!This pioneer of Lenox Ave. has only gotten better. The food is fantastic and the service very nice. We observed a couple of birthday celebrations and they really went all out for them with sparklers and ice cream sundaes that certainly out shine the typical cupcake and candle! Nice place, active and a good outdoor seating option.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWill be backThis was my first dinner expereince at Chez Lucienne. My party of 5 were very plaesed with my dinner selection. Three of my guest raved about the Red Snapper.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLove LucienneAlways enjoy our many visits and have taken dozens of newcomers who become regulars.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMaaaaahhhh, stepping into an oasisChez Lucienne was perfect. Great dishes, done in a traditional bistro style. Our server was prompt and personable plus well informed about the options.
We were informed that brunch was ending soon and were given the choice about which menu we would like to order. The bread was out guickly, the food came in a reasonable time after as well as lovely drinks.
It was an enjoyable outing. Made perfect by great service and food.
I would reccomend the cobb salad, the croque monsieur, the mussels and the steak + frites.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTuesday night at Chez LucienneI had a great meal at Chez Lucienne this past Tuesday--had a 5:30 reservation because we were seeing a show at the Apollo at 7:30.
My wife and I were seated promptly and the service was good, not great, perhaps because this place fills up quickly, and there was a shift change of waiters in our section. I had a fois gras appetizer that was delicious followed by a duck breast with wild rice and a dessert of tarte tatin. My wife settled on two appetizers (french onion soup and a vegetable plate which she liked very much. The nice surprise was that drinks were half price, I had an Absolut Martini, a glass of prosecco and a Remy Martin, all for $6.00 a pop--you can't beat that.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Place UptownLove Chez Lucienne. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. Great food interesting eclectic crowd. Music too!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA French Twist in Heart of HarlemThe restaurant was very accommodating as I changed my reservation from 12:30 to 2:30 and then my daughter was an hour late. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. The ambience offered local flair among a bustling clientele. The tables for two were very close together, but in this case, it added charm and friendliness. The food was yummy. The mother's day menu was limited, although I don't know if that is the typical brunch menu. I had a sublime french toast with a champagne strawberry sauce. My daughter ate a smoked salmon eggs benedict which came over a perfectly prepared potato pancake. To die for! We started with a carafe of bloody mary--nicely spicy. I will definitely return to be seated outside.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMYummmmThis was my first time dining at Chez Lucienne. I had a wonderful dining experience. I will definitely return very soon. The waitstaff was pleasant and friendly. The food was DELICIOUS. I ordered the POULET AU CURRY (Skinless and boneless free-range chicken, curry sauce, fresh mango, mango chutney, white rice.) with a side of mixed veggies....My date ordered the BAVETTE DE BOEUF GRILLEE (Grilled herb marinated skirt steak, red wine shallot sauce and french fries.) substituting the fries w/ mashed potatoes. We had a nice time and look forward to returning very soon. The ambiance was very nice. The noise level was moderate. Looking forward to dining again on an warm evening so that we can dine outside. :-) Thank you.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food off lenox ave!I absolutely loved the food here! The space is quite small, but the service was still exceptional!! The entire wait staff was very attentive at every table. The bar scene was not the best as the bartender was out of A LOT of stuff for it to be a Friday night. I would definitely come back! Please make a reservation for this place!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWJF7201947VERY QUAINT GEM IN HARLEM
SERVICE IS VERY GOOD
FOOD NICELY PREPARED AND NICE PORTIONS
GOOD FOR LUNCH , EVE DINNER PRE OR POST,
SMART FRENCH STYLE GEM ON THE ''
RIGHT BANK ''5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a friendly and livelyThis is a friendly and lively place which has live music on some evenings. The food is good, well cooked and served. The staff are attentive and congenial. This is a very nice way to spend an evening. Maybe when there is music, talk is a little suppressed but that is not surprising. The musicians are worth listening to anyway. Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food and service.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a nice plan -- we'll be backFirst time customer - great food, really surprised us -- nice outdoor dining scene -- excellent service -- we'll be back!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious as Always!This is a favorite spot of ours and the friends we brought with us are converts, they loved it! The steak au poivre, curry chicken and poulet roti were perfect. The pommes frites are worth another hour on the stairmaster, they are THAT good. We finished it all up with the profiteroles which were a delicious ending to a wonderful meal!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite spots and it did not let us down. The evening was great! The food was delicious, the service attentive and friendly and the vibe was fun. Everyone in the place was enjoying themselves and having a great time. Highly recommend it.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place in West HarlemGreat, great place. Warm welcome when we arrive. The host was very attentive since we check in before the time of our reservation. Food was great (rabbit was excellent as well as the foie gras). The wine list would need to be more extensive.
Will definitely go back again.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen here many times. ServiceBeen here many times. Service wonderful as well as the food. Very accommodating with special requests.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AM