Lucille's Grill
Lucille's Grill
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Lucille's Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lucillesgrillnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129974144
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Cani
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant
  • Entertainment: Lucille's Grill offers free live music every night of the week beginning at 8:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 7th and 8th Avenues
  • Public Transit: Lucille's Grill is located right next to the Times Square-42nd Street stop with connections to the A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, 7, and the Shuttle to Grand Central.
  • Parking: No
A word from Lucille's Grill
Lucille's Grill, named “Best Great Bar That You’d Never Suspect Was a Great Bar” by the New York Press, where local acts from the New York music scene jam away with no cover price every night of the week. The mahogany framed, bi-level bar & grill offers a unique atmosphere, complete with signature saxophone beer taps. Colorful contemporary art and iconic photography of all the legendary blues masters in the rich history of this uniquely American music form adorn the restaurant walls. Lucille's combines great food, service, and atmosphere in the heart of Times Square. Our menu mirrors the diversity of the Big Apple; traditional American fare with a hint of Southern influence.
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Lucille's Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The restaurant told the guests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    The restaurant told the guests to finish their drinks and get out due to a new arrangement starting later in the evening. This is not what you should expect when you reserve table at a restaurant. We were in the restaurant, not the stage or concert area. This was never informed about in advance, and we would never have reserved a table there if we'd been aware that we couldn't spend the whole evening there.
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  • Lucille's - a place to be lonely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    It was so quiet there on Christmas day afternoon, at first we were the only diners - nobody else but the waitress. No band, nobody at the bar - it was like early closing aboard the Mary Celeste. The food was rubbish too... sorry, I would only recommend it to a sworn enemy.
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  • Good place for a great night out
    Sailoff
    Dined on 12/5/2011
    Great find. Fun atmosphere, good food and bar, and jazz. Dinner and entertainment all in one.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was quite poor and a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    Food was quite poor and a somewhat overpriced. However, go there for the music, which is free (in effect) when you dine or drink.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not bad for a bite b4 a show.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2011
    not bad for a bite b4 a show. not sure I would go there otherwise. went on salsa nite, & music was VERY loud
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/16/2011
    The food was excellent. I had the BBQ salmon which was moist and delicious and the Apple Martinis are yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been eating here several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/26/2011
    I've been eating here several times a year since 2007. The food is basic, honest southern comfort food. The service is warm, friendly and efficent. Ambience is enhanced by the very talented musicians that grace the stage. My only disappointment was that the original spicy dill "Lucille's" pickles; a perennial favourite of mine have been replaced and will be sadly missed!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not good
    Mares
    Dined on 5/17/2011
    I ate there a couple years ago and it was fantastic. I had been craving it since then so was finally back in NYC and was so excited to go back. I was very disappointed. The food was horrible! The dessert was good, but the meals were not.
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  • We decided to eat at Lucille's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/2/2011
    We decided to eat at Lucille's Grill in BB King's because we were seeing a John Waite concert there that night. Smack dab in the middle of Times Square. We had reservations for 4, were seated immediately by a friendly maitre d, who put us in a cool looking corner booth she referred to as the gangsta table...and it felt just like that. Great ambience, live band. We had the Prixe fixe dinner, from which I ate the ceasar salad (tasty) cajun salmon (sooo good) and a slice of key lime pie (good.) This whole meal, in NYC, was only $21!!! My friends also ate from the Prixe Fixe menu and the whole bill was less than $100 for 4 people including drinks. Great deal, great location, nice waitress, great ambience. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/27/2010
    The food was very good. The service was a little weak. Had to ask for condiments that should have triggered the servers mind based on the entrees we ordered. Overall, the server was friendly, but not as attentive as I would have liked.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was over priced & service
    MaalaeaHawaii
    Dined on 11/26/2010
    Food was over priced & service was lacking. It seemed that they were interested in those attending the show and those eating dinner were an after thought.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There is so much noise that
    ShikaraVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2010
    There is so much noise that even hearing thoughts in my head were difficult to discern. Seriously this is not as place for the disabled like myself. The elevator was broken. In order to reach the dining/bar area one has to go down two flights. To reach the facilities from the dining room, one has to go up a flight. The food was great but expensive so I really cannot recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointing experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/13/2010
    Very disappointing experience. I looked forward to a good BBQ chicken dinner. I was given 2 small pieces of mostly dry chicken. I had to request extra BBQ sauce to give it some taste. I asked if I could have a salad instead of french fires, as I don't like to eat fried food. I had to pay $3 extra for this substituion. I spent $27 for the 2 pieces of chicken and some lettuce and tomatoes. My husband ordered the price fixed dinner and had a big dry hamburger and dried out fries. I guess that is what you get when you choose a touristy place to eat. We chose it because it was close to the theater we were going to. The piped in music was loud and annoying.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The atmosphere was great,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2010
    The atmosphere was great, the band Chris Phillips was good, we got there at 11pm, sadly, to late to see the other bands. Will visit again when I visit NY. The girl at the seating desk was very friendly, the waitress was very good as well. Cheers Sharon (Melbourne Australia)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great to go to hear music.food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/9/2010
    great to go to hear music.food is ok, but they charge extra for beer imported from Boston,(Sam Adams} what are they thinking?
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  • We went for early dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/5/2010
    We went for early dinner. I thought that the ambiance was very good and was an extremely enjoyable experience. The menu was good, but there was too much of a difference in price and selection between the fixed price menu and the regular menu. We ordered off the regular menu. The food quality and presentation was good. We will definitely go again.
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    hot spot
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  • Food was good, server was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/15/2010
    Food was good, server was excellent! Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very pricey and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2010
    The food was very pricey and the quality was well below expectations. The wine list was unexceptional. Great for a beer and burger meal. The service and ambiance very good and would recommend arriving late for the live music.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The dining experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2010
    The dining experience was so-so. I ordered the roasted chicken and potatoes and the dish was served with french fries...French fries are potatoes but for $150.00 you would think to receive something more fitting than fried potatoes.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really enjoyed this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/10/2010
    I really enjoyed this restaurant. Although it was empty when we went after a matinee on a Saturday, I still got the felling of a lively place. The appitizer of popcorn lime shrimp was the best. The BBQ combo and the BBQ ribs were great entrees. The food was full of great BBQ flavor and the portions were just right, not too much and not too little. I really did not care for the potato salad but my husband said it was good. The pecan pie was great but I must say that the cheese cake was like any other cheese cake, good but not great. The waiter service was very good and they were attentive. I would recommend this place and would definitly go again.
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    good for groups
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  • My dining experience was good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/30/2010
    My dining experience was good. However the choices of foods from the pre-theater menus were not very good. They should keep in mind their patrons that do not eat meat. Food was cold and not very seasoned.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Make sure you watch the hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2010
    Make sure you watch the hostess check you in for your reservation. I reminded them and I still received a no show email from open table. I have been here several times, this was my first time having to wait for almost an hour for a wrap and a simple salmon and side dish! It was ridiculous!
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  • The food was terrible. Although
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/17/2010
    The food was terrible. Although it has been a number of years, I have previously eaten there. Previously I'd enjoyed myself but after this past experience, never, ever again.
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  • While we were there, Xm/Sirius
    SiasabbyVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2009
    While we were there, Xm/Sirius was doing live interview with some hip/hop "stars" who were talking about their prison experiences. Not what I cared to hear about, and I was only there because I did not know food was served in jazz club on other side of building.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Time at Lucille's with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/28/2009
    Second Time at Lucille's with new people I was trying to introduce to restaurant. Steak menu changed and was killed with salt. Different than the steak I bragged about to so many people. Service was great as always, but did have to wait due to showing up one half hour earlier than my reservation. Never the less, great time, but menu is getting boring.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Disappointing!!! It's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/25/2009
    Very Disappointing!!! It's a bar with a dance floor NOT a place to have dinner. I expected to have dinner and listen to a live band. Well the band never played... only dj music for the bar/dance floor area. It was soo extremely loud that we were screaming at each other and still couldn't hear. The food was ok... nothing special, expensive for what you get. There IS a cover charge for the table even though the scheduled live music never happned. We stayed until 9:30 and finally left. Will never go again and would discourage everybody from going there for dinner. It's a total waste of time!
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After reading some negative
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2009
    After reading some negative reviews about the food, we were pleasantly surprised how good the food was. From the prix fixe dinner, we both ordered the Caesar Salad, shared the cheeseburger and the pulled pork sandwich and both had the pecan pie with Chantilly cream and though not on the menu, came with maple walnut ice cream. The only improvement could have been more dressing on the heaping plate of Caesar salad. All in all, a very good experience. I would definitely return.
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  • Live music was good but that's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2009
    Live music was good but that's about it. The service was poor (and extremely slow for NY), food mediocre at best and the portions small. I wouldn't go back.
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  • In general, the food was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/31/2009
    In general, the food was good but overpriced, even for Times Square.
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  • We had pre-booked our table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2009
    We had pre-booked our table on line, so the waitress was aware of our booking on arrival. The service was very good, together with the menu and the musical event for the evening, which added to a wonderful experience in New York. I would certainly recommend this venue for a lively night out.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my first time attending
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/8/2009
    This was my first time attending a Jazz Club. I love very much the fact that there was a restaurant on site. We had such a wonderful time listening to music and eating a wonderful dinner. Thanks for a great time. I hope to be back again. D
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was VERY dissapointed with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/1/2009
    I was VERY dissapointed with my visit to Lucille's Grill. It was my husband's birthday, and I booked the reservation via OpenTable.com, but when we arrived and said we had a reservation we were told that it didn't matter, and was seated. My husband's birthday was not acknowledged as I requested. The food was horrible!!! It tasted as if it was prepared out of a frozen food section. The drinks we ordered were extremely small, and had the nerve to be watered down, and expensive. Overall the atmosphere was pleasant. Our waiter was average. I asked him to suggest a drink and he couldn't, but he did suggest my meal, which I didn't enjoy. We will not go back to Lucille's Bar and Grill.
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  • Four of us were there on 7/24/09
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/24/2009
    Four of us were there on 7/24/09 for Kool & the Gang's 40th anniversary and we had an absolutely wonderful time. There was a very affordable prix fixe menu (appetizer, entree and dessert for $20.xx), of which we took full advantage. The food was outstanding and so was the service. They graciously accommodated our requests (i.e. sauce on the side, etc) and brought the check quickly when it was time to move into the concert room. The only negative: When there is a first come first served event and you have dinner beforehand, you receive a number to determine when you are admitted and you can request a booth. We were there early and received the #2 but the hostess did not ask where we wanted to be seated and we had to demand the booth.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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  • service was very good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/3/2009
    service was very good but i had the macaroni and cheese and if you are looking for the south mac and cheese this is not the dish for you not only is it pricey but it is made with a sauce instead of chedder cheese. my friends enjoyed there dish which happened to be a seafood appetizer.
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    good for groups, romantic
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  • We've been in numerous restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/30/2009
    We've been in numerous restaurants around the world, but this is definitely one of the "must do's". Superb food, great wine, service with a lot of attention for details. Make reservations and ask to be seated near the stage. We enjoyed a performance of Chris Philipps. Never heard of the guy, but he was awesome, his basist-player was extra-ordinary. (note to Chris : I don't know if you know this but on the high notes, you tent to stand on 1 leg :-) ) If you like music and great food, if you like to relax in a vibrant city : visit Lucilles when Chris is performing (an no... I'm not payed by or related to...)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good, but over
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/26/2009
    The food was good, but over priced. I did not get what I asked for. The service was very slow. We would never eat there again.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Staff were polite and courteous..
    mike
    Dined on 6/17/2009
    Staff were polite and courteous.. Very enjoyable experience Would definitely recommend.
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  • What a disappointment. A real
    MikeKVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2009
    What a disappointment. A real tourist trap. The food was below par, even for Times Square. Service was very slow, waitress was like invisible. Almost missed the theater because of time spent trying to pay the bill
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  • Lucille's was a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/5/2008
    Lucille's was a wonderful place but the food wasn't that great for the money. A cheese burger was almost $20 and tasted like anything you could buy for $5. i was not impressed by the menu at all. The atmosphere was wonderful and there wasn't a bad seat in the house to watch the show. That made up for the food.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good location, food just average.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/1/2008
    Good location, food just average. Service HORRIBLE!! Our server never checked on us, it took over 15 minutes after we sat to get any water. The server couldn't remember who ordered what at our table.
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