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Lulu & Me
253 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016
Gramercy / Flatiron
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Lulu & Me Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM; Thursday - Saturday: 5:00 - 10:30
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Italian
Karen Fohrhaltz Miele
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
N and R train one block away.
Private parking is available within a block.
A word from Lulu & Me
Nomad's neighborhood restaurant/bar featuring chef Karen Fohrhatz Miele's delicious, healthful and creative food and a distinctive selection of wines, beers and cocktails.
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This small bar/restaurant offers
delicious food and friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere. And the price is right! In this neighborhood, it is my go to place."
Dined on 8/5/2014
Met a friend for lunch. Didn't
know what to order. The server suggested the chicken salad and it was delicious. I love that it was chopped in pieces. I would like to return to try other dishes, or even go in the evening for a cocktail."
Dined on 7/30/2014
I needed a last minute reservation
for 7 people on a Saturday night in the NoMad area... Lulu & Me was perfect. It was surprisingly empty, which worried me. But, the food was good and it was quiet enough that we could all talk to each other. Two people in my group got the rib eye, which went over very well. I had the shrimp and cod cakes which were tasty. The cauliflower side was on the bland side. Everyone else seemed to like their dishes. They accomodated one substitution with ease. Overall, I would say it's a good solid place that can please a range of palates, but it's not knocking anyone's socks off."
Dined on 7/26/2014
Lulu & Me never fails to satisfy.
Whether for lunch or dinner, the food always is at least VERY good, the service just right (not intrusive, not negligent), and the atmosphere hits just the right note. Even when the bar is crowded, I'm able to hear my companions, and they me. No one has to scream over too-loud music to be heard. The staff is accommodating, friendly, and down-to-earth. No divas here."
Dined on 7/14/2014
Had a group lunch of 6 people.
Service was good when we arrived with water offered. Kitchen speed was prompted. I tried the Salmon and others had sandwich. The food was good. However, the service was noticeably missing after the food was served. Will try other restaurant next time."
Dined on 7/10/2014
Overall our experience was good.
We loved the variety on the menu. The service was prompt and friendly. Unfortunately, I ordered a seafood pasta special, and the broth was extremely spicy. More so than I could tolerate. The cous cous that came with my friends shrimp dish was also hot and spicy. Neither of us would have ordered these dishes had we known. The server really should have mentioned it. We did share several appetizers, and all were delish. I'd have no problem going back, but I would be more cautious about what I order."
Dined on 7/9/2014
We were in NY for a long weekend,
needed something in our neighborhood. Lulu and Me was a delight --- service was attentive, food was good, we would go back."
Dined on 6/27/2014
This quiet, unpretentious
restaurant serves unusual, delicious fare in a warm and very "New York" environment. The service was excellent. It's the kind of place that makes you feel welcome, offers dishes that are perfectly prepared and just a little different, and makes you want to come back again and again."
Dined on 6/16/2014
We went with the server's
recommendations and thoroughly enjoyed our "selections", one of which was a chicken dish and one a vegetarian dish. Desserts were yummy, too. It was a birthday dinner and they added their touch (a candle, song and some champagne) to our celebration."
Dined on 6/14/2014
My friend's son & his girlfriend
are in town for visit. We had dinner at Lulu & Me - all I can say the food was amazing & the service was outstanding. I recommend it!"
Dined on 6/13/2014
We went on a Tuesday night at 6:30
and the place was pretty quiet most of the time. The salmon was great and the fries were tasty. We would go back."
Dined on 6/3/2014
We were a party of four girls -
lovely meal and very good service. We hoped the bar would be busier so that we could linger but it was a nice place. "
Dined on 5/10/2014
I started with the roasted shrimp
and for my entree ordered the eggplant rollatini. The dishes are not overly large, but delicious and well presented. The rioja was quite nice too! The service was excellent...very helpful and attentive. Would definitely return."
Dined on 5/3/2014
Lulu, ideal for a first meal only
a block away from your hotel on the first night in NY. The mussels, ideal meal after a flight in from Europe, light and tasty. Salmon ok, but nothing special. Missed some simple bread with the meal. Ordered a bottle of wine with the meal, missed a small amuse guele at the start of the meal considering the amount of money we spent. Yulia was helpfull and attentive, and kept a fine balance in not being too familiar. Price quality compared to other restaurants is ok."
Dined on 4/9/2014
We enjoyed a really nice lunch at
this restaurant. I highly recommend the lobster and shrimp salad - very light and fresh, really delicious- and the poached pear was perfect!"
Dined on 4/9/2014
When a friend suggested we grab a
quick dinner, I said we should go to LuLu and Me after having such a stellar experience before. I ordered the ribeye, medium rare. It came out medium well (almost well) and I called our server over. He was apologetic and took it back to the kitchen. When he brought it back, he said the chef had cut it in half and said it was a medium rare center, even though you could clearly see it was mostly grey. If I hadn't been starving (I hadn't eaten anything since 7am!) I would have argued for them to fix it, but after complaining and seeing nothing was clearly going to be done, I ate it. It was tasteless and chewy and I was embarrassed I had suggested the place. A manager never even came over to check on us."
Dined on 4/1/2014
It's not easy locating a place for
dinner in this area. Surprised at how tasty the food was. Service was good, but for a small space, the nose level was off the wall. Might try for lunch."
Dined on 3/28/2014
the farro and also the beans and
greens are special"
Dined on 3/16/2014
Early monday dinner. Staff
relatively friendly. 2 out of 3 shrimp dishes under cooked but corrected.... Never the same. A little pricey for the level of cuisine but area dictates that. Would not avoid but would not seek out again"
Dined on 2/24/2014
Good food Fair prices Good
service Clean and inviting atmosphere What else could you want"
Dined on 2/24/2014
I eat at Lulu's for lunch on a
regular basis, because my office is a block away, and I have never had a bad meal. Food is fresh and full of flavor. The only issue is that the fries are irresistible!!"
Dined on 2/21/2014
The waitress was borderline rude,
as she seemed to want to avoid saying a single word to us. The food was decent but nothing special, had the tagliolini which tasted good but the portion was kid-sized while being priced in the high 20's. I think I finished it in 4 bites, and needless to say, had to fill up at mcdonalds afterwards."
Dined on 2/14/2014
We went here for lunch. Great
service, delicious food, nice ambience. I had the hake sandwich and lentil soup of the day. Recommend both. Will be back if in the neighborhood again."
Dined on 2/7/2014
I took a group of 7 friends and
every person love this neighborhood gem. Even though we were a larger group, the service staff and restaurant made us feel like we were the only party that mattered. I also noticed there were many cute couples enjoying lovely date experiences! I would totally go back!"
Dined on 1/30/2014
We had a wonderful lunch there.
The french fries were amazing. The service was nice but it was a little difficult to get the waitress to come to our table. I feel at lunch time they should be a little more speedy since most of us have to get back to work."
Dined on 1/28/2014
A group of 8, we recently had a
welcome lunch for a new staffer. The service was friendly and the food was amazing. Everyone loved their selection especially the eggplant rollitini and the crab cake appetizers."
Dined on 1/13/2014
we were led to our table by the
very amiable maitre d', bill. friday night, place was packed, upscale young crowd at the bar, somewhat boisterous but nice. the dining room a mixed bag age and attire-wise, clearly the friendly attitude at the door creates a welcoming feel. being in various states of hungritude, we ordered various items to share: luscious mini-meatballs, moist and tasty; slow-cooked pork "piadini", flatbread rollups full of taste; roasted shrimp with classic romesco sauce, 6 big ones for 10 bucks; pappardelle with a simmered prok ragu; toasted farro, with prosciutto for that little salty burst; a beautifully dressed arugula and carrot salad for 8 bucks. calabrian red for under $40 (!!!!) tasted 2X the price. great all-around."
Dined on 1/10/2014
went for an early new year's eve
dinner. had and recommend the zuppa di pesce, four cheese fritters, baked ricotta, and a chocolate cake that was just right for an end of meal. our waitress was outstanding, had a great personality, and was attentive without being annoying, she also made one of the best vodka negroni's i have ever had."
Dined on 12/31/2013
To be fair to the restaurant, all
signs looked good at the start. The menu seemed appealing, the noise level was low so we expected we'd be able to hear ourselves think, and converse. There were a few other patrons when we arrived, which was around 7:30 on a Thursday night, so we figured things would pick up shortly. The other patrons finished their meals but no one replaced them. Quiet reigned, which was great for conversation with our guests, but left us wondering where the action was. A day and a half later I can't for the life of me recall what any of us ate.. The service was attentive if impersonal. It didn't make any of us feel that we looked forward to returning, and what restaurant wants diners to walk out the door unimpressed?"
Dined on 12/26/2013
My wife and I stopped at LuLu
after visiting Eataly. It's a great find in the neighborhood. Had a nice buzz, staff was very welcoming and the food was both creative and excellent. I had a pappardelle ragu and the zuppe di Pesci. Both were terrific with the sauce on the pasta and the broth in the soup being amazing. And the other ingredients were first rate. The wine list is diverse and reasonable. A falanghina and Calabrian red were perfect with our dishes. And the price is right. If you are looking for first rate food & wine in a casual, but bustling, environment LuLu is the place."
Dined on 12/5/2013
I was traveling alone and although
I hate to dine out alone, I checked out Lulu and was very happy wiht the experience. I tried three appetizers (small portions) and really enjoyed them, along with a glass of Rioja. For dessert, I had a raspberry walnut tart with a glass of a dessert wine my server recommended, and it was perfect."
Dined on 12/3/2013
The location isn't exactly a
restaurant hub, but Lulu is a great little place with a lot of character and excellent food. We had a fairly early dinner reservation and the restaurant was empty when we arrived but the bar was bustling for happy hour. By the time we left at 9, the place was packed with large and small groups. It was lively but not overwhelmingly loud. The food was interesting, fresh and wonderfully prepared. Our server was fun and knew exactly what we needed in terms of timing our dishes (we ordered a random selection of apps and entrees) and keeping the drinks flowing. Great dining experience!"
Dined on 11/15/2013
The food and service was quite
good. The loudness from the bar which seemed quite popular with the Korean after work crowd was quite over the top. Overall it was good. Food was very fresh and tasty."
Dined on 11/7/2013
Found the service and food here
surprisingly good. I had picked the place for the location, near an event and wasn't expecting much. Everyone was pleasant and responsive and the food was very tasty and reasonably priced - what more can you ask for. I also appreciated their healthy vegetable side dishes. I'll likely come back."
Dined on 10/24/2013
Came here based on good Yelp
reviews. The restaurant itself was very charming and intimate. They had a decent wine list with some pretty reasonable wines by the glass. I got the salad - nothing special, just a regular field greens type mix. The best part was the fries - it was a huge portion and the green bean mayo was delicious. The waitress was friendly tho my only complaint was she barely checked on our table, even though the restaurant didn't seem very busy. Overall the restaurant is a great neighborhood gem, perfect for a date night or just catching up with girlfriends."
Dined on 10/23/2013
This was our second time eating at
Lulu & Me, and it did not live up to the first dinner. I actually ordered the same pasta both times, and the second time the pasts had some filler elements that were not on the menu. My friend's pasta was quite dry. I'd give this restaurant another try, but was a bit disappointed the second time around."
Dined on 10/19/2013
In a neighborhood with a few
worthy choices, add Lulu & Me to the list. It's a small-but-not-too-small place, with smart decor and a good vibe. Coming as a party of two on a Sunday evening, it was quiet but did not have that sad feeling so many restaurants do on their off nights. The high tops near the front are a nice place to sit. Service is friendly but not intrusive. Our waitperson was extremely helpful in parsing the differences between dishes with similar ingredients. All her suggestions were delicious. We shared a number of items but -- even as two women -- we were still hungry so ordered more. That is my one caveat: the dishes do add up so the final tally may come as a surprise. But I'm happy to pay for food that's worth eating."
Dined on 10/6/2013
In the neighborhood for a special
event, I chose Lulu & Me for it's proximity to the party I had to go to and for the menu. Although the menu is not extensive, there were a number of items in all categories that I wanted to try, and the prices were reasonable. A wonderful waitress explained unknown ingredients in both our drinks and the dishes, and it was all wonderful. A heppy find that I'd love to return to."
Dined on 9/28/2013
great food, great service and we
return for its convenience on 5th ave. love the white shrimp dish!"
Dined on 9/24/2013
Try the Lemon Shrimp Salad--mouth
watering, delicious and healthy! Great prices for Manhattan business lunch. Menu was varied and tasty!"
Dined on 9/23/2013
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