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Lafayette, New York, NY
Lafayette, New York, NY
Lafayette, New York, NY
Lafayette, New York, NY
Lafayette, New York, NY

Lafayette

4.5
4.5
3102 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Lafayette is an everyday French restaurant conducting the spirit of French dining anew in downtown Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. Open morning, noon and night, this grand café and bakery is dedicated to Chef Andrew Carmellini's market-driven bistro cooking in a timeless hallmark setting. Our light-flushed dining room features soaring arched windows overlooking the NoHo streetscapes and a lively rotisserie bar. Our corner boulangerie-patisserie is open all hours offering artisanal breads, croissants, Stumptown coffee drinks, a light breakfast or lunch and a host of confections. In warm weather months, our sidewalk cafe opens daily for open air breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner service.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French, Café
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 533-3000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Carmellini
  • Private party facilities
    Lafayette offers two private dining rooms to accommodate parties of 8-200, as well as the opportunity to book buyouts of the restaurant for up to 500 guests. Our event program features custom, chef-designed menus and personalized service from a team of event planning professionals.
  • Private party contact
    Marie Lyons: (646) 442-7850
  • Neighborhood
    NoHo
  • Cross street
    Great Jones Street or East 4th Street
  • Parking details
    24 Hour parking is available on the East and West side of Lafayette St. between Great Jones St. and Astor Place.
  • Public transit
    6 train to Bleeker Street, R/W to 8th Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette Street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

3,102 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional, clean, fast service cocktails

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  2. AckSteveM

    New York City

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Unfortunately we were sent outside for brunch this past weekend into cold and windy weather, for a birthday celebration, that was also not acknowledged. We were told somewhat dismissively that “your reservation was made ‘too late’”. Whatever that means. It was an excuse for something because we made the reservation the day before and I would have never booked it if the table had been described as “outdoors” on OpenTable. I would have left, but my family wanted to stay. Unfortunately it ruined what was otherwise delicious food and very nice service. But I also reserved for the indoor ambience, not the noise and cold wind of a New York street. Lafayette needs to think about their patrons more than their efficiency, and update their reservation-taking system to be honest and accurate.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always happy to go back here! The service is spectacular!!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious dinner. Best fries. Great service I went with my two daughters and they took such great care of us. Don’t sleep on the bread service of creme brûlée

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  5. AlyssaS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Coffee and pastries were delicious. We both had the Shakshuka - I wouldn’t recommend. It wasn’t bad but there are much better versions out there. This one lacked spice, it was basically 2 eggs in marinara for $28.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it!!! I usually come for brunch, this was the first time I came for dinner and everything was amazing!

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  7. WendyH

    Atlanta Metro

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, great service, good food for brunch

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  8. cecile

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience is nice , serving is friendly but the cheese fondue was pretty bad and not to the level of the french or Swiss standard which is disappointing

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I adore your restaurant and frequently bring guests, but as a local with dietary restrictions, I find the gluten-free options lacking. Could you please consider expanding these offerings? It would greatly enhance my dining experience and that of many others. Thank you.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Acapulco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Bread and fries were great. Steak au poivre and mousles not the best. Place is beautiful and great st valentines.

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  11. Baseball

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had reservations and our table seating had a wait still. It also took one full hour before we were served with entres. I have been here for brunch which I love. I just felt the dinner experience was not the same due to the delays.

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  12. Doodlemomma

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Lafayette BUT extremely disappointed today. I have made a reservation, confirmed on OpenTable. When my party arrived, they said there was no record of my reservation and they were not seated. Quite embarrassing! I got there and showed them the reservation, we were seated but no acknowledgment of the issue nor apology for the confusion. Food is always good but things like this ruin the experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, great food. Great place to treat yourself and your friends/family. Don’t forget about the pastries and bread!

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  14. JanetG

    New York City

    113 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    113 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to Lafayette many times, and have never been disappointed. The food is good, the service is excellent and it’s a lovely looking restaurant. Can’t ask for more.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was super kind and considerate. I arrived 30 minutes early without my guest and was still seated and served while I waited for my guest to arrive.

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  16. BGBCG

    Washington DC

    106 reviews

    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our Christmas dinner at Lafayette. Recommend it.
    LafayetteResponded on December 27, 2023
    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a five star review. We are so happy you enjoyed your Christmas dinner and look forward to hosting you again soon!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect Christmas morning breakfast! Five stars! No notes!
    LafayetteResponded on December 27, 2023
    We appreciate your five star review and are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed joining us for breakfast on Christmas! Thank you for visiting us and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bread is to die for. ……………………………………………………………..
    LafayetteResponded on December 27, 2023
    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a five star review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the bread and look forward to hosting you again soon!

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  19. KatS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible service to match the food and atmosphere!
    LafayetteResponded on December 23, 2023
    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a five star review Kat. We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING Experience… Everything was PERFECT… Thanks a lot to all staff team.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter made the experience so delightful!! The service he provided was the best we have ever experienced in any restaurant we have dined at for brunch in NYC. Next time we go, ( which is today) we will be sure to ask what his name is.

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  22. pluckman

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely experience, altho I wasn't happy about needing to reconfirm 3x.

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  23. eavesdroplets

    New York City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    the waitstaff was erratic. none knew what the other was doing. i would expect a restaurant at this level to be more professional.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place and a great experience truly very enjoyable, would highly recommend anyone spend Thanksgiving there. It was never crowded enough to feel chaotic, the staff were always very attentive, and the dishes were well portion and absolutely delicious as well as being perfectly filling. Would recommend anybody go there for the Thanksgiving experience. 
    LafayetteResponded on November 25, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review from your most recent visit. We are so thrilled to hear you had a good Thanksgiving with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Unfriendly staff is the main reason for the bad review. A lot of staff and all pretty disinterested in guests but rather more into themselves. Food was fairly ok and the drinks as well. It was pretty empty so they could have gone an extra mile, since they were so many.
    LafayetteResponded on November 29, 2023
    We appreciate your honest feedback from your visit. Thank you for sharing this with us and we hope you'll give us another try soon.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    80 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Overpriced for nothing. Coffee $5.50 for mini cup (couple of sips) no refills ! What a joke. You can’t order pastry from the cafe. Salads are plain with one or two ingredients. Again over $23 for plain lettuce. We had beef Tatar, nothing special $37 way overpriced.
    LafayetteResponded on November 25, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your most recent visit. We do apologize the experience was not up to our normal standard - that is not what we strive for. We will be sure to share this with our team and hope you will give us another try soon.

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  27. EmilyM

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lafayette is always a great choice for catching up with friends. The lemon ricotta pancakes are by far my favorite item.

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  28. Jeff

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love it here—staff is amazing, food is always on point, the bar is stunning and it’s perfect for almost any occasion. I used to go at least once a week but moved to the west coast—when I moved back it was the first place I went. Do not hesitate to book a table—they do it right.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Brazil

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. I’ll become a regular costumer.
    LafayetteResponded on November 14, 2023
    We're happy to hear you enjoyed your recent visit with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was incredibly rude! Was impossible to get her attention to place and order! She took our drinks before we were done and asked us to pay 3 times despite that we had not finished eating or drinking. I’ve never had such a bad service experience at a high end restaurant until now!
    LafayetteResponded on November 16, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback from your recent visit. We do apologize that the experience and service was not up to our normal standard- that is not what we strive for. We will be sure to share this with our team and do hope you will give us another try soon.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. JLPR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, ambiance, and service were all fantastic. Will definitely come back, especially for those yummy croissants!
    LafayetteResponded on November 11, 2023
    We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a 5 star review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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  32. Jenfen

    St. Louis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was there to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and received great service throughout the evening. Drinks were excellent, the food was delicious (Moules Frites were some of the best I’ve ever had including the most perfect fries!), and the ambiance was lively and fun. Just what we wanted for our celebration! Will come back again.

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  33. JcNh31

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was attentive and constant. Food was delicious and ambiance was warm and cozy.

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  34. TonyZony

    New York City

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kayla was fantastic, engaged , made great recommendations and seems like a special, educated young lady.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very good experience. The food was good and the staff welcoming.

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  36. BobV

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Sunday Brunch. Outstanding food! Beautiful Restaurant! Can’t wait to go back!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect service—there when needed or anticipated, but left us to chat and relax. The food—I’d rank it, especially dessert, as one of the best meals I’ve had.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and environment. A delightful evening!

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  39. Axel

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service for brunch was horrible. Our waitress had too many tables. After finally taking our order, we had to wait a very long time for coffee, and then for a spoon and cream for that coffee, which had turned cold. The food came after a lengthy wait. Despite requests for more coffee, we were pretty much ignored. We were celebrating a major wedding anniversary and noted this on our reservation. In prior years, in celebrating a birthday or anniversary we were toasted with Prosecco or a pastry. Nothing this time -- no acknowledgment -- why bother to ask? The food was very good. At the prices charged, I imagine there are better alternatives in an attractive space, with a good chef, and with responsive service.

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  40. hopingtotryagain

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Worst service I’ve had in a long time. Not only was it slow, but they were rude.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lafayette using the Order Online button. Lafayette also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 533-3000.

Lafayette is rated 4.5 stars by 3102 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lafayette

380 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Great Jones Street or East 4th Street
  • Neighborhood
    NoHo
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French, Contemporary French, Café
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    24 Hour parking is available on the East and West side of Lafayette St. between Great Jones St. and Astor Place.
  • Public transit
    6 train to Bleeker Street, R/W to 8th Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andrew Carmellini
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 533-3000
  • Private party facilities
    Lafayette offers two private dining rooms to accommodate parties of 8-200, as well as the opportunity to book buyouts of the restaurant for up to 500 guests. Our event program features custom, chef-designed menus and personalized service from a team of event planning professionals.
  • Private party contact
    Marie Lyons: (646) 442-7850
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