Lucky Strike

4.6
130 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
Top Tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
Opened by Keith McNally in 1989, Lucky Strike is a casual downtown classic. The bistro fare and original cocktails can be enjoyed at lunch, brunch, and dinner in the lively dining room. Lucky Strike also offers a late night supper, as well as a full menu for any meal at the restaurant's French copper bar.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Wednesday: 12:00pm- 1:00am
Thursday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30am
Saturday: 430pm - 2:30am
Sunday: 4:30pm - 1:00am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 941-0772
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Broadway & Wooster
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Public transit
Subways: A, C, E, 1, 9, & 6 to Canal Street
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Entertainment
DJ's 7 nights a week.
Sunday - Wednesday: 9pm-1am
Thursday: 10pm - 2am
Friday -Saturday: 10:30pm - 2:30am
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.6

No, it's not a bowling alley in Times Square. It's the 25-year-old Keith McNally restaurant that's way more fun than Balthazar.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 130 People Are Saying
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Very loud energetic bar area in front of house. Wine was ok, food was good.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great little find - we had a burger each and sat at the back. Really great service, and not rushed at all. Generous portions.

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EC
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

This is restaurant is in SOHO, the place is busy, energetic. The noise level is high, it was hard to have a conversation. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts were good. One of our servers was excellent, then they switched in the middle of our time there, the second server was confused and gave us the wrong information when we asked about the ingredients of the desserts. The food was good, but not outstanding, pricey for the quality.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Great waiter! We really enjoyed his relaxed and helpful attitude The food was terrific and the chocolate flourless cake unforgettable!!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great food and service! Loved the atmosphere

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FL
3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We ate a minestrone and an apple crumble for dessert. It was all good, served fast and well.

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OT
1.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I wish I could give a full review but we were never seated! I called the restaurant to let them know we’d be tardy for our reservation (out of service trains, etc.) and they said they would hold the table. When we arrived they said we would be seated in 10 minutes. An hour and forty-five minutes after our reservation time they gave us a free plate of calamari at the bar. We were told that the party at our table had paid over an hour ago but hadn’t left yet. We waited 15 more minutes before vacating and grabbing dinner at the Mexican place next door. Several parties floated at the hostess station. I can only imagine they were in a similar situation. Such a shame!

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MS
5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

I had been meaning to visit Lucky Strike since they moved from their original Mercer Street location for years and years. It is a fantastic French bistro and bar. It features great steaks, classic cocktails, and great energetic atmosphere inside a 19th century restaurant space (same layout as Papatzul next door). I'm happy to report that Lucky Strike is still a reliable classic. And I will return again and again.

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LK
5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Geweldige ambiance en lekker eten tegen faire prijs.

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AL
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Lucky Strike is a total classic—honestly, you can't go wrong here. It's also an exceptional value.

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L
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The room is loud. The tables are close the ambience makes you feel as though your in Paris.....and I love it!!! The food is good and always consistent. This Soho gem has been around for awhile and still going strong. The staff is friendly and courteous. It can be very noisy at times, but it’s soooo charming who cares. It’s my go to spot when I what to meet friends and can’t decide where to go.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

You should not expect 5 star dining or 5 star food going to Lucky Strike. This is a place you go if you're hungry and there's nothing else around (which in NYC is a rarity). The food at Lucky Strike is mediocre & nothing to write home about. They have a pasta dish that is very good but loaded with salt & cream (which is probably the reason why it tastes so good - the dish is the Rigatoni with sausage). Our server was gruff but got the job done - there isn't a hostess so it's a bit confusing trying to sit down. The worst part about the ambiance are the two tops on the right hand side of the restaurant - they're crammed up against one another and it's very difficult to hold a conversation. I found the steak frites to be pretty bland in flavor but the prices are decent. I guess you get what you pay for! Overall, I won't be returning unless treated. The front of the restaurant is much cuter than the back, there are no windows in the back of the restaurant so it feels stuffy.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Lucky Strike is right in the heart of Soho, was able to adjust between 6-10 people as the reservation kept changing (from our side) on the day-of, is the same owners of Balthazar, had good food and great service, and was a perfect middle of downtown good bet where not much can go wrong (which it can with a table of 10).

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OT
5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Always bustling, but the staff is so friendly. Delicious food, great ambiance. A fave.

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m
5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

nice local everyday long time spot. love it. never changes, always the comfort food.

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JO
5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

The waiter was incredibly nice without being overbearing, the food was perfect, and the overall dining experience unbelievable. I love this place.

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EJ
3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We made our annual pilgrimage to celebrate our anniversary. The service we received was so-so, my drink was left empty for 30+ minutes, and my meal came out extremely over cooked/burnt. Will wait til next year...

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OT
4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Restaurant was great but they didn’t have our open table reservation -_-

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m
3.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was very slow, we were waiting for every steps of the meal from the table to the check. The salmon was undercooked. Tables are packed in the dining room and no coat racks so you are all over your neighbors. Other than that, this was a very fun lively dinner location. They did also give us a complimentary glass of champagne while waiting for our table.

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C
5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

This was the second time my lady and I dined at Lucky Strike and we had tried Balthazar on numerous occasions also and we are very pleased with both venues ! Food is excellent , service top notch, drinks are excellently prepared! We would not hesitate to recommend or return to either place!😊

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C
5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

My girlfriend and I were completely satisfied with everything at Lucky Strike! The drinks were well done and our menu choices turned out to be perfect! We would go back anytime! We were just as thrilled with Balthazar! Thank you!

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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Met some friends for lunch. We live in the neighborhood. Nothing fancy but food is good. Seats along the back wall a little uncomfortable. Chairs at tables better to sit at. There was a birthday party so a bit noisy.

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OT
5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Amazingly good humored and totally accommodating even as our guest list doubled from 6 to 12 at the last minute on a Friday night. The food is scrumptious for vegetarians and Carnegie’s alike and the dessert was excellen. The staff was super gracious while at the giving New York realness. This place is classic and it’s good to see it hasn’t changed in all the years I’ve known it.

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JF
3.0Dined on December 13, 2017

This restaurant is just too noisy, unless hollering over noise is what you crave. Could not hear my friend two feet away. Although the waiter was very friendly and helpful, the food was average. The chef seemed to think that ordinary, undercooked green beans were a good substitute for haricots verts. Definitely not for foodies.

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B
3.0Dined on December 12, 2017

run down... noisy... very mediocre food. all in all, not a place to which I would return!

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IN
1.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Food selection was ok. Food was terrible. Felt dirty. Always wanted to eat there big disappointment.

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r
4.0Dined on December 3, 2017

Very good food (steak pepper sauce and great french fries) and good service, very friendly

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OT
5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved our date at Lucky Strike. My girlfriend had the Eggs Norwegian and I️ opted for the onion soup and frites. It was all utterly fabulous. And the atmosphere was super relaxed and friendly. If you’re in the mood for French bistro food, give it a try!

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S
5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Ate at Lucky Strike before a show at Performing Garage. Service was excellent and the food was even better. Would highly recommend.

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OT
4.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was solid. Steak and frites were particularly good. Would go again.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Lucky Strike feels like your most comfortable outfit ever. Easy to slip into and comfortable for the entire time you have it on. The service was attentive and friendly, the food served efficiently and all was terrific. Could not have been more enjoyable.

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L
1.0Dined on October 8, 2017

This was such a disappointment. Our food was terrible. The sauce on the eggs looked so fake and disgusting. The turkey burger was so dry and tasteless I can't believe this is a McNally restaurant. The server was. Nice and friendly. Other than that I would never go back.

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c
4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

Everything was fine but strangely not busy on a beautiful Sunday.

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RE
5.0Dined on September 7, 2017

I hadn't been to the Lucky Strike in over 20 years. My baby cousin recently moved to the city and I wanted to take her to lunch so I immediately remembered this spot and figured she'd like it because I enjoyed it so long ago. The food was deelish, their assortment of beer is great. The atmosphere is casual and not stuffy at all. We had great service, our waitress was very knowledgeable and super sweet. I'm glad I went back even though it took a long time, I was happy with everything like I was over 20 years ago.

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UN
5.0Dined on August 26, 2017

Our old time favorite- always fantastic

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OT
5.0Dined on August 19, 2017

I love this place! Like Balthazar's more casual cousin. The food is great, the interior is great and both times I've been here it's been a success. Love it! Definitely coming back.

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S
5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Always a great meal that reminds me of some of my favorite cafe's in Paris--- nice NYC old charm!

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OT
4.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Food and service were terrific - we had an early reservation and restaurant was relatively quiet. The noise level slowly rose as the crowds gathered! It was a fun spot and we would go back again!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

What a gem of a place! Great atmosphere and fantastic service by Jose. The food was fabulous and Lucky Strike was our favorite dining spot in our 5 night stay. Will definately return!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Great casual soho bistro. Nice looking place with good food. The service was fast and attentive. Will definitely come back.

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