Lucky Strike

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$30 and under
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French American

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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.
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe and great food!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Still a fun place to hang out from when you could actually drive down to SoHo and easily park just about anywhere. Lively, popular good food and cocktails

AR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and the food are great. Loved it! The peixes are reasonable

YB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Total diaappointment. Noise level unbearable and food mediocre - not worthy of Keith McNally....

DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must in soho

JW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A reliable neighborhood go to spot. Friendly, inviting, good food......

c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great place to meet up with friends. So reliable, never disappointing. Thanks to Lucky Strike for being there all these years!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I liked it very much it was just loud! I wasn’t bothered by it but it’s good to know

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, ambience. We enjoyed our light dinner.

K
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Corner table (2 top) in the front window. Intimate. House made hummus, truffled teriyaki beef skewers, moules mariniére, Creme caramel, and Chivas 18 (double). All was very good. Ordered extra bread to finish off the wonderful sauces.

A
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Our server must’ve been new, because he was very confused on a lot of things. Happy Hour prices were great, and the drinks we had were very worth it! On the other hand, our food was very blasé. I probably wouldn’t go back with all the other fantastic places to eat at in NYC.

d
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lively place with loads of charm and great service. The food was amazing. Highly recommend!

j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great lunch place with classic bistro fare, great location, and simple atmosphere

PZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! And the staff was really friendly and attentive!

M
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent, small wine list and they only had one bottle of the wine we wanted, worked it out. Chairs are small and not very comfortable, especially men.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

long wait for food.
onion soup was very good.

e
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently cool spot with great food and great vibes. I’ve had dozens of meals here over the years. One of my trusted go-to’s

J
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite neighborhood haunt—great cocktails, delicious food—perfect martinis and those fries!—and bustling atmosphere. Caveat:NOT for a quiet conversation but for a more romping experience.

n
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Too loud and cramped. Great atmosphere though!

L
London
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We went to Lucky Strike for lunch on Monday, when the restaurant was fairly empty. The food was OK, although our fries were a little overdone and too crispy. After the meal, we asked for the drinks menu so my friend could order a whiskey. We were told there was no drinks menu, and the waitress pointed out the various whiskey bottles on the wall. After selecting Glenlivet, we were offered 3 choices: 12 year, 18 year or 30 year, but without any prices. As it was a special occasion, I suggested that my friend order the 30 year old. When we got the bill, we found out that single shot of whiskey was $125!!! It cost more than our entire meal, including the bottle of wine. Clearly we should have asked the prices before ordering, (and perhaps this is why Lucky Strike should have a drinks menu) but I never imagined a restaurant would serve such an exorbitantly priced drink without first letting the client know the price. If we had known, we would have ordered the 12 year instead. It ruined an otherwise enjoyable meal.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Long wait for table—wasn’t ready when we arrived at reservation time.

M
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lucky Strike was recommended by a store associate in SoHo as I was spending the day shopping. It is a small, nondescript ‘joint’ with a funky vibe, good food & cocktails. Perfect place to got after a long day shopping for a good meal at a decent price.

t
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

have been going there since it opened. Will go until it closes! Always great.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was nice. Met a friend here and it was very uncrowded.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Too loud, really slow and inattentive service. Restaurant seems rundown. It’s lost its luster and coolness.

SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was mediocre. Our server, the bartender, was unhelpful at best and it seemed as if we were interrupting his doing nothing.

BL
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect! I’ve been coming over ten years — beautiful food, neighborhood, people!

LG
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and ambience. I was taken back by the wine glasses which were essentially water glasses. In a bistro in France, that would never fly. Proper wine glasses please. Other than that, pretty awesome place.

c
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Still a great place to get together with friends after all these years!!
Never disappointing. Great food! Lively unpretentious cozy setting! Attentive Service!

BS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the atmosphere of this casual restaurant.
Great place for a sit down lunch with friends on a weekday.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was very good, ambiance and service were adequate- bathrooms tiny & dirty. For the price we would not come back.

JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It's a little frustrating that I had a reservation—the whole point of which is that I don't want to have to wait for a table—but I had to wait for 25 minutes. But it was Valentine's Day, so I understand they were in a bit of a bind. Just wish they'd planned for that.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a dinner reservation here for Valentine’s Day. We arrived on time but weren’t seated until about an hour later :/ it was super busy. After about 30min of waiting, the hostess provided us with complimentary glasses of Prosecco as we wait for a table to open up. That was nice.

Once seated, everything was great from there. Great food, great prices, great atmosphere. Me and my partner both got the NY Strip Steak (amazinggg). Only thing is that when we finished our plates of food, I asked for the other half of my delicious steak to be packed up to go. The waiter was chatting so much with my boyfriend and other people, that he wasn’t paying attention and didn’t give me my steak to go and threw it away! :’(

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always.

C
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved this and I think it will be our local next time we’re in Soho. Felt welcomed, delicious wine, ambience and food.

CA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite place to go. Fantastic menu and great staff.

d
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lucky Strike is still an awesome go to for dinner or late night, but the brunch vibe is non existent! Dinner and Late Night it is!

f
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Clearly living off location and old reputation. This restaurant has potential - but falls way short. The place needs a deep cleaning and painting. The waitstaff are a bit ornry, and it's very cramped. Food wasn't bad - but there are so many other restaurants that are better, and close by......keep walking.

UN
Frankfurt Area
67 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite New York restaurant since 1994😊