Lena West Village

4.8
20 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Third Restaurant for Lena's family journey in NYC.

This cute and cozy little spot, right in the heart of the West Village, will bring you authentic, tasty French food, cooked with passion and expertise. There is an extensive wine list and a real taste of France 'facing tomorrow but respectful of yesterday' !

Executive Chef David Thual from La Durée has joined Pierre, bringing his savoir-faire to create new menus at the edge of classic French cooking by introducing flavors, tastes, textures, and ingredients. Your dining experience will be enhanced by the owner’s intimate knowledge of wines to complement each dish.

Reservations are recommended.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 20 people are saying
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vipKarenR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outside brunch with good friends. Sebastian took great care of us. Will definitely return!

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TannerS
Tulsa
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seems like a hidden gem... even though it's only a few steps off of Bleecker St.! They only serve wine and beer - but don't let that be an issue. Their wine list is something to see and they are very prepared to make recommendations. The food is very traditional French, and is to-die for! You could go here for a fun shared-plate style wine dinner, or for a little wine date! The atmosphere is quiet, but it feels like it could get more rambunctious on a busy night - but in a good way. I almost didn't write a review because I want to keep it quiet for when I want a table!

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vipAMNY
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a good time and it was a combination of warmth from Jessica and her male colleague - they wanted to know about us, the food was so incredible; you must try the buratta which was one of the best we’ve had with sea salt, pesto and balsamic reduction and we each had the Tarte Flambe (Alsatian and another with added pesto), the crusts were thin and toppings fresh and generous!

We applaud they asked to show our Covid vaccination card!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Thank you Sebastian!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sebastian, the co owner is amazing!! I have been here a handful of times and have enjoyed every minute of it. Will keep coming back again and again! Also will keep recommending my friends ☺️ merci beaucoup Sebastian e Jessica Marie!!

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vipfoodhobbyist
Richmond
109 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very limited brunch menu (omelettes etc) but what we had was really good. It's seldom that you find soft scrambled eggs any where. These were excellent! Some items on the main menu could be suitable for a brunch item. We'll go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor setting, tons of space, friendly staff, super good French food.

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ShelbyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This charming spot not only has sectioned off tables, but a fabulous menu with interesting twists on classic French cuisine. The ambiance is beautiful, the wait staff was attentive and sweet, the food did not disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely Fantastic, some of the most authentic French in NYC

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JDay
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always enjoyed dining at Lena's with friends, especially for happy hour and dinner at the end of the week. This is the third and newest location that we've been to, and we tried some of their newer offerings on their menu (the beef tartare and the traditional Bouchée à la Reine for instance). Everything was delicious, including the waffle with whipped cream and chocolate sauce that we shared for dessert. The staff were friendly and made us feel warm and welcome. Overall, it was a great dining experience. I highly recommend Lena's for anyone who loves wine, French cuisine, and a cheerful, relaxed ambiance that feels like you're having a casual dinner party at your friend's place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, great atmosphere and service

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vipJackS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu feels like you are in Paris. Overall such a fun experience. Loved the wine list and will have to go back to try more of the dishes.

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vippdepip
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excited to become a regular here! A true french experience in the heart of west village. So happy this place just opened up so close to me

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Robyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Lena West Village was lovely - the food was delicious, the staff were friendly and accommodating, and the wine was superb. Can't wait to go back - it will definitely be one of our regular haunts from now on!

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SnakeEyes
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

👏👏👏bravissimo

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CarolineB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good drinks, good service, nice atmosphere.

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RaphaelL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food and great people ! This new spot in West Village is a must go if you are looking for French classics in a cool atmosphere.
Approved & recommended (by a frenchy)

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Richard
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I tried Léna for an early date night. The location is great, nice and cozy. Favorite part about the night aside from the awesome food, is the impressive wine selections. You can choose your bottle directly from the shelves. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good surprise , great new French restaurant in greenwich village, cozy ambiance , amazing food and service will definitly be back soon merciiiiii😊

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SnakeEyes
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Difficult to do better!
Seriously impressed! Pierre and his team are seriously putting a new level in the authentic French food in NY!
I used to go to the Eldrigge one... this one in west village had just opened and wanted to test it!
Amazing, this collaboration with the Chef David is bringing a lot of new textures, and flavors
I love the oysters plate.. great new add on for appetizers
I also tried the gambas basque style!!! Super tasty and very smooth finish!

For wine i tried the Saint Joseph from Chapoutier that Pierre recommended and again a perfect wine pairing

Thanks a lot to the Lena team! I love what you are building for us!!!

FAQs

Lena West Village is rated 4.8 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.