L'Express

4.3
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502 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French
L'express, aLyonnaise bouchon, merges the traditional southern and northern influences ofFrench cooking. Since its founding by the Romans, Lyon has long been the secondcity of France, and the bustle of this hub of culture and cuisine is reflectedin L'express's twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week schedule. The menucelebrates the meat and dairy products of the region, with daily Sausageselections, Charcuterie and Cheese plates, Pig's Feet, Sautéed Tripe, PikeDumplings, and plenty of beers and Beaujolais.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great, French onion and soup of the day were great, but burgers were lacking. Meat not seasoned at all unfortunately.

A
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love L’Express! We go there as often as possible!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great V day dinner

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a wonderful dining experience at L’Express. It gives you the feel of being in France with the close tables, the wonderful food, and invites you to be friendly to the people at the table next to you (like in Paris).

The only thing about our meal that I wish was better was that they were short staffed on Valentines day and our waitress was definitely overwhelmed. Otherwise, a wonderful experience and great food.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have had a more delightful and delicious Valentines Dinner!

NM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE and always get the steak tartare entree! YUMMMMMM

AS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Duck breast was on the menu. I ordered it...a duck leg was served. I should have sent it back, but it was a birthday and I didn’t want to make a fuss. My husband ordered steak tartar entree. It was the size of an appetizer.
The food was not good. I wouldn’t return or recommend it.
Our waitress was very nice, but she’s not the cook.

N
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a perfect place for a drink after work with friends

B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, very good food and ambiance, we could use a bit more light as diners were forced to use their cell phones to read the menu.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

The food is always fantastic. But it was so noisy and chaotic that we couldn't hear our friends and couldn't have a good conversation.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The salmon burger special was very poor. The waiter was nice and attentive, but he spilled some of the wine when he poured it in my glass.

AW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have been coming here for years and were bummed how long our food took with an early 6pm seating and our order in before the dining room got busier.

3 of us got the salmon which was anything but hot. I would call it less than tepid - brother asked for green beans in place of rice, got rice - even though he agreed to an up charge - cousin got a sinewy piece of steak with his steak frites - just not a great experience and we bought expensive wine....we will probably not go back now since so many other options in our neighborhood and L’Express entrées are still approx $30.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Salmon fish is super delicious, Can't wait to go back.
L’ Express at 240 Park Avenue South, NY.
Steamed Broccolini, Broccolini Soup, Escargots Bourguignonne, Grilled Organic Scottish Salmon.

SR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere. Good food and wine. Great for dinner with friends or date.

CC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Solid neighborhood bistro with something for everyone. Been my standby for many years. It hasn’t disappointed me yet!

ER
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together. Really perfect place

SA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we were extremely happy with our experience. Always great service, food and wine

RC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a great experience to dine at L'Express! Food and service is consistently great and the place is always happening and fun.

CY
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just fun. Great menu and food.

c
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

great place for groups and date night out. nice atmosphere but the noise level can get loud.
had the duck confit with frites and a house salad which was very tasty and well prepared .

GH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service very good. Food quality was disappointing. Steak frite was average at best - the hangar steak was not properly butchered. The lobster bisque was inedible - my wife returned it.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here for Christmas lunch with the family. The family part wasn't so great, but the service was. The waiter was really, really great. Bilingual, to boot.

AM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food & ambience, and great positive service team!

n
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L’express is consistent. One of my favorite restaurants. The food and service are terrific. It was very busy but not usual for a Friday night and a few days before the Holidays. However, the service and food are consistent no matter how busy it is. I had the skirt steak and my partner the trout. Both delicious!!

m
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We were there on a Friday night and seated in the bar area which was VERY LOUD. The food and service were very good but the whole experience was not as good as usual because of the noise level. I will definitely go back but ask to sit away from the bar.

AD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Of course we love you darlings. Food great, staff nice, busy busy fun environment!

AJ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

been here many, many times....very consistent....food is good...service is good....would feel better about this place though if there was a tad more space between tables....would lend itself to more intimate conversations...

CJ
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and energetic ambiance.

JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, kind staff , a great evening out

KH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks . Great meal!

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I ordered the salmon scramble which I had to sent back b/c they left off the creme fraiche, an essential ingredient.
My friend ordered the "spinach, avocado and tomato" omelette. It came with red and green peppers. She sent it back and then they sent it back to her, claiming the "guacamole" has peppers in it. Guacamole does not equal avocado, and what guacamole has green and red peppers in it anyway?
She then changed her order to eggs over easy. They came scrambled.
We gave up.

IT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very cute spot for a date. Food and wine were very good. Unfortunately we were seated with our backs in the bar area which meant a lot of jostling. It’s great that it was very busy when we were there, but that also meant that the noise level was high (no soft surfaces to absorb sound) and our waitress was pretty harried.

KM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was packed and we were seated right away at a comfortable table. They didn’t try to jam us in. Service was very good and loved the food as usual

N
New York Area
160 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. A French flare in NYC!

EV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

When it came time to split the bill on two credit cards — they put the entire 20% tip (which is automatically added for larger parties, not that we were told) on one of the credit cards — so if the people signing had not compared their bills, we would have tipped on half of the bill again. Not cool. Unremarkable food. Will not return.

SA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing better than the service was the food. Fantastic from beginning to end. Thank you

EP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Yes, but the service is extremely slow. We waited over 30 minutes for our drinks at 5:30PM.

GG
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A local place for lunch...very good menu. Food was average, but for a quick lunch well worth it.

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a bit spotty. Our monkfish was overlooked, very dry. The noise level was awful. In addition, there was a woman at a neighboring table with a piercingly loud laugh and a screeching baby somewhere in the restaurant. We couldn't wait to get out of the restaurant. Very stressful meal..

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chic and casual restaurant- great service for 8 of our guests!