L'Express

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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Efficient and tasty.

m
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very good for lunch or brunch. Used to dine here for dinner but the menu is a lot less "bistro" than it was. Back in the day they served blood sausage a calves liver and Cesar salad. No longer. Pity, some of my favorite foods.

n
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

L’Express is one of my favorites! Always consistent and cozy ambiance. I ordered the skirt steak which was tender and delicious. My friend had the sea bass both were dinner specials. We both enjoyed our dish very much. For dessert we shared the molten chocolate dessert. My guilty pleasure at L’Express. I will always be back! Our waiter was slow with service, approaching our table, forgot my friend’s wine order, returning to take our order but I will excuse. It was a busy Thursday after Yom Kippur.

g
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

I had always loved l'express, but had not visited in a while; was very disappointed in the food and service.
I would not return.

n
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed this time for sure.small portion of Frye’s, weird shaped steak

KD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff at L'Express are wonderful -- kind, thoughtful, and professional. The food is excellent. This is a great place for brunch with friends or family.

JH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had lunch a pleasant with friends. We all enjoyed our meal! Although the restaurant was full we never felt rushed by waitstaff to hurry up and leave.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and the outstanding service. Also, we were not rushed !

KT
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful birthday dinner at L'Express. The food was lovely and the staff were very attentive.

C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tina Niçoise salad is always good. Laid back fun place with a good vibe albeit acoustics on the loud side.
Service is good.

T
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Okay restaurant near union square. overpriced, food not good, but workable in a pinch.

C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is consistent. The food is very good. You don’t feel rushed. Staff is nice. It’s a bit noisy.

GS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here for late night dinner - the service and food are always lovely!

JL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

great value - would come back again for a laid-back brunch with friends.

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and service. My cousin who is super picky even loved it.

JW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience.

m
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We've been to L'Express many times and have found the experience quite pleasant. The hamburger is very good as is the roasted half chicken. The tarte tatin is something special and you should save room for it. I thought the cocktail for $15 was way overpriced.

FR
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L”Express is always a must go to anytime we are in NYC!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Seated immediately. Ordered the Croque Madame, one the specials: Curry Chicken Salad, and drinks. The Croque Madame had a beautiful runny egg and great fries on the side. My friend enjoyed her salad but said she couldn’t taste any curry. Drinks were good as well. Very cute restaurant. Only issue was, probably because we’re younger, service was pretty bad. The friend I happened to be with is a waitress and repeatedly said she would never ignore a table for as long as we were left alone. Otherwise, I’d go again.

s
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We had a large group, 11, and I could not have been happier with the evening. the service was truly outstanding - attentive, active, always on top of our needs. Food is good bistro food - but it was just what we needed with something for everyone. We were also surprised that the noise level was really manageable. Overall, an excellent experience.

s
New York Area
256 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was off on this visit, food is always good for a neighborhood place

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Restaurante oscuro, con mal olor (humedad) y carta de restaurante con pocos platos y menú de sándwich y hamburguesas (no Frances).

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c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and friendly. Loved the wine selection.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

L'Express is a gem, a relaxed place to meet friends over great French bistro food.

R
Raleigh
74 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant to sit outside and people-watch!

m
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My wife and I went for brunch. The food was very good and our server was right on the spot with ice for the water and a refill of my coffee cup. Have dined here before for lunch and dinner and always return when looking for a casual spot that's open 24/7.

T
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This is one of my friend's frequently visited restaurants, and the ambiance was lovely. We split a house salad -- it wasn't anything special but very good -- and I had the mussels while she had the pot pie. I liked the broth for the mussels but thought most of them were tiny, and had to ask waitress twice for bread to soak up some of the broth. My friend's pot pie was yummy, however.

RC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been there before and will always continue to visit!

M
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

It took 20 minutes for the waiter to acknowledge us. In his defense, he must have been covering over 12 tables, inside and outside the restaurant. We had asked for some bread with our appetizers, which never came. All the hot food came to our table lukewarm at best. An incredibly disappointing dinner.

JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I would visit again. It was a busy Friday night , so you can't expect top notch service, but the service was still adequate. The food and wine were good.

s
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

My salad was awful - poached egg was cold and hard-boiled. The road was very noisy and the windows were open. The waitress was nice, but everything else was very ordinary.

m
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I had a pretty good hamburger but it definitely needed seasoning. My wife had the beet salad with goat cheese and said it was quite good. We shared a tart tatin, very good, and I had a pretty good cup of coffee, although at $5 I would think twice about ordering it again.

IT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great location, drinks and food overall were good.

DH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food no matter what you choose. Service is considerate without being overwhelming or hurried. Prices are reasonable and considering the portions, well set.

UW
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and delicious, service was prompt and friendly, not expensive, good value, good time.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food..wonderful service..nice specials. Open 24 hours.

B
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our group of four was seated promptly with the reservation. The service was attentive. One gluten free diner was accommodated. Two people ordered steak and although "tasty" they claimed it was "chewy". My salmon was cooked as I had asked and the vegetables were good. The diner next to us had mussels, which, if I dined again for dinner, I'd be tempted to order.
I think I'll try brunch next time.

CD
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Escargot. Escargot. Escargot. One of the great late night spots on Manhattan.

J
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a great place for a meeting with friends or an informal business lunch. Great character.

L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch was good and the price was right.

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