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SET L.E.S., New York, NY

SET L.E.S.

4.4
4.4
49 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food
At SET L.E.S. we bring "hip" and "flavor" together in our energetic restaurant/bar located in the heart of Lower East Side, New York City. Nearing almost a decade, the restaurant has grown into a neighborhood gem, most known for, the Asian-inspired menu and palatable crafted cocktails. While the restaurant is popular for it's lunch and dinner, weekend brunch has become the most quintessential experience. With customer-favorite's like the "Chicken and buttermilk waffles" and the "Steak and eggs skillet" cooked to perfection. The ambiance also makes for a great place to celebrate your birthday, with a special complimentary item with parties over 6.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Asian, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–2:00 am Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–3:00 am Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–3:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 982-8225

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Call Us!

  • Private party facilities

    We can currently accommodate private events/parties of up to 50 people. Call us to reserve.

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Between Rivington St & Delancey St

  • Parking details

    Metered Parking on the whole street (Ludlow). Paid parking lot across the street ($8/hr, $3 every hour after; subject to change).

  • Public transit

    Delancey - Essex St / Transit Lines: F, M, J, and Z.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Offers

  • Taco Tuesday at SET L.E.S.

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Do you love tacos as much as we do? Let's TACO 'bout it. Mix & Match any of our tacos and get a complimentary 10 oz. Frozen Margarita of your choice. *Reservations are limited to a 90-minute window.

What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Comfort Food

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  1. c

    celimama29

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was great and so were the cocktails. The service was good.
  2. JM

    JazzmenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious meal, fun drinks, great vibes, and excellent service!
  3. TG

    TerryG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was delicious. Service was a little disorganized. Music was very loud.
  4. L

    Lala

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for Taco Tuesday. Mix & Match tacos & frozen margarita for $20. Good happy hour specials too!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very disappointed! Drove from Canada for a weekend and booked a week in advance to experience this place . Wow what a great disappointment, from the salty calamari to the dry ribs. A server that was well over his head and nonchalant. Do not recommend ! Thank you but no thank you.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The servers were very inviting and made the experience at SET L.E.S. Amazing !
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the drinks were very good, the decor was nice and the music was cool. The food came out looking just like the Instagram photos and tasted delicious, our server was great, always checked on us to make sure we were good. The food and drinks are pricey. Happy hour seemed to only be a $1 less than the original price which doesn’t make a difference. Other than that, it was a nice experience and I would go again to try the other dishes on the menu.
  8. RJ

    RachelJP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious… the drinks were blah but i would definitely go again.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first day out to eat since having our baby and we both enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. We arrived 30mins after they opened for brunch so it was still quiet. The mimosa’s were good as well. Overall we would definitely return.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Drinks were amazing! Staff was very friendly when it came to helping with the menu and recommending food items. Great music. Definitely will be back soon.
  11. D

    2kDell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a good vibe. I would definitely go again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I went here for my husband‘s birthday and the impression that we will be seated inside. It wasn’t that cold outside dec 11 21 which was good. They has good food and good drinks I drank half of one punch and I was out for the count we had to sit outside and it was cold but it was a nice day so we didn’t experience that chill factor but if you have reservations and you want to sit inside you would be an overcrowded scenic bar. I had on a fancy outfit so I did not want to get stepped one but we had a wonderful time I would return
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It’s always good when so go, better than the philly one. Vibes are great and so is the music!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was so bad, and the food was mediocre at best. Blaring music made it impossible to have a convo.
  15. TA

    TammieA

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer seevice was amazing. I was delighted and felt like I was right at home. Servers are bartender were very engaging and attentive. I will definitely visit everytime Im in town
  16. T

    Tiff

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Happy drinks were good , wanted to try food but the service was non existent . Left before I could Spend any more money
  17. J

    Jenn

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my friend had such a great time. They were playing old school R&B. They opened all the windows and there was a nice breeze. The waitress and waiter were so attentive and pleasant. They even helped us by taking pictures with our phones. They didn't rush us at all. They explained the menu options and drinks. The wall art was nice as well. I love the location. Great vibes for a beautiful summer afternoon.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2021

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Poor service good food
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was awesome! Food was SOO good. Service was fast and attentive. I felt like it was a great value. Would definitely recommend to others
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so amazing the waitress and the manager were so dope. The food was great the atmosphere was great. We really enjoyed ourselves. See you again Set Les!
  21. AV

    ArielleV

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The portions were too big and they couldn’t really do substitutions for non dairy patrons. The “free” mimosa was small.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I order shrimp and fish tacos and both were really good and their margaritas are great!
  23. 2

    2stars

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    That's the 2nd time we have been there. There 3 different menus. O didn't know at certain times u can only order from a certain menu depending on the time. The waiter served us water and put the cups face down on the bear table...mind you we sat outside. Outside tables are not evenly leveled. And don't feel stable.
  24. SB

    SophyB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was sooooo good. But be aware that the menus are restricted to it's time.
  25. JG

    JazminG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Good food. Service was ok, very busy so I expected to not have much of an attentive server. Drinks were good and music was good. Very lively, hard to talk so if you want to just go and drink and vibe to music. This is the place.
  26. MQ

    MissQB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great, ambience was great, drinks were great! Worth a trip. Must say the evening menu has A LOT options!
  27. CL

    ChanelL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came for the kabobs but they were still on the brunch menu, nonetheless the brunch menu was amazing. The frozen rum punch was amazing. The staff was very friendly. Definitely going back soon
  28. K

    Katherine

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time coming here and we love it!! Great service, food, the people working there are chill. This will our spot to hang out with our friends.
  29. m

    mechals

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The customer service ....the food ...the drinks ...the ambience ... the music was A1. This is the perfect spot to go out with friends and just enjoy yourself. I have absolutely no complaints and will be back. Shoutout to Vicky and the rest of the staff for their amazing Customer Service.

    SET L.E.S.Responded on April 6, 2021Hi Mechals, thank you for taking your time to leave us a review! We appreciate and value our customers just like you. We are glad our staff could take care of you to give you the best experience. Come back soon!

  30. T

    Terrence

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Strong drinks, fun environment. Had a great time there.

    SET L.E.S.Responded on April 6, 2021Hi Terrence, we are glad you had a great experience! Come back soon.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! Amazing experience. Best Brunch Spot in NYC 🙏
  32. T

    Tray

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was nasty and sloppy. Drinks was way to strong , and messy.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Wait to take my order was incredibly long. It seemed that it understaffed as there seemed to be only one waitress running around taking orders, making drinks and running food from the kitchen. There was some additional help but not with taking orders. This was a Tuesday night but seemed to be busy as all tables were taken and how loud it was. But in grand scheme of things, busy was about 15 people in this small space, mostly groups. The waitress was kind and if they didn’t automatically add 20% gratuity to every check (I’m sure because they probably know service might not be all that great at times, so why else would that be automatic?) I would have tipped her that amount just because she seemed she had to do it all and was working really hard. The wait for the food took a while, too, so I wonder if the kitchen was short staffed as well. Basically when I checked the time by 40 mins in I still hadn’t received my food (but it took like 15 mins to get my order taken so I guess I should’ve guessed that I prob wasn’t going to get food within 20-30 minutes??). Considering it was pretty much standard quickbar food (tacos, waffle fries, meat skewers, sliders, wings) I’m not sure why it took so long to prepare. If there weren’t Covid capacity restrictions for restaurants in place I probably would have left and hopped into another restaurant but I stayed because at that point my only other option last minute was fast food.

    SET L.E.S.Responded on March 12, 2021Hi, thank you so much for your review. We apologize that you had to experience that with us. You are correct, we were understaffed but that is no excuse. We value our customers as hospitality is our number one focus, so to hear this, it affects us greatly. As for the 20% gratuity, we are following NYC's guidelines during these troubling times to help aid us to provide a service you deserve. We would like to honor you a 25% discount on your next visit and a free round of drinks on us.

  34. CM

    ChristopherM

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, the service was great. My wife wanted to try the spot for her birthday, she’s a picky eater and everything at this place was right in her ball park. Comfort food made fresh and fast with good drinks to accompany it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is wonderful. The ambiance and the service was absolutely superb. Definitely will be back.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Low key and casual atmosphere , great employees
  37. RM

    RichardM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Good atmosphere. Would go back again soon

    SET L.E.S.Responded on February 25, 2021Hi Richard, thank you for taking your time to write this review! We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. We have new items and drinks coming soon! We can't wait for you to try it.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Birthday - they checked our temps when we arrived good for COVID. They were very attentive but it is pricy for a bar atmosphere

    SET L.E.S.Responded on February 25, 2021Thank you for taking your time to write this review! We hope the food and service we provided met your expectations. Our prices are currently affected by Covid but we will be back to normal! We are grateful for your support.

  39. AR

    AnnaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time at the restaurant and we love it.The service was amazing the food was amazing and the price is great
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great place, staff is very friendly. Food and drinks were good. Definitely going back!

    SET L.E.S.Responded on February 16, 2021Thank you for your review! Come back any time!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from SET L.E.S. using the Order Online button. SET L.E.S. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 982-8225.

SET L.E.S. is rated 4.4 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for SET L.E.S.

127 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002-3214

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Rivington St & Delancey St

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–2:00 am Thu, Fri 3:00 pm–3:00 am Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–3:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Asian, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Metered Parking on the whole street (Ludlow). Paid parking lot across the street ($8/hr, $3 every hour after; subject to change).

  • Public transit

    Delancey - Essex St / Transit Lines: F, M, J, and Z.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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