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THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen

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American, Bar
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212 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5803
+1 212-405-4399
06:00 - 02:00
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Thu - Sat 06:00 - 04:00
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New York City, New York
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was OK, not great. Worthwhile to venture out to a different restaurant though and just save LCL for a drink.

Thank Susan M. B
KATY, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unless you desperately need a bite to eat and cant walk 2 blocks up. Do Not Waste Your Time or Money. Restaurants in hotels are expected to be pricey. But high prices and bad service is unacceptable. We were seated and after 15min no one had arrived to take our drink order. We got up left and ate at the... More 

Thank Akilah G
London, United Kingdom
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680 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner as we were staying in the Westin Hotel. It has a pleasant atmosphere and the staff were very pleasant. It is a good bar, but has a limited food menu, though what we had was well cooked. The wine was a little on the expensive side, however..

Thank Ian C
Saltaire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice food & drinks, but in my opinion a little expensive for what it is. The kids menu is ok, but I would of liked a bit more choice.

Thank jackblackCoventry
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed in this hotel, used the bar for a nightcap. friendly staff, good service. Good selection of drinks if a little expensive

Thank wheelies09
Highland Park, Illinois
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The good was good, it came in large portions, but there was a wait for the pancakes and French toast. Other than that it was all good

Thank Max L
Bermuda Run, North Carolina
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132 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Nobody knows what they are doing. It was hectic and the food took forever. It's in the Westin but not managed by the hotel. My understanding is that it is outsourced. A lot of staff just stamding around and not taking care of the customers. Not worth it. I can spend $6 for coffee elsewhere.

Thank jimhgil
Columbus, Ohio
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

How can a NYC restaurant serve bagels that are as generic as Lenders frozen? Beyond overpriced--there are lots of options within a few doors of the hotel--wait staff seemed to go out of their way to act like rude NY waiters.

Thank lsfcmh
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Good service, reasonable prices and lovely food. What more could you want? I recommend the burger, it is so good!

Thank Ruth H
Lindale, Texas
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The vegetables were great! Steak not so much for $27.00! I asked to get the meal to go and they were very nice. Suggested I go up to my room and they would call when it was ready.

Thank Patti M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 04:00
06:00 - 04:00
06:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 E 42nd St, New York City, NY 10017-5803
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-405-4399
Located on the ground floor of The Westin New York Grand Central, THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen offers creative cocktails and a seasonal menu in a contemporary setting inspired by nature. Designed by STEPHANIEGOTO, the 2,600 sq. Ft. Space features an alluring curtain wall composed of vertical natural walnut planks, a palette of soft colored reflective glass and an illuminated "forest wall" which transitions from day to night. The LCL features an expansive collection of small-batch spirits, regionally brewed craft beers, global wine offerings and a rotating selection of Gerber Group's classic and modern cocktails that highlight market fresh ingredients and cold pressed juices. The kicked up comfort food menu is available from sunrise to well after sunset, and features favorites such as Deviled Organic Eggs, LCL LaFrieda Burger and Kale Salad. THE LCL also serves Starbucks Coffee, Organic Avenue juices and fresh grab-and-go options in the morning for guests on the move.

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