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249 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10003-1404
+1 212-254-5858
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good45%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
249 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10003-1404
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is perhaps my favorite local restaurant which I’ve been to several times with my beautiful bride, our kids, business colleagues and friends. French Bistrot-style with the menu choices you’d expect. It’s well priced and the service is great. I like the carafe wine (cotes...More

Thank MichaelGel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to L'Express for several years, but if the past two visits are typical, I won't be visiting much longer. Service is lackluster and uncaring. Tonight, I ordered one of my favorites, a niçoise. The salad arrived without bread or rolls. I asked...More

Thank NycTravelscribe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice neighborhood spot for a relaxing breakfast. Fresh fruit and nice pastry selection. Reasonably priced for NYC.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my visit to this affordable, bustling bistro. Great Salade Nicoise and Sancerre, but the baba made me grab my phone to let you know about this place!

Thank Kriskoziol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be our “go-to” in this neighborhood. Good food, good service, reasonably priced. Reliable. Not any more. Maybe the management changed. It was an off-time, so the place wasn’t busy, but we (and our order) seemed to have gotten forgotten. Three tables that...More

Thank Fishy-story
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Now if you are in the city late and are hungry for a filling meal that is not fast food, this is a great stop. The only reason it did not get an excellent there was a delay with taking out orders but once that...More

Thank Lillian O
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I've eaten here twice, and was pleased both times. I have a friend who works close by, so when I come into town, we meet here for a long, leisurely breakfast. The atmosphere is comfortable, with plenty of space (not common in Manhattan.) The breakfast...More

Thank CollegeParent45
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We've eatne here every time we have visited NYC, and it always delivers; friendly staff, lots of choice on the menu, tasty food, and good coffee. The french toast was exceptional - huge portion though!

Thank HayleyS-2
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were having fun with new found friends and decided to take a cab over to L'Express for an early morning snack. The mac n cheese is delicious as well as the fries. The wait staff was very friendly. Glad that they were still open...More

Thank Claudette A
Reviewed 1 August 2017

They gave me bad coffee, but they changed quickly and were nice. The portion was large!! I recommend :)

Thank Anita S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10003-1404
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighbourhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-5858
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