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££ - £££French, European,
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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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“lamb burger” (8 reviews)
“escargot” (9 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 6 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
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

If its a 24 hour place you don't expect much. As long as you start with that expectation you'll be pleasantly surprised. The food is pretty good. If I had to choose a meal to eat here I'd pick breakfast...

Thank Carr B
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

After a bit of walking my friends and I spotted l'express just down the block from Union Square Cafe. It looked less pretentious and the menu suited everyone. What a find. Service was great and the food was even better. The portobello sandwich was very...More

Thank Stefan L
Reviewed 27 May 2017

A gem of a bistro, a little bit of Paris--including the rude managers--just off Gramercy Park. Yes, the service is slow, but the French onion soup is ooh la la. You have to indulge in it.

Thank Damiantop
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Casual French style cafe on the corner of Park Ave and 21st with great outside views, with full bar, great staff, very nice menu... lamb burger was my favorite with two double espressos as they were so good

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place for an elegant yet simple breakfast. Highly recommend! French feeling in the midst of the city.

Thank dnemesi
Reviewed 4 April 2017

After working late on A Saturday night we just wanted some solid, non pretentious food, in a friendly atmosphere. L'Express really fit the bill. It's charming and fun, but the food is solid French bistro fare. I had the salmon -- no rice extra spinach...More

Thank kaj2600
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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
06:00 - 06:00
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06:00 - 06:00
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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