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L`Express is a restaurant that specializes in lyonnaise cuisine. It merges the traditional southern and northern influences of French cooking. L`Express s menu features charcuterie and cheese plates, pig's feet, sauteed tripe, pike dumplings, and plenty of beers and beaujolais. It also offers croissants, homemade granola, bagel, French toast and pancakes. L`Express serves a range of starters, such as cucumber soup, smoked salmon, quiche au jambon, chilled shrimp fricass e, escargots bourguignon, duck liver mousse and house p t . It provides various desserts, such as cr me caramel, key lime pie, tarte tatin, white chocolate cheesecake and assiette de fromages affin s. L`Express also offers online reservation options. It provides gift cards of several denominations. L`Express is located in New York City.

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Phone: (212) 673-7132

Fax: (212) 254-5890

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amex, debit, discover, master card, visa, all major credit cards, diners club
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Midtown Manhattan, Gramercy Park
French Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisines: French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental

Price Range : Below Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Great eatery to go in the middle of the night.

Cozy little French bistro with delicious food and service! Yes, d



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Late Night

I love this place for a late night bite to eat after a concert or show. The bustling atmosphere, great service and excellent food keeps me coming back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Bad experience

I didn't mind it being the noisiest restaurant in NY; what I couldn't put up with was the dry, stringy roast chicken and below average plain mash. French?! No one would dare serve this up anywhere in France. And believe the praise for their French onion soup at your peril: My wife's F.O.S. tasted okay, but half the bowl was filled with a massive lump of cheese that seemed to have been added - twice - as an afterthought. Avoid this place. Nip across to Jay Shaffer's on 23rd, or even up to the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Spot Late Night

I have to say that the party continued late night after I left the bars and went into L'Express. Some people have said the crowdedness is a con but I think really just added to the end of my night.

The service and food was so great, I assume they are use to the crowded restaurant and they were extremely attentive even though it was crowded and some tables were rowdy. I was at a table with special orders and the food came out perfect without a side of attitude

I think this place will soon become a staple and the end of the night. Spread the word, Love this place!



Provided by Citysearch - 
24 Hour of Bliss

While the sun may be setting on my night, I have to say there is a true light at the end of the tunnel when I know that I can head right to L'Express for a delish end to the night.

While diners can be amazing there is a level of sophistication that is provided at L'Express that makes late night eating appear to be that much more civilized.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Lousy service.

I stopped in with my 2 friends around 3 am on a Saturday night. The place was buzzing. However, my tea was barely warm and I requested hotter water. The waiter brought it, but he wasn't happy. Then my burger, which I've ordered there before, arrived with no cheese (also was barely warm). I asked the waiter who glared at me in a subdued manner, before saying in a controlled but obviously irritated voice, ""you have to request it if you want it.""!! Both my friends looked up in unison with a shocked look. It was more so the manner in which he said it.
My other friend's water for tea was also barely warm, but she decided against asking the waiter to change it because he was so rude. She wanted to return her burger to be cooked a bit more for it was too raw, but because of the waiter with an unwelcoming attitude, she ate it without returning it. She is definitely not a shy person and would usually speak up if she's not happy with something. But we certainly didn't want him to take it out on our food.
I'm not saying he would, but we didn't want to risk it.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Food Po1soned from their hamburger

Had Hamburger at L'Express for Lunch on January 31st, 2009 and after couple hours later I had the worst food po1soning experience. Not sure if the kitchen was dirty or they used bad meat but whatever I ate made me very sick.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best French Onion Soup

I stopped by here with a friend last night, and had the best french onion soup I've had since my trip to Paris. The ambience is very cool too. I recommend this place for a quiet date or dinner with friends.



Provided by Citysearch - 
bad food, lazy service, place has REALLY gone downhill

wow, used to like to pop in here but last two times were awful. i'm done with this spot. had laughably watery soup today, like a prop for a bad SNL skit, slow disinterested service, greasy calamari means i can do better anywhere else. get better quality food from any street vendor and better service at any fast food joint. ungood people, ungood.



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Amazing food after a night of partying!!!

After a night of partying, l'express is my soul food!!! THe french toast is great, and there eggs any which way you like it are awesome (love the eggs Benedict). It is open 24 HOURS!!!! The breakfast i love here, but the burgers are amazing too!!!! Definitly go, you won't regret it!

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