249 Park Ave S, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.738293 -73.987685
Daily 24 hours
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Gramercy Park
Expressly Express – This is a nice place for lunch. Service was quick and beat expectations. You should probably try the Lyonnaise specialties, but the sandwich menu has decent standard fare, and they come with a plate of delicious thin fries. My croque monsieur delivered. Also has an excellent lunch wine list and a solid beer list. Prices are decent, you can have a meal for under 20 bucks.
BACKUP! – ONLY USE THIS PLACE AS A BACK UP. THE SERVICE IS NOTORIOUSLY BAD. I KNOW CUZ I USED TO WAITRESS AND THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT KIND OF SERVICE! THE TABLES ARE VERY CLOSE TOGETHER AND THE FOOD IS ADEQUATE ALTHOUGH NOTHING SPECIAL. FOR A 24 HOUR PLACE GO TO FLORENT (BETTER FOOD..MORE MONEY BUT AT LEAST YOU'RE GETTING SOMETHING FOR IT) OR TO SIDEWALK CAFE FOR CHEAPER FARE.
My Reserve Choice – When we can't figure out where to eat, L'Express is a good backup. I do think the dinner menu is better than the lunch menu, but most of the food is quite good. I am especially fond of the "sausage of the day." I'm not a drinker, and I find that the waiters usually blow us off and ignore us once we don't spend a lot of money ordering wine, and the water takes a while to get re-filled, but the food is good enough that we return. It is quite crowded, but we never have to wait more than 15-20 minutes for a table.
Laid back dining--Yummy food – This place has great food--I highly recommend the escargo smothered in garlic and bread crumbs and the dialy special fish which is almost always served with the best risotto I've ever had in a terrific sauce.
for hangover prevention – My friends and I always come here when we have been out drinking all night and we need to chow down. The service is fast, it's always crowded, and the food is always good.
Good Late Night Spot – The strongest thing this place has going is that it is open all the time and attracts a pretty eclectic late night crowd. I wouldnt say anything is extravagantly good, but the burgers are always a good bet. The staff can be a bit slow and sometimes pretentious. Although, theres nothing to stop me from dining here at 3AM when Im in the neighborhood.
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