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Posted by Coco on 10/08/2009
I've read some of the less-than-flattering reviews for this restaurant and I can't help but wonder if it's really that bad or if they just treat me like royalty whenever I go there. I was introduced to the restaurant over the summer and have made it my late-night after hours dining place ever since. The staff is always courteous and attentive. Although the menu is limited and the prices aren't the cheapest in town, the food is consistently delicious (esp. their Lamb Burger... yum!). so I don't really mind splurging a bit. For a 24-hour establishment, I don't think you can do much better than L'Express. I haven't been there during the day, but in the wee hours of the night, it caps off my night pretty well. If you haven't been there during the late-night hours, I implore you to give it another try. C'est magnifique!
Posted by Natalie on 09/26/2009
I have passed by this place a lot and always wanted to try it. I was in the neighborhood today with my boyfriend and we decided to give it a try. The place was pretty packed and I liked the atmosphere. I ordered a cappuccino and a sandwich, my boyfriend had crab cake eggs benedict. The sandwich bread was completely burned, the vegetables were cold and the fish tasted like it was not fresh. My boyfriend's crab definitely came out of a can! I was extremely disappointed and pissed that we spent 35 bucks on this brunch. The best thing of the entire meal was the cappuccino! The atmosphere is nice but I will NEVER go back here.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/14/2009
I always seem to end up here around 3am after a night of dancing and hanging out with friends. Escargot is delicous!! As is the duck live mousse. Has a nice selection of beers all day long and the burgers are not to be missed!! The lamb burger is what keeps me coming back. Yummmm. Can get a bit loud and rowdy around 4am when those who have been boozing stumble in...but the food is always great 24/7
Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2009
Super crowded, food was ridiculously expensive, nothing spectacular. The cappuccinos cost $4.95 each, and when we asked for a house coffee refill, the waitress billed us an additional $1.75 for the house coffee! When we got the check we tried to get the coffee charge removed, but she insisted that the cappuccino and the house coffee were different charges. I've never had brunch where I had to pay separate for house coffee if you already ordered a coffee drink! We basically paid over $13 just for coffee. Absurd! The servicenot good. A brunch for 2 cost us $50! We had 2 cappuccinos and 2 orders of omlettes. Save your money, and go elsewhere.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/26/2009
The food was ok but the service, if you can call it that, was truly absurd. Our server was contemptuous from the start, but after a misunderstanding resulted in ordering a dish I could not eat he quickly deteriorated from there. The manager was no better and a situation that would have been resolved so easily at any other establishment has resulted in the loss of my and my friends as customers. All this over a dish that cost them less then $4. I wish them luck.
Posted by Vincent T. on 01/03/2009
As a french guy, I particularly appreciate this spot. I discovered it in 1998 and have been going there since everytime I stay in Manhattan. Friendly & efficient staff, good cuisine regarding the prices. I especially recommend the blood sausage, the "quenelles" & the salmon among the entrees and the "profiterolles", the "tarte tatin" & the chocolate cake velours within the dessert menu. But, please american folks: do not take the burger! I always find silly to go to a french restaurant and then take a burger! What a mess!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/31/2008
I went to l'Express yesterday and really had a good time, the food was very good, especially the steak tartare. The atmosphere is very frenchy. I highly recommend this restaurant!