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249 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10003 40.738228 -73.987663
at 20th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-5858 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Bistro, French
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Daily, 24 hours

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 23rd St.; 6 at 23rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


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L’Express proves that a French bistro in New York can both cater to a mainstream clientele (it’s smack in the middle of the Park Avenue South party zone) and maintain some kind of discipline in the kitchen. Cocktails are strong and classic; beers include several lush, complex French and Belgian brews; and the atmosphere plumbs our collective memory of brasseries past without descending (too deeply) into stereotype. Above all, the menu is uncompromising, with Lyonnais specialties sitting right next to less-challenging fare like steak au poivre, salads, and tilapia. Speaking of neighbors, yours will be well-dressed veterans of the Odeon, model types sipping apple martinis at the bar, and Francophiles delighted to discover that this place is open 24 hours a day.


Sat.—Sun., 10 a.m.—5 p.m.