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The LCL: Bar & Kitchen

The Westin New York Grand Central
212 E. 42nd St. , New York, NY 10017 40.750333 -73.973812
nr. 3rd Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
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  • Cuisine: American Traditional
  • Price Range: $$$

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Hours

Sun–Wed, 6am–2am; Thu–Sat, 6am–4am

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

Prices

$10 - $25

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Breakfast
  • Business Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Located in the Westin, half of this midtown east restaurant aspires to be an after-hours lounge, while the remainder of the room offers cafeteria-style seating. A D.J. stands between the two, as if trying to mix them together. Hotel patrons make for an equally clashing mix of tourists and business travelers. But despite the strange scene, LCL: Bar and Kitchen epitomizes risk-free dining; the menu items are standard yet reliable. You can choose an American staple, such as the LCL LaFrieda Burger and a grilled-cheese sandwich, or a few seafood options like steamed mussels and salmon over quinoa. The lump crab cakes, available as a starter, are fresh and flavorful, and the chicken potpie is a lighter reinvention of the classic dish. Finish with a kid’s-menu-inspired dessert, like the Chunky Chocolate Cookie, or test your decision-making skills with the obsessively extensive liquor menu, categorized by “Sustainable,” “Organic,” “Biodynamic,” and “Local” designations.

Recommended Dishes

Homemade chicken potpie, $15

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