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24 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-0226
+1 646-559-4880
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
12 Oct 2017
“review of crown”
25 Mar 2015
“Bad food and service”
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24 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-0226
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

(Manhattan) The Crown Building (formerly known as the Heckscher Building) is a mixed use property located at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, one of the most expensive retail and office space locations in the United States. The property is an iconic...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2015

I have been dining few weeks ago there expecting at least an excellent food quality and despicable service in a nice inspiring ambience. Out of the three the only real was the third all the rest was really bad , the food was served almost...More

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 15 January 2015

This used to be our go-to restaurant. Beautiful room, great food, impeccable service. Wow, the way things were -- and no longer are. The staff has changed over, and while our waiter was very nice, he didn't have polish or panache. My entree was inedible....More

2  Thank thebomh
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

A very run down restaurant with a big name. The food had no taste and the preparation is more like a cheap dinner. The red wine is served much to cold and the answer from the manager was totally unprofessional. A very lousy New Years...More

1  Thank Herman G
Reviewed 10 December 2014

We were invited to meet family for dinner at this restaurant when we were in NYC recently. Several of us ordered the special of the day and not disappointed. Others ordered off the menu and were pleased with the meal served to them. Everything is...More

Thank Esther A
Reviewed 26 October 2014

This restaurant strikes me as trying to be something it isn't. Communication is so poor that no one knew what was happening. Complaints seemed to be going in frequently. I don't know if this was the food or what. I don't speak Spanish so found...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 13 October 2014

I spent a wonderful evening with my girlfriend. The service was very attentive and the food was amanzing. The best part was the location and the romantic atmosphere inside the restaurant. Best place in the Upper East.

Thank Matthew_Magic
Reviewed 13 October 2014

I have to admit, I was disappointed. When I read this place is known to offer comfort food for the rich and famous, I expected simple food of the highest quality prepared to perfection. My first course was exactly that. A beet salad presented, seasoned...More

1  Thank Sylvie S
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Arrived late after a show....the place was closing however when we arrived, they waited & were very kind about it. Appetizers: kale salad & burrata was good. The signature pasta dish, white bolognese was really delish, organic chicken was great too. Desert souflee was good...More

Thank briannareviews702
Reviewed 26 May 2014

My wife and I enjoyed an anniversary dinner for two, as this sister restaurant to the West Village's Lion. The space is beautifully designed, with a narrow bar leading into two, larger seating areas. The latter, with a wonderful glass roof that's perfect for watching...More

Thank Matthew S
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 E 81st St, New York City, NY 10028-0226
    (Madison Ave. and 5th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: 86th Street (4,5,6) 77th Street (6) Bus: M79, M1, M2, M3 & M4
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 646-559-4880
John DeLucie is the Chef Proprietor of Crown, Bill's Food & Drink, and The Lion restaurants in New York City. DeLucie opened Crown in a 1930's mansion steps away from The Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. Bill's Food & Drink opened in November 2012 in Manhattan’s Midtown, and features hearty American cuisine. The Lion opened in May 2010 and is located in the West Village – it features a menu consistent with the Chef himself; classic American with undeniable Italian influences.
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